In a rolling valley adjacent to tall eucalypt forest in the Otways hinterland 2 hours drive from Melbourne, Birnam is a delightful and comfortable three bedroom timber & mud brick house on 4 acres with beautiful rural and forest views.
Situated 500m from the Beechy Rail Trail for walkers and cyclists connecting Colac and Beech Forest via the old railway route, the house sits amidst a delightful rambling garden of tree ferns, fruit trees, roses and a multitude of flowering bulbs.
Access is via a 1.5km unsealed road passing through majestic eucalypts. The house is not 5 star luxury, but a comfortable base for couples and families in a beautiful district, and we welcome anyone seeking to relax and refresh, and explore the stunning Otways landscape. Please note that being a rural property with electric fencing and a dam, children must be supervised at all times.
Located 15 minutes south of Colac with its beautiful Botanic Gardens overlooking Lake Colac, and with the villages and cafes of Gellibrand, Forrest and Birregurra each within ~30mins drive, Birnam is also just under an hour’s drive from the Great Ocean Road, and retro seaside town of Apollo Bay.
The property is well located for accessing much of the Otways natural beauty including waterfalls, Lake Elizabeth, California redwoods, Turton's Track, the Otway Fly, Forrest's world class mountain bike trails, and the Otways Harvest Trail of wineries, berry farms, and a range of fine cafes/restaurants offering local produce, topped by Brae.
The house sleeps 6-7 people in 3 comfortable bedrooms - two with king beds, and the third with two child singles and a child trundle - each room with beautiful views. Bed linen & towels are provided.
Settle with a wine and good book in front of the wood heater - wood supplied. There’s also a reverse cycle split system a/c, ceiling fans in lounge, kitchen, and master bedroom, a well-equipped kitchen, and comfortable peaceful living spaces.
The living area has internet TV - Netflix and limited 'TV app' options only, a small sound system, and whilst there's no mobile phone reception, a landline is available for local calls, along with a good satellite wi-fi internet signal. For children there are a range of toys and games and a large springfree trampoline.
The house has decking on 3 sides, providing outlooks to view the wildlife and in particular the wonderful native birdlife with frequent visitors including wrens, kookaburras, currawongs, rosellas, parrots, and ducks, & less frequently cockatoos, eagles and an occasional pelican.
Take time out at Birnam for a weekend or longer, to recharge and explore this remarkable part of Victoria.