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Property type: House/Villa

  • Guests: 8

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Property ID: 20906



Birch House generates a warm, relaxed feeling as the character of the building shines through. Sit back in the luxury of a Chesterfield leather lounge suite and relax in front of the open fire, or move out on to the deck amidst the beautiful gardens.

With queen beds in bedrooms 1 and 2, 2 single beds in the 3rd bedroom, a spa bath, a huge fully equipped country kitchen and air-conditioning for those warmer days, Birch House provides a perfect escape for couples, families or a group of friends.

Birch House also has a mud brick unit, "Birch studio", nestled in the extensive private gardens. This luxurious couple accommodation is fully self contained, has a queen bed, a timber & stone fully equipped kitchen, cathedral ceilings and a wood fire. It has a charm and character all of its own. With a large bbq/outdoor entertainment area, lawned area sheltered by enormous 100+ year old trees, this makes a tranquil relaxing setting for a romantic getaway. …

The gardens have an array of different types of plants and trees attracting an abundance of birdlife. Koalas also visit the huge gum trees in the garden on a regular basis.

Just a few minutes stroll to the main street of historic, quaint Koroit, you can enjoy renowned restaurants, pubs and cafés. Explore Tower Hill Game Reserve, the Heritage Trail, Koroit Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens, the Port Fairy-Warrnambool Rail Trail, historic Tower Hill Cemetery, or visit Killarney Beach. It's all at your doorstep!

With mountain bikes provided for your use, take a ride around the town. It's a perfect way to discover the charm of this interestingly historic, picturesque town of Koroit.

If you require accommodation for a group, Birch House and Birch Studio are available to be booked together to enable 8 people to stay at the one property, providing fully self contained luxury accommodation in the heart of Koroit.

We hope to see you soon. Koroit is a historic, picturesque, quaint town with great food and wine, the famous Mickey Bourke's Hotel, the ever popular Izzy's Restaurant Bar & Grill, Koroit Country Bakehouse, antique shops galore, all within walking distance of Birch House. Killarney Beach and Tower Hill are just minutes drive away, as are Warrnambool and Port Fairy. Some suggestions are below to help plan your stay.

Tower Hill -
Koroit is nestled on the northern slopes of the dormant volcano Tower Hill. Tower Hill is believed to have first erupted about 30,000 years ago. It was declared Victoria's first National Park in 1892. Home to koalas, kangaroos, emus, echidnas, wombats, many bird species, and much more, with a number of walks, picnic areas and public facilities, it makes for a great and interesting place to visit.

Koroit Heritage Trail -
The town's Heritage Trail highlights many of Koroit's beautiful old buildings. The trail can be walked, cycled or you can drive your car to view the 30 places of interest. Brochures are available at Birch House and Birch Studio.

Sightseeing and Winery Tours -
Seeall Limousines of Warrnambool can arrange tours from 1 hour to an entire day. Tours include:

A full day touring local wineries
Tours of the Great Ocean Road
Tower Hill Nature Reserve
Hopkins Falls
Historic Koroit
Port Fairy
Koroit's Botanical Gardens -

Designed by William Guilfoyle in the late 1800's, the gardens now form part of a large recreational area.

Mickey Bourke's Hotel -
The famous Mickey Bourke's Koroit Hotel has been trading as a hotel for over 150 years. This historic Irish hotel is also one of the first examples of Art Noveau architecture in Australia.

Known throughout the country, this famous pub is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Birch House Features:

2 Queen Beds with luxurious Pillow Top Mattresses for your comfort
2 Single Beds in bedroom 3 with Top Quality Mattresses
Open fire place in loungeroom
Wood fire in kitchen/family room
Chesterfield Leather Lounge
Fully equipped country kitchen
Full sized oven
Full sized fridge
Coffee Machine
6 Seater large timber dining table
Large Day Bed/Couch in Kitchen/Family Room
Luxurious crisp linen
Luxurious bath sheets & towels
Extensive private gardens
Hair dryer
Heated towel rail
TV, DVDs & CDs
DVD/CD player
Mini library
Electric blankets
Washing machine & clothes dryer
Iron & ironing board
Deck with outdoor furniture

Birch Studio Features:

