The Old Schoolhouse




The Old Schoolhouse was originally built for the owners’ children to attend correspondence school but has since been transformed into self-catered accommodation with kitchenette and bathroom. Experience the enchanting octagonal “fairy tale castle”, hand-crafted from local timbers. Relax and enjoy the beautiful views from the large, Swiss-style balcony, and take a shower in a hand-sculpted masterpiece!

Please, check our pet friendly policy here.


OFF PEAK SEASON: $180 / $190 (Summer) per night per couple, $28 per extra person

PEAK SEASON: $236 / $246 (Summer) per night per couple or 4 people, $28 per extra person


  • Sleeps up to 6 people (1 x Double bed upstairs, 2x set of bunk beds). Linen and towels are included.
  • Bathroom with shower, toilet.
  • Kitchen with small freezer, gas stove, toaster and basic kitchen equipment.
  • Barbecue with fridge and sink.
  • Airconditioned, gas heater, air cooler and 3 fans.


For Same Day Bookings: please call us on (02) 6842 2239 for directions and confirmation of your booking. (Do NOT follow your GPS)
For bookings made 24 hours in advance: Please refer to the map sent to your email confirmation.

Check that your GPS directions stay on the Newell Hwy until reaching the Borambitty Rd turnoff (lat/long 31°05’32″S 149°23’01″E), then follow it for 10km (there are signs) to Barkala Farmstay, home of Pilliga Pottery.

We charge a non-refundable deposit of $60 to confirm a booking in our guesthouses and accept Master card or Visa card.
If guests cancel 1 week prior to their arrival, 50% of the full amount of the booking will be charged to the credit card.
If guests cancel 24 hours prior to their arrival, the full amount of the booking will be charged to the credit card.

After the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic on the 14th of March 2020, our cancellation policy will apply as usual because COVID-19 and its consequences are no longer unforeseen or unexpected. Some exceptions may apply under special circumstance.