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Birch House Koroit - Peaceful, Tranquil & Relaxing

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Step back in time, but with all the comforts of modern living

Birch House Koroit is a circa 1880s cottage which has been lovingly maintained and sympathetically restored to reflect a bygone era with all the conveniences of a modern home. Birch House generates a warm, relaxed feeling as the character of the building shines through.

Sit back in the luxury of a leather lounge suite and relax in front of the open fire, or move out on to the deck amidst the beautiful gardens. With queen beds in bedrooms 1 and 2, 2 single beds in the bedroom 3, a huge fully equipped kitchen and air-conditioning for those warmer days, Birch House provides a perfect escape for couples, families or a group of friends.

The gardens have an array of different types of plants and trees attracting an abundance of birdlife. Koalas also visit the huge gum trees in the garden on a regular basis.

Just a few minutes stroll to the main street of historic, quaint Koroit, you can enjoy renowned restaurants, pubs and cafes. Explore Tower Hill Game Reserve, the Heritage Trail, Koroit Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens, the Port Fairy-Warrnambool Rail Trail, historic Tower Hill Cemetery, or visit Killarney Beach. It's all at your doorstep! With mountain bikes provided for your use, take a ride around the town. Its a perfect way to discover the charm of this interestingly historic, picturesque town of Koroit.

Birch House and Birch Studio are available to be booked together to enable 8 people to stay at the one property, providing fully self contained luxury accommodation in the heart of Koroit. We hope to see you soon.

Free Wifi provided. Plenty of off street parking.

Due to extensive birdlife and wildlife, we are sorry but we cannot allow pets.

Birch Studio - Luxurious Couple Accomodation in the centre of Koroit Township

Birch House also has a mud brick unit, Birch Studio, nestled in the extensive private gardens. This luxurious couple accommodation is fully self contained, has a queen bed, a timber & stone fully equipped kitchen, cathedral ceilings and a wood fire. It has a charm and character all of its own. A huge bbq/outdoor entertainment area, all set under a canopy of enormous 100+ year old trees, this makes a tranquil relaxing setting for a romantic getaway. (Please see separate listing for Birch Studio)

Attractions in Koroit and Surrounding Areas

Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail - Birch House is just a few doors from restored former Koroit Railway Station, a significant landmark on this new Rail Trail.

Killarney Beach

Tower Hill Game Reserve

Koroit Historic Trail

Koroit's Botanical Gardens

Koroit Art Gallery

Cancellations - Where deposits may be refunded where cancellations occur up to 14 days prior to arrival, in all cases of cancellation, a cancellation fee of $50 applies to cover administration costs and will be deducted from any refunds given.

More Details

Jan and Ray Ramsay
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Jan and Ray Ramsay

We are Ray and Jan Ramsay, both professional people who love to travel, but enjoy home comforts instead of motels and hotels. We took note of all the things we thought were great about the places we stayed in and have put them together to create something special. We look forward to having you stay with us.

Jan and Ray Ramsay purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Jan and Ray Ramsay chose Koroit

On a holiday to Port Fairy we discovered Koroit! Fell in love with this country town, which at the time was a little 'down at heel', but we could see it was awakening and had something very special about the place. We decided to start looking for a property, found Birch House (which was just a private residence at the time) and created our holiday rental. We hope one day to retire to this property.

What makes this cottage unique

Town location, walking distance to all amenities. Large block with lovely gardens. Peaceful location, but close to everything.

Much of the cottage is original. The floor boards, the pine lining boards, fireplaces - all 130 years old! The rear of the property has been added over 30years ago, but has been done in keeping with the feel of the property. It truly has a relaxing feel about the property.

We have furnished the property in keeping with the period (without being nanna style), our linen is 5 star quality and our beds are high quality and comfortable. We supply plentiful large fluffy towels as well.

The lounge has a Chesterfield leather suite which is very comfortable.

The kitchen is a large country kitchen, fully equipped with everything you need. The table seats 8 comfortably, the wood fire in the kitchen can heat the whole house. It is definitely the hub and where most people are drawn when they stay. There is a beautiful day bed set under the corner kitchen window which is a favourite spot for many to sit and read, have a cuppa, or just sit and relax.

The windows look out over the large entertaining area and the gardens, simply gorgeous.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Koroit, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Children are welcome at Birch House and there is a portacot available for hire at a one off flat fee of $15 - includes linen.
  • STUDIO DOES NOT CATER FOR CHILDREN - Maximum of 2 Adults only in Birch Studio
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower. Toilet separate to bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Quality linen and bedding, very comfortable beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Quite country town boasting great amenities. Set at the top of the amazing "Tower Hill", an extinct volcano teaming with wildlife and amazing scenic views!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Birch House Koroit - Peaceful, Tranquil & Relaxing
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to stay in accommodation with everything you could need supplied, Birch Cottage is the place to stay.

A great country kitchen full of all the condiments and supplies you could need including pancake mix.

Beautifully furnished with period style furniture and set amongst cottage gardens in a quiet street it's the ideal location.

Close to Warrnambool, Killarney and Port Fairy.

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. We hope to have you return in the future. Kindest regards, Jan, Ray and Staff.
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Comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

Was a last minute choice on our way home from holiday,really enjoyed the 3 nights,

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, welcoming home that makes you feel as though you never want to leave. It is spotlessly clean with all that you would expect and loads more. The beds are comfortable with lovely linen, the kitchen is well appointed and the bathroom has lots of room with large soft towels. It is a great place to relax and there are lots of sights to see nearby as well. I have no hesitation in recommending Birch House and look forward to returning again.

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

brilliant property

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage had everything and more that you could ask for,thoroughly enjoyed our stay . The property was spotless,and had a very warm welcoming feeling.I will definately reccomend this lovely place to family and friends .Thanks Jan &Ray

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property Wilma. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future. Kindest regards, Jan, Ray & staff.
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Riddells Creek, Victoria, Australia

Excellent B & B

  • 5 of 5

This would be the best B & B we have ever stayed in. Immaculately clean. Well presented and in a beautiful country town.

  • Review Submitted: 21/04/2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Koroit, Victoria, Australia

Would stay again

  • 5 of 5

Quiet country getaway with all the trimmings. Koroit house is set up perfectly and we will definately be staying again.

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Tower Hill & Killarney Beach


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  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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