Explore regional Victoria with eight of the most charming cottages and cabins

Explore regional Victoria with eight of the most charming cottages and cabins

Words by Riya Kiran

Escape the city life and snuggle into one of these cabins.

With travel restrictions easing there’s no doubt we’re all dying to get out explore the heavenly regional Victoria! We’ve all spent months attached to our screens straining our eyes, or too occupied in our fast-paced lives.

It’s time to just kick back and take some time out!

Whether you’re looking for a trip away with your best mates, a romantic weekend or a solo adventure, Victoria is home to the most charming cabins to simply get away, and here are just a couple of our favourites.

The Wensley

 Set high on 80 acres of rolling hills, make yourself at home in this haven of serenity!

Located in Wensleydale, Victoria 1.5 hours from Melbourne, the house is snuggled into the central pocket of the Surf Coast. It offers you the chance to chill out and admire the views or explore The Great Ocean Road and surrounding countryside with complete privacy. Constructed with detail, the house has been designed with you in mind!

The Wensley is a bespoke timber, with floor to ceiling windows and natural finishes to create an uncluttered, beautiful space allowing you to escape the trappings of city life.

The downstairs bathroom is also home to the most luxurious natural stone tub ideal for long soaks, settle in with a book or a vino! The doors open up to the deck so why not take one of the lanterns from the entry and lay under the stars. Whether you chose to sink into the sofa and watch the sunrise with a coffee or the moon rise with a glass of country red wine in hand, the panoramic views of The Wensley will not disappoint!

Check out this stunning stay here!

Marges Cottage

This has to be hands down the best bathtub view in Victoria!

Snuggle up in the blissfully quiet hills of southwest Gippsland as you indulge in the peacefulness around you. Spend your time on the deck, watching the sheep, alpacas and horses or settle into a much needed warm bath in the claw foot tub, with a view second to none! With a fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen to keep you warm and happy, you could spend days living off the grid at Marges Cottage.

Feel like you’re living in a Jane Austen novel, with a stunning pastoral view and rolling green hills around, providing the ultimate tranquil hideaway.

Find this magical getaway here!


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by @margescottage

Check out more travel inspiration via our website.

Twilight Cottage

Turn your back on the city lights and wander down a path to this charming and quiet little cottage!

Hidden among the Dandenong Ranges the Twilight Cottage is charming and ready for your perfect getaway. Perhaps light the fireplace and open a bottle of Yarra Vally wine or luxuriate in the deep-sea bath with a glass ceiling showing you the shimmering stars, before you sink into your luxurious bed. You have the option to even enjoy your own private courtyard or take a short stroll to the well-renowned Olinda restaurants for tea.

Located in a picture-perfect location, let the rest of the world melt away as you enjoy your stay here!

Find it here!


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Riley (@riley.wun)

Japanese Zen Retreat

Switch off from your fast-paced life to a complete state of Zen at this unique retreat located in the idyllic Gippsland.

Influenced by the styles of the Kyoto Palace the Zen Retreat is built upon a tranquil pond with only the sound of frogs and Kookaburras to disturb you! Surrounded by a ‘Bush Style’ interpretation of a Japanese Garden the retreat is the perfect relaxing getaway. Watch the sun go down perched on the veranda overlooking the pond and drinking a glass of local wine or get snuggly on the couch watching delicate patterns of sunlight on the water reflect and dance across your walls. With two large bedrooms fitted with queen beds, a large living area and a complimentary Country Basket Breakfast Hamper the retreat is prepared for your arrival.

The exciting location also allows you to explore the acres of natural bushland at the foothills of Mount Baw Baw or some of Victoria’s most beautiful rainforests.

This private and secluded Japanese Zen Retreat will not disappoint you!

Check it out here!


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Riparide (@riparide)

Otway’s Loft

This eccentric location fuses tree-house with cottage warmth!

Set in an adventurous garden it is one of the most unique getaways, located deep in the small town of Forest, Victoria. Hand made with the ‘labour of love’, Otway’s Loft is built on a framework of local tree poles, parts from train carriages, materials from a nearby church, and other salvaged bits and pieces.

Surrounded by towering Mountain Ash rainforests, the charming loft is full of character and love. With birdsongs singing to you through the evening and numerous waterfalls to visits, the Otway is a pristine playground for nature lovers!

Featuring a free-standing claw-foot bath in the master bedroom with a lovely view of the landscape and a wood-fired heater with wood supplied, the attractive location will not let you down.

Check out the Otway here!

Liptrap Loft

You could scour all of Victoria but never find a property quite like this!

The handmade house is the perfect getaway for those wanting to enjoy nature in a charming rural setting. Located just over two hours from Melbourne in the quaint Walkerville, the Liptrap Loft is hidden among the lush farmland of South Gippsland. This slice of heaven is memorable and refreshing, fully kitted out with 3 beds, a Japanese bathhouse, a wood fire heater and exclusive access to endless acres of land.

With rugged charm and secluded beaches this romantic outdoor adventure awaits your arrival!

Find it here!

Parkvale Bush Cabin

There is always something special about spending an evening by the fire, hearing only the sound of chirping cicadas and enjoying the feeling that there is nothing else around you!

This bushland hideaway is the perfect adventure located just a short drive away from the town centre of Granite Rock, Gippsland. Entirely surrounded by lush bushland, this place feels miles away from the rest of the world. Spend your time exploring the area and discovering the stunning Gippsland lakes, limestone caves and spotting wildlife in their natural life. Take your breakfast onto the veranda or stargaze throughout the night. With four luxurious feds and an indoor and outdoor fireplace, this is the perfect place to unwind and disconnect from your busy life.

Check out this hideaway here!


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Riparide (@riparide)

Aire River Escape

The private Aire River Cabin is tucked away in the Great Ocean Road, completely engulfing you into nature!

With the river sweeping around the front of the house and a backdrop of rolling green hills and surrounding mountains, this is one of the most picturesque getaways!

Simmer in the outdoor spa and sauna on the deck, or meander among the gigantic gum trees and the wandering sheep that fill the paddocks around you. Fully equipped with a kitchen, a full-sized sauna, outdoor spa, wood fire and two kayaks to take out onto the river, this cabin is perfect for couples and families.

Find this stunning cabin here!


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Riparide (@riparide)