Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, (Sleeps 2)
Greg and myself are passionate about our little piece of land that we are lucky enough to be guardians of for the time being. Greg is now the fourth generation of his family to be on this farm. Together with our three children ranging in ages 5 to 15, we enjoy the challenges, the rewards and the lifestyle of sheep and beef farming.
Why Nic chose Oamaru
The Little Red School House was originally a school that operated at Fuchsia Creek (about 18kms away) from 1925- 1949. In the 1950s it was shifted to its current location to be used as Shearers Quarters. It was left untouched until 2007 when a bathroom was added and was renovated in 2017 and opened up as accommodation.
What makes this Cottage unique
Immerse yourself in the farming culture by experiencing day to day farm life or a 4 wheel drive trip, horse riding, watching sheep shearing, dog trialing, a ride in a side by side motorbike, star gazing, visit the pet sheep, Roger the goat, the cows or collect fresh eggs from the chickens.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
We do have a sofa bed that can accommodate a child or extra adult. Price for extra person is $15 for a child (aged 12 and under) or $20 for an adult.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
A great place to stay. We were made to feel welcome by Nic. We enjoyed meeting the animals and being rural. It is lovely to stay in the school house and you have everything you need. It is not far to Oamaru and surrounding areas such as bike trails and walks to see elephants rocks and other sites. We would come here again. Thank you for having us.
Thanks for leaving a light on Nic
Cute, clean, lovely.
comforable and cosy
Nic's hospitality was great. The property is quaint and unique with the building carrying much local history evident in the pictures and items in the schoolhouse. The house is well equipped with everything we needed and the special mattress made the bed warm and comfortable. Views of the area are superb. Well worth the drive through pretty hilly countryside. Overall a lovely experience
Quiet and quaint
Beautiful little house! Fabulous country surroundings, loved the chickens for company.
Perfect quiet getaway
This is a beautiful quiet little cottage in a lovely location. It's compact, comfortable, and well equipped with linens, laundry, and kitchen for a worry free stay.
High Country Stay
We have two marked walking tracks for our guests to enjoy and take in views of the hills, mountains, ocean and the beautiful North Otago landscape:
- Valley View Walk - 3.5km (approximately 1 hour walk)
- Pihiohio Ridge Walk - 8km (approximately 2.5 hours)
Guests are welcome to visit Roger the goat, pet sheep, calves and horses as well as collect eggs from the friendly free-range hens.
The stars are amazing on a clear night sky in the country, so we have a telescope for hire for $25 during the duration of your stay.
We have a petanque set kept in the accommodation that guests are welcome to use free of charge and the large front lawn is perfect for it.
We also offer four wheel drive trips on the farm, horse riding, sheep shearing and dog trialing demonstrations if arranged prior to your stay.