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Old Forreston Schoolhouse

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Old Forreston Schoolhouse is the perfect wine country escape. Situated in the heart of the Adelaide Hills wine region, and only 10 minutes south of Lyndoch you have a choice of over 100 wineries to visit.

(Please note rates are based on 2 persons per night. Additional charge per extra person, per night)

Situated on one acre of stunning botanical gardens with abundant birdlife, the renovated 170 yr old stone homestead is a blend of old world and new with modern touches like luxurious linens, flat screen televisions, original artwork, coffee machine and a large 5 person outdoor heated spa!!

Each king room has a private sitting room with stunning views across the gardens to the hills beyond. The property also offers a heated outdoor Jacuzzi, with lovely views over the orchard with café blinds for year round comfort.

The open fireplace allows for comfy winter evenings on the sumptuous chesterfield leather couch, watching movies on the flat screen or listening to tunes on the stereo. A formal dining room and full chef’s kitchen provides everything you need for an epicurean getaway.

The property is perfect for a romantic escape for 2, or group booking (max 5 people) providing 2 private sitting areas in the house and enormous gardens offering several areas of privacy.

• This guest house offers the ultimate in luxury accommodation for up to five people including;

• Exclusive use of the property (owners not on site)

• 170 year old heritage open fireplace

• 2 x King bedrooms with luxurious pillow top mattress

• high ceilings, polished floor boards throughout and luxurious furnishings

• Chesterfield leather lounges

• Large flat screen TV, DVD player & DVD library (100+ DVDs)

• Air conditioning

• Full chef’s kitchen with ILVE stove and ASCO dishwasher

• Pod coffee machine (including pods)

• 1200 thread count Egyptian cotton

• Super soft towels

• Immaculate white marble bathroom with hairdryer

• Spacious entertaining area with stainless steel BBQ

• Custom made authentic wood fire Pizza oven

• Selection of magazines, games and books

Guest stays include provisions for a full cooked breakfast each morning and complimentary bottle of wine, port and chocolates.

• Bacon & Eggs

• Country baked bread

• Butter and selection of jams

• Cereals

• Milk

• Breakfast juice

• Pod coffee machine (including pods)

Port and chocolates!

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
9 September, 2017

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Other Activities:

Wine region

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel rental in Forreston, Australia

Property Type:
  • hotel
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Old Forreston Schoolhouse
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

Beautiful property, relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 y.o. daughter and I stayed for a long weekend in May. It is a lovely house set on a beautiful property. I was in regular contact with Antony, the host, over our 4 day stay and he couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful. He went out of his way to make sure we were looked after.

Pros:

- well equipped kitchen with everything you could need and high quality appliances

- very generous breakfast provisions provided by host

- lots of ‘extras’ like a bottle of wine, nibbles, chocolate and also things like olive oil, vinegar, a big selection of tea and coffee and jams, etc

- very comfortable beds, great quality sheets and towels

- swing-set out back – an added bonus if you are travelling with a child like we were!

- Close to many walking trails

- lovely, warm open fire (it’s huge!)

Things to consider:

- not spotlessly clean (as an example the BBQ was too dirty to use when we arrived however the facilities inside were a more than suitable alternative) not an major issue for us but may be for some

- you are asked to clean before you leave (however this means you are not charged a cleaning fee on top)

- you are reasonably far from the centre of the Barossa – it’s about a 20 min drive to Tanunda. Not an issue for us as we wanted peace and quiet and were happy to drive on the traffic-less roads and enjoy the scenery.

Thanks Antony for a lovely stay. We hope to be back one day!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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South Australia, Australia
5

Lovely cozy house and brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay. The house was cute. The house had great features including a lovely fire. It was delightful to sit back and get warm by the fire. The hot tub was great, especially when it was cold outside we were nice and warm in the hot tub.

The house had everything needed and the owners were lovely to provide wine and snacks and breakfast in the fridge. Very well run and organised house.

Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your positive feedback. Appreciated. A
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved LOVED our stay at the old schoolhouse. From the stunning period details (the kids were mystified by the old telephone!) to the sumptuous beds and pillows and graceful, peaceful grounds, everything was just perfect. Anthony was such a friendly and wonderful host and the kitchen was packed with goodies galore. Highly recommended- this is truly a unique property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Anna, Thank you so much for staying with us. It was lovely to have such a friendly family spend time at the property and to take such care. The house was spotless after your stay. Also, thank you for your compliments. It is very rewarding when guests have a wonderful stay and leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. You are always welcome to stay again, Regards, Amanda.
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Forreston, South Australia, Australia
4

Girls weekend away

  • 4 of 5

Relaxing weekend for the girls in a fully equipped house.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
5

very nice host! a house with story! perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family travelling with elder and kid. Both of them love the house so much that they didn't even want to leave the house. The spa is spectacular. The shower is nice. The beds are very comfy. The host provided perfect suggestion for foods and wines, and they've been very helpful. Will definitely come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
5

Inspiring Luxurious & Enchanting Escape..........

  • 5 of 5

Amanda & Antony have created the perfect balance of Historic Charm and Desirable Luxury to relax reflect & regenerate.

What is your passion?

Food? Cook up a storm in the gourmet kitchen and serve it up by candlelight in the formal dining room. Or create pizza in the Tuscan wood oven.....mama mia! Or if your a BBQ guru, dine alfresco out by the spa and bar!

Wine? Visit one of the many local vineyards & do some tasting. When you return with your bounty it can be chilled in your huge fridge or settle back in the spa while your wine stays cool in the mini fridge in the outdoor dining area.

Movies? Spoilt for choice....huge movie library with all the best releases....Can't AGREE on what to watch????? That's no problem.... 2 huge screens with sound in separate living rooms.......AWESOME. ( enjoy laying back on a stack of cushions in the king size bed with the massive swivel screen tilted at the perfect angle....queen of the remote!

Wander through the gardens....potted roses, fruit trees, mystical grass tennis court, summer green lawns, Tuscan courtyard, secret bower in the thicket, hidden cubbyhouse, ancient trees, & a bonfire pit for toasting marshmellows & playing guitar.

Discover the children who played at the Old School House. Read their words in their perfect script in old textbooks from 1926....and see their faces looking out at you from the pages of the history books provided in the library.

I cant wait to return....... Magical.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy for your review of your stay. We are delighted you had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the things we love about this old homestead, particularly its history and old world charm. Thank you for being the perfect house guest, watering the pot roses in the 40 degree heat and leaving the property so immaculately clean and tidy!
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday hotel in Forreston, Australia

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Notes

  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $500 per stay
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