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 ove1500 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.


3 x Q/S rooms (1smaller QB and 2 larger QB rooms)
1 x D/B room with en suite
1 x Twin room
1 x Small bunk room ( sleeps 2 ) that leads through to QB at rear of cottage
1 x Large bunk room with 2 adult size bunks
1 x Bathroom with bath/ toilet
1 x Ensuite bathroom with shower / toilet
1 x Separate shower
2 x Separate toilets

This is the best way to ensure total exclusivity for family, friends or colleagues for your special weekend away.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great property With a fire already started in our cottage to welcome us, we had a wonderful time. Lots of family memories to take into the future and the kids have already asked if we can go back next year.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nestled in the Otways Kookaburras sing as you light the fire,cosy and relaxing.
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great weekend escape! Fabulous break away. Great location amongst the Otways.. Relaxing for humans and dogs!
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absolutely beautiful location We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at the cottages. The farmhouse cottage had a stunning view and we were paid visits by all the alpacas on a daily basis. Movies were great, even though we lost the signal from time to time. Well be back!
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serene retreat Pennroyal Otways is a stunning property in a great relaxing location. We had a large group that converged from all over Australia and it comfortably accommodated us for a great weekend away. The retreat is set in a impressive and quiet valley and has all of the facilities you could ever need for a trip away with family or friends, not to mention very thoughtful and attentive owners. We will definitely be visiting again.
Date published: 2015-07-11
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Pets allowed, Non-Smoking, Events allowed, Eco-Friendly, Children welcome
Outdoor grill, Deck/Patio, Lawn/Garden
Entertainment and Family
DVD player, Video library, Games, Games room, Stereo, Cot, Books, Living room, Television
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Child's high chair, Microwave, Coffee maker, Dishes and utensils, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Iron and board
Heating and Cooling
Fireplace, Heating, Ceiling fan, Wood stove


Beautiful timber cottages located in the Lorne hinterland. Sweeping views of the valley, acres of land for kids to enjoy old fashioned fun, feed Alpacas & play out on the lake. Perfect for couples, families or celebrations. 3 cottages, 60acres, beautiful grounds & peaceful aura- just 20min to Lorne.

Last minute deal!

Stay before 13 Sep 2016 for 25% off.

Special offer!

The Forest & Lakeview Cottages - Need to get out of the city for cosy weekend in The Otways ?? Organise bunch of friends or families & get out of the city - head to our cosy cottages in the Lorne Hinterland: wood fires, sweeping hillside views, beautiful grounds & 60 Alpacas to play with & feed:)

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)
This property has a standard rate of: $795
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $795 $1590 $3600 2 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Optional costs*
Dogs $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. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 16 adults. Property has 22 beds and can sleep a maximum 29 people.