About The Old Laravale School

The Old Laravale School has been privately owned since 2015.

According to the Lonely Planet Guide the picturesque Scenic Rim region

of SE Qld is in the top 10 regions to visit.

We are just over 1 hour from the Gold Coast, Ipswich and Brisbane.

The Old Laravale School is an excellent choice for small groups looking

for a unique venue for sewing, scrapbooking, craft, yoga,

wellness, training or workshop retreats.

Weekend and mid-week retreats are available for you & your friends to experience an authentic country style stay, just south of the township of Beaudesert.

The Buildings

Willmann House - In September 2019 we relocated an old farmhouse from

Wolffdene and spent 18 months renovating ( a little longer, ok a

LOT longer than we originally thought ) to become your charming accommodation. 

Errisvale Rooms - the old school double classrooms make an excellent workroom, conveniently located adjacent to Willmann House.

Dorothy's Cottage - We live in a sweet worker's cottage at the opposite

end of the school. Dorothy's Cottage was relocated from Beaudesert in 2016.


Who meets here?

The Scenic Rim Astronomy Group meets on the oval twice each month.

If your stay coincides with a viewing night, you are welcome to pop down

and have a look through the telescopes.

Private viewings can also be pre-booked by clicking on Let's Chat.

Sewing With Wendy runs regular sewing classes & workshops in the

Audrey Room of the old school building.

The Scenic Sewers Group of the Australian Sewing Guild

meets here fortnightly on Friday evenings.

Other groups also meet here from time to time.

The Old Laravale School
Magnificent views
Willmann House
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