Pet friendly accommodation
Canopy living room
Villa lounge
Canopy and Villa master bedrooms
Bushland setting
Igloo living area
Ferny Reach living
Ferny Reach kitchen
Ferny Reach master BR

Countrywide Cottages

Address: 1205 Deans Marsh Road, Bambra, Victoria 3241

Phone: 03 5288 7399  |  Mobile: 0419 114 786  |  Fax: 03 5288 7406  

Email: stay@countrywidecottages.com.au
Web: countrywidecottages.com.au

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Entered into the Hall of Fame of the Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor in June 2015, you will certainly love it here.

Come and enjoy four star, fully accessible and genuinely pet friendly bushland cottages. Relax by the wood fire, on the veranda or around your own private campfire (outside CFA fire season only). Wander the bush tracks on the property or hop over the stile to gain access to the fabulous Otway National Park.

The four cottages are spread across 16 acres of bushland and are very well spaced from each other, offering an absolute sense of privacy.

Countrywide Cottages has proudly held the Five Paws rating for Best Pet Friendly accommodation from Holidaying with Dogs since 2008. The cosy dog beds, home made doggie treats and furniture covers for the couch potatoes make sure your pet feels as welcome as you do. The cottages boast huge fully fenced for your pets' freedom and security as well as your peace of mind. Your dogs will love the bush tracks or a swim in the dam and being away with their best mates.

Try your luck at catching some yabbies in the fully stocked dam. Bring your children up to meet the animals. Meet the shy but delightful alpaca, Normie, the fat sheep and the chickens, who do their best to keep up the egg supply. Eggs are finders keepers.

The undercover recreation area offers a gas barbecue and picnic tables for easy dining. Next door, play a game of pool, table tennis or just stay a while. Lots of room to kick the footy or to bowl a few overs.

Nearby attractions include Otway Harvest Trail, the Great Ocean Road, Lorne, Otway Fly Tree Top Walk, galleries, berry farms, waterfalls, beaches, bushwalks and picnic spots.

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Accommodation pricing information (GST included)

Three Bedroom Canopy Cottage

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Per night
Indicative rates. Prices are for the first two people. Additional people are $35 per person per night. Please check website for details.

01/07/1530/06/16$165.00$350.00

Two Bedroom Igloo Cottage

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Per night
Indicative rates. Prices are for the first two people. Additional people are $35 per person per night. Please check website for details.

01/07/1530/06/16$145.00$330.00

Two Bedroom Ferny Reach Cottage

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Per night
Indicative rates. Prices are for the first two people. Additional people are $35 per person per night. Please check website for details.

01/07/1530/06/16$145.00$330.00

Three Bedroom Villa Cottage

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Per night
Indicative rates. Prices are for the first two people. Additional people are $35 per person per night. Please check website for details.

01/07/1530/06/16$165.00$350.00

Room types

TypeDescriptionNumber of rooms

Three Bedroom Canopy Cottage

The lovely eco feel three bedroom pet friendly Canopy Cottage includes queen beds in two main rooms, a single and set of single bunks in smaller third bedroom, sleeping up to seven guests. A sofa bed in the lounge allows for an extra two people if needs be. Cosy wood fire and electric blankets in winter. Airconditioning and ceiling fans for summer heat. Like all of the four cottages, it also boasts a huge fenced yard out the front to allow for free running space for children and pets alike for a stress free holiday.1

Two Bedroom Igloo Cottage

The two bedroom pet friendly cottage with independent disabled access. One queen room and a second bedroom with a queen bed and set of bunks, sleeping up to six. The cottage also has a sofa bed in the lounge, allowing two extra people if needs be. Beautifully decorated with Inuit artworks and photography from the Canadian Arctic. Cosy wood fire and electric blankets in winter. Airconditioning and ceiling fans for summer heat. Like all the four cottages, it also boasts a huge fenced yard out the front to allow for free running space for children and pets alike for a stress free holiday.1

Two Bedroom Ferny Reach Cottage

The eco feel two bedroom pet friendly Ferny Reach cottage as a queen bed in master bedroom and single and set of bunks in the second bedroom. Cosy wood fire and electric blankets in winter. Airconditioning and ceiling fans for summer heat. The most secluded of the four cottages, it lies at the end of the track in the surrounding bushland. Like all the four cottages, it also boasts a huge fenced yard out the front to allow for free running space for children and pets alike for a stress free holiday.1

Three Bedroom Villa Cottage

The beautiful Villa is decorated in a Mexican theme. Queen beds in two main rooms, a single and set of single bunks in smaller third bedroom, sleeping up to seven. Cosy wood fire and electric blankets in winter. Airconditioning and ceiling fans for summer heat. The Villa boasts a huge fenced yard out the front to allow for free running space for children and pets alike for a stress free holiday.1

Cancellation and booking policy

A 50 per cent deposit required to confirm booking. Balance payable on arrival. Cancellation 21 to 60 days prior to booking, 50 per cent of deposit is held. Cancellation up to 21 days prior to booking, 100 per cent of deposit is held. Cancellation after arrival, 100 per cent of full price is charged. In the event of CFA designating a catastrophic fire warning for the time of your expected stay, management reserves the right to cancel all or part of your booking for your own safety. Monies paid will be held for a future booking to be arranged at the mutual convenience of the guest and management.

Local directions

Just 25 minutes drive inland from Lorne. From Melbourne travel down the M1 to the ring road around Geelong. From Geelong continue along the M1 towards Colac until you reach the small township of Winchelsea. From Winchelsea turn left at the green sign for Lorne/Deans Marsh. The cottages are 12 kilometres down this road on the left hand side. 300 metre marker signs are both sides of our driveway. Driving from Lorne, you will find the cottages three kilometres after the Bambra tennis courts on the right.

Facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Cots available
  • Games/recreation room
  • High chair
  • Iron
  • Laundry
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Wood heater/Pot Belly

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Tennis
  • Animal Viewing

Reception opening hours

Daily
8:30am  - 9:00pm
You will find Reception as you come down the driveway. If the operators are unable to be there to greet you in person for any reason, they will leave a key with a detailed note and directions to the cottage.

Check in:  3:00pm

Check out:  10:00am

Memberships

  • Bed & Breakfast Farmstay and Accommodation Australia

Disabled access

One of the property's cottages is purpose built for easy access for all. It has a lipless shower, some kitchen benches wheelchair height, ramp access, widened doors and more. Please see website or contact operator for more information.

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