The Old Laravale School
Stay in the Scenic Rim
Stay in Willmann House c1907
Enjoy the delights of the Scenic Rim
Perfect for small groups of up to 9 guests
Sewing/Craft Retreat Packages also available
Retreat Packages include our dedicated air conditioned workroom in the school building
A History Lesson
The Old Laravale School is now a privately owned former primary school.
Willmann House offers farmhouse accommodation & is a great place
to stay to take in the delights of the Scenic Rim.
The Old Laravale School also offers the perfect venue (accommodation & workroom)
for your sewing, craft, scrapbooking, yoga, wellness, training retreat.
Located in the picturesque Scenic Rim region of SE Qld, The Old Laravale School is
just over 1 hour drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The original 1 room school opened in 1900 as the Errisvale Provisional School with an enrolment of 15 students.
It became Laravale State School in 1907. The original building was extended in the late 1950s
and then again in the late 60s to include a library and staff room, pretty much as it is today.
The school ceased being used as a Primary School in the late 2000s,
and was utilised by the Beaudesert High School until the end of 2012.
The Old Laravale School sat unoccupied until we purchased it in October 2015.
Willmann House, a farmhouse built in 1907, was relocated to our property in 2019 and now offers
renovated farmhouse accommodation for small groups.
It sits on the old tennis court, above the school building.
Our Sewing & Craft Retreat Package includes accommodation and a workroom in the old school building.
Retreats can be booked midweek or on weekends.
Accommodation - Willmann House
Craft Retreats - Errisvale Rooms
Sleeps up to 9 guests
Willmann House, a former farmhouse built in 1907, was relocated to our property in 2019. It had been in the same family since 1910.
Following 18 months of renovations, Willmann House now offers self contained country style accommodation for small groups of up to 9 guests.
Included in Retreat Packages
The Errisvale Rooms in the adjacent old school building are accessible by a concrete path adjoining the house.
The double classroom area can also be divided by folding doors if desired.
The workrooms can be be set with multiple work tables (1 per person), as well as cutting tables, display space, kitchenette for tea & coffee making.
School blackboards and a white board are also available.
The Errisvale Rooms are air conditioned with lots of ceiling fans too.
Wifi is available in the school building.