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Bussells Bushland Cottages

4.0 of 5 447 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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Perth
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago via mobile

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous place for those wishing to chill and getting away from the hustle and bustle from town. The renovated cottages were very clean, well designed and modernised to make this one of the more outstanding places to stay. Only 5 mins by car from downtown Margaret River. Loved the BBQ grill which we used every night! Wish we had something... More 

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

Many thanks for your kind comments and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay, particularly so because you travelled such a distance to get here. Spread the word, we would love to see more Canberrans! More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have now stayed at Bussell Bushland Cottages 5 times, the most recent Jan 2015. We just love the peace and quiet that the location offers while you are still close to town. The kangaroos are always there in the morning and if you go for a walk in the beautiful bush which surround the cottages don't be surprised when... More 

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

Thanks Pat...I'm delighted to hear from regular guests as they're the ones who know of the gradual improvements we're making. Most recently, I'm sure you will have seen the improved signage at both ends of the driveway. You may not have noticed, but we've also sealed the first 100 metres of driveway (from Carters Road). We will attend to the... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, just outside MR. Perfect for wildlife lovers! The cottage had everything you need, a well equiped kitchen and barbecue Our cottage (no.5) was just as pictured above. Complementary wine and breakfast was a big help and much appreciated!

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

Thanks Jack and we look forward to your return. This property has been operating since 1986 and we're now seeing the grandchildren of guests who stayed in the early days. More 

Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented 2 cottages for three nights and really loved our stay, only wish it was longer. The cottages were clean, comfortable and we had no complaints. The area is beautiful and so calm and relaxing that there is no need to leave the property if you don't want to! Communication prior to our stay was fantastic and Gail was... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments, particularly of Gail's services. We love this property and know that it's also a very great favourite amongst thousands of travellers to the Margaret River region. Our guests often say "don't change anything," then congratulate us for the changes we've made between visits. We're loving the journey. If only I could get my kids... More 

Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

These cottages are always our first choice when thinking of a week down south! We stayed for a week at the height of the summer school holidays and although all the cottages were occupied, the only neighbours we noticed were the kangaroos. The bush block is big, quiet and peaceful. The hard work put into renovating this accommodation has made... More 

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

Thank you Claire. It's great to hear that our returning guests continue to enjoy the experience, not only of our property, but also of the region. Owning a property of this nature can be a very rewarding experience and we've enjoyed every moment since purchasing it in 2001. Thanks again and we look forward to your return. More 

Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Just stayed in one of the cottages at Bussells Bushland Cottages and it was a very pleasant experience. The cottage was nicely furnished and had everything you needed. The wine and first breakfast was very appreciated. It really made you feel welcome. The only thing to complain about was the heavy quilt, otherwise a 10 out of 10

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

Thanks Elisabeth and it's great to hear that we're achieving our objectives. On the subject of doonas, we recently replaced heavier "down" inners with a lighter-weight microfibre version however I do understand that some may wish for something lighter still. My wife and I haven't been able to sleep under the same doona for many years. She requires warmth where,... More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Bussells Bushland Cottages are just FANTASTIC!! So very well-appointed, well-managed, spotlessly clean, beautiful, natural bushland environment, lovely forest walks, very private....can't fault them AT ALL - wonderful value for money!!! We will DEFINITELY return, again and again. Thank you Gail, you are so friendly and welcoming and informative about the area.

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

Thanks Sue for your kind comments, particularly as they come from someone who has to travel from interstate to experience them. When travellers from Surfer's Paradise comment that they'll "return, again and again," we know we're on the right track. When you do return, I expect you'll see a few small improvements, it being our philosophy to constantly put money... More 

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Address: 447 Carters Road, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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Location: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Margaret River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bussells Bushland Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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