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Countrywide Cottages

1205 Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Rd, Bambra, Victoria 3241 Australia
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Travellers' Choice
GreenLeaders Gold level
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 2019, 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
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
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
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Eileen C wrote a review Nov 2021
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Countrywide Cottages was the perfect getaway with our kids and dogs. The cottages are very cleaned and the yards are well groomed and fenced. The cottage is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, and all the other ammenities needed for a great holiday. Highly recommend a holiday here with your family and dogs
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Date of stay: November 2021
Jenny O wrote a review Nov 2021
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We have had two very relaxing and enjoyable nights staying in the Canopy cottage with our Silky Terriers Rosie and Barney. This was our first visit to Country Wide Cottages and we were all very impressed. All the cottages are secluded. Our cottage was very tastefully decorated and included all the amenities needed for our stay. I loved the decor, cleanliness and how bright and open the cottage is. All the rooms were spacious. We were delighted by the thoughtful treats left for our dogs, not to mention our cookies as well! There was a huge yard for our dogs to run in behind our cottage and many bush trails to explore - doggie heaven! We were warmly welcomed by Di and Stu at reception. This cottage is so cosy, peaceful and comfortable it doesn't matter if you are welcomed by rain or sunshine! Plenty of heating and cooling for all weathers. We can't rate this property high enough, is a true doggie friendly place to stay and is up there with the best of the places at which we have stayed.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms are suitable for sleeping - very clean and spacious
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Pru wrote a review Nov 2021
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This beautiful place is truly dog friendly. Our cottage was clean, comfortable and spacious. The welcoming home made treats were delightful. Would highly recommend this place for anyone wanting to get away. Thank you Di and Stuart, we look forward to coming back again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
JoanMB56 wrote a review Nov 2021
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
It felt so lovely to be back at Country Wide cottages , a perfect reset after the distress of long Melbourne lockdowns . A peaceful retreat ( except all those beautiful bird sounds , haha) a bush walk , feeding the animals and collecting eggs ,games , a campfire to cook up baked bananas, a perfect place for the grandchildren , the dog just loved it , and we all feel connected and rested .Thanks
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: All the cottages have a wonderful view of the bush, are private , and cater for dogs, we like the...
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Beck K wrote a review Oct 2021
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia3 contributions
We really enjoyed our stay (2 nights) here, we were able to relax with our 4 and 8 year old and our Kelpie X. Really feels like a home away from home. Hosts are very welcoming but you also have lots of privacy from everyone because of the layout of the property. Our kids had a ball yabbying and the dog loved being able to run around in the dam paddock while the kids were yabbying. Our 8 year old wanted to stay so much that she pretended to get stuck in a tree when we were leaving lol. You will enjoy your stay here without a doubt, relax and unwind with your kids, your dog or just yourself.
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Date of stay: October 2021
USD 141 - USD 200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.