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Caitlin inside FR high res

The cottages are incredible, everyone has a great yard for the dogs to run around in without the problem of other dogs at the other side of the fence. Ned’s retreat is a fantastic BBQ area. Close to Lorne and other great areas. They really have thought of everything….”  Dave Higgins, March 16

Countrywide Cottages offer 4 star, pet friendly, self-contained cottages.  Choose from our 4 secluded Great Ocean Road accommodation cottages spread over 26 acres of farm and pristine bushland.  Ideally located in country Victoria only 25 minutes north of Lorne and under 2 hours from Melbourne, this is the perfect accommodation on the Great Ocean Road.  One of our cottages provides purpose built wheelchair accessible accomodation Otway Ranges.

Featuring the best of farm stay accommodation here in the fabulous Otways, each of our spacious cottages has 2 or 3 bedrooms to sleep between 5 – 7 people and is set among the gum trees for a truly relaxing country experience. Fully equipped with modern facilities including entertainment and a well equipped kitchen, the cottages are individually decorated and provide 100% dog friendly accommodation Otways.

Our large property is ideal for long bush walks or mountain biking, bordering the Otway Forest Park. We also have enough room for a campfire outside your cottage on those starry nights, (summer fire restrictions apply), and many of our guests have enjoyed toasting marshmallows by the cosy fire.

Kids love our animals. While staying in our pet friendly accommodation, they are welcome to come up and visit our array of critters – the alpacas, sheep and chickens. Eggs are finders’ keepers!

One of our hidden treasures is our recreation area with its pioneer buildings. Built in a rustic style, it offers a pool table and other games, and ample space for a kick of the footy. It’s also a great place for groups staying in the cottages to come together and have a barbeque, with a gas BBQ and undercover and outdoor seating.

Add an extra zing to your break away with one of our great new packages. “Sleep and Smile” with us and have our wonderful partners, Ragamuffin Pet Photography come and capture you and your dog on film.   “Sleep and Seek” the elusive platypus at Lake Elizabeth with our partners at Otway Eco Tours.  Or try our “Dogustation menu” package – bring your dog along and use Countrywide Cottages as your base for the dining experience of a lifetime at the world renouned Brae Restuarant.

Countrywide Cottages  is ideally located for taking a trip along the Great Ocean Road. The inland route takes you to the Otway Fly, Lake Elizabeth or the 12 Apostles, and Lorne is just 25 minutes drive through the beautiful Otways.  A perfect base to explore the fabulous Otway Harvest Trail showcasing the unique wine, beer and produce of the Otways region.

Contact Countrywide Cottages today to book a holiday to remember at your Otways self contained accommodation!

Trip to the Otways from Johnny Maloney on Vimeo.