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Activities at Countrywide Cottages

Otway Ranges self contained and pet friendly holiday accommodation

When did life stop being so gloriously simple?

Start with a lovely long walk or ride your mountain bike around the bush block in which the cottages sit, or extend yourselves by wandering on to the Otway Forest Park, which our property abuts. You'll find that our property offers the best activities of any farmstay accommodation Victoria options you might have!

Check out the recreation area "Neds Retreat" with a pool table and games in the "saloon" as well as a gas BBQ undercover in the "saddlery" next door.  There’s plenty of room to kick the footy or bowl a few overs.

Bring your children up to meet our array of critters - the bunnies, chickens, sheep and alpacas. There’s always a bunny in need of a cuddle and the chickens' eggs are finders’ keepers! 

Have a romp with your pooch in the large fenced yard or get them to drag you on long walks from your cottage door - your 4 legged-friend will be in heaven in our dog friendly accommodation Great Ocean Road.  We hear lots of our canine guests need loooong sleeps when they get back home after holidaying with us!

Take a trip back to your Huckleberry Finn days and get the kids yabbying in our huge and well stocked yabby dam.  Just the thing for some muddy fun.  Strings, nets and catch bucket provided. Bring some smelly old meat with you to lure them in.  Yabbies (Australia's fresh water shrimp) are wonderful tossed in some garlic and butter or have them the good old fashioned way with some vinegar - yum!  We've even got some recipies for you in the cottage.

Ours is the perfect venue for wandering the bush by day, or taking a torch lit night walk for a tree top search for possums.  Finish off a great day with a camp fire out the front of your cottage and toast the night away with gooey marshmallows! 

Each cottage boasts a bonfire area for those cosy evening wood BBQ's and marshmallow toastings (sorry - only outside of CFA designated fire season).  Why not try your hand at creating some damper?  

Of course, there's always the cottage verandah for  a lovely quiet sit and sip as you watch the gorgeous King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas call in to visit. 

Or take out the binoculars and do some serious bird watching.  We have had some serious amateur bird watchers visit who have seen in excess of 40 different birds in just 24 hours.  Flip through our birdwatchers book in the cottage to see if you can find more!  If you are lucky, you may even get to see one of the Powerful Owls roosting in the bush land next door.  Our thanks to Kristy Philliskirk for her magnificent photo.

What about tennis?  Bambra tennis courts are 3kms down the road and are available to our guests to use free of charge.  Coin operated night lights are also available, so bring your tennis gear and have a hit while you are here. 

"This place is superb.  It is the best family accomodation that we have come across." 

"We all had a great time feeding Mimi, Hughey, Mama the bunnies and Ratbag, Minnie and Norman.  We had lots of fun chasing the chickens, playing pool, playing darts, and most of all catching yabbies."  The Smith family 

How could you drag yourself away....

Contact us at Countrywide Cottages Otway Ranges to organise a memorable vacation!