About this listing
Self-contained one bedroom "Otway Escapes Love Shack". Spec views over 200 acres. Separate bathroom with shower and Japanese plunge bath. Separate toilet, reverse air-con, flat screen T.V. Access to sculpture garden and tea house. 2 night min Fri & Sat
The "Love Shack" is a separate Japanese inspired bedroom for one couple. It has a separate bathroom and toilet and is set 30 meters away from the main Farm House.
It has extensive views over 200 acres of farming land and the Great Otway National park.
Your Hosts Christine and Brett have managed Otway Escapes luxury accommodation for over 10 years, so know what guests want and appreciate. So many of our past guests love walking around our extensive garden, vegetable garden, lake, orchard, many garden sculptures and our Japanese Tea House over the large Dam surrounded by native trees.
Now we want you to be apart of this Natural organic environment but still have your full privacy and Luxury of a free standing Cabin which fittingly has acquired the name "Love Shack".
The free standing cabin includes a queen size bed with all linen supplied, separate bathroom with shower and Japanese plunge bath and separate toilet. the cabin has reverse cycle air-conditioning, and the bed has electric blankets. There is a flat screen flatscreen T.V, mini fridge, kettle and toaster.
To stay at the "Love Shack" you will need to love Nature, many, native birds, chickens, geese, gardens, sculptures and our two resident dogs Bill (our Jack Russell) and Cleo (our springer spaniel).
The farm is yours to explore!
There is the Japanese Tea House over the Large Dam and there is another large dam with a shelter to sit and watch the native bird life.
Your hosts love the environment and especially trees and have planted over 65000 native trees in the last 15 years.
The Love Shack and the main House are one kilometre from the main entrance to the farm so peace, quiet and tranquillity is a given.
Interaction with guests
You will be met when you arrive and shown to the "Love Shack". The rest is up to you we live in the Main House 30 meters away but your privacy is important and respected.
The "Love Shack" is on a farm immersed in the natural environment of trees, water and sustainable gardens with the back drop of the Great Otway National park.
It is a 20 minute drive to Lorne with its trendy restaurants, shops and pristine beaches and the start of the Great Ocean Road. The trip takes you through the Otways and the Otway National park. From there you can drive along the Coast to Wye River for coffee or lunch then onto Apollo Bay. You can then return inland through the Skenes Creek and Forrest where you can walk around Lake Elizabeth, popular for platypus tours. Feeling thirsty you can stop off before the 20 minute journey home, at the Forrest brewery for a local beer.
Your options are limitless. There is the Quaint town of Birregurra with its quirky coffee shops and farm foods provedore .
There is the newly opened Brae Restaurant with the acclaimed chef Dan Hunter and his acclaimed degustation menu. Bookings are essential.
Your hosts can also arrange transfers so you do not have to drink and drive.
To stay at the "Love Shack" you need your own car and you will have to do some driving on a gravel road to get to us.
You do not need a four wheel drive as any car is suitable, but if your car has had its suspension lowered, you will find it difficult to access the property.
You have parking facilities but not undercover. The nearest airport is Avalon and it is one hours drive away. Tullamarine is a two hour drive away from the farm. It is an easy drive from Melbourne and Tullamarine airport.
•Travelling along the Princes Highway.
•Bypass Geelong and follow the M1 (Colac) to Winchelsea.
•Just past the Winchelsea shops turn left into Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Road.
•Deans Marsh town is 22 kms.
•Turn right at the Deans Marsh Store. This road leads to Birregurra.
•Turn left into Bushes Lane approximately 3km from Deans Marsh Store.
•Turn left into Pennyroyal Station Road (first road on left).
•Turn right into Pennyroyal-Wymbooliel Road (50 m) and travel 3.1 km up the road.
•Turn at the Otway Escapes sign on your right near 4 huge pine trees and travel down the drive for one kilometre to the main Farm House.
Other things to note
2 night minimum booking Friday and Saturday Nights.
3 night minimum booking on holiday weekends
Check-in is from 3:00pm to 9.00pm and check-out is before 10.30am am
You will be visiting a working farm, so remember there is free ranging poultry, cattle and house dogs.
You will be travelling on unsealed roads.
2 Night minimum booking on Weekends.
I am a keen student of the Natural Environment, trying to preserve and recreate our natural environment. We live on a 200 acre farm and planted over 65,000 native trees.
We grow all our own organic fruit and vegetables, love our geese and free range chickens and of course our two dogs.
I love walking into the Great Otway National Park and I enjoy cooking our own food and travel.