Old Forreston School House

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Forreston Schoolhouse

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Property Information

Old Forreston School House
+61 4 1286 7532
378 Forreston Road
Forreston SA 5091

Old Forreston School House

The Old Forreston Schoolhouse is located in Forreston only 15 minutes from the Barossa Valley in the heart of the Adelaide Hills wine region. The 1840s historic schoolhouse has been renovated into an executive getaway and provides exclusive accommodation for up to five people in a tranquil setting and is the perfect romantic getaway for two. One of the key features of the property is the wonderfully spacious master bedroom with quality king size bed with a delightful sitting area with chesterfield lounges and wood burning fire.

Unwind and immerse in the luxurious outdoor spa overlooking the countryside, or enjoy soaking up the sunshine on the day bed viewing the botanical gardens. On winter nights you can enjoy sitting by the open fireplaces sipping complimentary wine from one of our local vineyards. In the morning enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the formal dining room complete with its own wood burning stove and views of the fruit orchard. The Old Forreston Schoolhouse has everything you need for an epicurean getaway. The Old Forreston Schoolhouse has created a space that stands out from the crowd!
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*Full breakfast provisions provided for your preparation at your leisure including; Bacon, Eggs, Tomatoes, country baked bread, cereals, milk & juice. A complimentary welcome cake for your arrival, complimentary bottle of local wine & chocolates provided.


• Exclusive accommodation in a historic 1840’s schoolhouse.
• Situated in the heart of the Adelaide Hills wine region - only 15 minutes from the Barossa Valley.
• Surrounded by 4000sqm of botanical gardens.
• Luxurious outdoor spa and entertainment area including modern BBQ facilities and wood fire pizza oven.
• Grand master bedroom of 50sqm with 18 foot ceiling and large open fireplace
• Period furniture including chesterfields, solid timber furniture and original artworks.
• Large contemporary kitchen with modern fittings.
• Modern bathroom with Italian marble.
• Choice of sitting rooms to ensure privacy.
• Wine storage units to store your wine.
• Exclusive use of the property.
• Escape, play, unwind, enjoy…..

Property Features

  1. BBQ Area
  2. Gym
  3. Non-Smoking Property
  4. Non-Smoking Rooms
  5. DVD Library
  6. Spa
  7. In House Movies
  8. On-site undercover parking
  9. Free Parking
  10. Guest Laundry
  11. Children Play Area

Accommodation Details

Forreston Schoolhouse


The master bedroom is breathtaking. With a heritage king size bed, luxurious pillow-top mattress and Egyptian cotton duvet and sheets you will sleep like royalty. In the morning stoke the wood fire, sit on the chesterfield lounges and enjoy the view over the gardens. Select a book from the extensive collection, or watch a DVD on the 50” plasma television.
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The junior master has a heritage king size bed, luxurious pillow-top mattress and Egyptian cotton duvet and sheets. From your bed you can look directly into the fruit orchard and on occasions watch the cows graze in the paddock. The room is appointed with antique furniture and leads onto its own sitting area.
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The sitting room is adjacent to the junior master bedroom and has open views into the garden. On a winter morning light the ornate gas log fire, listen to the rain, and watch television on the 42” plasma. In summer, open the doors to the spacious verandah and let in the summer breeze. With a chesterfield lounge, and antique fittings you will feel at home.
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Once the head masters office, this room has lovely views through the cedar window into the garden. The room is suitable for one adult and contains a standard size single bed fitted with Egyptian cotton duvet and sheets. The bed room is adjacent to the reading room where you can sit on the Moran lounges and read a book from the selection provided. The reading room has nice views into the outdoor entertainment area and onto the fruit orchard.
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With a lovely view into the orchard, slow combustion stove, jarrah dining table and chairs for eight, and original art work, the dining room is perfect for the romantic dinner for two, or to impress at a dinner party. The dining room is complete with a full size Vintec wine storage unit for careful storage of your personal wine collection.
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The contemporary kitchen houses a full size ILVE stove with rotisserie and volcanic rock grill, stainless steel appliances, and large fridge. With views into the garden this is the perfect place to start the day.
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Appointed with floor to ceiling Italian white marble, glass basin and large shower, this bathroom will compliment your stay.
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For a romantic getaway for two or a family function, the entertainment area is outstanding. With 15 meters of unrestricted views into the orchard this entertainment area has everything. A high quality timber setting for fourteen, an outdoor settee, a five burner stainless steel barbecue, Vintec wine storage unit, and to top it off a 6 person spa. In winter the area can be closed with high quality café blinds and in summer can be air-conditioned.
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For those who love outdoor cooking, a full size traditional pizza oven is available for use. Adjacent to a paved entertainment and seating area, firing up the oven can be a highlight of the stay.
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The Schoolhouse is situated in the middle of 4,000 square meters of garden. Some of the trees were planted on Arbor Day in 1900 and are impressive. Successive plantings of oaks, cedars, pines and other exotic trees provide shade and privacy to the property and have created the home for many native birds. The original school tennis court has been restored and can be used for outdoor dinner parties or functions.
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  1. Air conditioned
  2. DVD Player
  3. Linen and Towels Provided
  4. Single Bed
  5. Stove top
  6. Barbeque
  7. Hairdryer
  8. Lounge Area
  9. Television
  10. Heating
  11. CD Player
  12. Iron/Ironing board
  13. Microwave
  14. Toaster
  15. Verandah
  16. Dishwasher
  17. King Bed
  18. Non-Smoking
  19. Tea/Coffee Making
  20. Dining Setting
  21. Ceiling Fans
  22. Kitchen
  23. Oven
  25. Evaporative Air-conditioning
  26. Clock Radio
  27. Laundry Facilities
  28. Shower - separate
  29. Outdoor Setting
  30. Jacuzzi

Terms & Conditions

Full payment required at the time of booking by direct debit only. Sorry but Old Forreston Schoolhouse does not accept cheques.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation notified more than 60 days prior to the first date booked will be entitled to a full refund of the deposit
Cancellation notified 60 days or less, and more than 30 days prior to the first date booked will forfeit the full deposit. (Deposit will be refunded subject to the dates that were booked being re-booked)
Cancellations 30 days or less prior to the first date booked will be liable for full payment of booking unless dates are re-booked. (Refunded subject to the dates that were booked being re-booked)
A administration fee of $25.00 will be charged to all cancellations

Damages Policy
A excess charge will be charged if Old Foreston Schoolhouse is not left as it is presented to the guest.
i.e if excessive cleaning is required, fee starts from $30.00 to $220.00 if the cottage needs to be closed for excessive servicing.
A charge will be made for any abnormal damage to property or any property removed from the property. This charge will be for the repair of the damage or the cost of the replacement of the item removed.

Smoking Policy
A No Smoking policy is in place in this house, ash trays are provided outside.
If smoking does take place inside a $100 fee will be charged.

No smoking is permitted in any part of the home or entertainment areas. No animals of any kind are permitted in/on any part of the property. Visitors by prior arrangement only.

Use of Rooms Not Booked Policy
If your booking is for two (not twin share), please use your chosen bedroom.
If two bedrooms are used without prior arrangement a charge of an extra couple will be charged at $95.00 per person.
If you would like to invite guest to stay please let us know and we will provide extra food, wine and linen and adjust your account accordingly

OTHER - A late check out fee may apply

Rates shown are for 2 adults. Extra adults are $95.00 per person per night. Children $55 / night

Where possible we will supply full breakfast provisions when not possible continental will be supplied instead

Properties with fires - Fires are not operational during fire ban season


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