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Bussells Bushland Cottages

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447 Carters Road, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cottages were a lovely cozy getaway and backing on to a variety of bushwalking made it a great space to explore. The surrounds of native animAls and bird life were amazing! The staff were helpful and had bird watching sheets for the kids as well.

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Katy. Now's the time when many of our returnees visit, to spend a few lazy days touring, wining & dining and enjoying the region...without the crowds. And, when they get back to their cosy cottage, they like to crank up the fire and enjoy warm and convivial surrounding. When I visited yesterday, I found that our contractors were pegging... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cottage was very good from inside, everything was provided for, including kitchenware and BBQ pit. The property is very quiet and peaceful and can walk to see the ocean. We spotted many kangaroos every morning and evening. It is well located - less than 10 mins drive form the town if you want to got for dinner or groceries,... More 

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. I do understand that our Singaporean guests will be surprised that the night sky is dark, other than the twinkling of stars. This is, of course, one of our very great delights - beautiful, clear, skies. With winter coming on, there's the opportunity to crank up a wood fire and relax with a good book... More 

Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed the cottage for the first time in the beginning of autumn season with my parents and 4 years old daughter. The cottage was very clean, tidy, simple but enough equipments and comfortable. Each cottages are nicely isolated and keep the privacy. My daughter was so excited (so I and my parents were!) about the wild kangaroos that... More 

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

I'm delighted to hear of your family's enjoyment of our bushland retreat; and that you'll be returning. There's little that gives me greater delight than seeing such positive comments from our guests. When you return, you should notice that we will have sealed the remaining 450 metres of driveway. making the entry a smoother experience. Thanks again! More 

Western Australia, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Thanks to Gail and Mark for their beautifully kept and clean cottages on an awesome bush block in Margaret River. The kids were free to roam the bush around the cottages and bump into kangaroos and bandicoots as well as much bird life. The cottage location was excellent only a sort drive into the town and to caves road. The... More 

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

I'm pleased to hear that the children were able to engage with nature, though not too closely I trust. We do, of course, supply pillows but it's difficult to satisfy individual preferences. For locals, we would encourage them to bring their own. Thanks again and we look forward to your return. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed for four nights over Easter and loved it. Cottages were well equipped and were far enough away from each other that you could barely see,let alone hear, the other visitors. We woke up to kangaroos eating breakfast outside our door. Loved the bush walks around the property although I think the large groups of kangaroos resented the interruption.... More 

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments and we do look forward to having you return. It's particularly pleasing to hear guests from interstate speaking of returning to our humble abode. More 

Perth
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18 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As ever this place always delivers, it is our little home from home ! Celebrated my 50th Birthday here with the family and 3 cottages. Value for money, clean, has everything you need but mostly wildlife, peace and quiet but 5 mins drive to the hub of Margaret River. Always visit every year at least, wish we could stay longer

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

I'm delighted to hear that you chose us for your 50th birthday celebrations and look forward to having you return for many more significant dates. And if you return later this year, you'll find that we've had sealed a further 450 metres of driveway. As a young man, I had a fantasy that (one day) I might own a property... More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Whenever visiting the Margaret River area I've been sure to book accommodation at the Bussells Bushland Cottages. Not only are the cottages great quality (and perhaps a tad luxurious), they are far enough out of the town to be away from the crowds. What many people do not seem to realise is the property has many walking paths through great... More 

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

Hey Frank, I'll have to put you on the payroll. Luxurious might be a little of an exaggeration, however I'm confident that we've created a very comfortable product within a compact (cosy) shell. I stayed for 4 nights recently and realise it's time we replaced some of the kitchen items. This at the same time as I'm wanting to have... More 

Perth
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We wanted to stay somewhere serene that was a little bit from Margaret River and this place was perfect for us. The cottage is the right size for a couple and is fully equipped. On entering the cottage we noticed a bottle of red wine and the next day's breakfast in the kitchen. The cottage is spotlessly clean and the... More 

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Helen. When you visit next, may I suggest you take a torch and walk the trails at night? This will add another dimension to your experience. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've stayed here every year for the last 3 years and will definitely continue to. The location is perfect, out of town, away from the congestion but close enough to still feel a part of Margaret river. The individual, self contIned cottages are ideal for saving money on food expenses as you can cook for yourself every day! The bushland... More 

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

It's great to hear from our returning guests and I'm so pleased we're continuing to deliver. Thanks for taking the time and we look forward to your return. More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

we recently stayed for three nights. unfortunately, we didn't meet anyone from the property; our keys were left out for us, the office has very restricted opening hours and there was no one there when we left. there is a system for leaving a message on a note pad but it would have been nice to meet someone. the cottages... More 

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

Goodness gracious me! Office hours: We clearly state in our promotional material that the office is open between 8am and 10am and at other times on an ad-hoc basis. Outside those hours, our managers go about their daily duties which include laundry, cleaning and visiting town to get provisions. If you had wanted to speak to Gail, why didn't you... More 

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