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Steam: Train Carriage

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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Pets welcome

Parking

Broadband Internet

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Looking into the Master Bedroom. Queen.

Repurposed and restored

Master Bed. Queen

Master Bed looking out to outdoor ensuite

Get centred

Outdoor bath and basin

Amenities

Further info

Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome and Smoking not allowed

Outside

Gas BBQ, Deck chairs, Bicycles, Private Garden and Private Terraces

Parking

Parking available and Parking Included

Cooking

Cooking utensils, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator and Toaster

Entertainment

Broadband Internet and Stereo system

Heating/Cooling

Central heating and Fireplace

Laundry

Iron & Board

Miscellaneous

Vacuum cleaner

Rooms

3 Bedrooms

Other units

1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room and 1 Toilet

Sanitary

Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set and Washbasin

Sleeping

Bed linen, 1 Double bed and 2 Queen beds

House Rules

Credit cards accepted

Children welcome

Pets welcome

Smoking not allowed

Check in: 03:00 PM

Check out: 11:00 AM

Location

Sanderson Lane , Forrest, Australia

Steam Carriage can be found on Google Maps with the Address:

1 Sanderson Lane Forrest 3236. 

It is the only train carriage on Sanderson Lane. Sanderson Lane is off the Birregurra - Forrest Rd, which is the Main Street of the town. If you are coming from Melbourne, it's just past The Forrest Brewery and Cafe, cross Blundy St, and Sanderson Lane is the next little Lane on the left.

The keysafe is near the front door under the carport. Code 3232.

The key opens the Vline padlock.

It will be ready at 3 pm 

Forrest does not have a petrol station. The closest fuel is Colac, Winchelsea, Lorne and Apollo Bay, so make sure you have plenty.

Some local tips - guest favourites:

  • Lake Elizabeth - about an 8km walk/cycle or drive from Forrest. Once you are there, it's a lovely 4 km walk /loop. Platypus are frequently sighted at dusk or dawn. Glow worms can be seen at night.
  • Stephenson Falls is a nice easy walk with kids.
  • Forrest Microbrewery - 1 minute walk from the train. Great coffee. Good breakfast and lunch. Dinner Thursday-Sun . Thursday dinner is a limited menu but it's open.
  • General Store has great home made pies, good basic lunches (like pulled pork roles). It is packed with interesting gourmet items and local produce, but not to be relied on for a grocery shop. Please come prepared with groceries. 
  • Forrest Retro Road - 12 Station Street for vintage-retro shop lovers. 5 rooms of stuff. Open on weekends or you can call Mara 0428502323 at other times to make an appointment to view.
  • Platypi Chocolate -73 Grant St. Open 7 days 10-5 pm Coffee, lunch, wine and gorgeous chocolate. 
  • The Terminus Hotel is the local pub in Station Street. Open 7 days for dinner. Kitchen can close early when quiet. Call 03 52049704.
  • Mountain bike trails - there is a map on the wall showing the myriad of trails. It's best to bring your own bikes or hire them from the general store.
  • Forrest Bike Hire, on the other side of the general store offers top quality bikes for hire and bike servicing.
  • If you plan to do any more than a quick MTB trail or two, bring your own bikes. There are 4 mountain bikes in the shed. We used to offer the bikes as part of the holiday rental listings. We no longer advertise the bikes because they require a lot of maintenance with heavy duty mountain trails. We don’t live close by so it’s not possible to keep them maintained. You are welcome to use the bikes at your own risk. We have no way of knowing what condition they are in, or whether they will malfunction during a trail ride. Check brakes and gears before heading out. There is a puncture repair kit if you get a flat tire. The 4 bikes are shared with The Otways Loft next door, so 2 bikes for each or whatever you work out with guests next door if you see them.

A bit further away:

  • Otway Fly- longest and highest rain forest sky walk in the world. Also has zip lining.
  • Hopetoun Falls, Triplet Falls & Beauchamp Falls and The Redwood Forest. All near Beech Forrest.
  • Tree Adventure-Otway Park Yeodene -0429374653 15 mins from Forrest on the way to Colac. More adventure based than Otways Fly which is more eco-tourism.
  • Otway E bikes Beech Forrest 0413971736 Nathan is reputed to be wonderful

For the 3 part history of the carriage: See the Dufflebird Blog

Steam Carriage can be found on Google Maps with the Address:

1 Sanderson Lane Forrest 3236. 

It is the only train carriage on Sanderson Lane. Sanderson Lane is off the Birregurra - Forrest Rd, which is the Main Street of the town. If you are coming from Melbourne, it's just past The Forrest Brewery and Cafe, cross Blundy St, and Sanderson Lane is the next little Lane on the left.

The keysafe is near the front door under the carport. Code 3232.

The key opens the Vline padlock.

It will be ready at 3 pm 

Forrest does not have a petrol station. The closest fuel is Colac, Winchelsea, Lorne and Apollo Bay, so make sure you have plenty.

Some local tips - guest favourites:

  • Lake Elizabeth - about an 8km walk/cycle or drive from Forrest. Once you are there, it's a lovely 4 km walk /loop. Platypus are frequently sighted at dusk or dawn. Glow worms can be seen at night.
  • Stephenson Falls is a nice easy walk with kids.
  • Forrest Microbrewery - 1 minute walk from the train. Great coffee. Good breakfast and lunch. Dinner Thursday-Sun . Thursday dinner is a limited menu but it's open.
  • General Store has great home made pies, good basic lunches (like pulled pork roles). It is packed with interesting gourmet items and local produce, but not to be relied on for a grocery shop. Please come prepared with groceries. 
  • Forrest Retro Road - 12 Station Street for vintage-retro shop lovers. 5 rooms of stuff. Open on weekends or you can call Mara 0428502323 at other times to make an appointment to view.
  • Platypi Chocolate -73 Grant St. Open 7 days 10-5 pm Coffee, lunch, wine and gorgeous chocolate. 
  • The Terminus Hotel is the local pub in Station Street. Open 7 days for dinner. Kitchen can close early when quiet. Call 03 52049704.
  • Mountain bike trails - there is a map on the wall showing the myriad of trails. It's best to bring your own bikes or hire them from the general store.
  • Forrest Bike Hire, on the other side of the general store offers top quality bikes for hire and bike servicing.
  • If you plan to do any more than a quick MTB trail or two, bring your own bikes. There are 4 mountain bikes in the shed. We used to offer the bikes as part of the holiday rental listings. We no longer advertise the bikes because they require a lot of maintenance with heavy duty mountain trails. We don’t live close by so it’s not possible to keep them maintained. You are welcome to use the bikes at your own risk. We have no way of knowing what condition they are in, or whether they will malfunction during a trail ride. Check brakes and gears before heading out. There is a puncture repair kit if you get a flat tire. The 4 bikes are shared with The Otways Loft next door, so 2 bikes for each or whatever you work out with guests next door if you see them.

A bit further away:

  • Otway Fly- longest and highest rain forest sky walk in the world. Also has zip lining.
  • Hopetoun Falls, Triplet Falls & Beauchamp Falls and The Redwood Forest. All near Beech Forrest.
  • Tree Adventure-Otway Park Yeodene -0429374653 15 mins from Forrest on the way to Colac. More adventure based than Otways Fly which is more eco-tourism.
  • Otway E bikes Beech Forrest 0413971736 Nathan is reputed to be wonderful

For the 3 part history of the carriage: See the Dufflebird Blog

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About host

Fleur Leslie

Contact us

Email: fleur@dufflebird.com