THE FOREST COTTAGE is the 2nd largest of all our 3 cottages at Pennyroyal Otways Retreat. Our other cottages sleep 16 people and 5 people respectively. The property sleeps up to 29 in total. Your welcome to book all three for large group getaways.
THE FOREST COTTAGE - sleeps 8 people
There are 3 bedrooms
1 x Queen Bedroom
1 x Double Bedroom
1 x Large bunk room ( 2 sets of bunks)
2 x Private bathrooms with shower/vanity and one with deep spa bath.
*** Accommodation Rate : $300 - $395 depending on your guest numbers ***
Every season brings something new and beautiful to our property so you're always guaranteed something special.
The Forest Cottage is incredibly popular with people like yourself wishing to find a venue that will accommodate all your guests, feels welcoming and has a sense of character about it. Pennyroyal is located in a beautiful valley nook within the Lorne Hinterland removed from traffic & noise. The natural acoustics are amazing and it’s only the kookaburras in the trees that will disturb you .
Morning walks are breathtaking as you stroll past the apple orchid, around the lake, chat to the Alpacas and back up to your cottage where your day is just beginning.
Children's imaginations abound on our property… with the endless possibilities of open grass fields, taking the boat out on the lakes and feeding the Alpacas … whats not to like!
The cottage is rustic and relaxed in style with mostly wooden finishes. Rooms vary in size, have similar furnishings and are void of knick knacks, doilies and breakables… so parents can relax. We ensure there are enough modern touches within the cottage so you can relax & put your feet up.
We provide fresh hotel quality white linen on the beds. There are extra blankets should you require them and electric blankets on beds (not bunks)
All our cottages have open plan kitchens that contain a fit out of matching flatware, cutlery, glassware and other kitchen essentials. There is nothing worse than a cottage full of the owners 2nd hand kitchen supplies !!
Each cottage has a fabulous balcony/verandah – perfect for BBQs – just don’t burn the food while you take in the view! The entertainment systems holds up to 2500 movies/TV shows and music play lists…. There is definitely something for everyone.
All cottages enjoy magnificent views of the valley below and sit behind a back drop of manna gums. The large expanse of grass below the cottages lends itself perfectly to sports - we have soccer goals so bring along your soccer ball, cricket sets or boules etc Get a game going while onlookers picnic by the lake under the willows.
Throw our yabby nets in to see what you get. Children and adults alike will enjoy walking amongst our beautiful Alpacas and all the open land in which to explore. Paddle on the lake or take a walk into the neighbouring wilderness.
Our three cottages sit on the same hillside at around the same elevation all looking out over the valley. They are separated far enough to allow everyone peace and privacy.
The joy of our property is that no matter what time of year, whatever the weather…. It’s always beautiful.
The Barn is located near the Forest Cottage - it’s a large casual space with a futzball table, table tennis table, dart board, table soccer etc as well as other games.
Interaction with Guests
We are there when guests need us but we organise everything so well that you dont have to see us ... make our property your home for a weekend or a week.
Whats not to love - most of our neighbours are kookaburras, kangaroos, cows, echidnas and parrots. Oh and if your very very quiet a platypus. But ssshhh ! You will also find a lovely General Store with a delicious cafe of homemade goodies, a delicious berry farm with licensed restaurant (Nov - Apr) and Martians cafe/bar in Deans Marsh.
you can walk everywhere around the property but you definitely need to travel in a a car to get to Pennyroyal ... your always welcome to tie up your horse and carriage if you have one.
Other Things to Note
Pop your precious suede boots back in the box ... flat shoes, cosy slippers and outdoor boots will be so much more fun when making the most of the property. Gumboots are a gals best friend in winter. Big kids like to splash in puddles too !!
Check-in is after 2.30pm
Late check outs on request if possible:)