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Countrywide Cottages

1205 Deans Marsh Road, Bambra, Victoria 3241, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of five (with 7&8 year old boys) from Singapore who booked with Countrywide Cottages in mid Nov 14 for two nights to experience the Australian farm/cottage living life. Despite the recommendations from friends and great reviews online, we did have apprehensions after we booked; i.e. can we find the place? is it comfortable? is there hot... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Countrywide Cottages early December 2014. We were made to feel sooooo welcome. A great deal of thought was given to making our stay comfortable, including providing bird seed so that we could enjoy the privilege of seeing the King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas up close and personal. The dogs had plenty of space and we did too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Had a lovely weekend here with group of friends. We had 7 couples and two babies. High chairs, cots and linen were provided. Cottage had plenty of room to all gather together. The kitchen had everything you would need and good quality! Great outdoor area, loved sitting around the fire! Nice private backyard area, lovely deck! The saloon provided space... More 

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DiCountrywide, Owner at Countrywide Cottages, responded to this review

Hi there Casey and Anthony...thanks so much for your great review. All great information for prospective guests. It really is a beautiful spot here and so close to many of the great produce of the Otway Harvest Trail. It was great to meet you!! Cheers, Di More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Our 2nd stay at Countrywide Cottages - learnt from the first time to return with a book (in fact, took 2)! Our two boys (8 and 11 years) spend the entire day outside, whittling sticks, setting up the fire (we went outside of the fire season), tending the fire and whittling more sticks, chasing the dog who steals the sticks,... More 

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DiCountrywide, Owner at Countrywide Cottages, responded to this review

Haha....thanks Jenni!! I am so pleased you were able to hit the reading this time while the boys had such a great time entertaining themselves!! We will never be stick-less here though it's great to hear they had such a great time trying to deplete the stocks!! Sounds like the whole family had a great time....thanks again. Cheers, Di More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My 3 night stay in Ferny Reach with my partner and puppy was wonderful. The cottage was very neat and tidy and contained everything we could have thought of plus more. Very secure backyard for dogs, great bushwalks on and around the property, friendly parrots and great scenery. The premises is not too far from Lorne beach for a day... More 

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DiCountrywide, Owner at Countrywide Cottages, responded to this review

Hi there Karen.....thank you so much for your great review. I am so pleased all was good for you...particularly that the fenced yard was secure for your dogs. Our guests have really loved it since we installed the new fences and it's ally's great to hear that they are doing their job to make life easier!! We are pretty lucky... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have just returned from a thoroughly enjoyed week's holiday at Countrywide Cottages. Right from arrival Di Schultz made us feel very welcome and was keen to ensure that the two humans and two doggies had a wonderful time. She definitely succeeded. In our cottage, Ferny Reach, we found yummy homemade biscuits for doggies and humans, a doggie day bed,... More 

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DiCountrywide, Owner at Countrywide Cottages, responded to this review

Lorraine....what a lovely review. Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to meet you all during your time with us and I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much. Both Caitlin and I were pleased to be able to make this donation to the fundraising efforts of the RSPCA....I am keen to see the results of her photography done... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Have just returned home from a week away at Countrywide Coattages. This was the first time I have taken my dog to a dog friendly place and what a delightful place it was. Di made us feel very welcome and the Villa cabin we stayed in, was beautiful home away from home. My dog had a huge bushland backyard to... More 

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DiCountrywide, Owner at Countrywide Cottages, responded to this review

Hello there Jayne....thank you so much for your review. I am glad you felt welcome during your stay and that things worked well for you and your little guy. It's hard to beat the fabulous Aussie bush for a great holiday, I say. We'd love to see you again. Cheers, Di More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I have four kids aged 2-10 and they had as much fun at Countrywide Cottages as they have had anywhere. They loved the yabbying & egg collection the most, but there were a whole range of activities to occupy their time. We went on bushwalks that started from the front door of the cottage. The bird life in incredible. Di... More 

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DiCountrywide, Owner at Countrywide Cottages, responded to this review

Hello there Keiran and crew.....thank you!! It was certainly a treat to see your kids enjoy up themselves so much while here. We are hoping to be the proud farmers of some new baby bunnies again soon (they are always so very cute). The chicks are growing immensely now and have been left to their own devices by their mum.....always... More 

Werribee, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

One of the best , cleanest and friendly get always I have ever been to. Lots to do if you want to be busy and fantastic if you just want to relax. The dogs were depressed for two days when we got home and can't wait to get back to finish off some of there exploration and try figure out... More 

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DiCountrywide, Owner at Countrywide Cottages, responded to this review

Oh Danny....what a lovely review. I do hope the dogs are now over their depression and have found something else to keep them interested and busy! I love that so many folks tell me their dogs go home exhausted. Of course, anyone who loves my home made dog biscuits has to be a friend of mine!!! Tell them hi from... More 

Geelong, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I took my 2 Samoyeds for a long overdue getaway. We had the most amazing time! Bush walks, space for the to roam around and play and beautiful wood fires at night. We will be heading back for sure. Thanks to Di your service is amazing and we enjoyed ourselves so much we will use this for sneaky getwaways on... More 

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DiCountrywide, Owner at Countrywide Cottages, responded to this review

Hi there Loz....thanks so much for your great review. Yes ....phone reception can be a problem. It does seem to be improving over time, particularly if you are with Telstra Some people even find that they can leave their phone in the kitchen window and run their iPads all round the cottage by using the phone as the personal hotspot.... More 

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Address: 1205 Deans Marsh Road, Bambra, Victoria 3241, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Bambra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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