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“Serenity in a beautiful corner of the Yarra Valley”
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Dixons Creek, Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley, Victoria

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Barb19617
Goolwa, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Serenity in a beautiful corner of the Yarra Valley”
Reviewed March 29, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

This beautiful rustic accommodation is nestled in a serene spot overlooking a lake with some spectacular bird life. Sue and Bill are lovely hosts incredibly helpful and thoughtful. We will certainly be back again for a much longer stay next time.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 31, 2017
Thank you for your really lovely review of your stay in The Burrow. It was such a pleasure to meet and talk with you. We'd truly love to have you visit again for longer, so you can really immerse yourselves in Wombat Bend and our beautiful Yarra Valley.

Cheers, Sue & Bill
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Georgia R
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“In the heart of the Yarra Valley, settle in by the billabong and listen to the birdlife.”
Reviewed March 27, 2017 for a stay in March 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Our hosts Sue and Bill welcomed us to The Burrows, located in the spectacular Yarra Valley wine region, close to Melbourne.
Our accomodation was a cosy mud brick cottage, set among beautiful towering eucalypts overlooking the bird filled billabong. Inside was a very comfortable big bed and every aspect of the cottage was thoughtfully set up and stocked for all our needs.
In the distance we heard the resident Airedales and we later delighted in a visit from 'Chill'i and 'Beckham'.
Our two night stay was all too short and we will definitely be returning.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 28, 2017
It was a sheer delight to have you finally stay in The Burrow, as I know how long you have wished to come here. The time went too fast! You are the perfect guests who love everything about Wombat Bend and made the very most of your time. Come back soon !
cheers, Sue & Bill and the Airedales
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Melissa M
1 review
“Cosy and diffusing”
Reviewed March 15, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Cosy hand-built cottage and the natural surrounds with amazing wildlife was so diffusing. I could tangibly feel the stress melt away after our two night stay. We feel so much more connected and united as a couple, so vital for busy parents of young children! Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality :)

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 16, 2017
Thank you for your warm and sensitive comments and for the depth of your appreciation of our sanctuary. It's always a great delight to us to know that our guests feel rejuvenated, relaxed and ready for the turmoil of life once again. Wombat Bend does seem to spread its calm wings to soothe the soul.

You know you will be warmly welcomed at any time you can return.
cheers, Sue & Bill
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Mandy C
Geelong, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“wonderful haven from the hustle and bustle”
Reviewed January 18, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We wish that we had found this wonderful B & B years ago. It is close to all that the Yarra Valley offers but far enough away from towns to offer absolute peace and tranquility. The cottage is extremely well appointed with a comfortable bed and the fabulous hosts provided so any extras- a fridge full of food, nibbles waiting for us on arrival, quality toiletries and wonderful hospitality. The grounds which include a private lake and entrancing birdlife were a great setting for afternoon nibbles and local bubbly. We would have liked a longer stay just to spend more time at the Burrow itself!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 20, 2017
Thank you for your lovely warm review. We are truly thrilled that you discovered The Burrow and clearly enjoyed the chance to get away from all the pressures of normal life; as well as some take home memories of bubbles by the billabong on a long and lovely, peaceful summer afternoon.

We do hope that you can find a chance to return for a bit more exploring of Wombat Bend too. The lights will be on !

Warmest wishes, Sue & Bill and the Airedales
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Maria B
1 review
“relaxing peaceful and takes you back to nature,”
Reviewed January 12, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

its was great staying at Bill and Sue's place. The hard work they have spent creating this oasis, allows their guests to be to chill out from the hustle of the real world. made you appreciate the nature around you. and it was nice to be able to slow down.

thanks again Bill and Sue

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 13, 2017
We loved having you to stay, and we also appreciated your enjoyment and interest in our sanctuary that is Wombat Bend ... a place of quiet nature for humans and wildlife to live in harmony. Thank you for being such wonderful guests.
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AlfaRomeo...
Bendigo, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Peaceful country retreat surrounded by nature.”
Reviewed January 3, 2017 for a stay in December 2016
2
people found this review helpful

An idyllic wooden cabin beside a billabong surrounded by native flora and fauna. We stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed every minute. The location is within easy driving distance to wineries and restaurants if you want to indulge and also to the shops at Yarra Glen for supplies if you prefer to do your own catering and have a relaxing night in. If you like cycling then the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail and the Yarra Ranges National park are nearby. Our hosts Sue and Bill were extremely welcoming, kind and generous. We hope to return to explore the area in greater depth.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 5, 2017
Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful review of your time in The Burrow, and may we say what a great pleasure it was for us to have you to stay for four nights. That length of stay does give a much better chance to not only relax, but to also explore some of the many wonderful special places in the Valley.

It was extra special that you also brought your bikes ! there are so many bike-friendly places to ride throughout the region, and we hope you'll make a return visit with your bikes soon ... autumn is a fabulous time for riding the Warburton Trail.

Many thanks and warmest regards
Sue & Bill and the Airedales
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Barbara B
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Homey comfort, hide-away serenity and wetland bird life in the beautiful Yarra Valley”
Reviewed December 17, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

If you're looking for a hide-away in the Yarra Valley only about an hour from Melbourne, you couldn't find a better B&B self contained cottage than The Burrow at Wombat Bend, at Dixons Creek near Yarra Glen. The accommodation for two provides rustic homey comfort overlooking an extensive lake wetland which attracts many varieties of birds and other unique Australian wildlife. Breakfast provisions are delicious and more than generous, and full kitchen amenities enable self catering with ease. Sue and Bill offer warm and gracious hospitality, and are an amazing source of knowledge about the Australian bush and wildlife. Visit wineries, beautiful gardens, a chocolate factory, and a quick trip to Healesville sanctuary - there are copious things to see and do and places to eat. We love returning to The Burrow to rest and recharge in this lovely Aussie bushland setting.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Dec 20, 2016
Thank you for your truly lovely review and thoughtful comments ~ you've encapsulated everything and more that our guests love about The Burrow. We feel very lucky that you choose to come back so often, and on this occasion to celebrate a special anniversary.

We are glad that you were able to catch your breath after a seriously busy year, and we thoroughly enjoyed the chance for conversations on our many mutual interests, books included !

We'll look forward to seeing you again when city life gets a bit too much.

Happy Christmas ~ Sue & Bill and the Airedales
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