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Welcome to the Storyteller’s Nook, a luxury romantic hideaway a stone’s throw away from Great Ocean Road. Nestled in the hamlet of Panmure, Victoria on 1.5 acres of lush gardens and ancient trees, you can escape the world and create one of your own.

Snuggle in to the double sized velvet couch, sip wine beneath the fairy lights and be whisked away into a magical world for two. Listen to your favourite tunes on our state of the art sound system, unwind in front of the fire and discover a book from the extensive library to read.

The Alice in Wonderland themed bedroom might inspire your curiosity or you might like the clawfoot tub and Versace towels? The choice is yours.

Did we mention the complimentary gift basket featuring food from the region?

A fully equipped Finnish style kitchen awaits and art curated from around the world hang in the Gallery style open living space to inspire you while you whisk up culinary delights.

Our on call concierge team will prepare the space making it welcome and warm and can also ensure you have all you need on arrival.

A large writer’s desk and fast wifi, with privacy and tranquility at your fingertips also makes the Nook a perfect space to work away from home. Perhaps there’s that book you want to finish or song you want to write? The art you need to paint?  you are set to escape the world and inspire your inner creativity. With a touch of quirk and some hidden gems, be prepared to be inspired.


Fully Equipped Chef’s Kitchen

Finnish style kitchen with luxe tools and utensils to complete your culinary whims.

A Gallery of Ambience

Curated art with gallery lighting. 

Snuggle In By The Fire

An open fire awaits, along with all the creature comforts.

Nestled in the hamlet of Panmure, Victoria, The Storyteller’s Nook at St Brendan’s is a luxe retreat waiting to be explored. 

Welcome to the Storyteller’s Nook with a touch of quirk, some hidden gems, and a flair for the musically and literary-minded.

Whisk yourself away in luxury

1.5 acres of natural beauty

Enjoy the gorgeous surrounds, abundant birdlife and a koala or two. Trees are natures way to calm, and we have plenty of them!


From the beautiful picture perfect window frames to the soaring cathedral ceilings, the character in the Nook creates smiles.

Soak Away The World

A calm place to make beautiful memories and connection. 


Welcome to South West Victoria


Activities to do in the south west include visiting the fresh farmers markets on the weekend in Warrnambool, having a dip in the iconic Panmure waterhole (100m walk from the nook), visiting the Great Ocean Road coastlines to spot a whale. Twenty mins from Warrnambool and Ten mins from the Great Ocean Road, you can spend the day exploring all the area has to offer. Wineries, whiskeries,  waterfalls, foodie stops and more await you in the area.


What our guests are Saying

Denise O.

Serenity at its best. This sacred little nook has energy to fill your soul and flood your mind with thoughts of what may be.  You are the creator of 

your life. Dance in this bliss and the ambiance of this spiritual space will empower you to dreams you never thought possible. A blessing to all who enter its realm

L. O’Donnell

I had the privilege to stay at this beautifully renovated Church. So much to do and see the Food trails Attractions and scenery are spectacular. You can snuggle in front of the fireplace with an amazing choice of books to pick from. Eclectic art pieces throughout will delight your inner child. Don’t forget to wander the large garden areas and keep your eyes peeled within the beautiful trees and surroundings for the koalas. The hosts have put such tremendous effort and thought into every aspect of your stay and you can feel it upon entry. Tranquillity! Cannot wait to return for a longer stay.


St Brendan’s has been lovingly transformed into a private retreat. A large writer’s desk and fast wifi, sprawling acre garden and tranquillity mean you are set to escape the world and inspire your inner creativity. Featuring a spacious open living area, one bedroom with ensuite, fireplace, laundry, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor barbeque. Full amenities include

  • Queen-sized bed 
  • WiFi (superfast)
  • Essentials: towels, bed sheets, soap and toilet paper
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator / Freezer
  • Cooking items- Pots and pans, baking dishes, utensils, oil, etc etc.
  • Dishes and cutlery / Servery Dishes 
  • Gas and Electric Stove
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Free parking on premises
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine & Drying rack
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarm
  • Television
  • Air Purifier HEPA 99% 
  • Outdoor area with seating


Welcome to the Storyteller’s Nook with a touch of quirk, some hidden gems, and a flair for the musically and literary-minded.