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Bussells Bushland Cottages

4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   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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Nelson, NZ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There are not enough superlatives to describe these cottages.... but perfect sums them up. They are completely private from other cottages on site and surrounded by bush and wildlife. We had parrots arrive in the morning demanding to be fed with the provided seeds; a lizard sunbathing on the skylight; Skippy turned up, as did a bandicoot. The hosts were... More

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

Thank you so much for your delightful comments in respect of our "Land for Wildlife" property. I'm particularly pleased to have our birds & wildlife come out to welcome our visitors from New Zealand. Thanks again, your kind comments are most welcome. More

Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bussells was great! If you are after a cozy stay tucked away in the bush with limited phone reception (wifi available for purchase) this is the place! Newly renovated bathroom & kitchen facilities, wood fire & comfortable bed - we couldn't fault it!

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

Thank you Rebecca. Our wish is to always satisfy our guests and to encourage them to come back again. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated. More

Eudlo, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a late winter Stay3/pay2 deal with two couples sharing cottage 5 (there are 7 all up) and value for money was excellent. The cottage itself isn't modern, but it's cosy, warm and charming and judging it on its facilities I'd call it a bit above middle of the road. Two smallish bedrooms, and one loo/shower which was a... More

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

Hi Colin Our 8 rammed-earth cottages were constructed in 1986, but were gutted and completely re-fitted by us 3 and 4 years back. The cottages are quite simple, but seem to satisfy the majority of our guests...with our questionnaires showing guest satisfaction as 9.41 out of 10. We're not complacent, however, and are constantly improving facilities and infrastructure wherever cash... More

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Bussells bushland cottages is conveniently located about 10 mins away from the Margaret Town so it is very convenient to get supplies and to also go into town for dinner. The cottages are in a private bushland estate with wild kangaroos that come near the cottages every single morning we were there. We spotted wild rabbits and several bird species... More

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

I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed yourselves. Winter in Margaret River has a charm which transcends the weather. It's a time for active days followed by a hunkering down at night, in front of the fire with a glass of wine, or a good book. It's great to see more Singaporeans coming to enjoy the "bushland" experience. More

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I wanted to experience the real Margaret River this time by choosing to stay in the middle of bushland or forest and we went ahead book Bussells Bushland Cottages after reading the numerous excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. Needless to say, they were all spot-on and true! We had the most relaxing 3-night stay and loved everything about this place- The... More

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

Thanks Val...I'm delighted to hear you walked the trails and saw the sights. It's my very great pleasure when I visit the property...strolling amongst the tall timber and around the perimeter. At times there are mobs of kangaroos lolling in the pasture of our neighbour's properties - a great sight for everyone who loves nature. Bussells Bushland Cottages is a... More

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My family and I have stayed at Bussell's since the first of our Margaret River breaks in the early-1990s, and there are many good reasons that we keep going back. Facilities in the cottages are terrific, and perfect for the setting. The wood fire is great in winter, and the well-maintained kitchens have everything needed to allow self-catering. Separation between... More

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

Great to hear from you Cliff as we love to hear of returning guests. If you've visited since the early 1990s, you will have seen that we've made significant improvements to the cottages in recent years. You may be interested to hear that Greg & Mary Bussell opened the property in 1986 and operated it for 15 years. We purchased... More

Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Bussells Bushland Cottages are rammed earth cottage located on a large property with kangaroos, birds and bushland walks. It is so relaxing and peaceful with the tall trees and many marked trails within the property - good for older children to go exploring (although it is still possible for younger children to get lost). We went in winter and there... More

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

Thanks Trinnie. I'm delighted the you enjoyed the winter ambience of our cottages. A stroll along our walk trails will take guests into an area of deep forest, however it's important to note that our 20 hectare bush block is just 400 X 500 metres, with fencing all around the perimeter. So, it's very unlikely anyone would get lost. That... More

Perth, WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We recently spent 4 nights at this tranquil property. The cottage was well fitted out with quality furnishings & super-comfy bedding. It was very cold & wet when we were there but we loved being in our cosy cottage warmed by the pot belly stove, preparing meals in the very user-friendly kitchen & watching TV & DVD's. Plenty of firewood... More

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

Many thanks Miggy for your lovely comments. Although we live in Perth, I call in regularly to walk around the property so that I can reconnect with nature. We purchased Bussells Bushland Cottages in October of 2001 and are so pleased we did. It's such a beautiful property and will (I believe) only grow in stature as the years go... More

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We first stayed at the cottages in October 2010. Had such a nice stay that we returned for another weeks holiday in March 2014. The standard and setting of these cottages is great. It is so relaxing in its bush setting yet has all the comforts of home. You can almost feel like its just you there as the cottages... More

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

Many thanks Don for your kind comments. This year, we're seeing a whole raft of new visitors (which is great), but we do so love to see our guests returning. Some, by the way, have stayed with us 20 and more times through the years. When you do return, please take the opportunity to enjoy a 2-course lunch at Muster... More

Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The cottages are just the right size, cosy and comfy. Everything is good quality from the warm doonas to the kitchen cupboards. And the cooking is gas! We loved the walk trails, and ticked off the illustrations of local birds as we explored. Gail was helpful when asked and left us to our own devices. This will now be our... More

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

Thanks Poppy. It's great to hear we're keeping up the standards and satisfying our guests. We're about to upgrade the toiletries a little and will (very soon) be sealing the first 100 metres of the driveway. So, there will be improvements when you return. 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
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Hotel Class:4 star — Bussells Bushland Cottages 4*
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