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 13 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 13.
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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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great property Very relaxed and good facilities and excellent for the dogs
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heritage property with all modern conveniences The impressive main room (with fully equipped kitchen, big screen TV and dining area) is the old school house and retains its original character. The light-filled extensions have good views and comprise the modern bedrooms and bathrooms. There's an excellent outdoor deck with pizza oven and BBQ. Some of the Moreton Bay Figs in the WWI Avenue of honour that runs outside the front gate are quite remarkable. The house is just fantastic. And its a definite bonus that the house is dog-friendly. The location is quiet and secluded, but not too isolated as Cape Bridgewater (lakes and a good swimming beach), Portland, Mt Gambier (with its Blue Lake and good cafes) and Nelson are within easy drives. The beautiful Nelson beach is closest and, although not safe for swimming, is dog-friendly. Perhaps the main attraction is the proximity to the Glenelg River. There are stunning views along the river if you rent a boat or kayak from Nelson. Most of the accessible river in Victoria is in the National Park and so not dog friendly, but you can get your dog down to the river in the South Australian stretch centred around Donovans. The Princess Margaret Rose Caves are close to the river bank and are well worth a visit. Overall this is a great place to escape to for a few days.
Date published: 2017-01-19
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