Countrywide Cottages


Come and enjoy four star, fully accessible and genuinely pet friendly bushland cottages at Countrywide Cottages. Located a short drive from the Great Ocean road, more.


1205 Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Road, Winchelsea South, VIC, 3241
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Countrywide Cottages have a lot to thank their fabulous guests for as their reviews across the internet have them firmly in the top ten in Australia for five years running in the 2022 AAA Gold List self catering accommodation category. Also, Hall of Fame of the Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor since 2015 and finalist in the Five Paws Awards since 2009. You and your dog/s will love it here too.

Come enjoy four star, fully accessible and genuinely pet friendly bush land cottages, just a short drive from the Great Ocean Road, 25 minutes drive inland from Lorne.

Relax by the wood fire, wander the bush tracks on the property or hop over the stile to walk for miles in the fabulous Otway National Park.

Cosy dog beds, home made dog treats and furniture covers for the couch potatoes all make sure your dog feels as welcome as you do. Each of the cottages has a huge securely fenced yard for your pets’ freedom and security as well as your peace of mind. Your dogs will love the bush tracks or a swim in the dam.

Nearby attractions include Otway Harvest Trail, Lorne and the Great Ocean Road.



  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • Quality Tourism Accreditation
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Barbeque
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Games or recreation room
  • Laundry
  • Non Smoking
  • Open Fireplace
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Radio/Stereo
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Stars


  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
  • An access and inclusion statement is available (make this available on your website).

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.