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The Farmhouse

The largest of all our timber cottages

Bedroom Icon 7 bedrooms
Bathroom Icon 3 1/2 bathrooms

The Farmhouse is the largest of all our timber cottages and sleeps up to 16 people. This idyllic cottage looks down the valley, across the lake and along neighbouring hills.

The living area is varied with 5 large cosy leather sofas, a wonderfully long timber table everyone can gather at for meals, a fully equipped kitchen and the latest entertainment system  2 tvs  and  500 in house movies. All the bedrooms have superior linens and towels provided.

A wide verandah stretches out along the cottage - with barbequing facilities & outdoor seating - a favored meeting place also for local parrots and native birds. Take an early morning walk down the hillside path to the river flats where the sheep and alpacas graze and watch the sunrise in the valley.

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The Farmhouse


  • Accommodation Type: Self Catering
  • Kitchen: Fully Equipped
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 3-4
  • Outside: BBQ Facilities
  • Swimming Pool: No
  • Living room: Full Entertainment System incl. In-House Movies & Working Fireplaces
  • Suitability: Families & Large Groups

Notes and Additional Information

  • Rates will vary during school holidays & public holidays
  • Minimum 2 night booking on weekends
  • Minimum 4 night booking over Easter & Melbourne Cup
  • Minimum 3 night stay on school holidays
  • Stay a third night (Sunday) and pay half price !! ( - excludes public holidays/ school holidays)
  • Pets are welcome but only by prior arrangement and at the discretion of management.

On the Property

Sorrounded by native wildlife, lush rainforest, lakes, farm animals and a meandering creek. There are plenty of reasons to love staying at Pennyroyal Retreat.

Pennyroyal Creek

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!

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Native Wildlife

Pennyroyal Otways Retreat is home to a large number of animals and spectacular native trees. Native birds, platypus, kangaroos and echidnas are just a number of the many flora and fauna inhabiting this peaceful property.

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We are on a sprawling 60 acres of farmland with alpacas, sheep residing in the fields below each cottage. 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.

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The Lakes

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.

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Buddha's Garden

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 !

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Local Attractions

If you're looking to get away for the day, there are plenty of nearby activities and places to explore.


Mountain or trail bike riding. Fishing – local rivers or coastal piers. Golf.

Food & Drink

Local wineries, Berry farms – pick your own and stay for lunch. Lorne is just 15 minutes away - cafes and shops.


Discover local waterfalls and bushwalking trails. Enjoy coastal beaches for swimming, surfing or just a stroll.


Discover The Otway Fly. Ocean Rd - explore & shop the many coastal towns. Art galleries