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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Dixons Creek, Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley, Victoria

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Carolyn R
1 review
“Lovely, relaxing experience.”
Reviewed 5 weeks ago for a stay in November 2018

If you need time out from your hectic schedule then spend some time at The Burrow at Wombat Bend. Sit on the verandah and chill out. Watch the birds on the lagoon. The owners Sue and Bill add to the experience as they are welcoming and downright nice people. You will enjoy.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Nov 2018
It was such a pleasure to welcome you for the short time you managed to squeeze out of your own extreme work schedule. Just taking a little bit of time to slow the heart rate, breathe deeply and close out the rest of the world is a very good thing to do. We hope that the memories will linger ~ and that you'll find your way back to The Burrow before too long.
warmest regards,
Sue & Bill
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Phoebe H
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“Unique place to stay”
Reviewed 23 October 2018 for a stay in October 2018

We had a great weekend stay in The Burrow at Wombat Bend. Sue and Bill provided the exceptional hospitality. We really enjoy! I like the idea of how they design the land, create sanctuary for wildlife.
The room is clean, tidy and private. Sue provided a lot of food for us. Seriously, that was a lot of food! Fresh berries, eggs, breads, ham and bacon... And the cozy bed, soft towels.. I felt like home.
This place is also pet friendly. Our girl Butterscotch enjoyed a lot. She chased birds (never catch one) played with mouse random walk pass the verandah and spend some time with Sue's beautiful Airedales.
This is the place we will definitely come back and we will recommend to our friends.

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Oct 2018
Thank you for your happy review ! we adored Butterscotch, she is as sweet as her name, and we really loved that you felt so at home and so interested in our sanctuary and all its wildlife.

It was great to talk with you both about how you love your life in Australia and have become so 'Aussie-fied' ~ you are great ambassadors, and clearly love exploring new places to gain detailed understanding and develop your own interests about nature and the environment. We hope you will come back ~ there's a lot more to show you, and I am sure you'd love our Eco-Adventure tour, especially the night tour to see nocturnal wildlife.

Thank you and warm wishes, and extra pats for Butterscotch,
Sue & Bill and the Airedales
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creedh445
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Beautiful setting, our dog very welcome”
Reviewed 16 October 2018 for a stay in October 2018

The cottage is really comfortable, the supplies generous and the hosts highly hospitable to humans and dog! You can sit in the living area, or on the verandah, and look on to a beautiful billabong. Our dog loved frequent swims in the billabong, we enjoyed walking around the property and it's a great location for restaurants and wineries.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Oct 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay in The Burrow. It was such a pleasure to have you and lovely to see how much your gorgeous dog Candy revelled in her new environment.

You also had a chance to relax and recharge the batteries, something we always find our guests value ... it's one of those take-home benefits of getting away for a couple of days.

We hope you'll find a chance to revisit for some more R&R soon.
cheers
Sue & Bill
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Laura P
2 reviews
“Wonderful weekend away”
Reviewed 16 October 2018 for a stay in October 2018

I stayed at the Burrow early Oct 2018 and had such a lovely time. Sue and Bill were so friendly and so accommodating and brilliant hosts. nicer The burrow was a really lovely escape from the city but still came with all the mod cons Inc wifi. I couldn't recommend it enough!

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Management Response
18 Oct 2018
Thanks for your lovely comments about your stay in The Burrow. It was so good to know you were comfortable and had some time to relax .... and also explore our beautiful Yarra Valley and beyond. We hope you took home some great memories and a feeling of restfulness. Come back again soon !
cheers
Sue & Bill
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Kristen G
1 review
“A cosy retreat to unwind with nature (and drink great wine!)”
Reviewed 30 September 2018 for a stay in September 2018

Had a great time with Sue and Bill. They've created an oasis for wildlife from the ground up, and the effect is a homely atmosphere, immersed in nature with lots of additional touches for comfort. (Sheriden towles and linen sheets, amazing shower and gourmet breakfast goods, coffee machine etc.)

