We offer a new alternative in Otways Accommodation.

Perfect for couples, families, large groups or special occasions.

Resplendent against the valley hillside, our 3 family friendly cottages enjoy 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. Our 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. The bedrooms have white linen & towels with electric blankets for the cooler months.

STANDARD RATES for 2014/15

( please call or email to confirm different rates for Xmas Holidays, public holidays, long weekends, school holidays etc)

THE LAKEVIEW COTTAGE (sleeps up to 5)

This charming cottage sits hillside overlooking the lake.
Take pleasure sitting out on the balcony with your morning coffee watching the sun rise up over the gum trees.

Weekend rate : $195 a night OR stay 3 nights for $500.
Midweek rate : $195 a night or stay 3 nights for the price of 2 ( outside of sch hols)
Weekly rate : $950

1 QB room
3 singles
1 bathroom with shower


THE FOREST COTTAGE (sleeps up to 8)

A wonderfully large natural timber cottage, this cottage sits alongside the State Forest with sweeping views of our Kangaroo Valley below.

Weekend rate $200 to $400 pn night OR stay 3 nights and 3rd night half price.
Midweek rate From $200 flat rate per night OR stay 3 for the price of 2
Weekly rate Call or email for fantastic rates

1 x large Q/S room 1 x smaller D/B room
2 sets of adult sized bunks
2 bathrooms (one with spa)

THE FARMHOUSE (sleeps up to 16)

This is the largest of our cottages and sleeps up to 16 people.
This cottage looks down the valley, across the lake to neighboring hills.

Weekend rate :

$850 per night up to 16 guests
stay 3 nights & 3rd night $300

( this ensures a really lazy Sunday with no packing and more relaxing !! )

MId Week Rates: from $250

Weekly rate - stay for a week for not much more than a weekend ! Email us for fantastic weekly rates

3 x Q/S rooms (1smaller QB and 2 larger QB rooms)
1 x D/B room with en suite
1 twin room
1 small bunk room ( sleeps 2 ) that leads through to QB at rear of cottage
1 large bunk room with 2 adult size bunks
1 bathroom with bath/ toilet
1 ensuite bathroom with shower / toilet
1 separate shower
2 separate toilets


This is the best way to ensure total exclusivity for family, friends or colleagues for your special weekend away. When you book the whole property you can have the music up as loud as you like as well as private use of The Barn.

** Weekend rates are for minimum 2 nights **

Rates vary during school holidays ,long weekends and public holidays - please call or email to confirm variations.

**DOGS We welcome most breeds but at our discretion**
There is a small fee

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Did not meet the expectation. It is in very remote area where phone connection is very poor. Owner is not contactable for help. Roads are a bit dangerous especially when it rains - steep and slippery. Won't stay there again.
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect ! Well equipped, lovely private country cottage ..and the dog was in heaven. We took honeysuckle cottage for 2 adults which had a bonus attic room with 2 beds ( would suit young sleepovers) although a VERY steep, long ladder to access it so not suitable for non athletics. A lovely stay at the perfect price. Great value.
Date published: 2015-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Time to relax We love our stay and only 20min from lorne . A very relaxing get away .
Date published: 2015-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little big piece of psradisse I said I'll be back and 2 years on I'm back here at the Pennyroyal Otways Retreat. Brought 2 other Singaporean families along this time and we all had a blast! The Farmhouse had spaces and rooms in every corner. There were 6 adults and 6 kids and we never were short of space for meals or games or just lounging. The air is fresh, the views magnificent. The kids had fun with the Alpacas. Not quite sure it was fun for the Alpacas though. 2 sheep that were really shy and we never managed to get close enough to them. Saw kangaroos in the distance across the valley on the other side. Wood fire kept us warm, with additional help from standalone heaters. The King parrots visited us every morning. We all miss this piece of paradise so much. We'll be back!!! Again.
Date published: 2014-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning and so relaxing Such a beautiful spot and a cosy little cottage with everything you could want at your fingertips. My husband enjoyed stoking the fire on the cool evenings. The alpacas are gorgeous and my daughter enjoyed picking fresh apples and hand feeding them. Plenty to do in the surrounding area including the Great Ocean Rd and the strawberry picking a pleasant walk away. Beds super comfy and warm with the curtains left open to awake to a serene misty view of the valley. Definately recommend.
Date published: 2014-04-22
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Parking

Fire wood suppled free
Barn with a wood fire for in winter
Conference Facilities
Cooking Facilities
Cricket down by the lake
DVD player
High chair
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Lakes full with yabbies
Linen Supplied
Open Fireplace
Outdoor fires
Over1500 inhouse movies free
Pets allowed
Rumpus room
Spa Bath
Table tennis/darts at barn
Towels Supplied
Walk to local berry farm for lunch


Beautiful timber cottages located in the Lorne hinterland. Sweeping views of the valley, acres of land for kids to enjoy old fashioned fun, feed animals & play out on the lake. Perfect for couples, families or celebrations. 3 different sized cottages on 60acres with beautiful grounds. Close to Lorne

Last minute deal!

Stay before 07 Apr 2015 for 20% off.

Special offer!

Last minute cottage available march 27th.. Pack your bags and the dog and get out of the city!! Booked out b/w 2nd-6th APR though Get a couple of families together & head to Lorne hinterland. Fabulous relaxed timber cottages, sweeping views & beautiful grounds to let kids enjoy old fashioned fun.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $195 $440 $980 2 $0 $0

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 30 adults. Property has 22 beds and can sleep a maximum 30 people.

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