We stayed at Clarendon Cottages in August 2008. My wife and I are independant travellers in our late 30's. We have been fortunate enough to live in the Dandenong Ranges area for 5 years.
We stayed at Clarendon Cottages for 3 nights whilst we moved house. It was much easier to move out than deal with all the removalists, cleaners etc.
We stayed in the smallest of their rooms, the Dovecote Cottage...and yes, it is small. But it is very clean and quite comfortable.
Downstairs is 2 small tub style chairs, table with 2 casual dining chairs, small bar fridge and TV. Upstairs is just a bedroom and bathroom (the bathroom is probably the biggest room in the cottage)
The hosts are excellent and the breakfast provisions plentiful.
The location is close to the Sherbrooke Forest and an easy 10 minute walk into Sassafras. It is quiet and serene. Good parking and easy to find
Would highly recommend staying at this property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CLARENDON COTTAGES - NOT FAR FROM MELBOURNE, VERY CLOSE TO PERFECT!This quiet garden retreat in the Dandenong Ranges is ideal for those who love quality, self contained, B&B accommodation and a beautiful setting. You will enjoy the privacy of your own cottage, the seclusion of our two acre property and the abundance of the local wildlife. If you are looking for a little more action there are wonderful walking trails to explore in Sherbrooke Forest and the Yarra Ranges National Park or perhaps challenge your fitness with a hike up the 1000 Kokoda steps at the foot of the mountain.Our boutique guest accommodation in the heart of the Dandenongs consists of two charming 1 and 2 bedroom cottages in a secluded, peaceful and romantic setting. Gas log fires, spas, fully equipped kitchens and private decks are just some of the many features in our Stables & Camellia Cottages. Two acres of English country gardens and meadow nestle amongst a huge variety of beautiful century old trees. The cottages are within easy walking distance of Sassafras Village, the home of the famous Miss Marples Tearoom (best scones on the mountain) and Sherbrooke Forest where you can see the Lyrebirds wandering happily.In the Dandenongs there are many things to do in the vicinity of Clarendon. Within minutes you can be wandering around the lively and colourful Villages of Sassafras, Olinda & Mt Dandenong or be visiting six out of the eight Great Gardens of Victoria - National Rhododendron Garden, Alfred Nicholas Garden, George Tindale Garden, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Cloudehill or Pirianda Gardens. For the young at heart, 10 minutes away there's the legendary 'Puffing Billy' steam train in Belgrave, the Kokoda Trail 1000 steps and the Sky High Observatory at the top of Mt Dandenong. Many antique shops house treasures next to contemporary galleries and studios filled with craft, sculpture and decorator items created by the many artists who have made the Dandenongs their home.The Dandenong Ranges is also home to a great number of restaurants, cafes and tearooms like Wild Oak, Miss Marples, The Cuckoo, Ranges and the new Olinda Tea House suiting a wide range of palates and pockets! Tesselaar's Tulip Farm is a short drive from the Dandenongs and the world renowned Yarra Valley Wineries just a 45 minute drive.For our overseas and interstate guests, the Dandenong Ranges is only a 60 minutes' drive from the Melbourne International Airport and 45 minutes from the Melbourne CBD.We invite you to come and enjoy the unique experience of the Bed & Breakfast culture in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarendon Cottages Sassafras, Victoria, Australia