Queen Bed with a luxurious Pillow Top Mattress for your comfort
Wood fire
Timber & Stone fully equipped kitchen
Oven with hotplates
Bar Fridge
Table & Chairs
Luxurious crisp linen
Luxurious bath sheets & towels
Extensive private gardens
Hair Dryer
Heated towel rail
TV, DVDs & CDs
DVD/CD player
Electric blankets
Iron & ironing board

General Property Features:

Extensive Outdoor Entertaining area and Outdoor Furniture
Herbs growing in garden for guests' use
Lemon tree supplying lemons almost all year round for guests' use
Vegetables (in season) for guests' use
4 Mountain bikes & helmets for guests' use

The fine print

  • DirectPay - Rent-A-Home takes reservations on this property but the property manager processes payments directly with you.
  • Minimum Stay 2 Nights

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Customer Reviews

4 reviews

Very clean and well presented period home with lots of character and a beautiful cottage garden. Excellent access to the rail trail bike path to either Port Fairy or Warrnambool. Lots of thoughtful e…

Review score David -

The property was very clean, very well stocked and generally felt like home.

Review score Aniko -

This property would have to be the best we have stayed in. the owners have thought of everything that a person could need for a great holiday and provided it all. They kept in touch before and after …

Review score Jenny -

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Standard Features

Adult retreat
Art & craft
Beach Getaway
Body treatments
Canoeing & kayaking
Executive rental
Fishing Nearby
Gay / Lesbian
Heritage trail
Historical / Museums
Horse Riding
Indigenous experiences
Valentines Day
Whale watching
Wine tasting/tours
Winter holiday
Bath Towels provided
Bedding & Sheets provided
Children's Cot
Children's High Chair
Clothes Dryer
Cooking Facilities
Gas Stove
Hair Dryer
Heaters provided
Iron & Ironing board
Laundry facilities
Reverse Cycle Heating
Tea/Coffee making facilities
Washing Machine
BBQ - Gas
Boat ramp nearby
Books/magazines supplied
Broadband Internet available
CD Player
DVD Player
Internet Connection
Stereo/Music system
TV with teletext/caption functions
Videos/DVDs Supplied
Accept MasterCard
Accept VISA
Child friendly
No smoking
Pets not allowed
Log fires
Off Street Parking
Public transport
Walk to the shops

Adult retreat

Tranquil and quiet with no interruptions.

Our property is exclusively yours. If you book Birch House, Birch Studio would not be booked to other guests and of course, if you book Birch Studio, Birch House is not let to other guests. This ensures your total privacy.

Art & Craft

Art and Craft experiences located nearby.

Local markets in Port Fairy and Warrnambool provide lots of home made arts & crafts. Tower Hill provides a perfect backdrop for artists. From various angles overlooking the crater artists can capture the amazing scenery with the ocean as the backdrop. Stunning!


Less than 5 minutes drive to the beach.

Just 5 minutes drive to Killarney Beach, the safest beach for families in the whole area (including Warrnambool and Port Fairy).

Body Treatments

Body treatments available on-site through mobile service, Body treatment services located nearby.

There are mobile services which cover the area of Koroit, and Port Fairy Day Spa is reknowned for its spa services. Well worth a visit!

Bushwalking & wilderness

Bushwalking and wilderness experiences located nearby, Located near a National Park.

Located just a few minutes from Tower Hill, the first reserve declared in Victoria, there are many bushwalking trails available, even night tours. In addition, we are on the doorstep of the rail trail which extends from Warrnambool to Port Fairy which can be walked or cycled. There is also a beach walk from Warrnambool to Port Fairy.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoe and/or Kayak facilities available nearby.

The Merri and Hopkins Rivers in Warrnambool, less than 10 minutes away from Birch House, provide great opportunity for Canoeing and Kayaking holidays.

Close to Public Transport

Public transport within 5 minute walk, Public transport within 10 minute walk, Bus service.

Train station at Warrnambool has regular services from Melbourne. VLine run bus services to the main street of Koroit, just 5 minutes walk to our property.

Executive rental

Executive standard, Linen included, Laundry facilities available on-site, Internet connection available.

The entire property is luxuriously appointed, linen is 5 star, free wireless internet connection available.

