About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
A quaint, recently renovated, private country cottage oozing old world charm and character in a rural setting offering the best of the Otways. Only 25 minutes to the beaches of Lorne, 10 minutes to the historic township of Birregurra and Brae Restaurant, and 3 mins to Deans Marsh.
Delightful ambient cottage offering quality facilities and appointments in a picturesque garden and treed setting on acreage with extensive rural views. A full kitchen complemented by an enjoyable dining experience in the open-plan living area.
An opportunity to connect with nature and an Australian bush experience. Kangaroos, wallabies,echidnas and the sheer joy of the birds delight our guests.
Nurture the senses with the wood fire in winter, relax with a book or just embrace the birdsong harmony.
Congratulations again BRAE on being No. 44 (April 2107) in the world!! And your outstanding awards. We are accommodation partners with DAN HUNTERS award winning BRAE RESTAURANT 10 mins away AND WE OFFER A TRANSFER SERVICE (bookings required by arrangement). Also the Otways showcase many delightful eateries enjoying fresh local produce, beer and wine.
Local wineries, beer, cider and fresh produce including strawberry and raspberry picking are a feature of the area. The Otways Harvest Trail, farmers' markets, Farmgate Woolshop Tarndie. The richness of the Otways natural forest and rainforests abound.
Wildlife, bush-walking, cycling, food & wine trails, Pick your Own Berries at local farms, coastal escape, the Great Otway National Park - the choice is yours!
If you would like a fresh breakfast hamper of local produce, we offer either a Continental (local baked bread, granola, yoghurt, fresh compote, jam, juice, fresh fruit,butter, milk) or Full Country (our free range eggs, local bread, juice, tomatoes, Otway bacon,butter, fresh fruit in season).
Minimum 2 people - 2 nights. $35 for Continental and $45 Full. Please request.
A private retreat perfect for a couple/couples and families. Recent guests have commented:
"This is such a sweet little cottage - the perfect place to relax. A home away from home. We had a lovely weekend away."
"Absolutely charming and so very comfortable. Divine garden. Spotless and welcoming. After a number of stays at surrounding cottages we have been captivated by The Nook. Thank you."
"The Nook became an instant memory. Both of us knew that the comforting smell of timber, the rich healthy garden, friendly and curious chooks and warm atmosphere that had planted unique seeds of nostalgia in us. We will no doubt relish every reflection we have of The Nook."
"What a divine little 'Nook'. The perfect place for getting away from it all to relax. Particularly loved the fire to curl up with a magazine. Amazing birdlife. The billiard table was fab fun and the chooks were so welcoming! We look forward to returning soon"
FAMILY AND KIDS
Children (and Adults!) love the chooks, the birds and surrounding farm animals.
* billiard room
* indoor games
* outside extensive lawn area
AS IT IS A RURAL PROPERTY CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES DUE TO THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE/DAM ON THE PROPERTY HOWEVER, FISHING IS FUN AND EQUIPMENT ON REQUEST CAN BE SUPPLIED
We can supply a porta-cot and high chair on request.
The Nook sleeps four people in the comfort of two bedrooms with Queen sized beds.
All beds have Doonas and/or blankets and electric blankets. A rollaway for a fifth guest is required.
A new kitchen and bathroom compliments the open plan lounge/dining area and separate library/billiard room. Create a dinner party at home with sumptuous fresh local produce and wine.
A north facing deck with Weber Q BBQ overlooks a private garden and lawns that abound with native birdlife.
Luxury linen, towels and toiletries are supplied for your enjoyment.
The log fire is complemented by reverse cycle air conditioning and ceiling fan.
The kitchen and fittings would satisfy any cook and the flat screen TV and BluRay DVD would satisfy the lounge lizard!
Foldaway bed available for hire $25.
Portacot available for hire $20
High Chair $15
WHERE ARE WE ?
Travelling by the new Geelong Bypass The Nook is less than two hours from Melbourne and 45 mins from Geelong. As an alternative, you can take the spectacular Great Ocean Road and approach The Nook through Lorne and Deans Marsh. Access road is sealed.
Centrally located to the natural beauty of the Otway National Parks and Forest, waterfalls, the Otway Fly, Great Ocean Road beaches, wineries, PYO berry farms, farmers' markets, fine cafes/restaurants offering local produce, bike, hike and walking trails.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 9, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Exactly what we'd hoped for!
We stayed here at the end of a month long tour of parts of Australia. We wanted to feel we were experiencing a little of 'real rural' Australia - and away from the tourist crowds of the nearby Great Ocean Road. And The Nook delivered. It's certainly rural and charming but also has all the modcons we wanted such as a dishwasher and aircon. Tastefully furnished. We asked Linda to organise breakfast for us, which was delicious. We visited as a couple but four could stay without a problem. The (relatively) nearby store is useful and stocks produce of a surprisingly high quality. Comfy and cosy - highly recommended.
Martin we are absolutely delighted that The Nook met with your expectations and that you embraced this beautiful area. Such considerate guests and of course we always feel privileged with international guests! Hoping that one day you can both return.
Very cosy stay
We really enjoyed our 2 night stay - we got the fire going straight away and i was impressed with the oven - cooked a great roast! The bedroom was lovely and big with a comfy bed - slept well! Linda was very helpful with providing a couple of kitchen items! Thanks for a great stay! We also thought the Deans Marsh local store nearby was tops - best steak sambo for breakfast there in a very long time!
So pleased you enjoyed your stay Katy and Greg. The Store at Deans Marsh certainly has fine food and country ambience - glad you loved it.
Everything you need is there. Linda and Greg have great taste and the house is warm, clean, comfortable and cosy. Thank you, we thoroughly enjoyed the house and surrounds.
Thank you Sara. We are delighted you enjoyed your time at The Nook. We love our guests having a good time!
We have enjoyed the stay very much. The cottage is very spacious with excellent facilities. It is a fantastic place to stay for young families. Thanks Linda for the lovely eggs from your girls (chooks)! Will definiteky be back.
Many thanks to Linda and Greg. We had a lovely weekend at the nook. It was just so relaxing and peaceful. The only thing that would have improved our stay would have been a breakfast basket which would have allowed us to stay a little bit longer. I will definitely recommend this property to friends.
Thank you for your kind comments. It was lovely to have you stay. Apologies, as we do offer a Breakfast Basket on request, but hope you enjoyed the free range eggs from the chooks!
Peaceful and serene
Lovely cottage with english garden. Very quiet and peaceful.
Thank you Jacqui. We are so pleased that your family and particularly the children enjoyed The Nook.