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Countrywide Cottages

1205 Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Rd, Bambra, Victoria 3241 Australia
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#1 of 1 cottage in Bambra
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Where your dog is as welcome as you are! We consistently receive 5 star TripAdvisor reviews from our fabulous guests! Our property features four self contained cottages surrounded by bushland. Just 1.5 hours drive from the Westgate bridge in Melbourne and 25 minutes drive from Lorne, you can be away from it all in no time. All AAA 4 star rated, choose from the two bedroom Ferny Reach and Igloo (disabled access) or the three bedroom cottages, the Villa and Canopy. Your dogs are most welcome. Since 2017, we have been in the Top Ten in Australia's Gold List for Best Guest Reviews across the internet by Star Ratings Australia and proudly hold the 5 Paws Rating for Best Pet Friendly Accommodation. Take in the bush walks from your door, bring the children to help us feed the animals, or just relax by the fire. Private bonfires during the winter months. Enjoy a game of pool in the recreation area.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free wifi in the business centre
Game room
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Parking
Billiards
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
iPod docking station
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

1205 Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Rd, Bambra, Victoria 3241 Australia
Countrywide Cottages
Getting there
Avalon Airport
55.3 km
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Melbourne Airport
107.1 km
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1 Restaurant
within 10 kilometers
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BeachGeelong wrote a review Feb 2024
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A perfect getaway . We absolutely loved our stay . The most welcoming place to visit . Cabins are so clean and well equipped . Beds comfortable . Welcoming treats for humans and dog were appreciated as was a late checkout . Lots of walks and a dam for a doggy dip . Can’t wait to come back !
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All cabins would be good . We loved Igloo for our friend with mobility issues .
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your rave review!!!! Looking forward to seeing you all again. Cheers, Di and Stuart
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FranMa60 wrote a review Feb 2024
Perth, Australia5 contributions
We loved our stay at Countrywide cottages. The well appointed cabin is clean, comfortable and private. Surrounded by bush and with beautiful king parrots making regular visits to the verandah, it is a peaceful retreat from the craziness of the coastal towns. Di and Stuart are welcoming hosts and home made biscuits and birdseed provided by them is an added bonus. If our dog had come along he would have loved it too and being dog friendly makes this place a perfect place for a quiet getaway. We highly recommend it and will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
So lovely!!! Thank you so much Fran...it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. See you again next time!! Cheers, Di and Stuart
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Chris D wrote a review Feb 2024
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Countrywide Cottages is an outstanding dog-friendly accommodation, truly catering to dog lovers. We brought Toby, our 11 month Labrador/Staffy on his first trip and he absolutely loved the wide open spaces to run around and explore. The property is well maintained, there’s a large paddock with a BBQ area, pool and table tennis tables and dog toys. Another large paddock next door to that you can use. There’s also a dam our puppy had his first attempts at swimming. There are dog-friendly walks right outside the door. The cabins are well stocked with more than the essentials, indoor fireplace and loved having the parrots around for feeding (even though Toby did his best to disturb their meals). The property is about 10 mins to Winchelsea for your shopping essentials and cafes, Deans Marsh about 10 mins the other way. 30 mins to Lorne to the dog -friendly beach and restaurants. We couldn’t ask for a better getaway, I only wished I booked a few more days! Di was an amazing host, so friendly and had great advice on the area. They even have a guide you can download to your phone before you go, which was super handy! Thanks Di for a fantastic few days in a stunning part of VIC.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Great place if you have a reactive dog, calm and quiet location only 4 cabins on the property...
