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Whistle-Stopover

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Albury, Australia
Reviewed October 18, 2016

It is rarely the case that a property far exceeds all your expectations but Whistle Stopover does exactly this. Amazing location, beautiful property & stunning cottage. Every attention to detail & luxury has been considered. it was a pleasure to deal with our lovely host Lesley who made our stay just perfect. We were so impressed & felt so relaxed...

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Lesley B, Manager at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

Thanks Bev and Paul for your kind review. It is always great to welcome back lovely guests and their families and Peter and I look forward to seeing you again in December! Lesley and Peter.

Tuggeranong, Australia
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Our fifth stay, the Whistle-Stopover cottage continues to provide an excellent home away from home amongst the Mountain Ash. Welcoming touches include fresh flowers, tasty cheese, crackers and chocolate, plenty of books, a television and recent magazines. Beds warm and comfortable. As always, we received a warm welcome from Lesley and a hug for my mum who grew up in...

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

It was great to welcome you back for another visit to our beautiful Dandenongs and to greet your lovely Mum! and of course your brother and Lucy!!!! Repeat guests are the most important people here at our B&B and to know that we will see you again and catch up is just super. We hope your journey home was uneventful...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 2, 2016

The positives: - lovely three bedroom cottage, exceptionally clean - natural bush setting - puffing billy goes past the property - nice extra touches (complementary fruit bowl, cheese platter, biscuits, flowers) And now the negatives: - cottage very close to owners property and the seemed to be watching us for the first two days. - acoustics are bad (in the...

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

I guess I cant please all of the people all of the time! But I try my hardest to though and over a hundred reviews say so, so I must be doing something right! I dont take a bond re damages so if my attitude offended I apologise. I did ask over the period you where with us if everything...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed September 25, 2016

My wife, daughter and cavoodle and I stayed in the Cottage for our 10 year anniversary. Was well thought out for a little toddler and everything she needed. Fruit and Cheese platter on arrival and a bottle of port for the late evening was a nice bonus. You can catch Puffing Billy from the doorstep if you organise a few...

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you and to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the super review and we look forward to seeing you back in the summer months with your family to enjoy our pool!!! Lesley and Peter.

Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Beware when you book that there is other rooms that you stay in other then the cottage that you see in the photos. I booked this for mine and my boyfriends anniversary, paid the $260 (no extra fee for a dog because we didn't bring one), got there and the owner wasn't there but there was a note to say...

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, Our apologizes to you both. I offered you the Spa Suite as the Cottage was booked with a wedding party. You where happy with that. Perfect, I'll take it, were your words so we are very sorry you didn't find it up to scratch. I have TWO sites on Stayz, one for the Cottage and a separate one...

Reviewed September 4, 2016

My husband, three children and I thoroughly enjoyed our four day family bonding time at the Whistle Stopover Cottage. Lesley had left no stone unturned when it came to comfort, she thought of everything!!....port and a cheese platter on arrival....chocolates....homemade biscuits and more. We could honestly feel the love. That night we ordered fish and chips and all relaxed around...

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

Thank you guys for the wonderful review!! It was lovely to meet you all and Peter and I are so happy that the children enjoyed their stay. We hope when the weather is a lot warmer they can come back and enjoy the pool!!! Your reviews help us continue to offer a great experience for both families and couples here...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed August 19, 2016

We stayed at Whistle Stopover for 1 night for a relaxing evening. Lesley was very accommodating for us, also allowing our two beautiful big dogs to come along and stay as well. The lovely cheese platter was a welcome surprise, little treats and bowls provided for our dogs were very thoughtful. Thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing break.

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

Thanks guys for the lovely review and happy that your night was "quiet" Great of you to choose your local B&B to come and stay in!! Lesley and Peter.

Reviewed August 9, 2016

I came to Cockatoo for a solo trip. And i have to say i was very impressed with the Whistle Stopover. It was a wonderful location, tucked away out of sight in a quiet and beautiful environment. The room was lovely with a comfortable bed, luxurious furnishings, WiFi access and a good breakfast. Lesley was a friendly and accommodating host...

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

Thanks Stuart for your review and your offer to let fellow travelers know about the Whistlestopover in the hills! We hope you'll return one day for some R and R Lesley and Peter.

Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

My partner & I stayed at Whistle Stopover Cottage this week so that my pup & I could complete the Lead the Way AAT & Therapy Dog Certification course in nearby Macclesfield at AlphaCanine. Lesley went out of her way to make the stay comfortable for us from making sure we had everything we needed to special touches like treats...

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

Thanks Lisa for the super review and so happy you and your puppy past with flying colours!. Peter and I look forward to seeing you back soon. Lesley.

Reviewed July 30, 2016

Lesley has excelled in providing a perfect place to stay in a beautiful environment. The cottage was beautiful, we arrived on a cold winters evening to find the fire burning and the house beautiful and warm. Snacks were in the fridge ready and were very much appreciated after a long drive from Adelaide. Lesley could not have been kinder or...

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

Thank you Tricia, we hope your next visit is in happier times. It was great to meet you all and we really look forward to welcoming you back when the weather is warmer!! Lesley and Peter.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whistle-Stopover is a luxury Bed & Breakfast situated alongside the famous Puffing Billy Railway track between Cockatoo and Gembrook in a mountain ash forest setting.The train passes by the one acre property twice daily and will stop at Fielder Station to pick up or drop off guests when pre-arrangement is made, from the station it is only a one minute walk and you are back at Whistle-Stopover.At Whistle-Stopover your host Lesley Bock offers two types of accommodation, a three bedroom fully self contained Federation Style Cottage and also a traditional B&B Luxury Spa Suite. Both are suitable for Wedding accommodation with the Honey Moon couple able to luxuriate in the privacy of the opulent Suite and the guests comfortably accommodated in the Cottage. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whistle-Stopover

Address: 11 Doonaha Road, Cockatoo, Victoria 3781, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Yarra Valley > Cockatoo
Price Range: $220 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Beautiful house amongst the Dandenongs”
FionaB924, Nov 6, 2016 | Read review
“Great for families as cottage sleeps 10. And for the romantic couple a spa suite.”
TessM172, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“If you are a family then avoid this place”
  • Fruit and flowers
  • Dog bickies
familyfuninsun, Oct 2, 2016 | Read review
“The Cottage”
jasonthetford, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
“The cottage we stayed in was perfect. The bush setting ensures quietness and an amazing sense of being nestled in the bush”
patriciavF1763ZV, Jul 30, 2016 | Read review
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