King Parrot Cottages: A secluded oasis in the Otways

Off the beaten track lies a completed secluded oasis, nestled in the Otways…this place has won us over: heart and soul. 

The quiet, peaceful, rustic nook called King Parrot Cottages is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and to reset/relax/unwind. Space to roam free, walks and hikes that are kid friendly and also throw in some wildlife spotting including sightings of the rare Powerful Owl!

With alpaca’s, kangaroo’s, donkeys and birdlife a plenty, you would be forgiven for half expecting to pay an entry fee to this wildlife haven, with stunning lush green valleys, quintessential Aussie bushland, towering eucalypts!

Misty mornings best spent lazing in front of the woodfire, watching the world go by outside our window. The dreamy cottage (Acquila) has everything you need for a winter escape with cozy/warm throws, cushions and comfy beds, not to mention plenty of space for a family with bunk beds and two king size beds to choose from.

With ample space to explore on the property (over 200 acres!) and not a soul in sight, it was the perfect winter cottage getaway, with fresh air to breathe again after being in lockdown mode and space for the kids to get grubby outside and enjoy exploring. There is a waterfall on the property and some fantastic hikes for all levels of expertise and if you don’t want to move a muscle, you can instead choose to sit on the balcony amongst the gum trees and enjoy the serenity with no sense of time, distractions or schedules. Pure bliss

Just be sure to grab your camera at dusk as when the sun retreats, the wide open sky changes to a kaleidoscope of orange, purple and red hues and it’s picture perfect. Later, when the weary kids are dreaming of their days adventures and the sky is a blanket of stars, it’s time to kick back in front of the fire sampling local cheese and a cheeky pinot (or two).

Rain, hail or shine, this place has it in spades and is the perfect place to unwind together as a family and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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