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4.8 out of 5

"The internet coverage wasn't good, for bad for a retrieve but if wanna plan trips will be difficult " More

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Hotel Description

At Countrywide Cottages you'll be 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from Bambra Bushland Reserve and 4.1 km (2.6 mi) from Retreat Creek Streamside Reserve. Highlights at this property include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

You can enjoy TVs with DVD players, and all 4 accommodations feature fireplaces, iPod docks, and dining areas. Kitchens come with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, making in-room dining convenient. Coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This pet-friendly property offers a game room, barbecue grills, and tour/ticket assistance. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Bambra property include Great Otway National Park and Parkers Road Bushland Reserve.

Countrywide Cottages ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Countrywide Cottages

Everyone (2) Couples (2) Family (4)
5 out of 5
The internet coverage wasn't good, for bad for a retrieve but if wanna plan trips will be difficult

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2020

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17 Jan. 2020 by Di

Hi there....yes - living in the country does have it's minor downfalls, re internet coverage. But there is SO much out here to see and enjoy - and we still have some great brochures in print which can help you find your way to the many attractions in the area. Thanks so much for staying with us - we are so happy your children had such fun with the chickens!! Cheers, Di and Stuart

4 out of 5
Very comfortable cottages. Quiet bush location. We enjoyed watching all the different varieties of birds that were around the cottage. Would definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from Tasmania on 12 Oct. 2015

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8 Mar. 2016 by Di

Hi there Sally...my apologies for the extreemly tardy response to your review! Somehow missed it along the way. Thank you for putting it up for us. The birds are amazing aren't they - except when they are eating all my green tomatoes that is!!!!! Cheers, Di and Stuart

5 out of 5
Pros: Cottage was lovely and homey. The liveliness of chirping birds and the balcony overlooking bushland was amazing
Cons: Not a single thing
Location: Away from it all, Tranquil
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Great deal, Fantastic; Service: Flawless, Outstanding, Friendly; Cleanliness: Immaculate, Beautiful; Board games, Books, Dvd's and Music provided for entertainment. Highly recommended

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 7 Feb. 2015

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7 Feb. 2015 by

Hello there Kara...thank you so much for your lovely review!! I really appreciate that. Those wild birds are amazing aren't they? We a very lucky to live in such a gorgeous part of the world. Looking forward to seeing you again when you return next month!! Cheers, Di

5 out of 5
Pros: Large enclosed yard for the pups
Cons: That we didn't stay longer
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Fantastic; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 25 Aug. 2014

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25 Aug. 2014 by

Oh Paul....what a wonderful review!! Thank you so very much. I am so happy that you had such a great time, but very sorry we didn't get to meet this time. Hopefully we will do sometime in the future!! Thanks for your lovely note in our Ferny Reach guest book too!! Cheers, Di

5 out of 5
Pros: Very tranquil and so comfortable. Beautiful setting
Cons: Nothing
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Home away from home, Very well equipped; Value: Great deal; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Pristine; Wonderful hosts ...think of all the little things that make a difference

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 11 Jan. 2014

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11 Jan. 2014 by

Hi Michelle...thank you so much for the lovely review!! I am so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Cheers, Di

5 out of 5
Pros: Pet friendly

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 29 Oct. 2013

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29 Oct. 2013 by

Hi there Catherine....I really appreciate your great review - glad it worked so well for you and your dogs. Cheers, Di

4 out of 5
Pros: Villas are well spaced apart in your own piece of tranquil forest
Location: Tranquil
Facilities: Above average; Value: Really good value; Service: Friendly; Cleanliness: Lovely; Seed was provided to feed the parrots that come to the balcony

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 13 Dec. 2012

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13 Dec. 2012 by

Hi there Michael...thank you for taking the time to post a review on your stay with us. Those parrots sure are friendly little guys - they always miss our guests when it's quiet!! Cheers, Di

5 out of 5
Pros: Great host, peaceful setting, my son loved the farm animals
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Modern; Value: Affordable; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless; Highly recommended

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 8 Aug. 2012

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31 Jul. 2012 by

Hello there Kelly.....I really appreciate your taking the time to place this review for us. Glad you loved us.....we have had four lambs born in the last couple of months and a batch of 6 of the cutest baby bunnies you have ever seen!! Hope to see you again sometime. Cheers, Di

Property Features

As a guest of Countrywide Cottages, you'll find tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and an arcade/game room. The front desk is open around the clock. Self parking is free. This 4-star Bambra cottage is smoke free.

  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (133.5 km / 82.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Countrywide Cottages offers 4 accommodations with fireplaces and iPod docking stations. Accommodations at this 4-star cottage have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include washers/dryers and coffee/tea makers.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Washer and dryer
  • Dining room
  • IPod dock
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 9 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Staffed front desk

Hotel Names

  • Countrywide Cottages
  • Countrywide Cottages Bambra
  • Countrywide Cottages Bambra
  • Countrywide Cottages Australia/Bambra
  • Countrywide Cottages House
  • Countrywide Cottages Cottage
  • Countrywide Cottages Cottage Bambra

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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