Bideford School

12 Mangapurupuru Road, RD 11, Masterton
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About this Holiday House

Nestled in the heart of the Wairarapa, Bideford School is the perfect retreat for everyone from small families to big groups, who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Old Bunk House comfortably sleeps up to 18 guests. The Old Bunk House consists of 7 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, kitchen and open plan lounge/dining room. There is plenty of space inside and out, for your group to relax and enjoy their time at Bideford School. Ideal for large groups, family reunions, team bonding or just for a holiday! Bideford School also has a tennis court (rackets and balls are provided or BYO) that guests are welcome to enjoy all year round. The pool is available during daylight hours through Spring and Summer, and closed through late Aumumn /Winter. There's also an outdoor wood fired pizza oven and gas BBQ. Bideford School is the ideal place to escape busy, everyday life. Relax and unwind sitting on the deck listening to the native bird song with a drink and a book. Wifi is available but as we are a rural location phone and 3G reception is limited. Try your hand a cooking pizza in our wood fired pizza oven. Full instructions are provided in the house manual or your hosts KJ and Chris can talk you through using the oven. The Old Bunkhouse boasts puzzles, boards games, books, magazines, a retro DVD collection, plus tennis and a pool! Being a rural location we are on tank water. We ask guests to be mindful of water consumption by keeping showers to a 5 minute maximum and toilet flushes to a minimum. Drinking water is provided via a Brita water filter located in the kitchen fridge. Please let us know if you are interested in hosting your party at Bideford School. We are a great location for celebrations and functions and can offer on-site catering through a registered food trailer. We are a dog friendly location by prior approval only please. Bideford school is approximately 25km from Masterton town centre. Local beauty spots like Greytown, Martinborough, Castlepoint Beach and Riversdale Beach are all great day trips to enjoy. Facilities include washing machine and washing line, iron and ironing board, pantry essential like tea and coffee. All beds have fitted sheets and a pillow. The Old Bunkhouse is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between bookings, following the Ministry of Health 2020 guidelines.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet friendly
Linen: please enquire
Smoking outside only
Accessibility: please enquire
Swimming Pool
Tennis court
Heating & cooling
Fire place
High Chair
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

4 Queen(s), 3 Bunk(s), 4 Single(s), 1 Sofa bed(s)

Special Amenities

Surrounded by farmland and yet only 25 minutes from Masterton town. Guests are welcome to use the tennis court. There are rackets and balls available or just BYO. We boast a woodfired pizza oven. Our pool is available to guests during daylight hours. please note the pool is closed during the months of May - October.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Riversdale and Castlepoint Beaches are approximately an hour away. Martinborough and its stunning vineyards are a great day trip. As well as the rugged coastline of Ngawi and Cape Palliser.


Average Rating: 5
11 total reviews

We had a lovely stay at Bideford School. At one point we had seven adults and seven kids and there was plenty of space. The pool was lovely on the hot days and the kids loved feeding the chickens and finding the pony. We will come again
Well exceeded our expectations. Photos of living areas do not convey the more than ample space available.. Pool, tennis court and trampolines were great assets. Also the log fire when temperatures took a sudden dive. Communication prior to our stay was excellent.Thanks K-J.
The most perfect place to stay! Our women's football team had an awesome 2 nights at Bideford School. So much space for yoga and football, loved the tennis court, swimming pool and pizza oven. The house was comfortable with plenty of beds. We could have done with another fridge and more bench space and room in the kitchen. Loved the log burners. Thanks for a great weekend retreat!
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$345 / Night for 6 guests$582 Nights
All year
$345 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $58Min. stay: 2 Nights
Cost per night is $345 for up to 6 guests. Extra guests are $57.50 per person per night.

There is a cleaning/service fee of $100 per stay.

Pets are welcome by arrangement at no extra cost.




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