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Coral Fern Retreat- Bush Paradise (free wifi)

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  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Coral Fern Retreat is a unique mudbrick home located in a quiet part of the mountain township of Forrest. The retreat is inviting with a beautiful, peaceful and restful atmosphere featuring old recycled timbers that give it a rustic feel.

Local attractions include the Otway National Park, Forrest mountain bike and walking trails, Lake Elizabeth, Stevensons Falls and the Great Ocean Road.

The space
Coral Fern Retreat is a comfortable house with a spacious open planned kitchen/dining room and a sunken lounge room with a loft floor above. There are 3 unique and charmingly decorated bedrooms, 2 with queen-sized beds, 1 double and a queen sofa bed in the loft.

The timber kitchen is well equipped and contains a gas cooktop, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave and a coffee machine with any number of pots, pans and utensils to enable the preparation of gourmet meals for avid foodies.

Relax in the cosy lounge with enticing vistas out into the garden. There is a TV, DVD's, books and a grand piano for any pianists and a Bluetooth compatible stereo. The woodheater is perfect to unwind in front of on cold winter days.

The bathroom has a freestanding cast iron bath to soak away your troubles in, along with a shower, ceiling fitted heat lamp and towel drying rails. The laundry provides a frontloader washing machine and dryer along with a trough and toilet.

With views into the surrounding bush, the outdoor deck is ideal for enjoying meals and entertaining. A Weber is provided for BBQ's along with shade umbrellas for comfort on hot days.

The rambling garden is a mixture of exotics and natives with private areas to sit and enjoy the surroundings. Kangaroos regularly make their morning hop through the backyard and the occasional Koala can be spotted. Night time residents include the cute Ring-Tailed and Brush-Tailed Possums.

A feature of the Coral Fern Retreat is the abundance of birdlife that inhabit the bushland along the creek, the dawn call is an absolute highlight and the beautiful call of the Golden Whistler, Blue Wrens, Yellow Robins, King Parrots and the many Honeyeaters make for a bird watchers paradise.

The township of Forrest and the surrounding area has much to offer visitors with a boutique craft beer Brewery, Jewellery shop and Bric a Brac shop, all within a short walk. The town is a hub for mountain bikers with many riding trails that cater for all abilities and beautiful walking tracks. Lake Elizabeth is a short drive where Platypus tours are offered and the majestic Stevensons Falls are nearby. The world class Brae Restaurant near the historic township of Birregurra and the reknown Chris's Restaurant near Skenes Creek with stunning views of Apollo Bay is very special.

A 30 minute drive through lush cool temperate rainforest and you arrive at the best beaches that the world has to offer along the Great Ocean Road. Beach towels, bag and beach umbrella are provided during those warm summer months.

For a place to take a break that is ideal for artists, writers, musicians or thinkers looking to feel inspired, or for those who love to feel close and connect with nature you have found the ideal, magical place.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Where you’ll be

Forrest, Victoria, Australia

The retreat is on the edge of the town and very private, however there are some neighbours nearby.

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 95 reviews

Hosted by Barbara

Joined in January 2018
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25 years ago my husband Greg and I moved to Forrest to pursue the dream of building our own home. After many years of our labor of love we created a beautiful home, full of charm and inspiration. Having enjoyed living in Forrest whilst bringing up a family, we now would like to offer the experience to others. We hope you too may feel inspired and enjoy some time at the Coral Fern Retreat.

Cheers,

Barb
25 years ago my husband Greg and I moved to Forrest to pursue the dream of building our own home. After many years of our labor of love we created a beautiful home, full of charm a…

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 95 reviews.