Barham Hill Retreat


Entire cottage hosted by Shelly And Jack

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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If you’re looking for a private and peaceful getaway, nestled among the rolling hills, whilst being just 3.5km from the township of Apollo Bay, welcome to Barham Hill Retreat.
Guests can explore the 40 acre conservation property walking along well-established tracks which winds through the property viewing the magnificent manna gums and stringybarks of the Otway foothills. You will have an opportunity to see an abundance of wildlife including koalas, wallabies and many birds.

The space
Barham Hill is a one-bedroom self-contained cottage set on the top of the hill, giving you expansive views of the foothills Forrest. It’s common for wallaby's and birds to visit you whilst you sit on your private balcony for a cuppa or cook dinner on the BBQ. We provide a selection of local teas and coffee and kitchen basics such as pepper, salt, sugar, olive oil are all provided.

Inside the cottage is a queen bed. There is also a fold out sofa bed suitable for family, friends or kids. Beds are supplied with quality linen and bedding. Towels are supplied. Codes for internet are in the cottage.

The Cottage is heated with a luxurious wood fireplace for you to use, with all firewood provided. We will set the fire for you in case you want to light it.

The property is only a 5-minute drive from Apollo Bay. It is a perfect spot to explore the Great Otway National Park, Great Ocean Walk, Twelve Apostles, cool temperate rainforests, waterfalls and the many other attractions in our region.

If you just wish to enjoy the nature around you and snuggle up with a good book, then the cottage is also perfect. In the Cottage you will find some and lots of books including reference guides to the flora and fauna you will find in the Otways. You will also find some binoculars, information about our conservation plans for the property and refences to the history of the Otways. For those who love birdwatching this property wont disappoint!

At the property we have a much-loved dog, Clarke who is super friendly adores a pat. Clarke may greet your arrival with a bark but otherwise is super friendly. We also have a resident Shetland Pony - Sammy who keeps the grass down behind the property to reduce our bushfire risk. Sammy is well fed, because our daughter Lily likes to feed him.

Behind our house is the chicken coup, which is also home to beehives that help pollenate our gardens and provide us with delicious honey. You may see the hens free ranging around the property.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia

Other things to note
You are in a wild Otways so please be mindful while exploring. We recommend taking your phone if exploring alone. Please do not enter the paddock with the pony, not because he bites, but because he’s actually an escape artist.

Snakes are part of nature and you need to be mindful of and be always aware of them.

Hosted by Shelly And Jack

  1. Joined in May 2014
  • 52 Reviews
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  • Superhost

During your stay

Next to the Cottage is our house, with a garage which separates the two buildings. Please respect our privacy and do not come into our house without asking permission. We will of course do the same.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No pets
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy