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 5 out of 5 by from Serene retreat Pennroyal Otways is a stunning property in a great relaxing location. We had a large group that converged from all over Australia and it comfortably accommodated us for a great weekend away. The retreat is set in a impressive and quiet valley and has all of the facilities you could ever need for a trip away with family or friends, not to mention very thoughtful and attentive owners. We will definitely be visiting again.
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place to stay We stayed at Pennyroyal Otway Retreat over the Easter weekend and had a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful time. We found some great walks in the area and enjoyed some more local walks around the property itself. Our hosts Sara and Jason were very welcoming and made our stay an absolute pleasure!
Date published: 2015-04-13
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
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Air conditioning, Parking

Pets allowed, Non-Smoking, Events allowed, Eco-Friendly
Pool and Spa Facilities
Hot tub
Outdoor grill
Entertainment and Family
DVD player, Video library, Games, Games room, Stereo, Parking, Cot
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Child's high chair, Microwave
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Iron and board, Towels provided
Heating and Cooling
Air conditioning, Fireplace, Heating
Lakes full with yabbies, Platypus, Over1500 inhouse movies free, Walk to local berry farm for lunch, Outdoor fires, Cricket down by the lake, Barn with a wood fire for in winter, Table tennis/darts at barn, Fire wood suppled free


Beautiful timber cottages located in the Lorne hinterland. Sweeping views of the valley, acres of land for kids to enjoy old fashioned fun, feed Alpacas & play out on the lake. Perfect for couples, families or celebrations. 3 cottages, 60acres, beautiful grounds & peaceful aura- just 20min to Lorne.

Last minute deal!

Stay before 08 Jun 2016 for 40% off.

Special offer!

The Farmhouse MAY 27th weekend 40% off. Pack your bags, dog & get out of the city with friends & head to Lorne Hinterland. Cosy cottages,relaxed, wood fires, sweeping hillside views & beautiful grounds to let kids enjoy old fashioned fun. meet our 60 Alpacas! 25% off Lakeview & Forest Cottages too.

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)
This property has a standard rate of: $220
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $195 $440 $980 2 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Optional costs*
Dogs $50 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

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