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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our dog Violet is a fairly new family addition, so when planning a getaway for our wedding anniversary we wanted to include her. Countrywide Cottages was perfect for the occasion! We spotted a family of wild kangaroos at the entrance of the Otway Forest Park while on leash hiking and when Violet wasn't chasing parrots along the balcony, sprinting around... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had not stayed here during the winter period before as our previous stays were during the hustle and bustle of the summer time. Although the weather was cold and wintery upon arrival we were warmly welcomed as per usual by our hosts and the log fire had been kindly lit in our cabin giving a cosy a welcoming feel.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great welcome, great accommodation. Easy to relax, to self cater and to sleep. Rambling was literally on our door step and walking up to the main house to feed the animals was a lot of fun. It was winter and loved the real fire place. Location wise it is easy to find and not too far from Lorne and Te... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the most wonderful time here this week. Stayed in the Canopy cottage and it was magnificent. It is the best pet friendly accommodation we have ever stayed at. Immaculate, very well appointed, everything you could need is provided and the handmade cookies for humans and doggie treats on arrival were a really lovely touch. My husband loves camping so... More 

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Thank Lisa F
DiCountrywide, Owner at Countrywide Cottages, responded to this review

Hello there Lisa....this is great. Thank you so much!! I am delighted to hear you think we are the best pet friendly accommodation you have ever stayed in....high praise indeed!!! It's hard to beat those fires in winter!!! Pretend camping. Hope to see you again sometime. Cheers, Di and Stuart More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here twice now and recommended it to others, especially friends who like to take their dogs away for a country break. The houses are immaculate, well equipped and offer large secure grounds for dogs as well as lots of dog walking places within and outside the property. Little touches such as home baked biscuits for humans and... More 

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DiCountrywide, Owner at Countrywide Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for raving about us to your friends and family...we work pretty hard to make sure people can relax and not worry about their dogs safety and security while they are here, so I am happy to hear it worked well for you! Glad you all loved the baking too....thanks!! Cheers, Di and Stuart More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for 2 nights. Have stayed in a few similar and tossed up between others but this one won us over with the individual fenced yards at each cottage. We could let the dogs run around outside our cottage without any worries at all. The fenced dam area was a massive hit with our 2 Golden retrievers. Very... More 

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DiCountrywide, Owner at Countrywide Cottages, responded to this review

Hello there Aaron and crew.....I am so pleased we were able to win you over and get you to stay with us!!! That dam is a popular place with the dogs and yours really seemed to get right into the spirit of things there....I always love seeing people with their dogs going crazy running and swimming there. Fun to see... More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a prefect long weekend we all spent in this beautiful place, everything was amazing, I would highly recommend this to everyone & can't thank the staff enough for everything...AND how incredible this was for both of us & our 3 fur babies!!

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Glenlyon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first stayed 10 years ago with my daughter and grandchildren visiting from America and we were all delighted with our stay in Igloo. This time it was with my other daughter and granddaughter and we stayed in Villa. From the warmth of the woodfire (supplemented by a reverse cycle a/c heater,) to the comfort of the beds and couches... More 

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DiCountrywide, Owner at Countrywide Cottages, responded to this review

Hello there....we were delighted when we heard you were coming back, all the way from the States, after being with us 10 years before. It's wonderful that you remembered us and so pleased it went so well for you and the rest of your family too this time around. Let's hope your next visit comes much sooner than 10 years!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed 4 nights in the Ferny Reach with our 2 dogs. Not often do you find the the perfect place to stay where the dogs are just as welcome as you are, Spotlessly clean, comfy bed and has everything you need, Huge secure yard for the dogs to play, and lovely walking tracks. Being right next to the... More 

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DiCountrywide, Owner at Countrywide Cottages, responded to this review

Hello there Christine....how lovely to hear from you and read that you enjoyed your time with us so much!! Thank you for your great review.. we really appreciate that. Cheers, Di and Stuart More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place for me and my 6 pooches to unwind and relax. The cottage was beautiful, clean and spacious. A massive secured yard and the private walking tracks were beautiful. My dogs thoroughly enjoyed being off lead and running til their hearts content. I've been travelling for years with my dogs and have never stayed at the same... More 

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DiCountrywide, Owner at Countrywide Cottages, responded to this review

Oh thank you so much Sharon.....I am so happy to hear that your dogs loved it here so much and that you are keen to come back...it's true, it is really difficult to find genuinely pet friendly accommodation....this is the main reason we have focused so much on getting it right and it's always so great to hear it's working... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We consistently receive 5 star TripAdvisor reviews from our fabulous guests! Our property features four self contained cottages surrounded by bushland. Just 1.5 hours drive from the Westgate bridge in Melbourne and 25 minutes drive from Lorne, you can be away from it all in no time. All AAA 4 star rated, choose from the two bedroom Ferny Reach and Igloo (disabled access) or the three bedroom cottages, the Villa and Canopy. Your dogs are most welcome. We proudly hold the 5 Paws Rating for Best Pet Friendly Accommodation from Holidaying with Dogs. Take in the bushwalks from your door, bring the children to help us feed the animals, or just relax by the fire. Private bonfires during the winter months. Enjoy a game of pool in the recreation area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Countrywide Cottages

Address: 1205 Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Rd, Bambra, Victoria 3241, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Bambra
Price Range: $141 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Countrywide Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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