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Clarendon Cottages

4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   11 Clarkmont Road, Sassafras, Victoria 3787, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Lovely little cottage, simple and cosy. we stayed for 5 nights in Camelia cottage. has all the necessary basics for a weekend away. perhaps a little to small if you consider a lengthier stay as the bedroom is the main room. it also serves as a livingroom which may makes it more suitable for just a weekend for a couple... More

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Pam H, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and we were sorry that you found our Camellia Cottage accommodation average as most of our guests are delighted with the facilities. Your comment on the queen size bed was a surprise to us as your partner said the problem was not with the bed but that you had a... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My fiance is from the US and, on his recent (and first) visit to Melbourne, I wanted us to be able to experience a cottage stay in the Dandenongs and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Boy, did we pick the right place! Clarendon Cottages is set on such a beautiful piece of property and... More

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Pam H, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Delia for your lovely review and we are so glad you were both able to relax and enjoy your stay in our cosy Camellia Cottage. We hope you can fulfil your dreams someday and own your own little hideaway! Kind regards Pam Hankey More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stayed four nights in Stables, it was an amazing stay, the cottage was cosy and clean. I had few surprises plan for my birthday that Pam have suggest to my fiancé when he checked what can be arranged . The owners were very helpful, accommodating and gave lots of info about surrounding. We loved our stay .Thanks so much... More

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Pam H, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Munaza for your excellent review. We really loved having you stay and enjoyed all the surprises that Chanaka had planned for you. We look forward to seeing you both again. Kind regards Pam Hankey More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We were seeking a quiet overnight stay in a secluded setting and were not disappointed. Previous reviews of these cottages do not exaggerate the high quality of this accommodation. Reading the one negative review and Pam's response was the final prompt for us to book this accommodation, as we felt reassured that here were owners who have a genuine commitment... More

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Pam H, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you, Trish, for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are so glad you and your husband enjoyed your stay in our Camellia Cottage and we would love to welcome you back to Clarendon if you are travelling in the area again. We hope you found Cockatoo easily! Our sincere thanks for the review. Pam & Ian... More

Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed in the cozy 2-bd cottage featured on the homepage. It was the perfect retreat for us. The immaculate, well-appointed cottage and abundant gardens and grounds offered our family of four (2 younger children) a wonderful stay, and many comforts over the Christmas holidays. It felt like a home. The cottages are well-situated apart from each other to provide... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The Stables was a delightful place to end a long holiday traveling around SA & VIC. Our hosts were charming and very accommodating when our family opted to join us for a couple of days, nothing seemed too much trouble. The facilities were excellent. The location is peaceful and secluded but close to all the Dandenongs have to offer. Recommend... More

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17 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We enjoyed 5 nights in Camillia Cottage. The large bed was really comfortable. The breakfast hamper was very generously packed (couldn't eat it all!) and the log fire and gas heating was most welcome. DVDs are available to borrow. My only gripe was the unheated bathroom. Pam & Ian are great hosts. Sassafras is lacking in good places to eat... More

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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I recently stayed here with my mother and two teenage boys. As it was my birthday, there was a free bottle of French champagne left in the fridge, which was lovely considering we already had free port and chocolates waiting for us! The cottage we had was Stables Cottage and it was absolutely divine. The decor was beautiful, the beds... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We recently stayed at the cottages as we had a wedding near by. I was disgusted by how we were treated, I have never came across ruder owners/Managers in my life. We arrived at the cottages with a few extra people in tow, only to get dressed and we were abused by the owners Ian and Pam, and they wouldnt... More

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Pam H, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

I am appreciative that Tripadvisor allows owners to respond to negative feedback such as this as this is a classic example of a situation misrepresented. The guest booked for 2 adults in our small Dovecote Cottage ($180 per night) but 8 adults plus a baby arrived without any prior notification. When we explained that we could not accept the additional... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I went with me and my partner with no prior bed and breakfast knowledge or expectations but this excelled more than our dreams. Its was a lovely, quaint cottage that was cosy and so lovely. The hospitality was wonderful with afternoon tea being an extra delight and the privacy but availability of our host's was very good. We also enjoyed... More

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Address: 11 Clarkmont Road, Sassafras, Victoria 3787, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Sassafras
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Hotel Class:4 star — Clarendon Cottages 4*
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CLARENDON COTTAGES - NOT FAR FROM MELBOURNE, VERY CLOSE TO PERFECT!This quiet garden retreat in the Dandenong Ranges is ideal for those who love quality, self contained, B&B accommodation and a beautiful setting. You will enjoy the privacy of your own cottage, the seclusion of our two acre property and the abundance of the local wildlife. If you are looking for a little more action there are wonderful walking trails to explore in Sherbrooke Forest and the Yarra Ranges National Park or perhaps challenge your fitness with a hike up the 1000 Kokoda steps at the foot of the mountain.Our boutique guest accommodation in the heart of the Dandenongs consists of three charming 1 and 2 bedroom cottages in a secluded, peaceful and romantic setting. Log fires, spas, fully equipped kitchens and private decks are just some of the many features in our Stables & Camellia Cottages. Our small private Dovecote Suite is ideal for those who want a weekend or midweek stay at a more affordable rate. Two acres of English country gardens and meadow nestle amongst a huge variety of beautiful century old trees. The cottages are within easy walking distance of Sassafras Village, the home of the famous Miss Marples Tearoom (best scones on the mountain) and Sherbrooke Forest where you can see the Lyrebirds wandering happily.In the Dandenongs there are many things to do in the vicinity of Clarendon. Within minutes you can be wandering around the lively and colourful Villages of Sassafras, Olinda & Mt Dandenong or be visiting six out of the eight Great Gardens of Victoria - National Rhododendron Garden, Alfred Nicholas Garden, George Tindale Garden, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Cloudehill or Pirianda Gardens. For the young at heart, 10 minutes away there’s the legendary ‘Puffing Billy’ steam train in Belgrave, the Kokoda Trail 1000 steps and the Sky High Observatory at the top of Mt Dandenong. Many antique shops house treasures next to contemporary galleries and studios filled with craft, sculpture and decorator items created by the many artists who have made the Dandenongs their home.The Dandenong Ranges is also home to a great number of restaurants, cafes and tearooms like Wild Oak, Miss Marples, The Cuckoo, Ranges and the new Olinda Tea House suiting a wide range of palates and pockets! Tesselaar’s Tulip Farm is a short drive from the Dandenongs and the world renowned Yarra Valley Wineries just a 45 minute drive.For our overseas and interstate guests, the Dandenong Ranges is only a 60 minutes‘ drive from the Melbourne International Airport and 45 minutes from the Melbourne CBD.We invite you to come and enjoy the unique experience of the Bed & Breakfast culture in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges. ... more   less 
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