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Following 18 months of renos,

Willmann House at The Old Laravale School is ready

to take bookings for your sewing and craft retreats in 2021.

Whether it be for sewing, scrapbooking, craft, training or

whatever you need space for, the Retreat House and Classrooms

can cater for small groups of 4 to 9 adults.


Willmann House is located on the former school tennis court and is

adjacent to the former school building classrooms/workroom. 

It was relocated to our property in September 2019 and

we have spent 18 months renovating it for you. 

Prior to that, Willmann House had been in the same farming family since 1910.

There is accommodation for up to 9 people, with 9 beds in 2 original bedrooms

and 2 sleepouts. Beds are a combination of single, skinny single,

3/4 and double. Very typical in an old farmhouse.

All bedrooms have reverse cycle air conditioning and either wall or ceiling fans as well.

There is a fully setup retro style kitchen (no dishwasher though) with a fridge/freezer,

full size fridge, microwave, and pod coffee machine. 

The kitchen taps receive filtered water.

Other rooms include dining room, large lounge room, laundry and 2 shower/bathrooms.

For heating during Winter the kitchen retains a combustion wood stove and

there is a pot belly stove in the lounge room.

All living rooms have ceiling or wall fans.

In the laundry there is a washer, dryer, basin, iron and ironing board.

All bed linen, bathmats, towels and tea towels are provided.

Free wi-fi is available. There is no television.

Smoke alarms have been installed through out the house and the school buildings.

Out from the house is a gazebo with gas BBQ.


The air conditioned workroom is in the double classrooms of the

old school building and is adjacent to Willmann House.

Workroom set up is adaptable, depending on your retreat needs.

Generally the following is included

1x 1.8m worktable per person

Assorted chairs

2x Horn cutting tables

2x irons and ironing boards

Pressing cloths

Extension power packs

Changing cubicle for privacy

Daylight lamps, ironing press, cutting mats, rotary cutters and

a selection of quilters rulers are available by request.

A small selection of emergency sewing supplies is also available for purchase during your stay.

The kitchenette features tea and coffee making facilities, including pretty cups/mugs

and side plates, microwave, and bar fridge.


Weekend Retreats - 2 nights

Arrival - Friday midday (10am if there is no midweek booking)

Departure - Sunday 5pm

Cost per person is $200 for the weekend

Mid Week Retreats - 3 nights

Arrival - Monday midday (10am if there is no weekend booking)

Departure - Thursday 5pm

Cost per person is $200 for 3 nights

A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to secure your group booking.

Minimum booking is $800 for up to 4 guests.

The balance is required to be paid 14 days prior to your arrival date.

No pets are allowed.

Smoking is not permitted in or around Willmann House or the school building.

Contact your host Wendy Lohmann

Mob 0402 309 047

Payments can be made via direct deposit.

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