The Old Schoolhouse

29 Manuka Bay Road, Cheviot
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

"The Old Schoolhouse" is how official documents refer to this historic Manuka Bay villa but it would be more accurate to call it "The School Mistress's House." Before rail, the port just north of the villa was the main conduit for commerce and the township of Port Robinson was planned out around it and the school and the principal's house were built. The quality construction, ornate fireplaces and grand setting of ˜The Old Schoolhouse" are testimony to the aspirations of those times. Although situated within minutes of Gore Bay's popular attractions, the Schoolhouse maintains a tranquil setting being insulated by pasture land and paper roads of the unformed town. It looks across a reserve to the Point Gibson beacon with the ocean beyond and its last long term resident (and mother of the current owner) was, for 12 years, the unofficial lighthouse keeper. The villa's furniture and decorations still convey the cozy atmosphere she created there. For the 45 years prior to retirement this lady was - you guessed it - a schoolteacher! Within 15 mins. of the Schoolhouse are two beaches, a lagoon, river, bushwalks, a seal colony and Cheviot township with its cafes and galleries. No outdoor fires No groups of under 20 year olds Please advise if you are bringing a dog as stock are grazing nearby

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet outside only
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Heat pump
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Double(s), 2 Single(s), 1 Sofa bed(s)


Average Rating: 4
9 total reviews

Helen & Terry Warren
I do not like choosing a rating!. We were comfortable & well provided for. Loved the vase of flowers on the table. Always welcoming. We are very familiar with this whole area but our first stay in the School House & hope we can return again soon. Loved the handiwork/art work on the walls. Very peaceful xx
liz odonnell
We love this place this was our second visit, so well set up and welcoming and so peaceful and quiet. The house has everything you could need and the old time air is delightful. Thank you once again for sharing this wee bit of heaven
Elizabeth odonnell
Old style house furnished to match warm comfortable and had everything we needed. Loved the peace and quiet. the men enjoyed the fishing.We are looking forward to coming back in summer. Thank you for the flowers that greeted us on arrival, very welcoming.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$95 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
All year
$95 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
$95 for two persons per night, $20 every extra person per night
Two night minimum stay
Vodafone and 2degrees cellphone coverage but not Telecom

Cellphone coverage only for Vodafone and 2degrees, no Telecom coverage

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