Riverbank Cottage Allenvale

Entire home/flat

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds
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Set high on the banks of the Henderson creek, Riverbank is perfect for your large family, couples, or friends getaway.
Spend some time on the expansive front deck in an Adirondack chair, soaking up the serenity of valley surrounds. Babbling creek, birds, and the sound of nothing!

The space

An easy two hour drive from Melbourne, mid way along the Great Ocean Road . Enjoy all that the surf coast has to offer without the noise, traffic, hustle and bustle!

Just 2 km from the town centre of Lorne, in a world of our own. ‘Allenvale’ is simply stunning. Kilometres of beautiful walking trails through rainforest to waterfalls, pick an apple from our century old organic apple orchard. Follow the St George river trail (Mountain to Surf Run), over river crossings to where the river mouth meets the beach and opens out to the sea. Stroll up the Allenvale Road to Lorne's premier Art Gallery 'QDOS', and enjoy fine food, wine, sculpture and constantly changing art.

The perfect base for all your Great Ocean Road and Otway Hinterland explorations. Pack a picnic and take the day to wind your way through Apollo Bay, to the Twelve Apostles, Otway Fly Treetop Walk, olives groves and wineries.

Exceptional convenience, comfortable eclectic mix of country furnishings, rustic charm and stunning beauty.

We share the natural wonders of the area with a vast array of native fauna and birdlife. Kangaroos, Koalas, Possums, Kookaburras, Blue Wrens and Bower Birds to name just a few.

We offer you a choice of self contained, private and individual accommodation for couples, groups and families. Ideal venue for your special event, intimate wedding party and more. Each cottage boasts gorgeous views of our stunning river and valley setting.

Other things to note

There is flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod dock and WiFi internet cover for your entertainment.
Upstairs on 2nd level 1st bedroom has 2 x singles, 2nd room with King and 3rd bedroom with Queen bed.
A slow combustion wood fire and additional reverse cycle air provides ample warmth for a cosy retreat in winter and cooling if required in the summer.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people £15 / night after the first guest
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM


Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Sophie User Profile
August 2017
Allenvale - River Bank is a lovey two storey house with 1 x king, 1 x queen and 2 x single beds. It was super easy to find, even in the rain the road was accessible, there was wood, kindling and fire lighters left for us in abundance (most places only give you a set amount) and the kitchen was fully equipped with all crockery and utensils you could require. Just a note to be quick with the showers/baths as the hot water can run out quickly if you're not careful and although the water is more than adequate to drink, take some bottled water as the filtered water colour and fast may not be to everyone's liking. Beautiful family space or even for a couples getaway with a gorgeous roaring fire and that beautiful Creek running beside the house. A few kms to Lorne which you could walk if you were fit enough to get up and down the hills and access to all of the waking tracks nearby. Really peaceful and serene and check in / out couldn't have been more simple! Great weekend away!!

Andrew User Profile
April 2017
Very nice quite place to stay.

Jodi User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful cottage, cosy, wonderful views and easy drive to waterfalls and walks.

Rebecca User Profile
March 2017
It was a great little house and lovely scenery with plenty of birds and kangaroos to keep us company. A wifi connection would be fantastic because there is mobile reception whatsoever. Also, the water is obviously tank water and is not filtered whatsoever so we needed to buy bottled water for drinking, cooking and brushing teeth etc.

Margo User Profile
January 2017
Beautiful quiet and lovely cottage. Our family favourite. Every morning without fail waking up to big kangaroos eating the grass outside the cottage. The kids love it. A little noisy inside if you have little children who need an afternoon nap as there is no escaping the noise that happens downstairs e.g. tv, talking, pots and pans etc. Self made noise that is. The surroundings absolutely idyllic and quiet other than bird noises.

Glenn User ProfileGlenn is a superhost.
January 2017
The cottages are very rustic and quaint, the location is very peaceful, serene and tranquil with lots of flora and fauna to enjoy including wildlife, Kangaroos and Kookaburras which our international guests really enjoyed.

James User Profile
January 2017
Beautiful location and surrounds. However as soon as we got into the riverbank cottage we were quickly disappointed. The state of the cottage was abysmal. Our first encounter included the discovery of a toenail on the lounge room floor followed by another toenail in one of the made single beds. On the first night as we were filling up the bath to bath our toddler we were shocked at the state of the water. It was a dark brown colour. This was not something we felt comfortable allowing our toddler to bath in. We sent a message to clarify where the water was coming from. Although we were informed the water was from the creek and safe to drink this was questionable given the septic tank was overflowing into this same creek. We discovered this after being able to smell sewage from the back deck. On top of this there were quite a few other issues. The dryer wouldn't turn on. The stove and oven required a match to light as the ignition was broken and the BBQ worked intermittently. There were also rotten floor boards in the bathroom and no safety handrail for the staircase. We would have appreciated a warning about the water. In relation to the toenails this level of cleanliness is unacceptable. Finally the condition of the facilities does not justify the premium price we paid to stay at this accomodation.

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