Codrington Settlement & Gardens

4 Star Australian AAA Rated

4887 Princes Hwy, Yambuk, VIC, 3285


Why stay in just another Hotel or Motel in just another Town or City

When you can do something completely different this holiday.

Come over to Codrington & join us on our wonderful rural property on the un-spoilt South West Coast of Victoria, the region famously known as "The Shipwreck Coast.

All our units are set within 6 acres of private & secluded gardens.

You can stay in a Period Train Carriage for a truly unique experience, the "Port Fairy Flyer" is a 1894 carriage now a sumptuous room for 2, "Overland" is a 1907 carriage with a First Class feel, Bondi Express is a one of a kind double decker carriage offering a wonderful & memorable experience.

Or choose one of our traditional Country Cottages & enjoy a sense of Rural Splendour of a bygone era. Olive Tree Cottage is a 2 bedroom very spacious cottage with bright sunny aspect, Gooseberry Cottage is a smaller 2 bedroom cottage with a marvellous deck overlooking quite gardens, Settler Cottage is the original "settlers" cottage mid 1800's now renovated to a wonderful modern unit with 1 bedroom and big living area & Station Master Lodge is a single bedroom with a great sunroom overlooking the court yard gardens.

AWARDS Voted in Top Ten "Best Place to Stay" in Victoria in 2007, 2008, & 2009. Voted finalist "Most Unique Place to Stay" 2009 & 10. Our units are AAA & RACV rated as 4 Star and 3.5 Star.

Codrington Gardens is a feature of the area, something far more interesting & relaxing than a stay at just another motel or hotel in just another Town or City. The short drive out of Port Fairy rewards you with peace and quite of a rural property with massive private gardens, yet central to all the local attractions you will want to see.

Enjoy our secure & private 6.5 acre property, with room to roam, space to relax, somewhere for the kids to run & play safely, a place where the whole family can spend quality time together & breath the clean fresh country air amid a true rural atmosphere. It will recharge your very soul.

Room Descriptions

Bondi Express

A Sydney double/Decker carriage converted to 2 bedroom unit, bathroom & kitchenette. Fantastic unit, big double doors open onto a large covered deck creating a great in/out-door living area. Queen beds in 2 bedroom, fold out double in lounge.

Court Yard Chalet

A bright Studio style unit, en-suite bathroom with toilet & shower. Kitchenette facilities with Fridge, Toaster, Kettle. Sheltered deck at door, Queen Bed, couple of comfy chairs & TV. Ideal for a single or couple as a stop over or base to explore region.

Gooseberry Cottage

Beautifully appointed compact cottage, 2 bedrooms with queen & 2 singles, en-suite style bathroom off living area. Private fenced & gated fully covered deck on front overlooking a lovely quite garden area, great place to relax and recharge.

Olive Tree Cottage

Beautifully appointed lrg 2 bedroom cottage, 2 queen beds, en-suite style bathroom off lrg open plan living dining area & kitchenette. Morning Sun drenched rural style veranda at front door.


Beautiful, unique period train carriage with fabulous decor, queen bed in bedroom and comfortable fold out queen futon in lounge. En-suite style bathroom with toilet basin & shower.

Port Fairy Flyer

Beautiful, unique period train carriage with fabulous decor, queen bed in bedroom and comfortable fold out queen futon in lounge. En-suite style bathroom with toilet basin & shower.

Settlers Cottage - 1 night

Settlers Cottage - 1 night

Business Facilities

Property can accommodate up to 38 guests & the large dinning room can be used for parties, weddings, conferences & presentations.

Check In Instructions

2pm check in

10 am check out

Arrival & Departure outside these times by arrangement!

Children and Extra Guests Details

Children very welcome.

All rates are based on 2 people in 1 bed. Add $20 per extra guest or bed per night.

Maximum occupancy

"Overland" is 4, including 2 children.

"Bondi Express" is 6, including at least 2 children.

"Olive Tree Cottage" is 4 people.

"Settler Cottage" is 2.

"Gooseberry Cottage" is 4.

"Station Masters Lodge" accommodates 2.

Car Parking Details

Large private & secure car park.

Parking facilities for large vehicles, coaches & motor homes.

All units have reserved parking close to the unit.

Travel Directions

23 klms West of Port Fairy on the Princes Hwy.

Full traveling instructions available to down-load from our web site

Things To Do

Central to historic towns and villages. Close to Dog Friendly beaches & lakes.

OCEAN BEACHES (7 min. drive)

All along our coastline here are endless stretches of wild ocean beaches. You feel free and invigorated just walking along them. Often not another soul in sight.

Great place to let the dog have a real big run.

YAMBUK LAKE (5 min. drive)

The lake is only 8km from our doorstep. With a large beach frontage, walking tracks, and beautiful views it is a delightful place for a quiet picnic.

It is also a popular fishing spot with large bream and salmon being caught regularly.

Walk down to the mouth and its a great pace to paddle & splash in warm water & investigate the rock-pools.THE CRAGS (7 min. drive)

Situated midway between Port Fairy and our property the Crags offers tourists a spectacular view of our rugged coastline.

Absolute magic for that romantic sunset or to witness the raging might of the Southern Ocean.

PORTLAND(17 min. drive)

Victoria's first settlement. Some lovely views from the cliff tops across the harbour, bay and ocean. A lot of historic buildings worth seeing.

The lovely little Botanic Gardens, one of the first ever in Australia, were installed by Chinese Labourers under the tutelage of a an Englishman, he says they were the best workers

  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting
  • Balcony
  • Business centre
  • CD Player
  • Car parking (fees may apply)
  • Clock Radio
  • Conference Facility
  • Conference facilities
  • DVD Player
  • Ensuite
  • Fan
  • Free parking
  • Golf nearby
  • Heating
  • Licensed Restaurant
  • Meals Available
  • Non Smoking Indoors
  • Non-smoking rooms/floors
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Public beach nearby
  • Queen Beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Television
  • Tennis nearby
  • Videos