Family Friendly

Portacot available, Plastic crockery and cutlery available for children, Games/videos for children under 5 available, Games/videos for children between 5 and 12 available, Games/videos for children over 12 available, Fenced/safe outdoor play area.

We provide a cot, highchair and baby bath for those travelling with babies.
We have games, puzzles, playing cards to suit various age groups.
We even provide a cricket set with tennis balls.


Fishing spots available nearby, Located less than 5 minute drive to water, Boatramp within 5 minute drive, Boat hire available nearby, Boat storage/parking available onsite.

Just 5 minutes drive from Killarney Beach, there is great surf fishing on offer, as well as a boat ramp for those with their own boat. Boat hire is available at both Warrnambool and Port Fairy (10 mins away). There are also fishing charters available at those locations. Fishing licenses are available at our local electrical store in Commercial Road Koroit.

Gay & Lesbian friendly

Offers a high degree of privacy, All guests welcome.

Privacy and exclusive use of the extensive gardens ensure a tranquil getaway.


Golf course located nearby.

Warrnambool Golf Course - A picturesque 18 hole ocean side course running along sand dunes and coastal tee tree.
Award Winning Port Fairy Golf Club - The ranking of 2010 is a superb mixture of classic courses - some made over for these modern times - as well as relatively new and exciting layouts. In a featured list of the 'best of the best' Port Fairy Golf Course is part of the cream of Australian golf

Heritage Trail

Heritage buildings nearby.

Birch House is approx 120 years old, circa late 1880's. Koroit is a historic town and has an official Heritage Trail which includes one of the first Art Deco buildings in Australia and significant church buildings, as well as heritage listed main street. Even the trees in our street are heritage listed! (planted over 120 years ago)

Horse riding

Horse riding available nearby.

Rundell's at Warrnambool have horse riding trails running daily, many along the beach and some which go from Warrnambool to Port Fairy. Rundell's is less than 10 minutes from Birch House

Indigenous Experiences

Indigenous experiences available nearby.

Tower Hill is significant to Indigenous Australians and tours are run at Tower Hill. There is also a shop and discovery centre at Tower Hill featuring Indigenous artworks.


Chesterfield leather lounge suite, crisp 5 star linen, huge bath sheets, guest amenities including shampoos, soaps, conditioners, body lotions, vanity kits, shower caps, etc. Wine and chocolates are provided on arrival. Top quality pillow top mattresses and a choice of firm or softer pillows. The kitchen has every requirement you could expect including a coffee machine and fresh coffee. Coffee bags are also provided for those who like a more instant brew. We also provide a Twinings tea box with 12 varieties of tea. Our aim is to provide a luxurious accommodation that is a cut above the rest.

Museums and Galleries

Museums and/or galleries located nearby.

There is an art gallery in Koroit, and of course Port Fairy is steeped in history, so it too has galleries and museums. The most significant museum of course is the award winning Maritime Museum in Warrnambool with its nightly laser light show. Truly a must visit.

Romantic getaway

Accommodation just for two, Wood fire, Private living and recreation areas, Chocolates provided on arrival.

We have candles in both the lounge and the bedroom to add that little extra romantic ambiance. Wood fire in the studio, or the open fire in lounge of the house both provide for romantic setting. Wine is also provided (chilled) on arrival. Special requests, where possible, can be catered for.

Whale Watching

On-shore whale watching nearb, Whale watching tours available nearby.

Warrnambool's Logan's Beach, just 10 mins drive from Birch House, is famous for whale watching as the mother whales and their calves visit the area on an annual pilgrimage.


Windsuring and/or kitesailing equipment available for hire nearby, Popular windsurfing and/or kitesailing spots nearby, Windsurfing/kitesailing storage available onsite.

With an abundance of beach areas to choose from, windsurfing is a popular sport, as is kite flying. Equipment is available from Warrnambool and Port Fairy.

Wine Appreciation

Winery tours available nearby.

There is a local winery just a few minutes away from the property. It provides cellar door wine tastings and has a cafe open on weekends.

Winter Holiday

Log fire.

Wood fires, open fires, split system for additonal warmth, thick doonas, additional warm blankets for those who really feel the cold. Nothing better than lighting the fire, opening a bottle of wine and relaxing with someone special.


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