History on the block

A slice of New Zealand history located in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, St Bathans, Central Otago, is for sale.

The historic School Master's Cottage in the old gold mining settlement has been listed with Harcourts Alexandra.

The two-bedroom stone cottage was built in the 1870s and lies directly below the ruins of the old school, where the children who were brought to the area by the gold rush were educated.

It features a separate kitchen, dining and living area and sits on a 371sqm section.

It has been lovingly restored and still retains some original features and character, including a coal range oven and stained glass window.

The Mirror