About Countrywide Cottages Pet friendly farmstay accommodation in the Otway Ranges

Wanting a change from nursing after working across Australia and with the Inuit in the Canadian arctic, Di Schulze made the decision to take over the running of Countrywide Cottages in 2005.  Since then she has created a family friendly as well as genuinely Otways pet friendly accommodation destination. In addition, her warmth and hospitality has been bringing guests back time after time.

Your dog will love the open spaces, the bush walks or perhaps a dip in the dam!  Provided with a cosy bed, blanket and bowls, home-made dog treats and fresh rain water, the 4-legged members of your family will find themselves well and truly at home!

Modern well-appointed self contained cottages Otway Ranges, bush walks from your door, bonfires out the front, yabbying in the dam, playing pool in the recreation room; settle in at your cottage for your stay or head out and explore all the region has to offer.

Contact Us to find out about Countrywide Cottages today or to book a holiday your whole family will enjoy!



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…

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The Igloo offers wheelchair friendly accommodation featuring ramp access, widened doors, wheel in shower, quarter turn taps, rails in bathroom, washer and dryer and split air conditioning system for heating and cooling in conjunction with the cosy wood fire. Our wheel-under hot plates…

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We are immensely proud of the family and Otways pet friendly accomodation we provide. Need some independence? For independent comments about us, or to add one of your own, check out feedback about us on Trip Advisor…

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Awards & Media

Awards – 2015 tripadvisor Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence; Nominated for National Best Pet Friendly Accommodation by the Master Dog Breeders Association; Winner Five Paw Rating from Holidaying with Dogs since 2008; Winner Business Excellence Micro Business Award, 2009 Winner Alcoa Access Information Award, 2009 Winner Alcoa Access Accommodation Award, 2008 Winner…

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Environmental sustainability is of vital importance to us. Our policy about Countrywide Cottages Otway Ranges is to make sure we are doing anything we can to reduce our carbon footprint. We make every attempt to go well beyond simply living off our magnificent bushland setting as our environmental mark in the tourism industry. We believe…

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We consider it our responsibility to share the love and are proud to be able to support many causes which are close to our hearts. In keeping with our sustainability philosophy, we source ethical suppliers. Two of our favourites are…

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