Set in park-like grounds, this beautifully renovated property has extensive gardens, country views and even a tennis court to enjoy.
This historic Cantabrian school, surrounded by oak trees planted in 1902 for King Edward VII's coronation, has found a new lease of life as a countryside escape for couples, families and groups.
If you're looking for a bolthole - curl up with a book in front of the log fire, enjoying the original features and all the modern comforts to have a relaxing stay (including broadband internet).
The Old Anama School is situated at the base of the pretty Surrey Hills, 10 minutes drive from either Mt Somers or the little town of Mayfield, which is home to a great local pub/cafe and the famous second-hand shop, Overflow.
Its position in mid-Canterbury directly off Main Scenic Highway 72 gives easy access to Mt Somers track, Mt Hutt, the Hakatere Conservation Park and Mt Sunday or, to Lord of the Rings fans, Edoras.
The busy tourist town of Methven is just 25 min away. Great location for ski/snowboarders, hikers, nature enthusiasts or anyone wanting to 'get away from it all'.
The Old Anama School - Layout:
Queen bed and additional sofa bed
Two single beds
Lounge: The old main classroom is now a large stylish lounge and dining area with plenty of comfortable seating and a logburner and heatpump/air conditioning.
Kitchen: Fully equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, as well as additional dining table and chairs.
Bathroom: Brand new bathroom with shower and bath. There is also an additional toilet.
Large deck area and gazebo with BBQ and outdoor furniture.
Children are welcome. No pets. No smoking or vaping indoors or outdoors.
Prices are for 2 people. Additional guests are charged an extra $20 per person per night.
No charge for children under 2 if you bring own travel cot and bedding
Linen included. Plenty of off-street parking for cars, boats and campervans.
If you have a special request, please do not hesitate to ask.
Mt Hutt Skifield - 20 mins (to access road)
Methven - 24 min
Geraldine - 25 min
Mayfield - 5 min
Mount Somers - 9 min
Staveley- 14 min
Lake Clearwater - 43 min
Lake Tekapo - 1 hr 33 min
Lake Heron - 1 hr 6 min
Ashburton - 28 min
Timaru - 1 hour
Terrace Downs Golf Resort - 43 min
Christchurch Airport - 1 hr 25 min
Hakatere Recreation Area
Skiing snowboarding Mt Hutt
Golfing (four golf courses nearby)
Shopping - Overflow in Mayfield
Restaurants and Cafes nearby in Mayfield, Stavely, Mt Somers.
-Full kitchen facilities, self-catering including dishwasher, oven, microwave.
- Broadband internet
- DVD Player
Tennis court (with racquets and balls available)
Mature park-like setting
3 x bicycles and sports equipment.