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Overview of Birregurra Tea House : Cracker Rear Courtyard With Fire pit , bar & Stage

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet
Coffee/tea maker
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet

Birregurra Tea House : Cracker Rear Courtyard With Fire pit , bar & Stage

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pet-friendly
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLake Colac11 min drive
    Popular LocationGentle Annie Berry Gardens15 min drive
    Popular LocationGosling Creek Winery18 min drive
    AirportGeelong, VIC (GEX)43 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Birregurra Tea House : Cracker Rear Courtyard With Fire pit , bar & Stage

Family-friendly holiday home in Birregurra
COVID-19 -Update. August 24 2020
We will continue to offer FULL refunds to anyone unable to travel due to government restrictions and guidelines.
We have adapted the recommended enhanced cleaning routine.
Self check-in and checkout via key-safe.
The property has reliable fast WiFi and we are open to longer stays.

* House currently does sleep 8. However refurbishment planned for October. Beyond October plan to remove bunk beds and add two singles . The property will then sleep 6. So we could take bookings for 8, September and October 2020

Step back to a simpler time
A snug cottage steeped in history
A renovated retreat inspired by wonder
Its own courtyard, bar and games shed
Two living areas, self contained with full linen service
Three themed bedrooms inspired by local legends

The house is steeped in history. It began its life as a boot maker in 1864, and has seen many uses over the years, including butchery, surveyor’s office, and in more recent years a tea house, café and function venue and a boutique.

It has recently undergone a six months renovation. Blood sweat and tears have transformed this historic building into a holiday rental that sleeps 8. Tapping into the rich history of the house and the area, the owners have poured their creativity into the update: It is more like an art project than traditional renovation. Each bed room has a theme inspired by historic local legends. It’s fun, interesting, well-orchestrated and we think it’s going to be a huge success.

Birregurra is a historic town located in the foothills of the Otways Ranges. Ideally situated for the perfect escape to both country and coast. It is just over 1.5 hours from Melbourne, 30 minutes to the Great Ocean Road Lorne and a bit further to Wye River, Anglesea, Bells Beach and Apollo Bay.

It's a 10 minute drive to Forrest’s World Class mountain Bike trails and Brewery.

The Otway Ranges has some of Australia's best rain forest scenery: Tall trees, ancient plant life, lush ferns and cascading waterfalls makes an enthralling place to explore and bush-walk.

For foodies, you can’t go past the degustation menu’s at Bespoke Harvest in Forrest and Brae (astonishingly ranked 44 in The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants), just out of Birregurra. We can arrange transport to and from both.

If you haven’t discovered this part of the world, we recommend it, there is so much to explore.


The Frederick Room
A taste of the finer things
Rumour has it that Birregurra’s pioneering settler Frederick Armytage enjoyed all the spoils of the good life – a game of cricket, the thrill of the pheasant hunt, travel to exotic lands that would see him garner an art collection so valuable it now resides with the National Gallery.

Frederick and his family arrived from Tasmania in the 1850s, snaring countless acres across Victoria’s Western District to establish a pastoral empire of sheep stations. Not just a man of fine taste, but a visionary too – the first Australian in the colony of Victoria to send frozen meat to the motherland.

His gentleman’s quarters are styled in opulent reds and golds – furnished with a 150-year old antique Grandfather chair, befitting of Frederick’s charm and standing. As you gaze into the open fireplace cradling a rich red Shiraz, you may think upon his great life, and his vision for this fertile land and the deep shipping ports which opened up trade for its produce.

The Marjorie Room

Soaring to new heights
She was once described as the ‘greatest living dramatic soprano’ of her time. Marjorie Laurence was born in Deans Marsh in 1907, the fifth of six children – a girl who after listening to gramophone records of Nellie Melba, could think of no greater pursuit than singing on the world stage. Marjorie would go on to flourishing heights as an opera singer of bright, ringing vibrato – most famous for singing Wagner’s operas. A wealthy patron built her The Globe theatre at Winchelsea which still survives today.

Marjorie’s Room is designed as a homage to the great singer’s lyrical beauty. Steeped in romance, it opens onto a deck along Lavender Lane – just the spot to sip tea under the dappled light of the Silver Birch trees.

The Daisy Room

Lavish living for bovines
Oh, to be a cow in Birregurra. Daisy – the happiest cow in the district will tell you. This here is lavish living for bovines. Lush, rolling green pastures to graze on: Your fill of sunshine and rainfall with a backdrop of ancient forests towering with Mountain Ash and Myrtle Beech trees. Home to one of the country’s richest patches of dark volcanic soil, the fertile grounds of Birregurra make for one of the finest grazing corners of the country.

