* Simple cottage charm in the heart of picturesque Birregurra
* Close to Brae Restaurant, Otway Ranges
* 30 minutes to Great Ocean Road (Lorne)
* Always fabulous for one - two; compact accommodation up to four
* ONE NIGHT stays welcome
BRAE: We offer complimentary transport to & from Brae (saving you $60 in return taxi fares) Pick ups until 11.30pm. Please ask us
If you think you will be later than 11.30pm we can provide taxi details for your trip home
Our bedding configuration is one queen bed and one double bed and can accommodate up to four people
However, you might like to consider that Crabapples is a small cottage with privacy curtains for the bedrooms rather than doors and so may only suit friends who know each other well!
Crabapples is at the front of our block and we live in the house behind.
Our aim is to provide simple, welcoming short term accommodation with character that speaks for itself. If your idea of luxury is simple charm, scrupulously clean surrounds and comfortable bedding in a great location, then you’ve found the right digs! We hope that the cottage is testament to what can be done with existing space, pre-loved furniture, fresh paint and a lot of energy
The cottage offers the following:
* Breakfast croissant & preserves [1st night only]
* Biscuits, ground coffee, leaf tea & milk
* Queen bed ~ double bed ~ kitchenette ~ shower room
* Reverse cycle aircon & electric wall panel heaters
* T.V ~ DVD Player ~ docking station/amplifier ~ free WiFi
* Guest soap & shampoo
*Small barbecue for guest use
* Front verandah to relax on
* Five minute stroll to centre of Birregurra
* Easy walking distance to local golf course and heritage trail
* Easy day trip to attractions of The Great Ocean Road and Otway Ranges
* Great base from which to explore the Otway Harvest Trail
* Close to Dan Hunter's Brae Restaurant
Bring your own food and enjoy cooking up a simple breakfast or holiday meal; enjoy a cheese platter and wine on the front verandah, or feast on local produce available from Birregurra's Farm Foods, Otway Artisan Bakery or the General Store, not to mention the many wonderful primary producers throughout the Otways
Crabapples is easy to find and has off street parking. Guests will have the cottage to themselves. CHECK IN is from 2pm. CHECK OUT by 10.30am (unless otherwise arranged)
As we live on the same block as Crabapples, we do tend to meet guests coming and going during their stay, but they will have the cottage entirely to themselves
We will certainly meet guests who take us up on the offer of transport to Brae
We're happy to offer you transport to and from the restaurant (no charge) Our little Astra has enough puff to get you there and back with a lot of good will and cheer - and will save you $60 in return taxi fares!
WE PICK UP UNTIL 11.30pm. Brae advises allowing 3.5 hours to dine, so if you have an 8pm or 8.30pm dinner booking, you might need to organise transport for your homeward trip so that you don't rush the experience. Contact details for local transport will be provided in your booking confirmation
WiFi: The joys of a rural location mean that WiFi can be extremely slow at times and mobile phone reception sporadic. For the most part it is pretty good
Petrol: Please note there is no petrol available in Birregurra. The nearest places for fuel are along the Geelong ring road; Winchelsea; Lorne & Colac
Bottle Shop: There is no bottle shop as such in Birregurra. You can buy local wines and craft brews at Farm Foods in Birregurra (closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays) and you can buy beer and wine at the Royal Mail Hotel but not at bottle shop prices. The nearest bottle shops are in Winchelsea or Colac, and there is the fabulous Forrest Brewery at Forrest
Royal Mail Hotel: The pub, just a few minutes walk from Crabapples, offers meals Wednesday -Sunday
Pets: PETS: Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets
If you would like to house your moggie or doggie nearby, the following may be of help to you:
*Hillview Cattery, (URL HIDDEN) / Phone:((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) / Mobile:(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) / (EMAIL HIDDEN)
*Woodleigh Dog Boarding Kennels, 85 Deans Marsh-Lorne Rd, Deans Marsh VIC 3235 / Phone:((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
* That you check out on time
* That noise be kept to a minimum
* That the cottage be left in a tidy condition
And most particularly ….
* That WATER and POWER be used wisely
We love living in Birregurra in south west Victoria and running a self-contained accommodation (Crabapples Birregurra). Making a comfy place for people to stay is satisying stuff! Meeting people who come to stay is an absolute bonus.
We also operate an online bookselling business, and try to keep an unruly garden in order.
We love finding new places, whether they be overseas or a previously undiscovered back road in our own neck of the woods.