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"
FAMILY AND KIDS
Children (and Adults!) love the chooks, the birds and surrounding farm animals.
* billiard room
* indoor games
* outside extensive lawn area
AS IT IS A RURAL PROPERTY CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES DUE TO THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE/DAM ON THE PROPERTY HOWEVER, FISHING IS FUN AND EQUIPMENT ON REQUEST CAN BE SUPPLIED
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
WHERE ARE WE ?
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.