Proud of our consistent 5.0 ratings on Trip Advisor and 5 Paws Award for Best Pet Friendly Accommodation from Holidaying with Dogs. Our fully self contained cottages are surrounded by beautiful bushland, offering you a fabulous tranquil spot for your break away. With bushwalks from your door, farm animals, communal recreation area and yabbying dam, Countrywide Cottages offers a great deal more than just a place to stay!
Arrival Time: 15:00 | Departure Time: 10:00
Breathe in the fresh air and absorb the peaceful bush setting; sit back with a good book, soft music and a glass of wine. Relax by the wood fire, on the verandah or around your own private winter campfire. Don't forget the marshmallows!
Wander the bush tracks on the property or hop over the stile to gain access to the fabulous Otway Forest Park (previously Angahook State Park).
We’re delighted to have you stay and will welcome you on arrival with home-made treats.
Your dogs are very welcome at Countrywide - they will love the bush tracks, a cool swim in the dam and the home made doggie- treats that welcome them on arrival too!
Try your luck at catching some yabbies in our fully stocked dam. You may even catch enough for dinner.
Come and meet our aplacas, sheep and our cute lop-eared bunnies for children to play with. Our chickens will do their best to keep up the egg supply to ensure you enjoy a taste of their wonderful free range lifestyle - eggs are ‘finders keepers’.
Check out the recreation area with a pool table and half table tennis table in the "saloon" and a gas BBQ undercover in the "saddlery" next door. There’s plenty of room to kick the footy or bowl a few overs.
Countrywide Cottages are close to superb wineries, excellent cafes, berry farms and of course the Great Ocean Road, the Otway Fly, beaches, waterfalls and picnic spots. With lots of great day trips to choose from, it’s an excellent place to stay and far enough away from the tourist crowds to be an authentic, tranquil Australian bush experience. Fabulous!
Sit back, relax and enjoy with the security of knowing that your host lives on-site and is available for any advice or assistance to make your visit perfect.
Standard industry cancellation fees apply to all bookings: 50% deposit payable at time of booking 21-60 days prior to booking date - 50% of deposit forfeited Up to 21 days prior to booking date - 100% of deposit forfeited After arrival - 100% of total price forfeited During peak season the full balance is to be paid 21 days prior to arrival and is non refundable Code Red fire warning – if a Code Red fire danger rating is declared for or during the time of your 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. We strongly recommend travel insurance especially for stays when extreme weather conditions may occur All tariffs are subject to change.
Country Wide Cottages are located at 1205 Winchelsea Deans Marsh Road, Bambra, Victoria, a mere 1.5 hours drive from the Westgate Bridge or Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne and 40 minutes from Geelong with excellent main road access.
From Melbourne/Geelong, the easiest route is to follow the Princes Highway straight through to Winchelsea (follow the signs to Colac). From Winchelsea turn left at the green Lorne/Deans Marsh turnoff, where you will also see our blue CountryWide Cottages road sign. You will travel a little over 12 k's and find us on the left. Our driveway is immediately before a kangaroo road sign.
From Lorne, we are about 8 minutes drive beyond Deans Marsh. You will find us 3 kms beyond the Bambra sign.