Thousands of fat, contented cows just like Daisy live their best life here. You’ll see her on the wall – ‘Milkshake’ – Daisy the cow jumping for joy on a trampoline. Put your brain into neutral, set your mood to chill, in a room designed for pure, unadulterated laziness. Two bunks. A shelf of games. Comfy bean bags. Chew, sleep, dream, repeat.

The Mud Room

Rustic ablution
The daily bathing ritual goes old school. A handmade corrugated iron shower. Wood panelled walls. Colonial windows overlooking a sun-kissed rear courtyard with an iron bathtub to let you bathe al fresco. Even an outdoor toilet block to revive the tradition of the outdoor dunny. Just no red back spiders hiding behind the cistern.

The Bootmaker’s Shed

Kick off your shoes
Through the big barn doors, it’s time for a shindig.
Kick off your shoes in a games room named after Birregurra’s longstanding bootmaker, James Townsend.
He’s the craftsman who built this very Tea House in 1862. James was a prominent figure in the town – the local bootmaker who also trained horses for the race track.
Only fitting a man who worked with his hands, who loved horses, and racing should be the patron saint of the Games Room.
Crack open a cold one at the bar.
Challenge the kids to a game of pool.
Take to the stage for a long awaited solo performance.
Tell ghost stories around the fire pit.
Or simply lay back in the hammock under the dappled light of the oak tree.

The Orchard

Sweet country delights
Stroll the fruit grove laden with oranges, almonds, olives and mandarins.
A private little patch of The Tea House.
On original Cobb & Co coach stop
Brimming with country delights.

Birregurra Tea House is priced to make the property attractive to both smaller families and also groups of up to 8. Big groups take much longer to clean-up after and use more electricity, water and firewood, so we have set up a sliding price scale. There is a flat rate for up to 4 guests. Each guest above this is an additional $50 per night – this way small groups aren’t excluded and it covers the additional cleaning and utility costs for larger groups. A flat rate works well for some properties but are trialling this system to make it less expensive for smaller groups.

Linen and towels are provided. Beds will be made up on arrival to the number of guests specified in the booking.

Birregurra Tea House is managed by Dufflebird,
Two time Stayz State Title Winner,
Two times Stayz National Title Winner.

For more photos follow us on instagram @dufflbird_getaways
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Bathrooms include baths or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Fleur Leslie

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Family friendly

  • Trampoline

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 3 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 2368 sq ft (220 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

About this area


Located in Birregurra, this holiday home is in a rural area. Gosling Creek Winery and Colac Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Great Otway National Park and Lake Ayrey Wildlife Reserve. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling and hiking/biking trails.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lake Colac - 11 min drive
  • Gentle Annie Berry Gardens - 15 min drive
  • Colac Botanic Gardens - 16 min drive
  • Gosling Creek Winery - 18 min drive
  • Colac Golf Course - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Birregurra Station - 12 min walk


  • Brae - 4 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

Best Place in Birre
Cannot think of a better place to stay in Birregurra - right on Main St - breakfast cafe two doors down, pub for dinner five doors up, great vintage shops in between - Fleur our host could not have been more helpful and friendly with local advice and contacts - and we have 'nt even mentioned Brae yet down the road ( magnificent !) Could not recommend The Tea House more highly - Michael, Tony and Hank( the Westie)

5/5 Excellent

Birregurra Tea House
Our stay at the Tea house was an awesome experience and the rooms and the house were very comfortable, the quirky shower was a hit with everyone. I loved the heritage aspect of the house and the layout was fantastic for a family group and fantastic that our Greyhound could come along with us for our stay. Great situation being on the main strip in town. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend the Tea house to family and friends.

5/5 Excellent

Quaint cottage
We had a lovely time in this little cottage with two young families - very peaceful, beautiful outdoor areas, and surprisingly comfortable even when fitted out authentically to its 19th century origins.

5/5 Excellent

Great weekend, old school feel and very cosy!
We really liked our stay at the Tea House. Fluer was a great host. The place was lovely and cosy and not far from Brae for our lunch. The Royal Mail is just meters down the road if you are looking a nice dinner. Plenty of good coffee close by too. Birregurra is a great quiet weekend away for anyone. The Tea House also has plenty of options for entertaining and keeping warm around multiple fires.

5/5 Excellent

Great house, great location, friendly and accomodating management - highly recommend!
We found the house to be very different and interesting. Heaps for the kids to do with games for indoors and plenty of space for outdoors activities. Being on the main street, the morning coffee is just next door and everything you need is a short stroll away. Highly recommend!