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Schoolhouse on Somerset

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Step back in time, relax and unwind in The Old Vectis Lutheran School (circa 1894). This building has been completely rejuvenated and brought back to life, with studio style living in the main school room.

Set on twenty acres, it is just a short drive to Mount Arapiles, Horsham and the Wimmera River. A little further afield, find yourself day tripping in the Grampians or Coonawarra wine region. Alternatively, just stay in with a good book in front of the cosy wood fire.

Other Important Information

The main school room encompasses a queen bed and set of bunks with a trundle bed. This is shared with a living and dining area that overlooks trees and paddocks. Along with a cosy wood fire, there is split system heating/cooling. Off the main room is a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, with a washer/dryer on-site for longer stays. Outside is also a private paved area with BBQ and outdoor dining facilities. Each guest receives one complimentary drink at the National Hotel, Natimuk.

The property is just a 10 minute drive from Horsham and Natimuk. Natimuk is a lovely, little town nestled in the shadow of Mount Arapiles, which is world famous for its rock climbing. Enjoy a cold drink and a warm meal at the National Hotel with friendly publican Bill and his staff. There is also a cafe (open fri, sat and sun), milk bar with fish'n'chip shop and post office.

More Details

Kirrily Copping
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018


Quantong Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 5 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Schoolhouse on Somerset
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

So lovely. The perfect stay.

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay. Great facilities, lovely views and very clean.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Lovely part of the world

  • 5 of 5

Kirrily and Matt were very welcoming and accomodating. The school house has been transformed into a wonderfully fitted out little getaway in a beautiful part of the world. Matt and Kirrily are wonderful enough to share it with others!

Maggie and Rocky the alpacas were also a cute extra :)

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Leopold, Victoria, Australia

5 star and above

  • 5 of 5

We have just stayed in the most comfortable, stylish, homely, well thought out accommodation ever.

Everything you need it here. Even a log burner which we had roaring in the evenings. Felt amazing.

We came here to relax and unwind, this place gave us the ability to do just that.

And we will be back.

I will be recommending this place to all my friends as it is a very special place.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Schoolhouse to cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

This property has been beautifully restored by top quality tradesmen who turned this old schoolhouse into a very cosy little cottage with everything we needed for a truly relaxing holiday. Excellent location with heaps of privacy and with all the convenience of good quality appliances, furniture, toiletries and great TV & WiFi reception.

We even had a message sent to our mobile to see if we needed any more firewood as the nights were turning very cold but the supply left in the cottage was more than enough.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

A great restoration

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully restored old school building which has been made into a lovely cottage . All modern facilities , very comfortable in a very quiet rural setting . We very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Simply Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We were so very chuffed to drive up the tree lined driveway and see the Schoolhouse to our left. The owners of this property have lovingly restored it in a manner that is simply stunning - a mix of old and new. We were more than relaxed watching the colours of the trees change through the massive windows as the sun set behind us. The little touches such as a selection of locally sourced wine and goodies for purchase, made the evening more relaxing. The owners have honestly thought of everything and you'd be hard pressed to find something that is missing. Bliss!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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