Quellington School House Farmstay is located in York, Western Australia, just 120 km east of Perth in the picturesque Avon Valley. This unique brick building is a fully self-contained, creatively renovated school house, dating back to 1895. Owned by the Gentle family, who have worked their broad acre farm for six generations, this beautiful building is a reflection of their heritage and a celebration of the good old days.
You are warmly welcomed with home baked goodies and encouraged to explore the scenic property. Completely refurbished, with some added school room touches, you will have fun telling your children about the school days of yesteryear. Calculating sums the hard way on the original blackboards is always a favourite.
Pack a picnic lunch and take in the stunning views, from the untouched bush land on Quellington Hill. Enjoy the many majestic grass trees and wild flowers when in season. Feed the pet alpacas, emus, chickens and horse. The working dogs love to show off their skill with sheep and there may even be pet lambs demanding a bottle of milk. You are welcome to bring your own bikes and ride down to the Mortlock River at the back of the property. Float a twig boat and show the children what tadpoles turn into. We encourage you to star gaze on our spectacularly clear, country sky and bring a telescope if you can lay your hands on one. Bird spotting is also a passion of past guests with over 48 different species being noted on the farm. Keeping busy during the day in the fresh country air has you sleeping peacefully at night.
Stretch out in front of the wood fire and play board games with the family or watch one of the many DVD’s provided. Perfect for an escape with the family or with your friends, we have loved hosting girls weekends and the women have loved their cocktails on the lawn at sunset. Quellington School House will spoil you with a tranquil setting to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of modern day life. We look forward to sharing a slice of country living with you.