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Sometimes all you want from a holiday home is a bit of peace and quiet, a breathtaking view, a host who knows exactly when to fade into the background, and a free bottle of bubbly on arrival thank you very much. At Marriners Falls Cottages, overlooking the leafy stillness of the Otways near Apollo Bay, you get all that and more. Good luck choosing between their four very cute cottages, though – all come with open fires, French doors leading to verandahs for those aforementioned views, and double spa baths.

Seachange hosts Susan and Stefan hail from Melbourne and even run a few sheep and cattle on their secluded little slice of heaven. Their place is all about being aware of the simplicity of your surrounds and letting nature “rejuvenate your mind and soul”.

Details // Barham River Rd, Apollo Bay, Vic. $165 per couple, per night, year round. , (03) 5237 7494.

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