1. Australia
  2. VIC
  3. Great Ocean Road
  4. Portland
  5. #188723

Old Drik Drik Schoolhouse Retreat

House, Portland

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 bathrooms


Drik Drik’s historic, heritage-listed stone Schoolhouse c.1873, on 2 acres in a secluded rural location close to the Glenelg River National Park [great fishing canoeing etc.] .

Set in established gardens with an orchard, vegetable garden and an outdoor bath/shower. Pet friendly, securely fenced, charming rural views.

An architect designed extension offers 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, an extensive north facing deck with pergola, BBQ and pizza oven.The schoolhouse is tastefully renovated and includes a modern kitchen with dishwasher, lounge and dining area with a polished wooden floor, RC Air conditioner and a wood stove/heater.

2 Bedrooms have queen size beds and 1 a double bed. Single mattresses available on request. One bathroom has a bath with shower and the other a shower. Two separate toilets. Washing machine and ironing facilities. Suits families, couples or small groups.

Nestled between two historic stone churches [c.1873 and c.1901] and adjacent to an avenue of honour of Morten Bay Figs trees.Close to the Princes Highway, approximately half way between Adelaide and Melbourne.

Please be aware that it is a 1/2 hour drive to the nearest supermarket at Heywood - we suggest you shop in the way.

Recent reviews:

“Photos don't do it justice This place is just amazing...views are breathtaking and Bruce was just wonderful. I highly recommend this accommodation as everything was well beyond expectations. Thank you Bruce”

“Bruce was extremely welcoming, and informative. Could not ask for a better host. The DrikDrik schoolhouse is unique: entrance road lined with giant fig trees forming an avenue of honour. For those interested in the European history of rural Victoria the magnificently restored original school house is a cultural experience Very easy to find and reach - approx 10 minutes from PacificHwy A1 but situated in a peaceful rural environment. A great 1/2 way place to stay between Melbourne and Adelaide. Close to the Glenelg River with plentiful walks; we wished we could have stayed longer. The modern extension to school house and courtyard/deck area are an added bonus.”


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Books Ceiling fan Children welcome Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Games Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Long-term renters welcome Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Video Games Video library Washing machine Wood stove
Old Drik Drik Schoolhouse Retreat is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 15.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels like home Everything you need and more is here, all the comforts of home. We loved our stay, the area is stunning, the house historic and the vibe is pure relaxation. We felt welcome with our dog and toddler, we didn't need to worry about a thing. We'll be back fo sure!
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful bit of history in an incredible location It felt very special being able to stay in an old schoolhouse with so much history, that was so beautifully modernised. There are always little touches that make a great holiday home so great.... comfy beds, loads of space and quiet, masses of spare sheets and bedding, sharp kitchen knives!!, great appliances, comfy couches.. the Drik Drik schoolhouse had the lot! The photos don't do the house justice, it's lovely and modern with pieces of history thrown in. We loved being able to investigate the nearby church and cemetery, and for the geocachers out there, there's a great multi cache full of history nearby. The kids loved the morton bay fig trees and we fired up the pizza oven and cooked up a storm. It's a great location, with so many places to explore within an hour's drive in all directions, and the area is stunning, we will return and explore some more! Thankyou so much for all the kind thoughts and special touches Barb, that made our stay so very memorable.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantasti We loved the location . The actual site of the house and its location. Great for friend getaway or family looking for a difference.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Getaway I only give a review these days if they are really good. Unfortunately some owners don't like you to say anything they don't agree with. Drik Drik was perfect,completely dog friendly, clean, with great ammenities. Wood fire was great,with plenty of fuel.if you want privacy lovely scenery,this place will suit you.The photos on the net are not as good as in person, if that's possible. Thanks again Barb for a lovely stay. Carol.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old Drik Drik Schoolhouse Retreat What a great place to relax and unwind, this place is isolated just what we were looking for, has a great deck area, lots of birds singing, to just sit and enjoy a wine looking out over the countryside. Well kept and looked after and comfortable B &B everything you need for a weekend away. Not far to Dartmoor to see the tree carvings, spectacular. Has a wood fire which really heats up the rooms. Great place to stay.
Date published: 2017-04-18
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