There is no doubt why you have been voted the Best Pet Friendly Accommodatio. I cant put in words just what a wonderful time we all had, and we have been telling all of our pet mad friends too. Jemima and Mark, Aug 14

Countrywide Cottages is located in the Lorne hinterland, with ideal access to all that the Great Ocean Road and the hinterland offers, yet away from the crowded tourist towns of the surf coast.

Our four self contained cottages are surrounded by bushland, providing privacy to all guests - except for the occasional kangaroo visit.

The Canopy
3 bedroom cottage, sleeps 8 - 10
Bedroom 1: Queen bed
Bedroom 2: Queen bed
Bedroom 3: Two sets of single bunks
Lounge: Sofa bed

The Villa
3 bedroom cottage, sleeps 8
Bedroom 1: Queen bed
Bedroom 2: Queen bed
Bedroom 3: Two sets of single bunks

The Igloo
2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 6 - 8
Bedroom 1: Queen bed
Bedroom 2: Queen bed and set of single bunks
Lounge: Sofa bed
Purpose- built for independent wheelchair access
Featuring ramp entry, widened doorways, a wheel in shower, under-bench access to laundry and cooking facilities and gas fired wood heater.
Fabulous and suited to people of all abilities

Ferny Reach Cottage
2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1: Queen bed
Bedroom 2: Single and set of single bunks

All cottages are fully self-contained with every attention to detail. Kitchens are very well equipped with microwaves and full sized ovens and fridges. You will find all the little extras here - fabulous log fires, home made welcome treats, seasonal bonfires out front - just to name a few.

Featured in The Age 52 Great Weekends Away and Herald Sun Escapes. Proud holders of the prestigous 5 Paws Rating for Best Pet Friendly Accommodation from Holidaying with Dogs and our consistant 5 rating on Trip Advisor.

Detailed pricing information

We offer amazing special deals on three night weekend packages and four night mid week packages.

Ferny Reach(2 BR, sleeping 5) and Igloo (2 BR, sleeping 6)

OFF PEAK - daily $165/1 nights, 2 people
- weekends $480/2 nights, 2 people
- weekly $1120/7 nights, 2 people
- mid week off peak special rate (4 nights Mon - Thurs) $580/4 nights, 2 people
LOW PEAK (Victorian school holidays)
- $240/night, 2 people
- weekly $1400/7 nights, 2 people
HIGH PEAK (Public holidays and Christmas/New Year)
- $330/1 night, 2 people
Extra guests $35 pp pn.

Villa (3BR, sleeping 8) or Canopy (3BR, sleeping 8 with an additional sofa bed in lounge to allow another 2 people)
OFF PEAK - daily $185/1 night,2 people
- weekends $520/2 nights, 2people
- weekly $1190/7 nights, 2 people
- mid week off peak special rate (4 nights Mon - Thurs) $640/4 nights, 2 people
LOW PEAK (school holidays)
- $260/1 night, 2 people
- weekly $1540 /7 nights, 2 people
HIGH PEAK (Public holidays and Christmas/New Year)
- $350/1 night, 2 people
Extra guests $35 pp pn.

What's At Our Place

When did life stop being so gloriously simple?

Breathe in the fresh air and absorb the peaceful bush setting; sit back with a good book, soft music and a glass of wine. Relax by the wood fire, on the verandah or around your own private winter campfire. Don't forget the marshmallows!

Wander the bush tracks on the property or hop over the stile to gain access to the fabulous Otway Forest Park and walk for miles.

We are delighted to have you stay and will welcome you on arrival with home-made treats. Complimentary items provided include espresso coffee/plunger, tea/teapot, instant coffee, dishwashing liquid, cleaning detergents, laundry liquid, toilet paper tissues etc. Towels and all bed linen is also a part of your tariff, so no hidden extra costs!

Your dogs are very welcome at Countrywide - they will love the bush tracks, a cool swim in the dam and the home made doggie- treats and cosy beds that welcome them on arrival. We proudly hold the 5 Paws Rating for Best Pet Friendly accommodation from Holidaying with Dogs since 2008

Try your luck at catching some yabbies in our fully stocked dam. You may even catch enough for dinner.

