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Forest Cottage

Large natural timber cottage alongside the State Forest.

Bedroom Icon 3 bedrooms
Bathroom Icon 2 bathrooms

This wonderfully large natural timber cottage sits alongside the State Forest with sweeping views of our Kangaroo Valley below.

The living area is spacious with comfy leather sofas, cosy wood burning fireplace, a long timber table everyone can gather at for meals and the latest entertainment system with combined in house movies, music and TV. The kitchen is fully equipped with all that you’ll require.

The barbequing facilities on the verandah allow you to make the most of this stunning location.

The bedrooms sleep up to 8 people and all have superior linen & towels with electric blankets for the cooler months. A long verandah wraps around the end of the house providing the perfect setting for a late afternoon beverage as you watch the many colours of the fading sun fall behind the forest ridge.

Please contact us for more information on Forest Cottage

Forest Cottage


  • 1 QB room 1 double room
  • 2 sets of adult sized bunks
  • 2 bathrooms (one with spa)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Linen & towels
  • Full entertainment system including 500 In-House movies
  • BBQ facilities
  • Cosy wood burning fireplaces
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Self Catering

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 booking on school holidays
  • Sleeps up to 8 people
  • The rates vary in this cottage depending on the number of guests
  • Only an extra $100 to stay for the third night - excludes public holidays/ school holidays
  • Prices may vary at certain times of the year - please call to check rates
  • Bookings are only fully confirmed with a 50 % deposit

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