Pets welcome at our Otway Ranges dog friendly holiday accommodation!
We treat your pet to 5 star luxury.
"...Our dog had the best time she has ever had in her life!" Rosie
Pet friendly? Absolutely! We are very excited to have held the 5 Paw Rating for Dog Friendly Accommodation since 2008 from Holidaying with Dogs - one of just a handful in Australia! See below for more information!
We know your dog is as much a part of the family as the people within it - this is why we go all out to make them feel at home. We provide a cosy bed, with blanket and bowls, home made doggie treats and fabulous rain water to welcome your canine pal on arrival.
Your dog will love the open spaces, the bush walks or perhaps a cooling dip in the dam. Bring them to meet Lottie (our beautiful black kelpie-collie cross). Of course your Assistance Animals are most welcome too!
"The accommodation has certainly exceeded our expectations and after visiting many dog friendly properties this is certainly the best..." Rob & Tanya, and our dogs Molly & Wilson
Here at Countrywide Cottages, we pride ourselves on the meticulous cleanliness of our cottages. Please be assured you won't see evidence of previous guests pets in your cottage when you stay here in our Lorne dog friendly accommodation!
"We all loved the species-specific cookies!" Olivia, Tom, Dougal & Riley
Dogs are allowed in the Otway Forest Park just beyond our back fence too - a wonderful spot to take advantage of our Great Ocean Road dog friendly accommodation , so let them drag you along for a walk and take home a happily exhausted little mate. There are also lots of doggable beaches within half an hours drive also, for the salt water fiends.
5 Paws Awards
You may have heard of the Holidaying with Dogs books and its' 5 Paws awards. These awards, judged every two years, are given to accommodation providers who demonstrate the quality of their product through the votes of their past guests. Guests with the most creative entries are in with a great chance to win one of three national prizes.
We seem to attract the cleverest of guests. In 2006, a guest of ours was one of the three national winners of the competition and in 2008 we were lucky enough to find that two of our guests were national winners. in 2010, we had a runner up also. We're over the moon! Why not come along and help us scoop the pool in 2013? All votes are welcome!!
"It's great to find such an amazing place where the whole family is really welcome, including our Sarsha....hope you get the 5 Paw friendliest accommodation award, we have certainly voted for you" Wendy Et Al
Horses are able to stay at Countrywide Cottages - true Otways pet friendly holiday accommodation! Come and ride the Angahook State Park straight from home. What a delightful holiday for both you and your horse! Please BYO tack. Paddock and Hay available at minimal cost.
"It's great to be able to go away and take all the members of your family, including the furry ones!" Pris, Paul and Sami
Check out the self contained accommodation Otway Ranges on offer at Countrywide Cottages.