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello there Chris. Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We loved hosting you all. Cheers, Di and Stuart
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Vizslamum wrote a review Jan 2024
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
We LOVED our stay at Countrywide Cottages. Our Weimaraner, Abraham, had a fabulous time and we all enjoyed our walks, bird encounters, yabbie-ing and relaxation. It's safe for our dog, which meant we were all able to relax and have peace of mind. We'll definitely be back! 🙂
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 25 Jan 2024
Hello again Abi....thank you so much for your gorgeous review!! Cheers, Di and Stuart
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Chloe Hopkins wrote a review Jan 2024
Canberra, Australia54 contributions32 helpful votes
Countrywide Cottages was the perfect place for our first holiday with our dog. The cottage had everything we needed for a few days away and we truly felt that our dog was welcome. The huge fenced yard in a forest setting was terrific and very peaceful. We loved the king parrot and crimson rosella visitors to the deck as well. Di and Stuart are wonderful hosts. We will be back! Tip: the drive to Lorne is 25 minutes but is a bit winding as you come into Lorne so be prepared if your dog/family get travel sick.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 23 Jan 2024
Hello there Chloe. Thank you so much for your fabulous review!!!! It's always great to hear our place works so well for people and their dogs. Those parrots!!! Thanks again. Cheers, Di and Stuart
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Adventure45313666698 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Me and family stayed in Ferny and we absolutely love it... it was a home away from home for us. It has a fully equipped kitchen, dish washer, washing machine (just what we needed) and a fire place that warm us up! Coming from a city, we truly enjoyed the nature, the farm animals and the birds coming to the cottage. My girl couldn't stop stop talking about it even after we came home ;-)
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 8 Jan 2024
Haha...that's delightful...thank you so much for posting this Florence! It was lovely to host you on your big trip from Malaysia. I wonder if we will see you here again sometime. Cheers, Di and Stuart
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Jet664292 wrote a review Dec 2023
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We love coming back to Countrywide Cottages and have never been disappointed. Our dogs had a wonderful first experience with the countryside and were happy to wander for hours...well, until their humans got tired. The accommodation is first rate and has plenty of everything...toilet rolls, soap,kitchen necessities, etc. Cant wait to return in 2024.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 19 Dec 2023
So great to hear!!!!! See you again next year then. Cheers, Di and Stuart
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Caron K wrote a review Dec 2023
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Privacy, comfort and serenity are words to describe my stay at Countrywide Cottages. The entire property is beautifully maintained including the fully fenced yard, making the stay with my dear old pooch so relaxing. Only a short drive to Lorne, it was a perfect location to explore the area. I would not hesitate in recommending a stay here and I will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 17 Dec 2023
Hello there Caron....how lovely of you!!! So pleased you loved it here with your gorgeous Rosie!! Thanks for staying and we'd love to see you again. Cheers, Di and Stuart
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kerrie k wrote a review Dec 2023
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Lovely country cottage with all you could want for your dogs and yourself to have a stress free stay. My dogs are not stranger friendly but I didn't have to worry about that at all. Lots of space for them to run and enjoy off lead and the entire place was so relaxing. It was my first road trip for my 2 yo border collies and they had a ball. We loved the serenity, the close proximity of bush tracks for walks and of course the beautiful parrots to greet us every morning. I will definitely book in again for another relaxing holiday soon. Well done to the owners who have thought of everything!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 2 Dec 2023
Hello there Kerrie...thank you so much for this rave review!! I'm so pleased that you hit us for your first road trip with the doggos! We loved having you stay wtih us. Thanks again, Di and Stuart
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Caroline C wrote a review Oct 2023
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We loved our stay at Countrywide Cottages. The self contained cottages have everything you and your dog needs. They provided water and food bowls, dog bed and blanket for them. The beds and pillows were great we slept well each night. The bushland that surrounded us was beautiful and we had the parrots and visiting us each day. We loved exploring the property with our 2 dogs, they enjoyed the bush walk trail and the leash free area, taking a swim in the dam. We also fished for yabbies and just soaked up the views and peace and quite. Di is a fantastic host and we will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: You can head into town and shop for your food and needs at the local IGA about 11 mins away. Grab...
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Responded 16 Oct 2023
Hello there Caroline...thank you so much!!! We loved hosting you during your stay. Hope to see you again sometime. Cheers, Di and Stuart
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AU$265 - AU$346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaBambra
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Countrywide Cottages
What are some of the property amenities at Countrywide Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Countrywide Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Countrywide Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Countrywide Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are any cleaning services offered at Countrywide Cottages?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Countrywide Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Countrywide Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Countrywide Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Barwon Park Mansion (11.3 km).
Is Countrywide Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.