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Pennyroyal Otways Retreat 'The Farmhouse'

Bedrooms 7
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

We offer a beautiful alternative in Otways Accommodation that allows large groups of friends and families to get together and stay on the same property.

This page represents pricing for 'The Farmhouse' which sleeps 16 people.

Perfect for families, large groups, parties and special occasions.

Resplendent against the valley hillside, The Farmhouse enjoys sweeping views of the spectacular & tranquil Pennyroyal Valley, offering a corridor into The Otway Ranges.

This country property is an ideal place to relax and unwind with no traffic and plenty of space to breathe. The long verandas are perfect for summer siestas, whilst the wood burning fires make winter escapes a cosy delight. Our 60 acres embraces both native forest and rolling farm land with Alpacas, Sheep, Goats, Kangaroos and many native birds & animals calling us home.

We encourage you to picnic by the lake and wander the grounds. The lush expanse of flat grassy land around the lake provides the perfect place for a game of cricket , a lazy afternoon lunch, yabby fishing or simply dozing in an outdoor chair under a shady willow tree.

This peaceful country setting will renew and inspire you. We encourage our guests to experience a slower, quieter, more connected time with nature, away from the hectic pace of the everyday world.


Pennyroyal is only 90 min from Melbourne (via new ring road) and just 20 minutes inland from Lorne once on the Deans Marsh Lorne Rd, The Great Ocean Road and its surrounding beaches.

Our location provides the perfect pathway for those wanting to explore the greater Lorne Hinterland (Birregurra, Deans Marsh, Forrest...) The Surf Coast, Apollo Bay, The Otway Fly, The Apostles and beyond.

You don't have to travel far to enjoy coastal beaches, local berry farms, restaurants & wineries, walking & mountain bike trails, fishing and other outdoor pursuits.


Pennyroyal Otways Retreat provides a peaceful holiday atmosphere.We have 3 three cottages are in a bush setting and have a rustic country charm in their decor with wooden finishes. They are distanced well apart allowing for privacy and anonymity.

The living areas are spacious with comfy leather sofas, wood burning fires, long timber tables everyone can gather at for meals and the latest entertainment system with ove1500 in house movies, music and TV.

The kitchens are fully equipped with all that you'll require. The BBQ facilities on the verandahs allow you to make the most of this stunning location.


3 x Q/S rooms (1smaller QB and 2 larger QB rooms)

1 x D/B room with en suite

1 x Twin room

1 x Small bunk room ( sleeps 2 ) that leads through to QB at rear of cottage

1 x Large bunk room with 2 adult size bunks

1 x Bathroom with bath/ toilet

1 x Ensuite bathroom with shower / toilet

1 x Separate shower

2 x Separate toilets

We look forward to assisting you with your plans and having you stay at Pennyroyal Otways Retreat :)

More Details

Sara Cartmell
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pennyroyal in Surf Coast Shire

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:45
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 6 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

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Pennyroyal Otways Retreat 'The Farmhouse'
average rating of 4.5925927 based on 27 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stunning property

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful secluded location with big views to match. The Farmhouse is cosy but big & welcoming. Loved the fire being lit before we arrived - nice touch. My small art class stayed and we painted ... wish we'd booked for longer. Those Alpacas are just so friendly & awfully cute. Will return in spring to paint again :)

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Great getaway weekend away from all the noise

  • 2 of 5

We loved the location and house. The farmhouse was clean and all creatures comforts. The lake was beautiful and the kids had heaps of fun on the boat, with the lamas and Yabbie catching. Wouldve been happy to give a 5 overall. Downfall was the difficulty in actually getting in contact with the owner and felt mislead with how many bedrooms the place had. The farmhouse is the biggest but didn't have any views from the gully from inside. Other 2 cottages had fantastic views. Apart from this we loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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South Morang, Vic

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

The property is amazing, it is beautiful and breath taking! We had a beautiful relaxing experience! The property is maintained beautifully, the lakes, alpacas and plants are also amazing to look at. We had great time, a BBQ to use, yabbies, apple trees and more. Plus, the night sky there is beautiful on a clear night.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

With a fire already started in our cottage to welcome us, we had a wonderful time. Lots of family memories to take into the future and the kids have already asked if we can go back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Nestled in the Otways

  • 3 of 5

Kookaburras sing as you light the fire,cosy and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Mornington, Victoria, Australia

Absolutely beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at the cottages.

The farmhouse cottage had a stunning view and we were paid visits by all the alpacas on a daily basis. Movies were great, even though we lost the signal from time to time. Well be back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Other Activities:

Open fire, scenic view,alpacas


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