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The Wensley, Surf Coast, Victoria, Australia

Sleeps 4 - 10 3 Bedrooms 10 Dining

Stunning architectural house set on 80 acres of Surf Coast hinterland, near the Great Ocean Road and sleeping 10

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. The Wensley, Surf Coast, Victoria, Australia, sleeps 4 - 10 in 3 bedrooms.

Set high on the rolling Surf Coast hills, The Wensley is a bespoke timber, architectural house and shed built from recycled Oregon and Ironbark.

The Wensley is a haven of peace and serenity in a secluded but central pocket of the Surf Coast Hinterland called Wensleydale, offering you a chance to chill out and stay put or explore The Great Ocean Road and surrounding countryside with complete privacy.

You'll have exclusive access to the 80-acre property and use of the house and adjoining shed. The maximum occupancy is 10 guests with 5 beds in total. We have two bedrooms downstairs and a spacious loft bedroom upstairs housing ground-level bunk nooks.

Wensleydale is an easy 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne via the M1 and a short drive to many places:

  • 20 mins to Aireys Inlet
  • 15 mins from Moriac and Winchelsea
  • 20 mins to Birregurra and Brae
  • 30 mins to Fairhaven
  • 30 mins to Lorne

Inspired by the iconic Australian shed and American ski chalets, The Wensley is a perfect place to stay or utilise as a backdrop for brand photoshoots to capture a unique feel without far to travel.

As you enter, the view through the valley is framed by a timber bridge which links the house and shed. The house has been designed, constructed and decorated in great detail. Bringing the outside inside; the high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and natural finishes create an airy, uncluttered, beautiful space to breathe and escape the trappings of city life.

The open plan design of the chef’s kitchen, lounge and dining area offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, while the shed houses a breakout TV area and laundry.


Dog Friendly

No pets allowed.


WiFi available throughout.


Rasp bath salts, hand soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, toilet paper and hairdryer.


1x king master with walk in robe, 1x queen bedroom, Loft with 3 beds (2 x Queen and 1x King), 1 x cot with master bed.

Children's Facilities

Space for one infant, cot available.

Heating and Open Fires

Central heating and cooling. Fire pit available.


Full kitchen including full size electric oven, gas cook top, microwave, dishwasher, Kitchenaid, rice cooker, Nespresso machine, Soda Stream.


All quality linen and bedding provided.


Access to the 80 acre property and use of the house and shed.

Sitting Room

Amazing views out across the property from the open plan living spaces.

TV and Music Facilities

2 Flat screen LCD TVs, one upstairs and one located in the shed. Sonos Sound-deck (Bose/Bluetooth).


Ample parking.

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The Wensley, Surf Coast

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The Wensley sits high on hills of the Surf Coast. It’s a 1.5 hour drive from Melbourne, and within easy reach of many of the great spots of the Surf Coast, Great Ocean Road and Otways. 

  • 1.5 hours from Melbourne, and the two airports.
  • 1.5 hours from Melbourne. 20 mins to Aireys Inlet, 30 mins to Lorne.
  • General stores in Moriac and Winchelsea - 15 mins drive.
  • Cafes and pubs in surrounding towns 15 - 30 mins drive.

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