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Wattle Hill Holiday House

House, Forrest

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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Min 2 - 4 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom


Welcome to Wattle Hill, a holiday house designed for rest and relaxation surrounded by natural beauty.

Our house is only a 5 minute drive from the Forrest township, but you will feel a million miles from anywhere. You are surrounded by stunning scenery, with not another house in sight.

You are guaranteed to see a variety of colourful native birds, and we regularly see wallabies, kangaroos, koalas and echidnas.

Our 30 acre property sits on the edge of the Otway Ranges National Park. You can stroll along the Barwon River that forms one boundary of the property. Or walk through a gate into the national park where you can walk, ride or drive in the magnificent mountain ash forest. Or simply chill out on the hammock or day bed on the deck, or cosy up in front of the fire.

The house is warm and comfortable, with beautiful views from most rooms, and decks on three sides of the house. On the western side of the house is a large covered deck with outdoor dining setting, day bed and barbeque.

There are three bedrooms, two with double beds, and one with a set of bunks. We love to cook and we renovated the kitchen last year so it features modern appliances, quality cookware and a wide range of sauces, herbs and spices.

It's a great place to come all year round. In summer you can swim in the river, walk, mountain bike and generally make the most of the outdoors. In winter, you can cosy up by the fire or explore the local area with its wineries, historical sites and towns.

We are keen walkers and mountain bikers and have explored much of the local area - and will be happy to assist you with information.

Great location

Forrest is a small town nestled in the Otway Ranges that is a two-hour drive from Melbourne, 20 minutes from Colac the nearest big town and 45 minutes from Lorne and Apollo Bay.

It has a general store, several cafes, pub and brewery/restaurant, and has become well known for its range of high quality single track mountain bike trails. There are over 60 km of marked tracks that have been designed for mountain bikers. The trails offer experiences for all rider levels with trail grading from Easiest to Extremely Difficult.

The Otway Ranges National Park is a large wilderness area famous for beautiful walks, drives, lakes and waterfalls. We particularly recommend a visit to Lake Elizabeth, which is a 10 minute drive from the house and features magnificent scenery and lovely walks.

The house is 45 minutes from the world-famous Great Ocean Road, with its pristine beaches and wonderful scenery and great places to visit and eat out.

Features and pricing


Sleeps 6 people in three bedrooms 2 x double bedrooms, 1 x bunk

New modern cooks kitchen

House available with linen or without

Weber barbeque



Lounge with Coonara wood heater

TV, video and DVD player

CD player and radio

Books and board games

Braun coffee machine

Bathroom with separate toilet

Linen available for hire

Early check in/late check out

You can arrive at the house at 4pm on your day of booking or possibly earlier by arrangement. Check out is 11am on the day of your departure, however, if no other guests are due, we are happy to make this later.

Gravel access road

Please note that the house is accessed via a 1.5 km gravel road that is generally fine for 2WD vehicles but not for cars with a low ground clearance.


The house sleeps a maximum of 6 people.

There is a 2 night minimum booking. Rates are as follows:

Weekend: $440 for the first two nights, additional nights $195 per night

Weekday: $390 for the first two nights, additional nights $150 per night

Book for a week and get one night free

From 24 Dec 2015-7 January 2016, the charge is $250 per night over this period.

These costs do not include the supply of linen. Pillows and doonas are supplied.

Linen is available at an additional cost of $35 per room or $100 for the whole house.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance


Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Kitchen Microwave Outdoor grill Stereo
Wattle Hill Holiday House is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from quiet location, close to town Recently stayed here with our young daughter and had a great stay. House is very comfortable and all that we required, but don't go expecting luxury accommodation. House has 3 bedroom and plenty of room with a wood fire for heating. It was quite cool when we went so couldn't make to most of the outside decking but would be a glorious spot to sit in summer/spring and enjoy the wonderful views. It also has a well stocked kitchen and linen if required. Location is great, a 5 minute drive into Forrest but feels like you are in the middle of nowhere with lots of wildlife around. Overall we had a wonderful stay, although be warned that the driveway is really a bush track and wouldn't be suitable to slow to the ground cars.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gorgeous spot We had a lovely stay here, we were two families and fit comfortably. It is a gorgeous spot, with great views and a very well stocked kitchen. We had one or two very hot days which was a bit uncomfortable but otherwise just what we wanted.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful property We loved our stay. The view is fabulous, the house warm and very comfortable. Everything there that we needed. We'll be back!
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super remote, peaceful valley surrounds We stayed for a few nights and thought it was great. A real country retreat with the long secluded driveway, wild life and farm animals not too far away. House was well equipped, and the deck chairs and day bed were a favourite. I would summarise as homely with enough comforts of home. Queen size bed probably the only thing missing.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A rustic gem in the bush A wonderful family adventure staying at Wattle Hill Holdiay House. Our children marvelled at the eagles, the wallabies and the lovely blue wrens. The hammock on the covered verandah was also a hit. Funky 70s furniture, stunning views and well stocked kitchen. The only thing missing was a tea pot!
Date published: 2016-01-28
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