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Drik Drik Schoolhouse
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Drik Drik Schoolhouse
Nearby Glenelg river, great canoeing, swimming  and fishing Lawnmowing friends
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12 reviews
Drik Drik Schoolhouse
Nearby Glenelg river, great canoeing, swimming  and fishing
Lawnmowing friends
View from the street
Deck and pizza oven
Schoolhouse and deck
Hallway
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 1
Ensuite bathroom
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Portland, Victoria

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Very good - based on 12 reviews
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Stephen W
1 review
“Great location, first rate facilities and more”
Reviewed 1 February 2017 for a stay in November 2016

Drik Drik School House Retreat is a hidden gem that is located adjacent to the Glenelg River National Park, The old school house has been lovingly restored to provide a spacious kitchen dining and living area. A well designed bedroom wing has been added to provide roomy and very comfortable living for up to 6 people.The property itself is quite large and provides privacy and seclusion. It even has a vegetable garden. It truly is a retreat and we loved it. Why camp in the National Park when this superb place is available near by. It provides all the comforts of home for a very modest rental. We will be back.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Feb 2017
Thank you for your kind words. You are welcome back anytime...hope you got to help harvest the veggie garden
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Sally D
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Hidden Treasure!!”
Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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person found this review helpful

Just what we needed. Peace, quiet, comfort, views, such a special place. Pet friendly too!!
The veggie patch was an added bonus. Made the best salads ever.
Everything you need is there. Quaint and functional too. Warm combustion fire, plenty of wood.
Day trips to Nelson, Portland, Pt Fairy if you feel the need to get out and about.
Bush walks galore.
Time and space. Loved it!!!!!

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Management Response
14 Sep 2016
So glad you both enjoyed your week at Drik Drik. Hopefully the weather will be kinder next time!
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Tania H
2 reviews
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“Delightful accommodation with absolutely everything, and more than you would expect.”
Reviewed 5 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We booked this accommodation because we wanted some time out, away from the hustle and bustle, little did we know that we could have that and the opportunity to fill every day with adventure. From the onset both Barb and Barry made everything easy. We have 2 dogs and they were welcomed also.
The property has been very thoughtfully renovated, and all you really need to bring with you is your food and clothes, and there is even a bountiful vegie patch.
We arrived late on a cold dark night to a lovely warm house, with the fire already built. Bruce took the time to show us how to use the appliances in the house and to answer any questions.
In the morning we awoke to a awe inspiring country backdrop, alpacas and a cemetery full of history. I do recommend taking the time to read the history manuals regarding the school, the butter factory and on Drik Drik its self.
The area itself offers majestic forests, the beautiful Glenelg River, abundance of wild life and for the keen the Great South West Walk. Drik Drik is centrally located with very easy drives to Portland, Heywood, Mt Gambier and the Limestone Coast. The nearby township of Dartmoor is worth dropping into and looking at all the carvings that line the main street and the village green.
We are already planning our next visit, and next time we will stay even longer.

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Liked best: It felt like home.
Liked least: No tumble drier
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
5 Aug 2016
Thankyou Tania for your kind words and look forward to your return so that you can stay even longer and enjoy more of the river, other local attractions and relax.
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503annie
Warrnambool, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Historic building full of charm but also all modern amenities.”
Reviewed 23 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We enjoyed a wonderful family weekend at the Old School House. Barb and Bruce were most hospitable hosts and we were provided with all you could require. We also enjoyed a walk along a nearby section of the Great South West Walk alongside the banks of the Glenelg. . We look forward to a return visit!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 May 2016
We really enjoyed having Anne-Marie and her family stay at our Schoolhouse. They are a lovely family and whew were pleased that they enjoyed the property and exploring the local attractions. Anne-Marie left the house very clean and tidy. She is most welcome to come back again and we highly recommend her as a guest.
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