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Property Ref: 43203

FHGC Hyde School Accommodation & Eatery For Sale in Central Otago

Property Type: Commercial Real Estate, Bed & Breakfast, Lodges, Restaurants, Rural Real Estate, Residential Real Estate

Sale Type: Freehold Going Concern

Region: Otago, Central Otago, South Island

Physical Address: 9125 Hyde-Middlemarch Road (State Highway 87), RD 3, Hyde 9340


Broker: Adrian Chisholm

Mobile: +64 21 727 888


Beautiful Central Otago Rail Trail Opportunity – But Be Quick!

The Hyde School Accommodation & Eatery is a great opportunity to own and operate a freehold going concern business on the Central Otago Rail Trail. This property is strategically situated (just 200m from the trail) and could be expanded, as Hyde experiences the biggest shortages of accommodation for trail guests requiring accommodation and an evening meal, along the entire Central Otago Rail Trail.


  • Thriving Business and Lifestyle
  • Situated on the Central Otago Rail Trail
  • Business based on cyclists from the Rail trail
  • Now recognised as part of the Scenic Highway
  • Three beautiful separate dwellings on site
  • Plus potential for development!


  • Restaurant & café, with a full commercial kitchen
  • Modern lodge with 5 ensuited units
  • Spacious 3-bedroom home


Hyde School Accommodation is a modern accommodation complex, made up of the beautifully restored 1869 School House and 5 beautifully appointed ensuited guest suites. The modern suites all feature comfortable beds, wet-floor showers, and all have coffee and tea making facilities. It is a beautiful venue for trail users, but also for special events, such as weddings, corporate retreats, conferences and extended-family getaways.


The Eatery, cafe and restaurant, is in the School house and is fully licensed. A renowned food destination, they produce incredible cuisine, made from their own garden along with locally sourced Otago fare and Central Otago wines are the focus in the wine menu. The property boasts a great outdoor entertainment area, featuring beautiful macrocarpa furniture situated in the old school pool, protected from the wind and sun, plus there’s a football field and sports equipment for the more enthusiastic guests.  The Lodge is a beautiful venue for special events, such as weddings, corporate retreats, conferences and extended family getaways. But you may find with the increase in Kiwi’s doing the cycle trail you may be busy enough with that!


The owners residence is a beautiful, modern 3-bedroom home, situated to make the most of the Central Otago sun hours. Set apart from the Lodge and cafe, giving privacy to the owners.


  • From Queenstown 2 hours 27 minutes
  • From Wanaka 2 hours 15 minutes
  • From Oamaru 1 hour 27 minutes
  • From Dunedin 1 hour 20 minutes
  • From Ranfurly 25 minutes

Here is your opportunity to realise a long held dream. This is a business that offers you outstanding lifestyle balance – A gorgeous home, plus an income, right by a source of ever-arriving guests on the cycle trail. Easily run by a couple or family, this is a well set-up business with great reviews. Plus there is room to potentially grow the business and utilise the property further. If Central Otago has long been your dream, register today and check out the additional gallery in the documents, or call Adrian now.

For more information please register now and request access to the documents, or contact specialist Accommodation Business Broker, Adrian Chisholm, AREINZ, on 021 727 888 or email



Hyde is the perfect place to rest and refuel the body while you’re on NZ’s famous Central Otago Rail Trail! The history of Hyde village reads much the same as many others along the Trail. Early gold miners (2000 of them), then pioneer sheep farmers, then the coming of the Railway, with construction workers – and now Rail Trailers. But Hyde had some other minerals to put it on the map – scheelite, pure white silica sand for glass making, schist rock used by builders, and “white ball” clay, still used for fine pottery. Although Hyde is a rural town, its Main Street runs along State Highway 87. This makes it a perfect place to rest and refuel the body as the nearest towns offering food and refreshments are Waipiata 29km’s away to the north and Middlemarch 27km’s to the south. There are also two gorgeous churches located on the main street. The old Hyde Railway station, 2km south of the village, once in private ownership, has been purchased by the Otago Central Rail Trail Trust and given a much needed facelift.  The building is now open to the public and offers a glimpse into the past.


Hyde Diversion Tunnel: Early European miners peppered the Taieri river with gold and then on sold the mining rights to some Chinese gold miners who were led to believe it was a substantial claim. The Chinese gold miners built a tunnel to divert the river and make it easier to mine the gold. Whilst the diversion tunnel was laboriously and successfully constructed to the Chinese miners dismay the effort was in vain when the “planted” gold ran out shortly afterwards.

