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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a quiet location. Our hosts were most welcoming and pointed us at the nearby beautiful Cloudehill Garden, which was the highlight of our trip to the Dandenong ranges. The ingredients for breakfast, provided in the cottage, were extremely generous and fed us for two days! We would definitely choose Clarendon Cottages again.

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Melbourne
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved staying here for our Wedding Night! They made everything so special, we really appreciated all the little touches. Everything was so well set out, with all the luxuries you needed. I would definitely recommend staying here to everyone. Thank you so much!

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Knox City Centre
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cottage was beautiful and very clean. Loved the breakfast and treats. Gayle and Chris very friendly and helpful. Would love to try other cottages next time. Was a small cottage but great for 1 night and two people. Thanks

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Chris R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

Great that you enjoyed your stay in the Dovecote Cottage Lisa. As you say it is only small but people find it very cosy. Would love to have you back to try Camellia Cottage or The Stables! Cheers, Chris and Gayle

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an ideal place from which to explore the Dandenongs and Yarra Valley. The surroundings were so peaceful and well maintained. We loved our stay here - Chris was very informative and a great host.. The cottage was very private and appealing - would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Chris R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Marilyn. Great that you enjoyed your stay in the Dovecote Cottage. Appreciate your recommendation. Regards, Chris and Gayle

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here after our wedding last year and absolutely loved it. We came back for our one year anniversary and stayed two nights! We again experienced exceptional service, a clean room, comfortable bed, and great utensils. The grounds are stunning, with the garden well maintained. Beautiful walk to a national park, and a cafe walking distance. We would love...

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Chris R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Donna. It's beautiful that you returned for your 1st anniversary and would love to come back again next year. It will be a pleasure to see you again. Great that you felt relaxed after your stay - the peacefulness is just wonderful isn't it! We appreciate your personal recommendations. Kind Regards, Chris and Gayle

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well maintained cottage in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Very great hosts who made us feel comfortable as soon as we arrived. We stayed in the Dovecote Cottage which was very clean and cosy! Highly recommend Clarendon Cottages!

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Chris R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

Your recommendation is much appreciated. Great to hear you felt comfortable and enjoyed the surroundings and cosiness of the Dovecote. Cheers, Chris and Gayle

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice location, very close to all the Dandenong ranges have to offer. Great hosts, good quality room. Stairs in dovecoat cottage are a little steep and narrow could prove problematic for mobility impaired guests. Beautiful garden environment .

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Chris R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your thoughtful review Chris. We agree the location is fantastic - we love living here! The stairs in the Dovecote Cottage are a little steep and we agree with your comments regarding mobility impaired guests. On the other hand of course they do add character to the cosy cottage! Cheers, Chris and Gayle

Pakenham, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Stables cottage was beautiful and was the perfect place to get ready for my wedding day. It was a relaxing place and even able to have the gas fire going which added to the ambience. Would highly recommend to family and friends.

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Chris R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

We love having brides get ready in The Stables Cottage and are very happy that you thought it was the perfect place! It is great to be able to help out. Thank you so much for your recommendations. Hope to see you again! All the best for your future, Chris and Gayle

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We completely relaxed on walking into this cottage - from the comfortable beds and furnishings to the complete silence and breakfast provisions (amazing!). We loved this cottage so much we wanted to stay another night! If you're looking for an elegant place to relax and unwind - look no further.

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Chris R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

A lovely review thank you. Glad you enjoyed your brekky and got to unwind. See you again we hope! Regards, Chris and Gayle

Bendigo, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent our 3rd wedding anniversary here at the cottage and it was a lovely retreat place. The in house jacuzzi was a treat and the glass overlooking the dining room is amazing. Would be lovely if the kitchen had a revamp and if there were more attention to details (branding etc). Otherwise, highly recommend to stay and very accommodating...

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Chris R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Pauline. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Not sure about your comment on branding. Would be great if you could email with some more detail so we can consider it. Good on you. Regards, Chris and Gayle

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CLARENDON COTTAGES - NOT FAR FROM MELBOURNE, VERY CLOSE TO PERFECT! This quiet garden retreat in the Dandenong Ranges is ideal for those who love quality, self contained, B&B accommodation and a beautiful setting. You will enjoy the privacy of your own cottage, the seclusion of our two acre property and the abundance of the local wildlife. If you are looking for a little more action there are wonderful walking trails to explore in Sherbrooke Forest and the Yarra Ranges National Park or perhaps challenge your fitness with a hike up the 1000 Kokoda steps at the foot of the mountain.Our boutique guest accommodation in the heart of the Dandenongs consists of two charming 1 bedroom cottages and a two bedroom cottage in a secluded, peaceful and romantic setting. Gas log fires, spas, fully equipped kitchens and private decks are just some of the many features in our Stables & Camellia Cottages. English country gardens and meadow nestle amongst a huge variety of beautiful century old trees. The cottages are within easy walking distance of Sassafras Village, the home of the famous Miss Marples Tearoom (best scones on the mountain) and Sherbrooke Forest where you can see the Lyrebirds wandering happily.In the Dandenongs there are many things to do in the vicinity of Clarendon. Within minutes you can be wandering around the lively and colourful Villages of Sassafras, Olinda & Mt Dandenong or be visiting six out of the eight Great Gardens of Victoria - National Rhododendron Garden, Alfred Nicholas Garden, George Tindale Garden, William Ricketts Sanctuary or Cloudehill Gardens. Just 10 minutes away there's the legendary 'Puffing Billy' steam train in Belgrave, the Kokoda Trail 1000 steps and the Sky High Observatory at the top of Mt Dandenong. Many antique shops house treasures next to contemporary galleries and studios filled with craft, sculpture and decorator items created by the many artists who have made the Dandenongs their home.The Dandenong Ranges is also home to a great number of restaurants, cafes and tearooms like Wild Oak, Miss Marples, King Henry, The Cuckoo, Ranges and Copperfields suiting a wide range of palates and pockets! Tesselaar's Tulip Farm and u-pick berries and cherries are a short drive and the world renowned Yarra Valley Wineries just a 40 minute drive.For our overseas and interstate guests, the Dandenong Ranges is only a 60 minutes' drive from the Melbourne International Airport and 45 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. We invite you to come and enjoy the unique experience of the Bed & Breakfast culture in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges. ... more   less 

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Address: 11 Clarkmont Rd, Sassafras, Victoria 3787, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Sassafras
Price Range: $180 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Clarendon Cottages 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Dovecote cottage is small but as long as you are expecting that it is not a surprise. Perfect for overnight or a short stay.”
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“One small suggestion would only be that the wi fi kept on dropping out. But this was not a big deal at all, it was nice not relying on the internet!! ”
 of 5 bubbles donna_ridley, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Lay back ... relax and enjoy the peace ...”
 of 5 bubbles shaneandkaren2003, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had the two room cottage which had more space and a lovely outdoor decking area”
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“It was just delightful”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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