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Charming and Delightful oasis
Very charming cottage in a beautiful setting. Away from the crowds.
This cottage is very comfortable and well equipped - everything available to prepare and cook meals and plenty of very scenic vistas from the many postions on decks and seating surrounding the house. Old style comfort with modern equipment.
Something for everyone - a swing -trampoline - a bath - grazing cows in the next paddock and with Netflix also. Most helpful communications and good directions from Chris, quite lovely and highly recommended.
Great country home
We stayed 2 nights at Birnam, 2 families and 3 kids. The place is clean, cozy and has everything you need. It's perfect to sit next to the fire place in winter. You can see and feel nature around, we can relax completely and enjoy ourselves.
Chris is very attentive and gave us detailed instruction to make our stay more comfy. Will definitely be back:)
Serenity at its best!
Birnam provided us with a real sanctuary and we have never relaxed and rested so much as when we stayed here! The birdlife is extraordinary and the peace and quiet is amazing! It is our ideal location for a recharge and we are looking forward to coming back! Thankyou Chris for sharing your slice of heaven!
Perfect country getaway
We loved the property, garden was stunning and the house was so cosy
Fantastic, peaceful retreat in the beautiful Otway
Our family of five visited Birnam in early October 2017. The house is a lovely, peaceful oasis hidden in the forest between Colac and Beech Forest. As soon as we turned into the unsealed (but well graded) road from the main road to reach Birnam and drove through the stands of tall trees, we were enchanted with the location. The house is about 500 metres from the Beechy rail trail with a great, family friendly section on one side of the road and a steeper, more challenging section on the other. It is a short reach to Forrest, the micro-brewery and the mountain bikes trails, the cafes and farmers' markets of Birregura and (although we didn't visit) the Otway Flyer. A new treetop adventure course opened in April this year nearby and we enjoyed a fun morning zipping through the trees.
The house itself is perfectly set up for a family, with games for the kids to play (our kids played for hours with the planks), a great driveway for them to ride their bikes on and a comfortable wood fire for the evenings. The beds were comfortable, the linen new and crisp (we found out at the end of our stay that we were only the second guests) and the electric blankets welcome on the cold nights. The kitchen and bathroom had a lovely 'old farmhouse' feel which we really liked. Waking with only the sounds of the farm in front and the wind in the trees was a treat and we felt as though we were far away from civilisation, without actually being so!.
Chris was fantastic at organising the stay and even went to the effort of organising for us to pick up a blanket we had left behind from them when they were next in Melbourne, which we greatly appreciated. Thanks Chris and Kate for a great stay!
Perfect family holiday destination in the Otways!
What a wonderful holiday home! From the moment we pulled up the drive of Birnam retreat we felt relaxed and at home.
We stayed in this property as two families with children all aged under 7 years. The facilities were very clean and well appointed, the beds comfortable and the house warm from the wood fire.
The natural surrounds of the house are gorgeous and provided hours of entertainment for our children exploring the garden and the nearby bushland. Watching the cattle graze and a mob of 40 kangaroos each night slowly move across the adjoining paddock was a highlight.
If you are after a comfortable, warm and cozy holiday destination in the heart of the Otways then look no further!
Thanks Chris for a lovely stay.