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The Buckland - Studio Retreat
Ranked #11 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Bright
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Lovely apartments/studios which were spotless. The views from the lounge over looking the mountains and vineyards are fantastic and extremely relaxing.
Breakfast at the breakfast lounge is always wonderful Eddie and Sabine are very hospitable. Its nice to have a well cooked breakfast.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

My yearly visit to Bright was a treat from my new partner. Sadly, our accommodation in this beautiful location was a pre-fabricated hut in a massive paddock of way too high grass. There's nothing to do. On our check-out morning there was a native curled up near the steps. A meter and a half long tiger snake... very unwelcome! Sorry, this place was not for us, despite the fabulous views.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

To get away from the noise and crowds of St Kilda, we stayed in Studio 2 for new year's eve this year (2012-2013). It was a much needed heavenly respite from city life and lived up to all the expectations we had based on the website. The accommodation itself was superb, spotless and extremely well designed to ensure privacy from the other studios. The location could not have been more tranquil. There are no roads or traffic within audible range so only the sounds of nature accompany the uninterrupted views of the mountains, vineyards and open fields. The bathroom was magnificent.... a beautifully designed double shower and deep free standing bath with open but private views of the bushland to the rear of the property. Great amenities such as an automatic coffee machine, ipod dock, bottles of local wine (not included in the price but convenient), dishwasher, stove and a very comfortable king sized bed with bushland views. A choice of three different types of pillow to suit individual needs was incredibly thoughtful. The proprietors Sabine and Eddy leave you alone to enjoy the peace and quiet but serve a lovely breakfast each morning in their breakfast lounge which is a pleasant short walk from the studio. I imagine that autumn and winter would be a spectacular time to stay at the Buckland Retreat and we definitely plan to return. A visit to nearby Boyton's winery is a must for memorable an al-a-carte lunch over looking the vineyard.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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BucklandPossum, Owner at The Buckland - Studio Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2013

Dear We-really-gate-work, (love your screen name :)

Thank you so much for your generous and beautifully detailed review of The Buckland! We really appreciate that you took the time to post it.

As you imagine, autumn in our valleys offers amazing colour due to the vast amount of mature deciduous trees and in winter we often enjoy the view of a snow capped Mt Buffalo. And then there are the vivid greens of spring....

Of course we'd love you to come and stay with us again, any time of the year!

Thanks again,
Sabine & Eddie

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

oh my god... there is a heaven on earth. this is it.
stayed in studio one.
no detail missed.
had the best view of the bushland lying back in the bath (very private).
lots of extras...coffee machine, l'occitane bath/shower products, log fire, and a fantastic big bed to share the night with my partner.
breakfast was great. eddie makes a good coffee and scambled eggs.
only wished i had booked for longer.
close location to bright and beechworth.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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BucklandPossum, Owner at The Buckland - Studio Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2012

Dear Philippa, thank you so much for taking the time to post this lovely review of The Buckland!

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay. Hope to see you again soon!

Cheers,
Sabine & Eddie

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We stayed in Villa 5, the views where lovely, the bathroom was large with nice body products the villa was modern with warm tones. Breakfast was great! The down side to our stay was the sofa was very uncomfortable to sit on, there's no T.V in the bedroom which we found odd for 5 star. We found the cleanliness side needs attention! Not what you expect for five star villa.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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BucklandPossum, Owner at The Buckland - Studio Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2012

Dear Ritzy0ne,

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review, we much appreciate it!

We are glad you enjoyed the views during your stay in July, you probably even saw the snow on Mt. Buffalo – always a pretty sight.

We know now that, for a short period of time around the time of your stay, we had an issue with some aspects of cleanliness. Unfortunately we were not aware at the time that No. 5 was also affected and we are very, very sorry to hear that it negatively impacted on your stay.

Due to illness our normal double-checking procedures fell by the wayside for a few days, which of course is totally unacceptable. Once we got aware of the problem it was remedied immediately. We just wish we had known when you stayed so that we could have addressed the issue immediately.

Thank you very much for still awarding us 4 out of 5 points for your overall experience, bearing in mind this issue. Very generous and very much appreciated!

Regards,
Sabine & Eddie

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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Everyone visiting the North East needs to do themselves a favor and stay at The Buckland , cant recommend it highly enough ! Well done Sabine and Eddy ! Your location is second to none and detail in all fittings etc is nothing shorrt of excellent ..Look forward to staying again soon !

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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BucklandPossum, Owner at The Buckland - Studio Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2012

Dear Gary, thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are pretty lucky to live in a beautiful location like the Buckland Valley and it gives us great pleasure to share it with our gorgeous guests like yourself. We are very much looking forward to having you stay at The Buckland again.
Sabine & Eddie

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

The accommodation lived up to everything that it advertises. Sabine & Eddie have thought of all the extra touches to make your stay simply luxurious. The quality of the furnishings and extras is much appreciated and it is nice to see that the studios have been designed to offer privacy and those beautiful views to wake up to in the morning.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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BucklandPossum, Owner at The Buckland - Studio Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2012

Thank you Peter for taking the time to write this review and also for your appreciation of what we offer here at The Buckland. To be awarded a "perfect" is a high honour indeed! Thank you again and we hope to see you both (and your lovely car) again some time.
Sabine & Eddie

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Address: 116 McCormack's Lane | Buckland Valley, Bright, Victoria 3741, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Bright
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Bright
Price Range: $241 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Buckland - Studio Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buckland - Studio Retreat offers luxury accommodation for couples nestled in the picturesque Buckland Valley, close to Bright, Victoria. Contemporary architecture combined with stylish interior and fabulous views of Mt. Buffalo invite you to relax and unwind. Enjoy the privacy of your own chalet, wake up to the soothing sounds of the bush, indulge in a delicious breakfast at The Buckland Cafe and then explore the many delights the Alpine High Country has on offer! ... more   less 
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