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Pennyroyal Farm

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225 Pennyroyal Valley Road, Deans Marsh, Victoria Australia
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Pennyroyal Farm near Lorne, features stunning country cottages with great character, views & every comfort of home. Outside you have sheltered fenced native gardens and sweeping valley views to state forest where you can take your dog. We offer several multi awarded, fully self-contained, purpose-built holiday cottages in the Pennyroyal Valley, a short scenic drive from Lorne. Most feature soaring timber ceilings and unusual wavy-edged farm grown cypress timber cladding and kitchen benches, and outside large decks with views, BBQ and outdoor furniture. All feature a fully fenced native garden to ensure your privacy and security for pets and pet friendly walks from your door. Nearby cafes in Deans Marsh are pet friendly outside. Pets are fully catered for with beds inside, towels & a treat supplied! Some have spas and aircon while all have Logfires and ceiling fans,auto wash machines and full entertainment centers including DVD players, and comfy leather furniture. All three bedroom cottages have en-suites to master bedroom and full sized baths or spas. All beds have doonas, electric blankets and all linen and towels. To ensure your holiday has minimum environmental impact we buy green electricity and grow our own firewood and building timber. What makes us special is our attention to detail. ..."don't change a thing, we loved the decor and furnishings, such a pleasant change from modern motel rooms" Pip"our stay was perfect in every way, we would love to plan a return stay, thank you so much"LaurenLocalityThe Pennyroyal Valley is a jewel of the Otway Foothills just off the main inland road to Lorne. The valley was once famous for its orchards and berry farms and wild apples and cherry plums still fruit by the Pennyroyal Stream and road. There are areas of State Forest and National Park. There are trout and native blackfish in the stream. Today there are 2 PYO berry farms with cafes open in season. The township of Deans Marsh boasts a general store and 3 cafes, each with its own character. Martians specialty is live music and a bottle shop and Sticky Spoons has great food and hosts live theatre, poetry and music. Old Lorne Rd Olives boasts a more contemporary cafe which specialises in olive products and appears in the Age Good Food Guide. Pennyroyal Farm shelters below the ridge protected from cold winds. It looks out over farmland to State Forest where there are plenty of opportunities for Pet Friendly bushwalking including the historic Coal Train Walk which we maintain. This ex dairy farm has been transformed into boutique holiday cottages with extensive native plantings for shelter, firewood, beauty and privacy for our guests. The only livestock we run these days are a few goats to keep the grass down and keep our guests amused with their antics.
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emcde wrote a review 13 Apr
Melbourne, Australia382 contributions61 helpful votes
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I’ve been coming to stay at Deans Marsh for at least 8 years and have lost track of how many times I’ve stayed. It really feels homely and a great place to relax with friends and dogs. It’s a short drive to Lorne but We only left the cottage on one day and just enjoyed relaxing, bird watching amd soaking in the spa. It was lovely to speak to the new owners and see the improvements they’ve made in their first few months there. I’ve seen he cottages suffering from neglect for a number of years so it’s nice to see them getting some love! There was issues on my first night with the power going out which also meant no water. They provided electricity via an extension lead and some water and an electrician was there in the morning.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Christine wrote a review Mar 2021
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We stayed for my birthday weekend, with my hubby ,2 girl friends and our 2 fur babies. Perfect weather, we sunned ourselves during the day on the deck with a drink in hand, warmed ourselves with a fire at night and slept in comfortable beds with top quality linen.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gerald S wrote a review Jun 2020
Maryborough, Australia8 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed in the Barn Studio here for four nights with our two dogs.We found it to be very relaxing and our dogs loved it Great amenities in lovely country surround. We have put it on our list of 'we will be backs'.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Inspiration115514 wrote a review Jan 2020
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We just stayed two nights and booked 3 cottages as a group. Our cottage was $600 for two nights. For this price I expected a lot more. Maybe a loft room that was safe to use would have been a great start. The attitude of the cleaners this morning was nothing short of rude. The female with arms crossed and giving us foul looks from 10.01 really this was not acceptable. My husband waved and was going to say we won't be long, she definitely gave no response other than a glare. Two cottages out of our 3 were cleaned out we had one to go and you looked at us like that. We left the cottages spotless clean rubbish removed dishes done and yes we were lucky to be 1 minute late at this stage. Maybe for $600 A weekend check out could be 11am Never again would I stay or recomened pennyroyal farm after feeling like a criminal for being a little late. We are very well travelled and never been treated like that by the cleaners or any other buisness person.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from PennyroyalFarm, Manager at Pennyroyal Farm
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review. We do hope that you enjoyed the wedding you attended over the weekend in our beautiful area. January is our busiest time of the year where not only do our guests stay for longer, but our cottages are all at full capacity. We love giving our guests late checkouts, and early check ins when we can, however, during this time of year It is important that our guests respect our strict 10am checkout policy. It is part of our conditions of stay. It is actually imperative for the smooth running of our business and for the respect of our other guests and for our housekeepers who had 6 cottages to clean last Sunday by check in time, that all cottages are vacated by 10am. We appreciate your feedback and wish you the very best for the New Year.
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emcde wrote a review Dec 2019
Melbourne, Australia382 contributions61 helpful votes
I've lost track of the number of stays I've had at Pennyroyal. I just love it there and almost think of it as 'my' holiday home. I find it so relaxing to know that my dogs can roam free and enjoy the lovely gardens and I can relax on the deck or by the open fire. The cottages are fairly basic but for me this is a huge plus. I can relax knowing that my dogs or myself are unlikely to damage anything. The cottages have everything you need to cook, With vodafone I have very limited coverage there which adds to the retreat feel although I could walk to the gate and connect if needed. I stayed in Acacia this time which has a wonderful hot tub on the porch which I made very good use of. I'd had a friend die in the lead up to this stay and needed to rearrange my dates to be home for the funeral. Jasmina was wonderfully flexible and understanding which I really appreciated during this difficult time. Thanks Jasmina :)
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from PennyroyalFarm, Manager at Pennyroyal Farm
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Oh Em, thank you so much for your lovely review! It is so much appreciated and did bring a tear to my eye... I remember chatting to you when your friend passed away. Terribly sad and I do hope you are doing well. We are so pleased that you, and your pooch enjoy your times at Pennyroyal Farm Cottages! It seems that you found exactly why we fell in love with Pennyroyal Valley and Pennyroyal Farm. We are looking forward to your next stay! Best wishes, Jasmina
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pennyroyal Farm
Is parking available at Pennyroyal Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pennyroyal Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Store, Gentle Annie Berry Gardens & Cafe, and Martians Cafe and Bar.
Are pets allowed at Pennyroyal Farm?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.