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Bussells Bushland Cottages

447 Carters Road, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Cliff S Perth, Australia
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    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 nights, with my husband and my little girl (3 years old). The cottage was very clean with the full set of kitchen utensils. It was nice, clean and cozy. Will definitely back again! Although there is no phone receptions (Telstra). Hence we are off from the busy schedule as usual. You are away from all... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to comment. Yes, our wonderful trees, make mobile connection difficult, however part of the joy of an experience like this is that you can step away from the everyday world and relax in blissful peace. We look forward to your return. More

Singapore, Singapore
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What else could you ask for? Excellent and prompt service provided by Gail, coupled with your very own quiet tranquil cottage in the wilderness surrounded by cute kangaroos! Initially we were kinda concerned about the wilderness part, but it turned out to be a pleasant unique getaway which we have fond memories of.

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

Thanks Raphael and congratulations for completing the "wilderness" experience. We do, of course, offer all the necessary comforts but without impacting on what is a true Australian bush experience. The kangaroos, possums, brush-tailed phascogales, bandicoots and bird life are all part of a visit to this gazetted "Land for Wildlife" property. Thanks again. More

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 5 including mother in law, 2 girls of age 7 and 9 together with hubby likes this cosy cottage very much. The fireplace is a new experience for me. It keeps the cottage warm enough for us all. Its very clean and have all the kitchen utensils and cutleries that you need to fix up a meal.... More

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

I'm pleased you all enjoyed your winter experience and the warmth provided within our cosy cottages. Ours is a gazetted "Land for Wildlife" property and we love having so many kangaroos within and around the bush block. We welcome guests from Singapore, particularly those who are interested in an authentic Australian bush experience. More

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights with my husband and my 2 year old gal. The cottage was very clean and the kitchen utensils and cutlery were very clean. However, the kettle was rather dirty and the coil has rust on it. It wasn't a big problem though..we boiled water using the saucepan. Although we didn't have possums visiting our... More

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

We love our winters down here as they provide the opportunity to light a fire, snuggle down with a good book and a glass of wine and enjoy nature. And we have nature in abundance, with mobs of kangaroos in the paddocks surrounding the property, as well as within the bush block. As you experienced, the crisp winter nights facilitate... More

Singapore, Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My family of 4 adults and 2 kids aged 6 and 8 years old stayed at Bussells Bushland Cottages recently in June 2014. The level of cleaniless exceeded my expectations. My family has a very good sleepm and the fireplace really helped to cool the house very well. However, it will b better if there are heaters installed in the... More

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

I'm delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay, despite the stormy weather. Winter in Margaret River is a time for log fires and long sleeps, as you seem to have experienced. I do understand that visitors from Asia might find the nights to be cold, however we firmly believe that snuggling down under a warm doona at night... 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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Our 8 rammed-earth cottages are fully self-contained, with each having 2 bedrooms (see note), fully-equipped kitchen, living room and shared bathroom. Cottages are randomly scattered on our 20 hectare (50 acre) bush block and we're within easy driving (5kms) distance of Margaret River township, beaches, wineries, cafes, restaurants, shops and the region's best tourist features. All cottages have been completely refurbished in recent years, following which we were awarded a 4-star rating by AAA. Note: Our lead-in tariffs are for 1 or 2 persons occupying 1 bedroom. If guests wish to use the 2nd bedroom, we charge an extra bed fee in order to cover the additional costs of linen and cleaning. ... more   less 
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