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 over 700 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.


( 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
Weekly rate : $800

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 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 $450

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.
Price on application

** 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

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Pennyroyal Otways Retreat is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful place to stay. The cottage had everything we needed. The views are sensational and it was lovely sitting out on the deck in the evenings. The children had a great time down at the lake, visiting the animals and paddling around in the boat. They also appreciated the selection of in house movies after a long day at the beach. We would love to come back.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The cottage and the serene environment was super. Completely isolated from the hustle and bustle of the city yet still able to enjoy creature comforts of a perfectly comfy home, plush cushions, sofas and beds, movies, music, log fires, well-appointed kitchen, hot baths etc. All of us, young and old enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Adequate space indoors for the kids, abundant space for exploration outdoors. Big tree fell across the gate but lumberjacks came pretty swiftly to clear the way for us. Brand new experience we could laugh about in spite of being stuck. Spent time with the alpacas and sheep down in the valley. Sheep came to visit on and off. Birds too. The sound of the wild, the cool breeze, the rustling of the leaves.... MAN! I MISS THE PLACE SO MUCH!!! My kids call it the Farmer's Hotel and still talk about it ever so often. We will definitely be back. Have told lotsa friends about this magical place. Thank you Sara and Jason for your hospitality and kindness in making this stay possible. We wish you all the best for 2013.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a fabulous weekend at Pennyroyal and highly recommend it for a weekend escape. The cottages are well equipped, beds are comfy and there are hundreds of movies to watch or just read a book by the fire. The kids loved being able to explore the property, get muddy and just enjoy the freedom of being kids. Even the dog had great weekend.Thank you Jason and Sara, we had a great time and we will definitely be back.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was so nice for the IPODs and Nintendos to be replaced by wood chopping and fishing. The kids had a great time using the facilities in the barn and our roaring log fire and lovely views from our forest cottage made the drive back to suburbia depressing. Sara and Jason were fantastic they made sure we were settled and nothing was too much trouble even extra gun boots. We will be back.Have told so many people.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly beautiful property. Woke up to a lovely view of the valley & mountains.Warm, helpful & Extremely friendly hosts... Sara, thanks a ton for the cozy fireplace & the great set up of the cottage. We really had a fab time there and look forward to visiting again !! Highly recommend this property.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a work conference with 12 people and everyone loved the intimate atmosphere of Pennyroyal. It was a lovely change from hotel rooms with no personality. The property is beautiful and we all had a fun time exploring together.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantastic place! We went down with a group of 12 or 13 friends and just had the best time. Rolling hills, a dam full of yabbies, amazing hosts, and 60 acres of beautiful land to explore... The fire was lit when we arrived and the house were kitted out with everything you could possibly need... not to mention the stunning views. It made for such a beautiful weekend, thanks so much. Highly recommended, we'll be back next year for sure!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thanks for all your help Sara. Pennyroyal was absolutely perfect for our yoga retreat. The barn was a great space for our yoga sessions - and although the fire kept us warm, we're all looking forward to coming back and practicing outdoors on your absolutely stunning property.
Date published: 2014-01-23


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Parking

Ask us for a gator ride
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
Over 700 inhouse movies free
Pets allowed
Pool/ darts /table tennis at the barn
Rumpus room
Small soccer pitch
Spa Bath
Table tennis/darts at barn
Towels Supplied
Walk to local berry farm for lunch


DISCOUNT 25% The Farmhouse on 23 rd MAY and 30th MAY. Sleeps 16 people! Get a few families together, pop the dog in the car & head to Pennyroyal- staying in beautiful country cottages with sweeping views of the valley.Kids will just love playing in the open fields and talking to the Alpacas :)

Special offer!

DISCOUNT 25% The Farmhouse 23 rd MAY and 30th MAY weekends. Sleeps 16 people! Get a few families together, pop the dog in the car . Stay in beautiful country cottages with sweeping views of the valley.Kids will love playing in the open fields with Alpacas.Enjoy outdoor camp fire with marshmallows!

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 $390 $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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