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THE NOOK near Birregurra & Otways

Bedrooms 2
Space 110 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Private Self contained 2 bedroom house/cottage maximising the beautiful Otways

A quaint, recently renovated, private country cottage oozing old world charm and character in a rural setting offering the best of the Otways. Only 25 minutes to the beaches of Lorne, 10 minutes to the historic township of Birregurra and Brae Restaurant, and 3 mins to Deans Marsh.

Delightful ambient cottage offering quality facilities and appointments in a picturesque garden and treed setting on acreage with extensive rural views. A full kitchen complemented by an enjoyable dining experience in the open-plan living area.

An opportunity to connect with nature and an Australian bush experience. Kangaroos, wallabies,echidnas and the sheer joy of the birds delight our guests.

Nurture the senses with the wood fire in winter, relax with a book or just embrace the birdsong harmony.

Congratulations again BRAE in being in the top 60 - (2018) in the world!! And your outstanding awards. We are accommodation partners with DAN HUNTERS award winning BRAE RESTAURANT 10 mins away AND WE OFFER A TRANSFER SERVICE (bookings required by arrangement). Also the Otways showcase many delightful eateries enjoying fresh local produce, beer and wine.

Local wineries, beer, cider and fresh produce including strawberry and raspberry picking are a feature of the area. The Otways Harvest Trail, farmers' markets, Farmgate Woolshop Tarndie. The richness of the Otways natural forest and rainforests abound.

Wildlife, bush-walking, cycling, food & wine trails, Pick your Own Berries at local farms, coastal escape, the Great Otway National Park - the choice is yours!

If you would like a fresh breakfast hamper of local produce, we offer either a Continental (local baked bread, granola, yoghurt, fresh compote, jam, juice, fresh fruit,butter, milk) or Full Country (our free range eggs, local bread, juice, tomatoes, Otway bacon,butter, fresh fruit in season).

Minimum 2 people - 2 nights. $35 for Continental and $45 Full. Please request.

A private retreat perfect for a couple/couples and families. Recent guests have commented:

"This is such a sweet little cottage - the perfect place to relax. A home away from home. We had a lovely weekend away."

"Absolutely charming and so very comfortable. Divine garden. Spotless and welcoming. After a number of stays at surrounding cottages we have been captivated by The Nook. Thank you."

"The Nook became an instant memory. Both of us knew that the comforting smell of timber, the rich healthy garden, friendly and curious chooks and warm atmosphere that had planted unique seeds of nostalgia in us. We will no doubt relish every reflection we have of The Nook."

"What a divine little 'Nook'. The perfect place for getting away from it all to relax. Particularly loved the fire to curl up with a magazine. Amazing birdlife. The billiard table was fab fun and the chooks were so welcoming! We look forward to returning soon"


Children (and Adults!) love the chooks, the birds and surrounding farm animals.

* billiard room

* bocce

* indoor games

* outside extensive lawn area

* fishing


We can supply a porta-cot and high chair on request.


The Nook sleeps four people in the comfort of two bedrooms with Queen sized beds.

All beds have Doonas and/or blankets and electric blankets. A rollaway for a fifth guest is required.

A new kitchen and bathroom compliments the open plan lounge/dining area and separate library/billiard room. Create a dinner party at home with sumptuous fresh local produce and wine.

A north facing deck with Weber Q BBQ overlooks a private garden and lawns that abound with native birdlife.

Luxury linen, towels and toiletries are supplied for your enjoyment.

The log fire is complemented by reverse cycle air conditioning and ceiling fan.

The kitchen and fittings would satisfy any cook and the flat screen TV and BluRay DVD would satisfy the lounge lizard!

Foldaway bed available for hire $25.

Portacot available for hire $20

High Chair $15


Travelling by the new Geelong Bypass The Nook is less than two hours from Melbourne and 45 mins from Geelong. As an alternative, you can take the spectacular Great Ocean Road and approach The Nook through Lorne and Deans Marsh. Access road is sealed.

Centrally located to the natural beauty of the Otway National Parks and Forest, waterfalls, the Otway Fly, Great Ocean Road beaches, wineries, PYO berry farms, farmers' markets, fine cafes/restaurants offering local produce, bike, hike and walking trails.

More Details

Property Manager
Linda/Greg Aimers
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Pennyroyal

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Children must be supervised as there is a dam on this rural property
  • Respect of the all property items and the state of the property is expected (penalties may apply in accordance with our policy).
  • The property left in a clean and tidy state
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Large bathroom with oversized shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Queen Size Beds in both bedrooms, quality linen, electric blanket and oil heater
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
A rural retreat to nurture your senses or enjoy the beautiful Otways and Great Ocean Road environs. Local specialties include the wineries, cafes and restaurants.


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THE NOOK near Birregurra & Otways
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews

Exactly what we'd hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at the end of a month long tour of parts of Australia. We wanted to feel we were experiencing a little of 'real rural' Australia - and away from the tourist crowds of the nearby Great Ocean Road. And The Nook delivered. It's certainly rural and charming but also has all the modcons we wanted such as a dishwasher and aircon. Tastefully furnished. We asked Linda to organise breakfast for us, which was delicious. We visited as a couple but four could stay without a problem. The (relatively) nearby store is useful and stocks produce of a surprisingly high quality. Comfy and cosy - highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martin we are absolutely delighted that The Nook met with your expectations and that you embraced this beautiful area. Such considerate guests and of course we always feel privileged with international guests! Hoping that one day you can both return.
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Very cosy stay

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay - we got the fire going straight away and i was impressed with the oven - cooked a great roast! The bedroom was lovely and big with a comfy bed - slept well! Linda was very helpful with providing a couple of kitchen items! Thanks for a great stay! We also thought the Deans Marsh local store nearby was tops - best steak sambo for breakfast there in a very long time!

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay Katy and Greg. The Store at Deans Marsh certainly has fine food and country ambience - glad you loved it.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is there. Linda and Greg have great taste and the house is warm, clean, comfortable and cosy. Thank you, we thoroughly enjoyed the house and surrounds.

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sara. We are delighted you enjoyed your time at The Nook. We love our guests having a good time!
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed the stay very much. The cottage is very spacious with excellent facilities. It is a fantastic place to stay for young families. Thanks Linda for the lovely eggs from your girls (chooks)! Will definiteky be back.

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 4 of 5

Many thanks to Linda and Greg. We had a lovely weekend at the nook. It was just so relaxing and peaceful. The only thing that would have improved our stay would have been a breakfast basket which would have allowed us to stay a little bit longer. I will definitely recommend this property to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. It was lovely to have you stay. Apologies, as we do offer a Breakfast Basket on request, but hope you enjoyed the free range eggs from the chooks!
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Peaceful and serene

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with english garden. Very quiet and peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jacqui. We are so pleased that your family and particularly the children enjoyed The Nook.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Avalon and Melbourne
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Deans Marsh
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Birregurra, Lorne, Colac
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Deans Marsh/Birregurra
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Lorne & The Great Ocean Road

Otway Ranges walks and waterways

Otway Fly

Otway Tree Adventure - tree ropes and zip line

Surf Coast Beaches, surfing, swimming, hiking

Kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas - wildlife

Kangaroo tours Anglesea Golf Course

Forrest Cycling

Birregurra village and Historical Walk

Brae Restaurant

12 Apostles and Apollo Bay

Deans Marsh The Store - sensational coffee and treats

Tarndwarncort Sheep Station and Wool

Horseriding Anglesea

Golf - Birregurra, Colac, Lorne, Anglesea

Chocolaterie Anglesea

Paddle boating Anglesea

Local Produce Markets

Strawberry farms


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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