Self-contained cottage with simple charm in the heart of Birregurra


Always fabulous for a couple or two friends

Accommodation off the busy tourist track where you can enjoy all the charms of a rural town while easily accessing some of Victoria’s major tourist attractions


Perfect base for exploring the Great Ocean Road, the Otway Ranges and

the Volcanic Plains

Just 2 km from Dan Hunter’s Brae Restaurant     Transport details to Brae  click HERE 

A short walk to Simon Stewart’s Yield Restaurant    Informati0n and bookings   click HERE

Crabapples in a bite


  • Provisions: Freshly ground coffee; leaf tea; milk

  • Queen bed ~ double bed ~ kitchenette

  • Reverse cycle aircon and ceiling fans

  • T.V ~ DVD Player ~ docking station/amplifier ~ free WiFi 

  • Small outdoor dining area and barbecue for guest use



  • Five minute stroll to centre of Birregurra

  • Easy walking distance to local golf course and heritage trail

  • 30 minutes to Lorne, 45 minutes to Anglesea and 1 hour to Apollo Bay

  • Day trip distance to Port Fairy, Tower Hill, 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and other Great Ocean Road sites

  • Easy distance to Otway Ranges, including the Otway Fly, Lake Elizabeth and numerous cycling and walking tracks

  • Day trip distance to western district's volcanic plains and heritage dry stone walls, including the historic Red Rock area

  • Great base from which to explore the Otway Harvest Trail


Crabapples the whole fruit

Crabapples is at the front of our block and we live in the house behind

Our aim is to provide simple, welcoming short term accommodation with character that speaks for itself. If your idea of luxury is simple charm, scrupulously clean surrounds and comfortable bedding in a great location, then you’ve found the right digs! We hope that the cottage is testament to what can be done with existing space, pre-loved furniture, fresh paint and a lot of energy

Crabapple's kitchenette, equipped with bench top oven and hotplates, microwave, induction hotplate, electric frypan, toasted sandwich maker, coffee plunger etc, has all the convenient bits and bobs you need to throw together a simple holiday meal


The bedrooms are compact with comfy beds, quality bedding and linen, luggage bench with hanging space above


The living area is heated and cooled by reverse-cycle airconditioning and there are ceiling fans in the living area and bedrooms


We are just a short stroll from the centre of the the rural township of Birregurra in Victoria's southwest


There you will find a well-stocked General Store, Yield  Restaurant and Providore, the Royal Mail Hotel and Otway Artisan Bakery to take care of your hunger pangs


You can also enjoy browsing through the local shops, including gift shops, home-wares, clothing, antiques and collectables

Or you can simply wander through the beautiful town surrounds, including the picturesque golf course and heritage walk


Within easy reach from Melbourne and just two kilometres from Dan Hunter’s Brae restaurant, a short walk to Simon Stewart's Yield Restaurant and Providore, 30 minutes from Lorne, one hour from Apollo Bay and easy distance to the fabulous volcanic plains and dry stone walls of the western district, Crabapples is close to myriad towns, wineries, berry farms, galleries, walking and cycling tracks scattered throughout the Otways. Not to mention the attractions of the Great Ocean Road!