Ye Olde School Guest House Darling Reviews
Nov 08, 2007
Faced with a dilapidated schoolhouse, John and his father had two choices - an "accidental" fire and an insurance claim, or lots of hard work. They opted to do The Right Thing, and the result is a beautifully restored thatched building, divided into two self-contained units. The larger unit sleeps six, perfect for a family; the smaller unit sleeps two - ideal for a romantic getaway.
The units are both fully equipped - besides the self-catering kitchens, there are braai facililties outside should you prefer to harmonise with the rolling farmlands surrounding the cottage. If you prefer to dine out, a file provides a list of restaurants in Darling, a short drive away.
But far enough away for the night sky to be undiluted by lights - the nights are the starriest, clearest and most achingly beautiful to behold. Gum trees whisper softly in the breeze, hosting owls, doves, red bishops and hadedahs among the countless birds that flicker through your framelines. The silence is thick and soft, a baby's blanket to calm you to sleep.
Breakfast bread, eggs, milk, yoghurt, etc is left waiting for you in the fridge for when you wake to the soft calls of the nearby sheep.
If you're looking for a place to reconnect with your lover or with your soul, close enough to the City to slip away at a moment's notice but remote enough to leave it all behind, Ye Olde School Guest House will touch your heart like a lover and fire your soul like a kiss.
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