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Spring 2017 

The long cold winter seems all but a distant memory now with spring well and truly here. As lovely as winter is on the farm, the property is looking gorgeous at the moment with many beautiful spring flowers sprouting all throughout Pennyroyal Farm. 

During winter while the fires have been roaring strong at Pennyroyal Farm Cottages, and the snow falling in The Otways, we managed to complete some improvements to the cottages.  The useful feedback from our lovely loyal guests helped us to determine what is important to you.  Thank you for filling out your guest feedback form.  It is the only way that we know if something is not working or if there are any suggestions on how to make your stay more comfortable!

Many people have also been asking about our gorgeous goats. Rest assured they are being very well looked after just around the corner.  The paddocks at Pennyroyal Farm are currently being renovated. We will be looking at bringing back some animals as soon as we can.  We will keep you updated.  If you are missing the goats, Vine Cottage has a tribe of character filled ones living on the paddock next to the cottage. Perhaps it is worth a visit!

Out and About...

Off the beaten track... 4WD in The Otways

With all the tracks due to open on the 2nd of November , it is a perfect time to "Get off the beaten track" of the Great Ocean Road and head into the Great Otway National Park.  

The Otways has much to offer for all four-wheel driving skill levels. The roads and tracks in The Otways are drivable in a standard 4WD in the dry, however in the wet you will need special equipment!  Make sure you are prepared! Parks Victorias Iconic 4WD adventures have fantastic driving ideas on how to explore the famous Otways coast and lush green hinterland. 

What are you waiting for!

Fantastic General Stores in our region..

The Store - Deans Marsh

Nestled in the Otways hinterland between Winchelsea and Lorne you will find our local General Store.  We are very proud of "The Store" and the recent revitalisation of it by owner Dale, Jude and The Team.  Their menu features a range of fresh healthy salads , a variety of home made pies,  pulled pork rolls as well as the most delicious locally made sweet treats. "The Store" also serves great coffee and a range of local produce and home wares, as well as local beers and wines to take away.

Martians Cafe...

Martians Cafe is under NEW MANAGEMENT!  We would like to welcome Josh Goddard and his team as the new owners of our local Martians Cafe in Deans Marsh.

Josh, being a great chef and a talented musician is bringing great food and finally some music back to The Marsh. Martians is well renowned for its live music with many famous musicians having played there, and many great musicians playing there soon. 

Josh has also been cooking up a storm with his famous themed nights on Thursday nights serving delicious tasting plates from all over the world!  Make sure you book your table for Thursday nights to avoid disappointment!

Martians is also famous for their delicious pizzas and local wines and beers on tap!  Whet your whistle with local beverages, fill your belly with delicious food or feed your soul with great music - Martians is definitely worth a visit next time you are in town.


Pennyroyal Pet of the Season...

Meet Tony, Megan and George!

Isn't he just delicious! Tony and Megan spent their third wedding anniversary in Honeysuckle Cottage.  Their time was even more special as they were able to bring their best buddy George along.

George the Bulldog had a fabulous time with us and we look forward to seeing them again some time soon!

Thank you Tony and Megan and of course George , our Pennyroyal Pet of the Season. 


Shakespeare in The Otways

Looking for something different to do, look no further. These outdoor performances combine the spectacle of ballet, the tragedy of opera and delight of stunning visual effects, set in the most scenic parts of The Otways.   "The Tempest" is to be performed at Australia's oldest working lighthouse - The Cape Otway Light station, on the 4th of November.  "Romeo and Juliet" will be staged amongst the beauty and romance of the vines at Otway Estate on the 18th of November.

Looking for something to do for Melbourne Cup Weekend...

We are offering a 10% discount to all bookings over Melbourne Cup!

Book now to avoid disappointment!


Upcoming Events...

  • 28th October - Garden Party at Mantra Lorne
  • 29th October - 3pm Live Music at Martians Cafe -" Zeffa"
  • 3rd November - 7.30pm Live Music at Martians Cafe -" Tom Day"
  • 4th November - Aireys Inlet Fairy
  • 4th November - Lorne Foreshore Market
  • 4th November - Gold Record Show at the Lorne Country Club
  • 4th November - The Impossible Paddle - Torquay to Barwon Heads
  • 4th November - Shakespeare in The Otways - "The Tempest" - Cape Otway Lightstation
  • 5th November - Deans Marsh Market - 9am - 2pm
  • 5th November - 3pm Live Music at Martians Cafe -" Geoff Achison"
  • 11th November - The Sound Doctor Presents - An Evening with Leah Senior in Anglesea
  • 12th November - 3pm Live Music at Martians Cafe -" Mountain Grey"
  • 18th November - Shakespeare in the Otways - "Romeo and Juliet" - Otway Estate
  • 19th November - Frogwood Arboretum Open Day - Deans Marsh
  • 2nd Sunday of each month - Hare Krishna Valley - Sunday Festival Program
  • ** Loads of live music at Martians!  Check out their website for more information**

  • **Free Live Music every Sunday afternoon at Gosling Creek Winery.   Serving a light lunch. Family and Pet Friendly **

Deans Marsh Market...

The Deans Marsh Market is on again!  This unique hinterland market is a must see! Comprising of local food growers and producers, live music, local artists,  craftspeople, buskers and kids activities.

Sunday 5th November from 9am - 2pm

Pennyroyal Valley Road, Deans Marsh