Children are welcome to come and meet the animals. We have an alpaca, a bundle of sheep and sometimes a hand- reared lamb or two, as well as our cute lop-eared bunnies for children to play with. Our chickens will do their best to keep up the egg supply to ensure you enjoy a taste of their wonderful free range lifestyle - eggs are finders keepers

Check out the recreation area with a pool table and dart board in the "pub" and a gas BBQ undercover in the "saddlery" next door. There?s plenty of room to kick the footy or bowl a few overs.

Countrywide Cottages is proud to be a part of the Otway Harvest Trail - surrounded by superb wineries, cafes, berry picking farms and of course the Great Ocean Road, the Otway Fly, beaches, waterfalls and picnic spots. With lots of great day trips to choose from, it?s an excellent place to stay and far enough away from the tourist crowds to be an authentic, tranquil Australian bush experience. Fabulous!

Sit back and relax. You deserve it!

The Boring Stuff

- No cleaning fee
- No smoking inside
- 50% Deposit upon booking - balance payable on check in

- Cancellation policy:
21-60 days prior to booking date - 50% of deposit forfeited
Up to 21 days prior to booking date - 100% of deposit forfeited
Full balance to be paid on arrival
For peak season, full balance is to be paid 21 days prior to arrival & is non refundable
If a Code Red Fire Danger Rating is declared for the time of your expected stay, management reserves the right to cancel all or part of your booking for your own safety. Monies paid will be held for a future booking to be arranged at the mutual convenience of the guest and management

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions

CountryWide Cottages is rated 4.8095 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was a lovely place. It would be great for bird watching etc. It was a bit further from Lorne than I realised and we did a bit of driving in, out and around. But generally very nice and it was lovely to have dog bed and treats set up, with home made biscuits for humans. I only say I wouldn't go back because we like to try new places. I can imagine going there with a big group. Our ages - 54, 60 + 84.
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and very comfortable. Di was lovely, greeting us warmly and making us feel at home.
Date published: 2013-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was amazing - The property is gorgeous. Its secluded, tranquil and private, yet there is plenty to do. The host makes you feel very welcome and is generous in her sharing of knowledge abt the area and the animals. I recommend this property highly.
Date published: 2013-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We loved countrywide cottages,kids enjoyed the farm animals,our dog got absolutely spoilt and loved every bit of it and we enjoyed the beautiful surroundings.We highly recommend it and we'll definately be going there again!
Date published: 2012-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I took my daughters and parents to this beautiful accommodation and it suited all ages! The facilities were fantastic, the hosts were incredibly friendly and my girls loved all the animals they got to feed and pat! Outstanding!!!
Date published: 2012-04-05


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine, Parking

Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Fully self contained
High chair
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Open Fireplace
Pets allowed
Recreation area
Rumpus room
Tennis Courts
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access
Wood heater
animal feeding
disabled access
dog friendly
pet friendly


Tariffs apply to the first two people enjoying in the 2 BR Ferny Reach and Igloo cottages. The first two people staying in the 3 BR Villa and Canopy are charged at $185 Mon - Thurs and $260 Fri, Sat and Sun off peak and $260 per night during peak times. Weekly and mid week deals apply.

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)
* $240 $480 $1400 2 $35 $35
* $310 $620 $2170 2 $35 $35
* $240 $480 $1400 2 $35 $35
* $330 $660 $2170 3 $35 $35
* $165 $480 $1120 2 $35 $35
* $330 $660 $2170 3 $35 $35
* $165 $480 $1120 2 $35 $35
* $240 $480 $1400 2 $35 $35
* $330 $660 $2170 4 $35 $35
* $240 $480 $1400 2 $35 $35
* $165 $480 $1120 2 $35 $35
* $330 $660 $2170 3 $35 $35
* $165 $480 $1120 2 $35 $35
* $240 $480 $1400 2 $35 $35
* $165 $480 $1120 2 $35 $35
* $240 $480 $1400 2 $35 $35
* $165 $480 $1120 2 $35 $35
* $330 $660 $2170 4 $35 $35
Additional Costs
Optional costs*
Porta cot $25 p/s
High chair $25 p/s
Shower chair/commode $25 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.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 20 beds and can sleep a maximum 27 people.

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