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Countrywide Cottages

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

"There is no doubt why you have been voted the Best Pet Friendly Accommodation. I can't put in words just what a wonderful time we all had, and we have been telling all of our pet mad friends too." Jemima and Mark

The Pet Friendly Villa cottage, one of four cottages onsite at Countrywide Cottages, is located in the Lorne hinterland, with ideal access to all that the Great Ocean Road and the hinterland offers, yet away from the crowded tourist towns of the surf coast.

Our self contained Villa cottage is surrounded by bushland, providing privacy to all guests - except for the occasional kangaroo visit. We are a genuinely pet friendly property, with huge securely fenced yards out front for your dogs security and your peace of mind. We set up a dog bed inside with blanket, bowls and home made treats for our canine guests. There are long bushwalks from your cottage around the property and into the adjacent Otway Forest Park.

The Villa has 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 7 people. It has two queen bedrooms and a small room with a single and set of bunks. The kitchen is fully self contained, with stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher etc. The log fire in the lounge makes for a warm cottage with the addition of a split air conditioning system for heating and cooling if required.

The availability you see here, and the quote you will receive on Stayz is specifically for the Villa cottage. Should you have more people in your party however, we do have three other cottages on site:

The Canopy

3 bedroom cottage, sleeps 7 - 9

Bedroom 1: Queen bed

Bedroom 2: Queen bed

Bedroom 3: Single and set of single bunks

Lounge: Sofa bed

The Igloo

2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 6 - 8

Bedroom 1: Queen bed

Bedroom 2: Queen bed and set of single bunks

Lounge: Sofa bed

Purpose- built for independent wheelchair access

Featuring ramp entry, widened doorways, a wheel in shower, under-bench access to laundry and cooking facilities and gas fired wood heater.

Fabulous and suited to people of all abilities

Ferny Reach Cottage

2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 5

Bedroom 1: Queen bed

Bedroom 2: Single and set of single bunks

All cottages are fully self-contained with every attention to detail. Kitchens are very well equipped with microwaves and full sized ovens and fridges. You will find all the little extras here - fabulous log fires, home made welcome treats, seasonal bonfires out front - just to name a few.

We are in the Hall of Fame in the Certificate of Excellence award on Trip Advisor. Featured in The Age 52 Great Weekends Away and Herald Sun Escapes. Proud holders of the prestigous 5 Paws Rating for Best Pet Friendly Accommodation from Holidaying with Dogs and our consistant 5 rating on Trip Advisor.

Detailed pricing information

We offer amazing special deals on three night weekend packages and four night mid week packages.

Villa (3BR, sleeping 7)

OFF PEAK - daily $205/1 night, 2 people

- weekends $570/2 nights, 2people

- 3 night weekends $795/3 nights, 2 people (off peak weekends only)

- weekly $1470/7 nights, 2 people

- mid week off peak special rate (4 nights Mon - Thurs) $740/4 nights, 2 people

LOW PEAK (school holidays)

- $285/night, 2 people

- weekly $1680 /7 nights, 2 people


- $330/night, 2 people

HIGH PEAK (Christmas/New Year)

- $350/night, 2 people

Extra guests $35 pp pn.

Our additional cottages are priced thus:

Canopy (3BR, sleeping 7 with an additional sofa bed in lounge to allow another 2 people)

OFF PEAK - daily $205/1 night, 2 people

- weekends $570/2 nights, 2people

- 3 night weekends $795/3 nights, 2 people (off peak weekends only)

- weekly $1470/7 nights, 2 people

- mid week off peak special rate (4 nights Mon - Thurs) $740/4 nights, 2 people

LOW PEAK (school holidays)

- $285/night, 2 people

- weekly $1680 /7 nights, 2 people


- $330/night, 2 people

HIGH PEAK (Christmas/New Year)

- $350/night, 2 people

Extra guests $35 pp pn.

