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447 Carters Rd, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285 Australia
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#3 of 53 Speciality lodging in Margaret River
Travellers' Choice
Our 8 rammed-earth cottages are fully self-contained, with each having 2 bedrooms (see note), fully-equipped kitchen, air-conditioned living / dining room and (shared) bathroom. Cottages are randomly scattered on our 20 hectare (50 acre) bush block and we're within easy driving (5kms) distance of Margaret River township, beaches, wineries, cafes, restaurants, shops and the region's best tourist features. All cottages have been completely refurbished and we're the equivalent of a 4-star rated property (4 gumnuts in our terminology). Free Wi-Fi is available in all cottages and (following a great deal of effort) can now support streaming. Note: Our lead-in tariffs are for 1 or 2 persons occupying 1 bedroom. If guests wish to use the 2nd bedroom, we charge an extra bed fee in order to cover the additional costs of linen and cleaning.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Paid wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Vicky wrote a review Jul 2021
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These rammed earth cottages were lovely. Secluded bushland setting. They were very well equipped with every thing needed (except a bathroom heater in the mid winter, but then I always take a fan heater!!). The early morning birdsong and the local kangaroos made it a near perfect scenario. Although I almost became a roo casualty driving on the access road in the evening. There are pleasant walking trails around the property. Provision of breakfast goods for the first morning was appreciated
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Brian Spitteler, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages
Responded yesterday
Thank you for your very kind comments.
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Paul P wrote a review Jul 2021
Perth, Australia4 contributions
Our 4 night stay at Bussells Bushland Cottages was just perfect. Our beautiful cottage overlooked the paddock which was always full of Kangaroos (to the delight of our 12 month old!). The log fire was great and made the cottage nice and cosy when relaxing of an evening, especially during the stormy weather outside. The hosts Ange and John were super friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. The cottage was very clean and the beds were very comfy (with electric blankets too). The WiFi worked well and the location was ideal with plenty of things to do only a short drive away. We also walked along one of the walking trails on the estate which was quiet, peaceful but full of wildlife. Overall a very enjoyable stay and we’ll be back to visit again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Brian Spitteler, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages
Responded yesterday
It is good to hear that we are ticking the boxes and hope to have you return in the not too distant future.
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West ozziegirl wrote a review Jun 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
When you book Margaret River stays in June you can expect some cold temps, rain etc....But a wild storm was above expectations. However Bussells Bushland rammed earth cottages were the perfect spot to be, snuggled up with a good book, the fantastic wood fire and some excellent south west red wine. We love this wildlife experience and have returned here now since 2010 and enjoyed the complete Reno of these cottages in the last 6 years. Everything is provided with an excellent kitchen setup and a starter breakfast. To top off our wet 3 days we did spot our first red breasted robin. Very friendly kangaroos roam this Bushland setting. Each cottage is very secluded from the neighbouring cottage so you feel a great sense of privacy. I highly recommend this accommodation.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Brian Spitteler, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages
Responded yesterday
Thank you so much. We are delighted to hear from our returning guests as this confirms that we are keeping up to date with things.
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Bravomoon wrote a review May 2021
Darwin, Australia167 contributions71 helpful votes
This provided everything we wanted = natural surroundings, quiet, clean, close to nature, warm and cosy evenings by the fire, self contained and close to Margaret River. It was ALL that and I’d be pushed to find fault. We walked on the bush tracks on the property, saw the local kangaroo mob, enjoyed the quiet, had a cosy fire on the colder nights and felt rejuvenated. An excellent, clean and comfortable property, perfect for a break. We only wish we could have added a few more days and definitely will return next time we’re in WA. Thanks so much.
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Date of stay: May 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Brian Spitteler, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages
Responded yesterday
Many thanks and we do look forward to having you return.
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Karen S wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our 3 night stay at Bussells Bushland Cottages was perfect. The cottages are clean and very comfortable, and even though only a few minutes from Margaret River, the bush setting felt secluded and we really enjoyed the bird life and local wildlife. Also amazing service when we left a bag behind - staff went above and beyond to ensure it was returned to us. Highly recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Brian Spitteler, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages
Responded 6 May 2021
Thank you for your very kind review. We've owned this property for 20 years and truly believe that it offers a unique experience for nature-lovers. There are wonderful walk trails and an abundance of bird and animal life; and the winter months enable our guests to settle back in front of cosy wood fires while reading or enjoying chees and wine in front of the wide screen TVs. Thank you again and we look forward to your return..
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bussells Bushland Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Bussells Bushland Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Surfers Point (7.7 km), Margaret River Mouth Beach (7.1 km), and Vasse Virgin (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bussells Bushland Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Bussells Bushland Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bussells Bushland Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Bussells Bushland Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bussells Bushland Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mikis Open Kitchen, Drift Cafe MR, and Teddis Big Spoon.
Are there any historical sites close to Bussells Bushland Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ellensbrook (7.5 km).