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Bussells Bushland Cottages

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447 Carters Road, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here last weekend for a girls weekend away. The cottage was cosy and immaculate. We were so impressed with how clean it was. The proprietors were very friendly to deal with and we all said we would definitely stay again. Although it was just out of town it was a perfect balance between being close enough to drive... More 

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

Thank you ladies. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to your return. More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to have our first family getaway at the last minute and Bussells turned out to be the perfect place to do it. It comfortably fit our family of 5 and was really well equipped and clean. My three little ones really enjoyed seeing the kangaroos and went on numerous walks around the property. My 3 yr old loved... More 

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

Thanks Stacey and we look forward to you and your family coming for many years to come. We know for a fact that some of our guests are now returning with their grandchildren - sharing their experiences of several decades. I'm thrilled to hear that your 3 year old went on night safaris with his dad as this is something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was nice to be able to park our car right at the door step. Once u enter the cottage, u will feel how homely it is and despite it being cold, it gives u a warm feeling. The cottage is very well maintained and spotlessly clean. There is instruction manuals to everything in the cottage from fireplace to television.... More 

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

It's terrific to hear you relaxed into our way of life and made the most of your stay. I do know it's a little challenging for those who haven't been exposed to wood fires, but the warmth and atmosphere engendered makes it all worthwhile. A stay at our bushland cottages is a comfortable way of experiencing the Australian way of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 4 stayed at Bussells for the first time just over last weekend and it was fantastic! We wished we could have stayed longer and will definitely plan for that in the near future. The children (9 & 10) loved being in the cottage and the walk trails. Nothing to fault at all. Very clean, cottage was cosy,... More 

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

I'm delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your first visit to our property Caroline, particularly as you made the effort to walk the property. When you visit next, please make sure you take a torch and go out to experience our wonderful forest at night as it adds another dimension. Thank you for your kind comments and... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My family of 5 stayed comfortably in cottage 1. The cottage is clean and well maintained. The cottage manager, Gail, was friendly and helpful in orientating us around the cottage especially the use of the fire place. My 2 sons had fun chopping the firewood into smaller piece to fit into the fire place. I love how the cottage is... More 

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

It's great having our international visitors experience a little bit of the Australian way of life. Chopping kindling indeed, the children will have much to reflect on when they go back to school. And having kangaroos lolling around in the bush adds another dimension. It seems to us that children are becoming less connected to nature so a sojourn at... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

you get a cottage all by yourself and it was cozy and lovely. we spotted kangaroos behind our cottage and also during one the the walks in the estate. cabins are in pristine condition. google maps were not accurate and you could easily miss the turn in.

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

It's not altogether wise to rely on GPS or Google Maps when you're visiting rural Western Australia. It's far better to take note of our instructions, which are quite explicit and particularly important if you're arriving after sunset. This is the country folks and you'll find there's no street lighting and neither are there neon signs. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My wife and I chose to revisit Bussells Bushland Cottages, after more than a decade. We were regulars with young kids in tow but have not been back in a long time. So we were delighted to see all changes in that time have been focused on making the rammed earth cottages even more pleasant and welcoming. Lovely touches throughout... More 

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

Thank you for very kind comments and we don't mind accepting some praise along the way. This property means a great deal to us and we gave a great deal of thought to the situation before making the improvements to the cottages some 5 years ago. Since then, our major commitment has been to the surfacing of the entry road,... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were a group of 8 adults and one child we rented two cabins. Both cabins were very clean and cosy and we had a great time. The location is just out of Margaret River which is great. Fireplace took a bit of effort on our part but we eventually got it going. Part of our group was from overseas... More 

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

It's always a delight to share our region, bushland and wildlife with international guests. Bussells Bushland Cottages provides a rare opportunity to live in comfort, close to nature. The wood fires can be a bit tricky in the initial stages, but once you're up and running, they provide wonderful warmth which creates an oh so snug winter environment. As to... More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

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 

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