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Reviewed 6 January 2017

We chose this property from the internet for its peace and quiet and the wildlife. In terms of the accommodation, it was better than we were expecting in as much as it was more modern and the facilities were good. It was clean and well maintained. This particular site has eight units on it and has a manager rather than...

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. As regards the water saving notice, we obviously have no control over how long guests take to shower, but feel the need to ask for co-operation as EVERY drop comes from our soak / dam. We don't have the luxury of scheme water and have no option but to conserve what we have otherwise, guess...

Manchester
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stayed here over the new year and loved it. The Cottages are clean, spacious and very well equip. We stayed in a family cottage which comprised of two rooms, one with a queen bed and one with twin bunk-beds. The manager was very friendly and offered helpful suggestions of places to visit. There is plenty of wildlife around if...

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

How nice to receive such a positive review after the last one I read. There I go, letting my feelings loose. Anyway Katielou, we look forward to your return.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Self-contained accommodation is always our top choice when traveling with kids, and Bussells ticks all the right boxes. We loved the seemingly "secluded" location in bushlands populated by wildlife. Yet it is a mere 5 minutes' drive to town for meals and supplies. The cottage is clean and well-appointed. For someone who doesn't cook, it's pretty amazing that we made...

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and high recommendation. Our manager (Gail) and her hard-working team are committed to the satisfaction of our guests and it's so nice to see that their (and our) efforts are being appreciated.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I have travelled with my family (wife and 3 small children) to Western Australia a few times and stayed at about 10 different places. Bussells Bushland Cottages is by far the best that we have stayed in. From Gail, the manager, who was wonderful in her interactions and help to go to the "off the beaten track" places in Margaret...

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

Gee, thanks very much Jim. We are continuing to improve the accommodation and the property, within the constraints of cash flow. At huge expense, we've had the power supply & delivery upgraded and will (finally) be able to install air-conditioning to the living rooms - hopefully by the end of January. This will alleviate the cold felt by some of...

Perth WA
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We were very happy with everything, from the receptionist to the cottage and location. we loved the bush setting, quiet, birds and the way the cottages were placed so you had your privacy. The cottage catered for everything we needed and the continental breakfast was sufficient. We would certainly return.

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

It's great to hear our guests stating that they will return as this confirms we're on the right track. In fact, we know of young couples who have visited, then returned a few years later with children; and some who have returned with their grandchildren. And many have returned more than 20 times through the years. The cottages have gone...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stayed here recently and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were assigned cottage 8 which was the last cottage so there was no traffic passing by as we enjoyed the cottage. The cottage consisted of an open kitchen dinning and lounge area with one bedroom at each end, the one bedroom was locked so we couldn't use it, not that...

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Brian S, Manager at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

You're right of course Peter. No bar, no swimming pool, no dancing girls...just peace & tranquillity! As regards the bedrooms, we used to leave both open, but found that some people would book for 2 persons and have 3-4 turn up. This way, I can keep the costs for 2 persons down as they don't have to pay for servicing...

Reviewed 25 November 2016

Located half way between Margaret River town and the beach,in a quiet rural setting. Well appointed and clean. enjoyed the walking trails through the grounds, great for spotting wildlife and some wildflowers. The coloured tags on trees as identifying what they were was also a good idea. Enjoyed the complimentary bottle of wine. Wifi is a little slow, but it...

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

Many thanks Michael. We pride ourselves on providing clean and comfortable accommodation, within a bush setting. And, with summer coming along (finally), we'll see more guests relaxing outdoors and enjoying the bush experience. Thanks again and we look forward to your return.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We chose to stay at Bushland Cottages for three nights as the cottages are within minutes from Margaret Rivers town. We found our cottage very well maintained and equipped with all the necessities. The staff was very helpful in accommodating to our needs. Email correspondent was prompt and helpful. We enjoyed our short trip down South at Bushland Cottages.

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We're rather unique in that our accommodation is within a wildlife sanctuary, this being a gazetted "Land for Wildlife" property.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Very clean and comfortable stay with bbq.. nice walking trails to catch the elusive kangaroos. Would look forward to come back again. Oh n interesting iguana perched on the skylight.. dun worry.. its outside the house..which my kids found v interesting..back to the nature !

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

I'm pleased to hear your children enjoyed their contact with nature. The "iguana" was actually a skink, which are harmless lizards. They're a clear sign, also, that the habitat is healthy. They like sunbaking on our iron rooves, particularly in the mornings. Thank you for taking the time to review our "Land for Wildlife" property.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Second stay at Bussells Bushland cottages (previous was 4 years ago) and I am glad to say it's as good or better than the last time we visited. The cabins are well sized and spec'ed for what we used this for (part eating out, part self catering). Nothing negative to say about this place, you have wildlife on your doorstep...

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Brian S, Owner at Bussells Bushland Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Mike. We do like to make some small changes as we move along. The next BIG change will be the installation of split air-conditioners to the living rooms. It will take a few weeks to complete this project, but I'm hopeful they'll be ready by February (if not sooner). Thanks again and we look forward to your return.

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