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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are plenty of quiet, exclusive places in MR (or anywhere for that matter) but most of such exclusive places can be a far drive from town. However Bussell Bushlands is just 5 min drive from MR town which is really handy when you feel like having a drink in the local tavern or need to buy a bar of... More

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

Thank you for your appreciation of our manager's services and for your appraisal of our property. Of all Margaret River's accommodation, ours is, perhaps, the only one which provides a true Australian bush experience, yet with all necessary creature comforts. Your suggestion re approaching the property at night is very sensible. I would also recommend driving from Margaret River at... More

Berkshire
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful bushland setting. Surrounded by amazing wildlife. We were entertained by boxing kangaroos and regularly joined on our daily walk on the fabulous walk trails, by curious kangaroo families! Bird watching and listening was equally rewarding! Wonderful cottage, with all the comforts of home. All cottages are well spaced out from each other, which gives privacy and seclusion. Very helpful... More

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

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay on our gazetted "Land for Wildlife" property. I'm particularly pleased that you strolled our walk trails to get up close & personal with the Australian bush and our animals and birds. May I suggest that, when you next visit, you take a night safari - we provide a torch and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we've stayed here the experience has been perfect. Very clean, comfortable, friendly service & value for money. Highly recommended & will always stay here on trips to Margaret River. It's also lovely how close to nature you are with the safe bush walks.

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

It's very pleasing to hear back from one of our regulars and i can't agree more. I visit often and love strolling the walk trails - delighting in the beautiful bush, the birds and the animals. We are truly blessed. Thank you again and we look forward to being your home-away-from-home for many years to come! More

Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located about 6 km from Margaret River, these cottages are situated in bushland. They fairly private with just being able to see the next door cottage (but more trees have been planted to give more privacy). Have all the requirements with full kitchen and bathroom. The bedrooms are a bit small if trying to put 2 suitcases in there but... More

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

Thanks Les. Please understand that we're a rural property and that the only water we have comes from our water catchment. It's for that reason that we don't have washing machines or dish washers...our water is too precious. but we do, as you mention, have a coin operated washer and dryer behind the manager's residence. Thanks again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for three nights but wish it had been for seven. Loved the setting( bush trails and Kangaroos),nice clean modern well appointed cottages with great fire place. Managers Gail and Mark were very helpful and informative about what to see and do in the area. Would highly recommend.

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

Thank you Brian for your kind comments and we do hope you will return soon and stay longer. And when you do, please consider a lunch at Muster Margaret River where you can enjoy a smashing 2-course meal (with a glass of wine) from $38.00 per person.. In my view, there's no better value in the region. More

Nelson, NZ
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 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 September 4, 2014

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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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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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
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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

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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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