Group Accommodation Scenic Rim
Craft & Sewing Retreat Venue
What's your craft?
Gather your friends and stay & create in the Scenic Rim
Located just over an hour from the Gold Coast, Brisbane & Ipswich
in the picturesque Scenic Rim Region of SE Qld
Perfect for small groups of up to 9 guests
Weekend & mid-week retreats bookings available
But want to stay in Willmann House
to enjoy the Scenic Rim ...
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Sewing & Quilting Retreats
The Old Laravale School offers a unique venue for your next sewing, scrapbooking,
craft or quilting retreat
Unique "old school" workspace
Situated on 2.5 acres
Midday check in
(Earlier check in subject to availability)
- Willmann House Accommodation -
Renovated country farmhouse
Sleeps 9 (in 4 bedrooms)
Air conditioned bedrooms
Beds are made up ready for your arrival
All linens/towels included
With access to the former school toilets outside
Self catering in country style kitchen
Fully setup including 2 fridges, microwave, electric stove, electric frypan, crockpot, rice cooker, pots & pans
There is no dishwasher
Pantry items include salt & pepper, cooking oil, a selection of teas/coffee, cold water, ice
Complimentary fresh bread,
local milk & cheese on arrival
Coffee machine (Aldi) & selection of pods
Small coffee plunger
Large dining & lounge rooms
Pot belly stove (firewood delivered to the back door)
Fully fly screened including the verandah
BBQ & small fire brazier in the gazebo
Sensor lights on path to workroom
- Workroom -
Former school classrooms
(Approx 85 sq metres)
Reverse cycle Air conditioning
Stable tables (1x person)
Cutting tables (standing height)
Extension leads/power packs
Quilt design wall
Kitchenette for tea/coffee making
Minimum booking is for 2 nights and includes up to 4 guests
Maximum booking is for 9 guests
A non-refundable deposit is required to secure
your chosen dates
Final payment is due 1 week prior
(no refunds after this date)
Group Accommodation for 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.
Wifi is available in the house.
Preview the house here
What's included in retreats
Adjacent to accommodation
Tables 1x per person
Irons & ironing boards
Blackboards & whitebnoard
"Thank you for our lovely time away at Laravale. Im so pleased we found your getaway. The house is just beautiful with everything we could possibly want. The kitchen is so well equipped for self catering, the bedrooms very comfortable and the lounge a lovely hub for our drinks and nibbles. The outside screened area is also wonderful we just haven’t had the time to sit there as we are too busy stitching in the beautiful, bright, airy, well equipped craft room."
"The Old Laravale School was such a great place for our scrapbooking retreat.
So much space to work.
House is beautiful with antique furniture.
The fresh baked bread, local jam & cheese, and lavender cookies was a lovely treat.
We were also fortunate to be there when the Scenic Rim Astronomy Assoc were meeting on the oval and got to gaze at the heavens through their telescopes. Very informative.
Owners are lovely."
"Wonderful venue for sewing.
Lovely home to come back to for a quiet and peaceful night."