We stayed here for one night while driving the Great Ocean Road between Melbourne and Adelaide. We'd originally planned to stay in Port Fairy but so glad we didn't. We booked one of the converted train carriages. They're not luxurious but they are comfortable and more than adequate, plus excellent value for money. The owner Geoff was friendly, helpful and cooked a mean breakfast. The property is an eclectic mix of cottages and train carriages plus a menagerie that includes peacocks, Cocky the talking cockatoo, a small herd of alpaca, a cockerel and hens, honey bees and, at the time of our visit, a resident koala and her cub. If you want quirkiness and character this place has it by the bucket load. It's a 15-20 minute drive out of Port Fairy but definitely worth the effort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Why stay in just another Hotel or Motel in just another Town or City?When you can do something completely different this holiday.Come over to Codrington & join us on our wonderful rural property on the un-spoilt South West Coast of Victoria, the region famously known as "The Shipwreck Coast”.All our units are set within 6 acres of private & secluded gardens.You can stay in a Period Train Carriage for a truly unique experience, the "Port Fairy Flyer" is a 1894 carriage now a sumptuous room for 2, "Overland" is a 1907 carriage with a First Class feel, Bondi Express is a one of a kind double decker carriage offering a wonderful & memorable experience.Or choose one of our traditional Country Cottages & enjoy a sense of Rural Splendour of a bygone era. Olive Tree Cottage is a 2 bedroom very spacious cottage with bright sunny aspect, Gooseberry Cottage is a smaller 2 bedroom cottage with a marvellous deck overlooking quite gardens, Settler Cottage is the original "settlers" cottage mid 1800's now renovated to a wonderful modern unit with 1 bedroom and big living area & Station Master Lodge is a single bedroom with a great sunroom overlooking the court yard gardens.AWARDS: Voted in Top Ten "Best Place to Stay" in Victoria in 2007, 2008, & 2009. Voted finalist "Most Unique Place to Stay" 2009 & 10. Our units are AAA & RACV rated as 4 Star and 3.5 Star.Codrington Gardens is a feature of the area, something far more interesting & relaxing than a stay at just another motel or hotel in just another Town or City. The short drive out of Port Fairy rewards you with peace and quite of a rural property with massive private gardens, yet central to all the local attractions you will want to see.Enjoy our secure & private 6.5 acre property, with room to roam, space to relax, somewhere for the kids to run & play safely, a place where the whole family can spend quality time together & breath the clean fresh country air amid a true rural atmosphere. It will recharge your very soul. ... more less
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