|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
We have four cottages spread across 16 acres of pristine bush land, so your privacy is ensured. Guests can enjoy the private wood BBQ and seasonal bonfires out front of their cottage. There is also a communal recreation area with gas BBQ, pool table and games as well as picnic tables ensconced in amongst the trees from which you can watch the dogs play. Guests can pick herbs for their dinner from our selection in pots near the cottage, and fish for Yabbies in our very well stocked dam. There are bushwalks around the property which lead into the Otway Forest Park and continue for miles!
Countrywide cottages are at the gate of the Otways, part of the wonderful Otway Harvest Trail which includes 31 businesses all with lots to offer tourists to the area. Our property is in the country on a hobby farm and just 25 minutes drive from the beach at Lorne.
Our cottages are fully self contained, offering bed linen and towels, tea, plunger and instant coffee, cooking oil, dishwashing detergent and laundry liquid. Entertainment includes a 32” TV, DVD, stereo with iPod dock as well as a generous library of DVD’s in each cottage.
Our in house menu is very popular with our guests....order from our extensive menu and your food will be waiting in your cottage on your arrival (please give us a weeks notice of your order to help us get it there for you). Heating/baking instructions are given for each dish to ensure a restaurant quality meal.
As a longstanding traveller myself, I decided it was time to come home and settle down for a bit. Countrywide Cottages is the happy result. I love living here, back from the Canadian Arctic and surrounded by our wonderful noisy birds flinging themselves between the trees! What a gorgeous way to earn a living!
Di Schulze purchased this cottage in 2005
If you want a break away from the crazy world, reconnect with youself and your family or friends, this is the spot. I love the quiet and peace that decends upon me when I come home....there's plenty of that to share!!
Wow!! What an amazing place Di has here.
From the serene, relaxed setting in amongst the gum trees and bracken fern to the well-equipped and comfortable accommodation, to the well-marked trails for us and our boy to explore, this place has everything you could desire for a great pet-friendly holiday.
We stayed for four nights in March 2014 and really had a wonderful relaxing time with our young Labrador Buddy, being able to spoil him like we do at home and exercising him every day, walking for miles through the surrounding bushland or wandering up to the big dam on the property for a dip.
Di’s attention to detail and care for her guests is obvious in the many delightful touches on the property – fantastic beds, great cooking facilities, homemade doggie treats, the option to have amazing catered meals etc.
For anyone looking for a relaxing stay where you know your pet will be well catered for (as will the owners), head to Countrywide Cottages, you will love it! (Trip Advisor, Apr 14)
Settle in and there's no need to go anywhere - sit back on the verandah out front and watch the beautiful King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas come and feed. Take a leisurely stroll - or a major hike - from your door into the Otway Forest Park. Have a fun game of pool in the recreation area while waiting for the BBQ to fire up. You can even try your hand at yabbying from our well stocked dam - yum! Our farm animals are always interested in anyone who looks as if they might be bringing them something to eat. The chickens can normally come up with something to reward such attentions...eggs are finders keepers!
We have four cottages spread across 16 acres of bushland, so your privacy is ensure. Our cottages are dog friendly so feel free to bring along your best mate. We set up beds inside for our canine guests with blankets, bowls and home made treats. Our cleaners make sure though that there is no evidence of past guests or their dogs, to be assured you will not be assaulted if you are not a doggie person!
We have a fabulous in house catering company who can provide meals to your cottage prior to your arrival, ready for heating/baking when you are hungry. Contact us for the current menu options and please give us a week's notice of your order to make sure we can get it sorted for you.
We are surrounded by the many locally grown and produced food and wine outlets of the Otway Harvest Trail. Some of our favourites are Dinny Goonan Wines and Blakes Estate wineries, the beautiful Lake Elizabeth where you will find platypus in the wild, Forrest Brewing Company for boutique style beer and great food, Farm Foods Birregurra for some fabulous wood fired oven pizza, GORGE chocolates a little further afield...well worth the trip and just up the road a little from the amazing 12 apostles.
A short drive to the coast brings you to all the excitment that the Great Ocean Road has to offer...Lorne for it's fabulous beaches and restuarants, Anglesea, Fairhaven etc for their great swimming and surfing, the Great Ocean Walk and the Surfcoast Walk. We can fill you in on where to find a koala or two in the wild. Cape Otway Lighthouse is another must see as well as the stunning Melba Gully and Maits Rest walks.
Birregurra is a quaint township just 15 minutes drive away full of interesting shops and lovely outlets for foodies. Deans Marsh, 10 minutes in a different direction offers some great live music on the weekends at the cleverly named Martians cafe (you could try one of their pizzas - Saturn or Venus are our favourites!!)
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$35 per night, per additional guest|
Prices are for the first two people for a two bedroom cottage. These sleep up to 5 and 6 respectively. If you need to book more than one cottage to accommodate your entire party, the base rate for the extra cottage is added when I provide your specific quote.
50% of tariff payable at booking. Remainder payable at check in. We take EFTPOS, Visa and Mastercard and can provide you with our direct deposit details if preferred.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (AUD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.