Historic, Spacious and FSC Restored Limestone Cottage with extensive grounds and bush through to the Beach.
The beach can only be accessed through private properties for 2 kms and is an Off-leash beach for your dogs All year.

DOG FRIENDLY - ALLOWED INSIDE - The Sunroom / Familyroom area is available for dogs to sleep at night and sit with you during the day.

Conveniently located on the Princes Highway 30 mins west of Port Fairy and 15 mins from Portland.

Built around 1840 from limestone rocks, The Cottage Narrawong is one of the oldest houses continuously occupied in Victoria.
Beautifully restored with its history in mind. Original fittings throughout but with all modern comforts added. A fully equipped, self - contained and very comfortable, cosy but spacious rustic cottage right on the coast.

The back gate leads to beautiful coastal dunes (part of the property) through heathland onto a very secluded wild open beach.

PLEASE NOTE:In Wet Winters part of the track may form a natural biilabong, associated with the Surry River Estuary. (Beach access is then available via a little used public access tracks 1km up the road or by using the dinghy provided and rowing across - approx 50mts - ( see pic. )

There is an abundance of wildlife, birds and native vegetation on the property but it is DOG FRIENDLY. With an area inside for them to sleep and a secure outside undercover area with beds and bowls provided.

The sandstone slab verandahs add to the ambience with the original outdoor kitchen a feature of the courtyard.
The family room is large and very comfortable with TV, DVD, books, games and views of the garden.
The kitchen is country style with all the amenities and equipment required for a family.



2 bedrooms (sleeps up to max 5 ) with garden outlooks
2 living areas, one with OFP.
Large, fully equipped kitchen.
Spacious bathroom with a bath and separate shower.
Separate toilet and laundry.
There is also a hot outdoor shower for washing beach sand off in Summer.

Undercover parking for 2 cars and plenty of space for caravans and trailers allows travellers to park securely.

Part of the house is available for House-trained dogs to sleep inside at night and beds can be provided for them also if necessary. There is also a dry,clean and secure undercover outside dog enclosure if you're visiting the local National Parks.

A home away from home providing all the amenities expected but with the added benefits of privacy, space, a bush outlook and the beach. The convenience of mains rd access to 2 interesting towns, plus lots of natural features are close by to explore.

Information on Narrawong and surrounds

Narrawong is a small township 1.6 kms west of The Cottage and is situated on the Surry River Coastal Estuary. The Narrawong General Store is open 7 days from 7am - 7pm. It sells a small range of food items, is a bank and Post Office.
Don't forget to collect your free Weekend Age newspapers.

The delights of Port Fairy with its history, restaurants and cafes are 30mins east and Portland with its beautiful harbour and fishing boats is 15mins west. The Flora and Fauna of the Grampians is just 1 hour Nth.

Discovery Bay, The Blowholes and Petrified Forest, Glenelg National Park, and Bridgewater Bay are all east and easily accessible from The Cottage. Mt Eccles NP is less than an hrs drive and Mt Richmond NP is 20mins from Portland. Or you can explore the numerous wonderful coastal spots with cliffs, rocky outcrops and wild seas then stop for lunch at either the beachfront Bridgewater Bay Cafe (dogs permitted)or the Cape Nelson Lighthouse cafe and view the spectacular cliffs.

Bring your bike and ride from The Cottage up to the Saw Pit Picnic area directly Nth in the bush on Mt Clay or walk along the beach to where the Surry River meets the sea and swim in the river or the sea. The beach is patrolled on weekends in Summer.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful homestead This is our second stay in the well catered for cottage . The setting is so beautiful with a large lawned area to sit on and soak up the sun or just sit and watch our two dogs have room to run and explore. My dogs really loved having a good run around on the private beach as did we. We were greeted every day to an abundance of beautiful bird life, little bunnies and the odd koala. The cottage is a credit to its owner. It has been lovingly restored with the addition of a large family / dine area to relax on a night and watch one of the DVDs or read one of the many books available. Sally is such a lovely host . So if you yearn for a taste of country life with the added bonus of the beach. I highly recommend the Cottage Narrawong . Thank you again Sally for your wonderful hospitality.
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Getaway Location Being able to bring the dogs on holiday was fantastic. The cottage has lots of outside space for them to run and play, and with a walk/run along the beach it doesn't get much better. Plus knowing they are safely secure when travelling into town was a great relief. Highly recommend to all dog owners - my dogs were exhausted after their holiday!
Date published: 2014-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful historic cottage We totally enjoyed our two weeks stay at the cottage. Every amenity was there and we particularly appreciated the laundry facilities for our extended stay ! The three Corgis loved the large garden and sitting by the open French doors and watching the rabbits playing on the grass !! Thank you Sally for making our stay so very enjoyable. We shall return in late April to marvel at the Autumnal colours of your lovely garden. We recommend this for a very relaxing and tranquil holiday. Thank you, Rosemary and John Homewood and the Corgi children !!
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful Piece of History My brother recommended this property to us as we hate leaving our dog at home and what a delight it was. It is rare to stay in such a historic home which although not large was very comfortable with a beautiful outlook from the family room. But the real treat was our own track to this enormous empty beach. We wore Bessie out with our walks along it who then slept happily at our feet in the evenings. We really enjoyed ourselves and must stay longer next time. Thank you Sally for your efforts in making the house so welcoming.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nature's Wonderland We found this property such a wonderfully unique experience. A lovely historic house, not done up to meet the fashion of the day, but deeply rooted in country comfort, environmental integrity and a gorgeous sunny spring garden. But more...a brief walk to the river and a fun-filled time learning to row again in the little dingy, to get to the other side - a glorious isolated beach. What more could we and our happy dog want? Sally, we acknowledge the extraordinary efforts you have made to create this wonderland, oh yes, and a comfy bed too.
Date published: 2014-09-03
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bath, secure pet enclosure, electric blankets, gas cooking, full kitchen, outdoor summer shower, free weekend Age, ceiling fans, free local calls


Tarriffs are for 2 adult guests and include all bedding, linen, towels, quality toiletries, household sundries and firewood in Winter is also included. Weekly discounts apply all year (excludes Easter and Xmas School hols).

Special offer!

Inside Dogs stay free with all weekly Bookings. Also applies to couples travelling with dogs booking 4 days or more. (only exclusion is Xmas / Summer school holidays)

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)
* $165 $370 $1075 3 $0 $0
* $185 $370 $1165 3 $0 $0
* $165 $370 $1075 3 $0 $0
* $185 $370 $1165 3 $0 $0
* $165 $370 $1075 3 $0 $0
* $240 $480 $1680 5 $0 $0


The following dates have a specific tariff and will not be charged the normal price, however any discounts will be applied.

  • $200 p/n
  • $185 p/n
  • $185 p/n
  • $185 p/n
  • $185 p/n
  • $300 p/n
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Bond deposit $200 p/s Indoor Pet Fee $10 p/n
Additional guests $30 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 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 5 people.

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