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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

Not crafty?

But want to stay in Willmann House

 to enjoy the Scenic Rim ...


Farm Trails


Eat Local Week

Wineries & Distilleries

For Accommodation Only BOOKINGS use the Airbnb link below

classroom sewing retreat

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)

Late checkout

- 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


2  showers/toilets

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

Ample parking

- Workroom -

Former school classrooms

(Approx 85 sq metres)

Reverse cycle Air conditioning

Ceiling fans

Stable tables (1x person)

Extra tables

Cutting tables (standing height)

Iron/ironing boards

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)

Dining room
Willmann House

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


Retreat Workroom

What's included in retreats

Adjacent to accommodation

Easy access


Tables 1x per person

Cutting tables

Irons & ironing boards

Blackboards & whitebnoard

Air conditioned 

Ceiling fans


"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."

Sharon says

"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."


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