On the Property
Pennyroyal Otways Retreat is home to a large number of animals and spectacular native trees. We are on a sprawling 60 acres of farmland with alpacas, sheep, horses and billy the goat residing in the fields below each cottage. Native birds, kangaroos and echidnas are just a number of the many flora and fauna inhabiting this peaceful property. The Alpacas are gentle & curious animals, we encourage you to walk around the grounds and admire these amazing creatures. They can be a little timid but a handful of grass might encourage them over.
We are privileged to have this beautiful creek meandering through the property. The purposefully planted native trees that line its banks provide a natural corridor for local wildlife to journey into the state forests. If you're patient and quiet you may be fortunate enough to spot yourself a platypus but ssshhh!
Ideally positioned, we have two lakes that provide great enjoyment for our guests. The sweeping stretch of flat grassy land around the water offers everyone the opportunity to picnic besides the lake, organise a game of cricket or simply doze in an outdoor chair under a shady willow tree. During the summer months the lake fills with the most spectacular water lilies - making for the perfect backdrop to a lazy day in the sunshine. Children and adults alike will enjoy taking the paddle boat out, fishing for yabbies or maybe a game of football or cricket on the grassy green flats.
Located on a secluded path up amongst the manna gums and tree ferns, this peaceful hideaway is perfect for those wanting to find a place to meditate , practice thai chi or maybe just read a book. There are secret paths, winding trails and ferny nooks. Small wedding parties have found this to be an idyllic location - a little rain forest all to yourself !
Country Weddings & Special Occasions
Pennyroyal Otways Retreat is the perfect backdrop for your country wedding. The property is tucked into the hillside at the end of a quiet country road allowing you peace and privacy. We are short on formality and long on relaxation. There are no unpleasant distractions on the farm, only the sounds of nature at its best! We offer 60 acres of unlimited photo opportunities including wide open fields, walking trails and informal gardens. Our farm is a ‘site only' facility, allowing you the flexibility to customize your day, to reflect your own individual styles and personalities. Our three cottages sleep 30 people in total, allowing you the flexibility of having some or all of your guests staying on the property. Visit us at Pennyroyal Otways Retreat for a tour so we can help you with location suggestions and further details to help your special day become a reality. We can provide you with a list of professional, preferred caterers, DJ's, etc who we are familiar with and we trust!
The Barn ... well don't let the name fool you - there has never been an animal in it! This wonderful eclectic space is perfect for guests to enjoy a game of pool, table tennis, table soccer or a few beers and a game of darts. There is a wood fire stove, i pod dock, turn table & sofas to relax on . The toys, bowling and bikes for little ones to play with keep everyone happy . If your wanting to organise a party this might be the perfect space. Its casual, its quirky and can be organised to suit your needs. Located amongst the towering gums on the forests edge, its a peaceful hideaway that can be all yours.