The Old Schoolhouse

29 Manuka Bay Road, Cheviot
6
Max Guests
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathroom

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

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Features
BBQ
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Heat pump
Kitchen
Fridge
Microwave
Oven
Bathroom
Accessible Bathroom
Bath
Shower
Laundry
Dryer
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Parking
Off Street Parking
Basics
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
TV
Other
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Fridge/Freezer
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Stereo
Toaster
Wood stove

Bed layout

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

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Within 15 mins. of the Schoolhouse are two beaches, Gore Bay and Manuka Bay, a lagoon, river, bushwalks, a seal colony and Cheviot township with its cafes and galleries.

Reviews

Average Rating: 4
17 total reviews

Dave Albon
A Beautiful House, gorgeous views very peaceful. Fabulous place to go and relax, recharge highly recommend 😊thank you.
lyne tinkler
Stunning location. So peaceful and quiet. Gorgeous fresh flowers in table for us. Quirky and very bachy. Comfortable beds and other furniture. Lovely sitting out in the deck in the late afternoon. We thought it was perfect but if you're looking for immaculate 5 star accommodation this isn't for you. Communication with owner was brilliant. We will definitely be back.
AJ
Perfect wee spot. Has everything you need and keeps toasty warm with adequate heating (important with small ones). Views are amazing and nearby beach is lovely. Look forward to heading back sometime.
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Availability

Rates

Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$100 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
All year
$100 / 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

Location

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