Close to wineries and food spots to go out, or additionally great place to pick up your own artisan bread and gourmet cheese, smoked meat and of course some great wine, to have your own picnic overlooking the lake. Beautiful spot either out on the balcony or in the warmth of your cosy lounge with big windows that look out to lake and all the lovely birdies. :)

Hosts are friendly and knowledgeable without being overbearing... My only advice:

*You must like dogs! There are 4 friendly and energetic Airedale Terriers; and like to be around for pats!! My partner and I love dogs so we enjoyed when they came to say "Hi."
However, If you have a nice car perhaps ask in advance to lock the younger girl dog "Jemima" up when you are first arriving. She was a fantastic welcoming party! :) However, she jumped a lot on my partners new car as we were driving in and left some deep scratches behind. This would be the only negative of the stay and could be easily fixed with some advanced notice of arrival. *

Very enjoyable, highly recommend.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Oct 2018
Thanks so much for your review, and we're glad you enjoyed your time in the Yarra Valley .. you certainly made the most of your time and energy, with lots of exploring and walking.

I also offer an extreme apology for young Jemima's enthusiasm ... we do try to ensure the dogs are well secured before guests arrive (hence asking for an ETA) but on this occasion, she slipped out too fast. I was mortified, and very sorry indeed that this happened.

Thank you again
warm wishes
Sue & Bill
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twinkychi...
2 reviews
“Blissful Burrow at Wombats Bend”
Reviewed 8 September 2018 for a stay in September 2018

This charming, cosy cottage set in stunning grounds, overlooking a lake, was a delight to experience.The peace and tranquility in serene surroundings made us feel more than just one hour away from busy Melbourne. We learned so much about the vast variety of plant species and wildlife lovingly nurtured by Sue and professor Bill; they really are two of the most amazing people that have lovingly cultivated a thriving ecosystem. Our dogs spent hours trying to keep up with ducks and the resident Airedales it was a shame to bring them home. The cottage was warm and cosy with thoughtful additions such as pure wool blankets, and crisp pure linen sheets on the bed; we couldn’t have been more comfortable. The gorgeous bathroom was spotlessly clean with a huge shower and fluffy towels; we were even provided with bath robes making it easy to pop outside to drink coffee and watch the early morning bird life.Sue provided fabulous breakfast ingredients (strawberries included) and Bill was kind enough to give us a guided tour of our surroundings; such genuine and warm hospitality is hard to find. Waking up to King Parrots outside your window and falling asleep to the sound of frogs and crickets makes this place hard to leave and we can’t wait to return.

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Management Response
9 Sep 2018
Oh my goodness ... what a fantastic and much appreciated review. We just loved the way in which you melted into Wombat Bend and I think in your first two minutes you said you were staying forever !

It's always so pleasurable for us when our guests fall in love with the bird life and the frog songs ~ a different kind of music. Next time we'll make sure there's a wombat ..

Your pair of Border Collies were equally charming, and were so easy and well behaved ~ and such fun to watch as they romped in the billabong and found all the yummy smells that must make any dog's nose go into overdrive.

Thank you for being such fabulous guests .. and becoming 'old friends' in such a short time. We also can't wait for your return.

Sue & Bill and the Airedales
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steadlind...
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Highly recommended midweek package.”
Reviewed 25 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018

Romantic, mud brick character-filled cottage, walks around the marvellous lagoon or sit under the trees watching the wildlife, what's not to love about this gorgeous place!

We took a winter break and the cottage was warm and cosy from the moment we arrived. Food provisions were appetising and generous, fresh fruit, cheese and nibbles, a bottle of wine and chocolates awaited us. The breakfast food was yummy, appetising and plentiful and we enjoyed the homemade preserves and good fresh coffee.

The cottage itself is clean, well equipped and spacious, the surroundings are idyllic
and our hosts and their fabulous dogs were delightful.

We particularly enjoyed the Monday to Thursday package staying two nights at Yarra Ranges and two nights at The Burrow. We took a leisurely trip between the two places stopping along the way to explore some of the walks, cafe's and the magnificent forests. Moving from one to the other is an easy distance and because it is well organised between the two locations the transition was seamless.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Aug 2018
Thank you so much for your thoughtful and lovely review. It was extra special to know that you enjoyed our mid-week package that we combine with Yarra Ranges Apartments, and explored our region so thoroughly.

Being able to taste both locations so easily really does offer the best of both ~ the Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges are so complementary and full of interest and charm.

Best of all, we love that you were so comfortable and happy in The Burrow ~ it was a total pleasure to have you.

Warmest wishes,
Sue & Bill and the Airedales of Wombat Bend
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