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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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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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 helpful votes 21 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 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

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 February 4, 2015

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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 

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