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Bussells Bushland Cottages

447 Carters Road, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The cottage was perfect for us - self-contained with 2 bedrooms and everything we needed in a gorgeous bush setting. My sons loved the bush trails and spotted loads of kangaroos and birds. It was in a great location close to town. I would love to go back.

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

Our bushland property is very special to us and I'm always delighted to hear that families have visited and enjoyed the environment. Next time, make sure you bring a strong torch and take the kids on a "night safari" through the bush block. Thanks again and we look forward to your next visit. More

Wirral
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Bussells because we wanted to experience a little of rural WA and we weren't disappointed, as soon as we walked in there were the kangeroos outside the kitchen window! We would be back for another 3 days in a heartbeat (or maybe a 22 hour flight!). It was great to have fly screens on the windows so that... More

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

We're delighted to be able to showcase our property (and the region) to visitors from afar and are particularly pleased when they get to experience our wildlife. In fact, it's getting to the stage where I may have to put those kangaroos on our payroll. Sorry about the Wi-Fi. We've recently upgraded hardware and increased our plan with Telstra, so... More

Perth
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15 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Always stay here anyway and love the place but now they have wifi and have done a great paint job on the alfresco !! Love it. Will be back again and again. Very helpful staff. Peace and quiet. Great location 5 mins from the town but you would never know it

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

We hit the jackpot when 2 (young) international visitors approached us (late 2013) looking for work. They started out sanding and varnishing the outdoor settings, then offered to paint the external timber on the cottages (which had never been treated). It took 2 months to complete and we remain indebted to Adrian & Montse for their sterling efforts. Wi-Fi was... More

perth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights in cottage 8 over the long weekend. The cottage was ideal for us-great location, only a few mins drive from the town centre and close by to caves rd. The cottage was very clean and kid friendly too (we travelled with our 17 month old) It is well equipped with basically everything you need, lots... More

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

Thank you for your generous comments and it's great to see that you enjoyed the bush block, as well as the cottage. Next time you visit, take the kids out for a night walk along the trails as this will provide another dimension. More

Perth, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Very friendly staff (Gail), units clean with everything you need. A start up breakfast is provided including cereal, milk orange juice etc. It was nice and quiet as the cottages are about 50-80 metres apart. Really good value and we'll go back.

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

Thanks Graeme and we look forward to your return. When you do, why not take a torch and do a trail walk at night. Being out there in the forest in the dark is a great experience and you can't get lost. Also, if you haven't already done so, I do highly recommend the 2-course lunch at Muster (in town).... More

Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in December 2013. The cottage was amazing. We could not fault it in any way. The wildlife including kangaroos right outside. The host/manager was extremely pleasant and accommodating . Ten out of ten and would recommend a visit.

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

Thank you Paul for your kind comments. We have a few kangaroos which appear undisturbed as they loll around the cottages. And a stroll along the bush trails and around the perimeter will enable you to see many more. We are truly blessed. More

Perth, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My family and I stayed here over New Year. I thought the cottages were very clean and well equipped. We had everything we needed. The setting is great, you feel as though you are miles from anywhere but there is so much within a short distance. Very peaceful and full of beautiful wildlife. Gail was very welcoming and was able... More

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

Thanks Diane. We're delighted to receive your comments as it reinforces the fact that we're on the right track. Just last week, we marked several hundred of our wonderful trees with new coloured discs - differentiating between jarrah, marri, 2 types of banksia, western woody pear and snottygobble. We've also started construction of our long-awaited rammed-earth entry statement, so there... More

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Over the years my family has stayed at a number of self-accommodation places around Margaret River. Overall, Bussells Bushland Cottages was the best. The website description of its location, set amongst its own large bushland area with kangaroos, rabbits, various birds etc passing your porch are all accurate...all very exciting for our young kids. Despite its very quiet location, its... More

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

I'm glad you found us as I strongly believe that we have something very special to offer overseas visitors. During a recent visit, we spent time strolling along the bush walks and around the perimeter...enjoying our superb forest and the many kangaroos which live here. We've owned Bushland Cottages since October 2001 and can't think of a better inheritance for... More

Victoria, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We spent two relaxing nights at Bussells Bushland Cottages. Although initially being disappointed at being given only one queen bed & two singles, rather than two queens as requested, we had a delightful stay. The cottages are very comfortable & it's obvious that much work has been put into providing such a peaceful environment. The cottages are very quiet and... More

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

Thank you for your very kind comments. As regards bedding, in order to cover all bases, we've set up 2 "couples" cottages (Queen X 2), 3 "small family" cottages (Queen X 1 plus 2 Singles) and 3 "Family" cottages (Queen plus 2 double bunks). We will always try to assist with bedding requests, however it's not always possible. Next time,... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

My family and I (4 adults and 1 baby) visited the Cottages in mid-December for 3 nights. There was plenty of space for us all to enjoy the quiet natural surroundings inside and outside the cottage. The rooms were big enough to put a portacot for the baby and still walk around. Very clean washroom and kitchen. The kitchen was... More

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

Our delightful bush block is home to many kangaroos and several of them loll around the cottages during the day. As long as you don't get too close, they will relax and pose for your photos (giving every appearance of being tame, which they aren't). We've just spent a few hours strolling along the walk trails while installing new coloured... More

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Additional Information about Bussells Bushland Cottages

Address: 447 Carters Road, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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Location: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Margaret River
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 52 Specialty lodging in Margaret River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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