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Bussells Bushland Cottages
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Perth, Australia
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56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Cozy up in your own cottage”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed at Bushland Cottages for 5 nights and it must be the only time we have visited Margaret River and never went out once in the evening for dinner. The cottage was so comfortable, the owners really have thought of everything from all the pots and utensils for your little kitchen to the bird seed left for you to give to all the feathered visiters you will get day and night. The kangaroos really did come right up to the cottage and we had a little possum that came every evening to peep into our doorway !
The little breakfast pack they leave for your 1st morning is a really nice touch, the owners are very friendly and obliging and have great tips of places to go and visit. We even got a complimentary bottle of wine as we booked for more than 3 nights ( delicious )
The potbelly stove was a welcome relief when we got home from our day time excursions and made the chilly evenings so warm and cozy you really won't want to leave.
The bedroom was a little on the small side but still adequate, the pillows and bed were extremely comfortable.
The best thing for us though was the privacy, there are only a small number of cottages and they are spaced far enough apart in the tree's so you feel very secluded, it was very peaceful and relaxing.
The only small thing we could mention ( on a not even negative note because it was so small ), we would of appreciated a change of towels and sheets as we were there for nearly a week.
Saying that, it did not spoil our stay in any way, we had a fantastic time and will definately be coming back to stay for a winter get away when we next visit.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
I'm always delighted when our guests take the time to express their pleasure, following a stay in one of our rammed-earth cottages. And you can be assured that we will always take notice of guest comments. Thank you for taking the time and we look forward to your return.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in Bussells in chilly August. We loved our time there - Gail was very welcoming and extremely helpful with her tips for the area. The cottage was clean, comfy, and very well equipped. We loved the BBQ outside (though it was a bit chilly to sit outside, we did one night!), and the fire which kept the cottage warm in the evenings. The bathroom was spotlessly clean and the showers fortunately hot! Beds were comfy, extra blankets very welcome, and the only (very minor) downside was the slightly dusty pillows (inevitably with an indoor fire) - but I am a dust allergy sufferer, so only I noticed.
The best thing about the cottages is their location in the bush - each morning we'd walk out and around and spot kangaroos, kookaburras and parrots. Bird seed was provided which gave the kids the thrill of feeding the parrots, bronzewings, and even one morning, a friendly bandicoot. Each cottage is set apart from the others so they feel nicely private. And this just a short drive from Margaret River town and the Caves Rd to access beaches, forests, wineries, etc. We loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Western Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

My husband and I and our two young kids stayed at Bussells bushland cottages for 3 nights in May. The cottages are an easy 5ks from the heart of Margaret River township and are set on a gorgeous bush block surrounded by pastureland. We saw a wide variety of birdlife, and the kids loved filling up the bird feeder. We had kangaroos hanging out just outside the cottage and saw heaps more walking around the property. The walk trails are the perfect length for children- it was great to get amongst the trees! Although the setting was lovely the cottages themselves were the real surprise. They have recently been refurbished and so everything is new and fresh and clean. Cottages were perfect for a family of 4. Comfy bedding, warm blankets, wood fire, kitchen with everything you would need, new bathroom and the list goes on. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments which are reflective of so many of reports, including our own questionnaires. Speaking of questionnaires, since October 2008, we've had 538 which have averaged 8.95 out of 10 for Facility, 9.10 (Cleanliness), 9.22 (Bedding), 8.50 (Bathroom), 9.48 (Outlook), 9.70 (Privacy), 9.64 (Peacefulness) and 9.06 (Walk Trails). That's an average satisfaction level of 9.21 out of 10. We've just undertaken major plantings around the cottages and are committed to upgrading signage at the entrance and around the property. So, you'll see more improvements when you next visit our delightful bush block.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

We just returned from a 3 nights stay in Bussells and i must say it's been a wonderful stay! We had our morning walk just outside of our compound and could easily spot kangaroos, different bird lives and mushrooms along the way. The birds even ate out of the kids hands which got them so thrilled. Gail was very helpful and even offered us a radiator to keep my mum warm as we are not so used to the cold.
Gail, sorry about the kids reaction to Aussie, she's a lovely dog.
Wonderful stay and good job Gail for keeping the cottages clean and welcoming.. Tina & Ken

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Just returned from a 3 night stay at Bussells Bushland Cottages and loved it. It's in a great location being only a few minutes from the centre of Margaret River.
There are 8 cottages and each one is far enough away from the others so that you don't feel overlooked or hear any noise from them. The cottages are very clean, nicely furnished and come with a full kitchen, there's also a bbq on the porch outside.
For the cold nights there's a wood burner fire to keep you snug and cosy. There isn't any airconditioning so I'm not sure what it'd be like in summer, although there are ceiling fans.
The surrounds are lovely and peaceful and there was nothing better than sitting outside with a good red wine watching the birds.
Considering the cost of most accommodation in Margaret River it is fantastic value for money and well worth staying there.
We loved the serenity of Bussells and will definitely return again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Great place, quite, remote yet 2 minutes from Margaret River main street. We rented 4 units for 15 ppl. Everyone loved it. Fully self contained, log fire, nice kitchen, clear reception TV (always a bonus). Comfy bed, kids loved the walking tracks and waking up to kangaroos outside your front door, perfect.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Recently stayed 4 nights at Bussells Bushland Cottages. The cottages are situated close to the Margaret River township (approx 5 min drive) yet offer a very peaceful bushland experience. The cottages were clean, well appointed and the bathroom looked recently renovated. The living and sitting area was roomy and an enclosed wood fire kept us warm on the chilly nights (wood provided). If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing place close to Marget River I would highly recommend this spot. The BBQ came in handy and we were able to view plenty of birds and kangaroos from the outdoor patio setting. The manager (Gail) was very friendly and provided a travel cot for our infant. This is a great place for kids, with our 2yr old excited every morning to go looking for 'hop hops'.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Bussells Bushland Cottages
Address: 447 Carters Rd, 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 #3 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Margaret River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bussells Bushland Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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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