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 7 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 bathrooms

Description

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.

Bedrooms have 2x queen size beds and one 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

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 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing place and exceptional value. We wanted to break up our drive between Melbourne and Adelaide and came upon the Old School in Drik Drik. The reviews sounded good but upon arrival our expectations were exceeded. The house was immaculate and the charm of the Old school had been lovingly restored. The gardens are lovely and although we never met her, Barb was very responsive to our emails. The village is steeped in history and the locals were very friendly. Koalas were numerous as were the emus grazing with the cattle. A perfect getaway, 5 star experience at a very reasonable price. The pizza oven was also great fun! Thanks guys, we thoroughly enjoyed the Old School experience! Garry, Michae & Comet
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just beautiful! We had a most wonderful relaxing time in this beautiful and respectfully restored historical school house. So much history in the area -- and everything you could possibly want to self cater -- to take time out and smell the roses. The fireplace is sufficient to keep the whole place cosy and warm, but there's also reverse cycle air conditioning / heating if you prefer. The kitchen has everything you could want, and there are some basic food items to make life easier. The garden is gorgeous and we certainly made use of the vegetables, strawberries and lemons. It is so close to the Lower Glenelg National Park, canoeing, walking and barbecuing on the river, and exploring and walking the beaches and fresh-water lakes of Discovery Bay and Nelson. It was great to spend time in the area after an absence of over 20 years. Thank you Barb and Bruce for the chance to spend some time once more in this little piece of paradise.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely the most delightful holiday stay So much more than what we expected. The accommodation was perfect, the location stunning and everything was so easy from the booking, to getting there, to exploring the area. The school has everything you would want, it's like home. The scenery is awe inspiring, and there is so much history involving the property and area. Our dogs were welcomed and they too thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The yard is safe and well fenced. Our lab really liked lying in front of the pot belly! The location allowed us to take easy drives to Portland, Heywood, Mt Gambier, Nelson and of course the stunning Glenelg river. We arrived late at night and there was a lovely warm fire going, Bruce took the time to walk us through the property and advised us on how to use the appliances. In the morning we used the fresh produce from the vegie patch making potato and rosemary damper and lemon tea cake. At first we were concerned that we had booked a place well out the way, without the convenience of a bustling township. The location is in fact perfect. Everything is close, and the short drive to the busier towns allows you to really appreciate the scenery and get a feel for the area. We are so very pleased we booked this property. There is so much to do or you can do absolutely nothing and just enjoy the serenity. We are already planning our next trip and intend to stay even longer. Barb and Bruce, thank you for a truly wonderful stay.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect weekend away We had the most amazing stay here. We found Bruce and Barb to be incredibly accommodating and helpful. Would definitely come back again as we loved the views, the history and the fireplace! The alpacas were a real treat too. Highly recommend staying here, the house is gorgeous and you don't go without any of your comforts!
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a lovely place to stay! Thank you so much Barb and Bruce your property is just delightful. Every little comfort is provided and with a lovely fire to sit beside and a glass of wine and a good book (great selection available by the way) a blissful way to sit out of one of the worse storms to lash Victoria to let us know winter is now with us. Cant wait to come back in better weather and take advantage of the excellent outdoor area including a pizza oven.
Date published: 2016-07-18
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