Property Locality: 25 mins from Lorne, Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Type of Property: self contained cottages
Number of Guests: up to 8 in 2 ands 3 bedroom cottages
Children: perfect for children and pets!
Rates (per couple per night)
Price Range: $310 t0 $440
Special Conditions: 2 night minimum
Rates are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice.
Countrywide Cottages offers 4 star, pet friendly, self contained cottages. Choose from 4 secluded Great Ocean Road cottages spread over 26 acres of farm and pristine bushland. Ideally located in country Victoria only 25 minutes north of Lorne and 1.5 – 2 hrs from Melbourne, this is the perfect accommodation on Great Ocean Road, Victoria. One of our cottages even features wheelchair friendly accommodation!
Featuring the best of farmstay accommodation, each of our spacious cottages has 2 or 3 bedrooms to sleep up to 8 people and is set among the gum trees for a truly relaxing country experience. Fully equipped with modern facilities including entertainment and a well equipped kitchen, the cottages are individually themed and provides 100% dog friendly accommodation Great Ocean Road wide.
Our large property is ideal for long bush walks or mountain biking, bordering the Otway Forest Park. We also have enough room for a campfire outside your cottage on those starry nights, (seasonal fire restrictions apply), and many of our guests have enjoyed toasting marshmallows by the cosy fire.
Kids love our animals. While staying in our pet friendly accommodation, they are welcome to help us feed our array of critters - the bunnies, chickens, sheep and alpacas. Eggs are finders' keepers!
One of our hidden treasures is our recreation area with its pioneer buildings. Built in a rustic style, it offers a pool table and dart board, and ample space for a kick of the footy. It's also a great place for groups staying in the cottages to come together and have a barbeque, with a gas BBQ and undercover and outdoor seating.
We are now offering some great new packages to make your visit all that more special.
Countrywide cottages, near Lorne, is ideally located for taking a trip along the Great Ocean Road. The inland route takes you to the Otway Fly, Lake Elizabeth or the 12 Apostles, and Lorne is just 25 minutes drive through the beautiful Otways. A perfect base to explore the fabulous Otway Harvest Trail, 32 businesses showcasing the wonderful produce of the Otways region.
Each cottage is decorated in it's own theme - choose from Ferny Reach, the Igloo, the Villa or the Canopy.
All have open planned living/lounge, dining and kitchen areas and are heated with cosy wood heaters, as well as split system heating/cooling for a more instant result. The Igloo is purpose built for wheelchair access.
Outdoors you will find a private wood BBQ, picnic table and camp fire in front of your cottage (seasonal fire restrictions apply). A picnic set is provided for outdoor use.
The Canopy, Villa and Igloo cottages each have secure fencing around the front of the cottage allowing a huge area for safe romping by children and pets alike, while still allowing access to the verandah and cottage via the entrance steps.
Bush walks start from your front door, meandering around the property and out over the fence through to the Otway Forest Park.
We are a non smoking property - sand pots are provided on verandas.
Some of the features of our cottages:
Complimentary port and welcome treats for humans and dogs
Full cooking facilities (microwave oven, gas hotplates and oven)
Full size refrigerator
Tea/coffee making facilities including coffee plunger and herbal teas
Split air-conditioning and log or gas log fires
Bed linen, doonas, pillows, towels and face cloths
Electric blankets on all beds
Toilet separate to bathroom
TV, DVD and/or VCR and selection of DVD's/videos
Books and magazines
Selection of games
Washing machine and trough, iron and small ironing board
Portable cot/linen, high chair or shower chair/commode can be made available at a nominal charge by prior arrangement.
Environmental sustainability is of vital importance to our business.
Our policy at Countrywide Cottages is to make sure we are doing anything we can to reduce our carbon footprint. We go well beyond simply living off our magnificent bushland setting as our environmental mark in the tourism industry.
We believe, as the organisers of Earth Hour do, that "the issue of climate change is not about what country you are from, it's what planet you are from".
Some of our strategies so far include:
Proudly supporting Earth Hour during March each year
Written Sustainability Policy
Recycle bins at each cottage
Cork collection for recycling
Compact fluorescent globes in use almost exclusively
Water supply collected entirely on site
Grey water usage in laundry
Low/no phosphate/sodium products used
Non chemical cleaning products used almost exclusively
Solar rated hot water systems in use
Post consumer recycled paper products and recycled printer cartridges used in the office
Native and indigenous tree plantings on site
Environmental weed eradication program
Effective management of soil erosion on site
Part of the ‘Land for Wildlife’ native animal corridor program
Hosts: Di Schulze
Address: 1205 Deans Marsh Rd
Bambra VIC 3241
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