Hyde Station Site: At the Hyde Station Site take time to admire the old station building, which has recently been purchased by the Otago Central Rail Trail Trust and is open to the public. Although this was the main station for Hyde, there was a passenger halt at the township where the line crossed the main road. This halt was closed in 1978.

Fishing at Hyde: You can get to a good location from the Macraes road bridge. The Taieri river has brown trout in plentiful supply.

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43203: 5 Year Trend Statement, 5 May 2022

43203: Financials

43203: Indicative Boundaries: (1) Hyde School House Lodge (2) Residence

43203: Title: Residence of the Hyde School Lodge

43203: Title: Hyde School Lodge

43203: IEP Assessment/Engineers Report

43203: Full Image Gallery: HOME & RESIDENCE

43203: Zones Schools for the Lodge & Property

43203: Chattels List

43203: Otago Central Rail Trail Annual Numbers




Trip Advisor. com


4.5 / 5

Google. com


5 / 5

Awesome Hyde School ★★★★

Couldn’t fault the stay, arrived ~3pm and were welcomed by Tania. Relaxing afternoon followed by a beautiful dinner, with a wide variety of home grown vegetables. More than we could eat in a week, and washed down with a local G&T! Dessert was the icing on the cake. Great to chat with Ross and Tania and will definitely stay here again or recommend to others! Many thanks M&R.

A Must Stay ★★★★

Tania and Ross are the consummate hosts. They are genuinely welcoming and very interesting to talk with. Food and wine was the best by far on our 4 day rail trail adventure. This place is a must to stay.

A gem of a place in Hyde ★★★★

Stayed here for one night while doing the Otago Rail Trail. Ross and Tania were lovely hosts. Room is spacious and with an ensuite but the memory I’ll take away was the great meal prepared for dinner (and what a spread it was, complete with dessert) over conversations with fellow travellers. Highly recommended if you plan to stay in Hyde.

Superb! ★★★★

This was our last night of a five day rail trail ride and we arrived early afternoon. Perfect place to sit back and relax with a glass or two of wine in the old school. The dinner that night was just out of this world. Beautiful slow cooked lamb. All cooked by the owner and our group of seven were just blown away by it. Can’t recommend it highly enough. The accommodation was a little more basic but clean and comfortable. We also had a great breakfast in the morning to send us on our way.

The most memorable dinner I had in NZ ★★★★

Dinner was superb, all food was all local and fresh. Everyone sits together at a long table sharing a beautiful meal and their experiences at the Central Otago Rail Trail.
It’s the perfect place to recharge after a long day of cycling. It’s cozy and welcoming. Ross and Tania made me feel like I was visiting dear old family friends. The price was above my regular budget but it was the only option since I booked it last minute. However, it was totally worth it. If you can, give yourself a treat and spend a night there!

A fabulous little Gem in Hyde! ★★★★

Had a fantastic night here on our recent holiday cycling the Central Otago Rail Trail. The accommodation was awesome, our room was lovely, furnished with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. The hosts Ross and Tania are wonderful hosts. Our dinner was simply divine Tania! We enjoyed our stay so much, thank you, and we have some funny memories to cherish as well. Hope to see you again one day.

Wonderful Oasis in the Midst of the Otago Central Rail Trail! ★★★★

What a wonderful stay! The gracious hospitality and kindness shared by Tania and Ross was exceptional and the memories of our time at the Hyde School will long linger and satisfy. Hyde School is right off the Otago Central Rail Trail and the rooms were lovely with plenty of space, comfy beds, and a small kitchenette. However, with the amazing meals that Tania provides, you’ll be smart to make your way down to the dining room to enjoy the heart, love, and soul that she pours into each of the many dishes offered at dinner. Wine and spirits are available, too, and it’s a fabulous combination. Two thumbs way, way up for Tania and Ross and the amazing Hyde School Accommodation and Eatery!

Source: Online review platforms.

Property Details

Property Type

Commercial Real Estate
Bed & Breakfast
Rural Real Estate
Residential Real Estate

Sale Type

Freehold Going Concern


Otago Central Otago South Island

Physical Address

9125 Hyde-Middlemarch Road (State Highway 87), RD 3, Hyde 9340



Contact Agents

Business Broker Adrian Chisholm

Adrian Chisholm

PRINCIPAL | Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Head Office | Otago & Southland
International: +64 21 727 888
NZ Mobile: 021 727 888





凯文 阎

国际电话: +64 27 726 8888
新西兰手机: 027 726 8888



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