The Little Red School house is a great spot to come for a romantic getaway for couples, a country retreat, an artists paradise, a writers lair or a solo trip for stress relief. The accommodation was once a school in the 1920s so while it has historic notions, it also has a modern kitchen with full facilities, flat screen tv, queen size bed, free WIFI and a washing machine. The accommodation is located on our 940 hectare family farm which we run sheep and beef cattle. The farm is situated over 400m above sea level so has fantastic views of rural landscapes, mountains and the ocean. An early morning or evening walk is amazing for taking in the sunrise or sunset. Our area is the pinnacle of true farm living. If our guests choose, with prior arrangement, they can have a taste of the farming lifestyle as we love to share what we are passionate about as the farm has been in the family for four generations. There is a fantastic water hole close by which is great for swimming in the summertime and our roads/tracks are known for some great bike riding experiences.
Oamaru which is a 30 minute drive for us offers the famous historic Victorian precinct, great walkways, an aquatic centre, Clarks Mill (historic flour mill with original machinery), Totara Estate (historic farm), Oamarus Prehistoric World, Steampunk HQ, Blue Penguin Colony, Ten Pin Bowling and our famous Whitestone Cheese Store to name a few.
In the other direction we are only a 30 minute drive from Duntroon which is home to the Vanished World Centre and 45 minutes from Kurow which hosts some great wineries. And if biking is your thing, then the Alps to Ocean cycle trial is a must. It starts at Mount Cook (the highest mountain in New Zealand), goes past the great lakes and rivers and ends in Oamaru. We are happy to collect any guests and their bikes from the Duntroon to Oamaru section of this trial.
- Smoking allowed outside only.
- We have a queen sized bed in the accommodation but have a stretcher bed or a portacot available that we can add in the room.
- The farm is a working sheep and beef farm, so we ask guests to stay within the fenced property of the Little Red School house unless they are with us or have our permission once we have advised of any safety hazards.
Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);