Ferny Reach(2 BR, sleeping 5) and Igloo (2 BR, sleeping 6)

OFF PEAK - daily $185/night, 2 people

- weekends $530/2 nights, 2 people

- 3 night weekends $735/3 nights, 2 people (off peak weekends only)

- weekly $1330/7 nights, 2 people

- mid week off peak special rate (4 nights Mon - Thurs) $660/4 nights, 2 people

LOW PEAK (Victorian school holidays)

- $265/night, 2 people

- weekly $1540/7 nights, 2 people

PEAK (Victorian Public Holidays)

- $310/night, 2 people

HIGH PEAK (Christmas/New Year)

- $330/night, 2 people

Extra guests $35 pp pn.

What's At Our Place

When did life stop being so gloriously simple?

Breathe in the fresh air and absorb the peaceful bush setting; sit back with a good book, soft music and a glass of wine. Sink into the plush pillow top mattresses and get the best sleep you've had in ages. Relax by the wood fire, on the verandah or around your own private winter campfire. Don't forget the marshmallows!

Wander the bush tracks on the property or hop over the stile to gain access to the fabulous Otway Forest Park and walk for miles.

We are delighted to have you stay and will welcome you on arrival with home-made treats. Complimentary items provided include espresso coffee/plunger, tea/teapot, instant coffee, dishwashing liquid, cleaning detergents, laundry liquid, toilet paper tissues etc. Towels and all bed linen is also a part of your tariff, so no hidden extra costs!

Your dogs are very welcome at Countrywide - they will love the bush tracks, a cool swim in the dam and the home made doggie- treats and cosy beds that welcome them on arrival. We proudly hold the 5 Paws Rating for Best Pet Friendly accommodation from Holidaying with Dogs since 2008

Try your luck at catching some yabbies in our fully stocked dam. You may even catch enough for dinner.

Children are welcome to come and meet the animals. We have an alpaca, a bundle of sheep and sometimes a hand- reared lamb or two. Our chickens will do their best to keep up the egg supply to ensure you enjoy a taste of their wonderful free range lifestyle - eggs are finders keepers

Check out the recreation area with a pool table and dart board in the "pub" and a gas BBQ undercover in the "saddlery" next door. There’s plenty of room to kick the footy or bowl a few overs.

Countrywide Cottages is proud to be a part of the Otway Harvest Trail - surrounded by superb wineries, cafes, berry picking farms and of course the Great Ocean Road, the Otway Fly, beaches, waterfalls and picnic spots. With lots of great day trips to choose from, it’s an excellent place to stay and far enough away from the tourist crowds to be an authentic, tranquil Australian bush experience. Fabulous!

Sit back and relax. You deserve it!

The Boring Stuff

- No cleaning fee

- No smoking inside the cottages

- 50% Deposit upon booking - balance payable on check in

- Cancellation policy:

21-60 days prior to booking date - 50% of deposit forfeited

Up to 21 days prior to booking date - 100% of deposit forfeited

Full balance to be paid on arrival

During peak season, full balance is to be paid 21 days prior to arrival & is non refundable

If a Code Red Fire Danger Rating is declared for the time of your expected stay, management reserves the right to cancel all or part of your booking for your own safety. Monies paid will be held for a future booking to be arranged at the mutual convenience of the guest and management

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017


Bambra Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours


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Countrywide Cottages
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Werribee, Victoria, Australia


  • 5 of 5

If u want a holiday with your pets and family this is the place ... and the yabbies are delicious.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Daniel....thanks so much!! Glad you loved those yabbies.....always more where they came from. Cheers, Di and Stuart
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic break

  • 5 of 5

Had the best time with family and the dogs! Excellently equipped, beautiful environment and well located. Stayed Jan 2016.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Countrywide cottages, the cottages were exceptional: clean, bright, comfortable beds, and had everything we needed. They are all very private and the property is gorgeous, we ate yabbies from the dam and eggs from the chooks. Thanks for a very peaceful and relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hello there lovely to see your review...thank you so much. I am glad you enjoyed those yabbies and eggs!! I'm not sure if you saw the little hatchlings when you were here as they were so new that they weren't venturing very far from mum...they are now running around with her outside - it's a delight to see! It was great to meet you both during your time with us. Thanks again. Cheers, Di and Stuart
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  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 7 guests

    Optional Costs
    Porta cot: $25 per stay
    High chair: $25 per stay
    Shower chair/commode: $25 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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