Bussells Bushland Cottages
8 rammed-earth cottages on a "Land for Wildlife" property
447 Carters Road, Margaret River, Western Australia
Located in the heart of the renowned Margaret River wine appellation (just 5kms from the township), Bussells Bushland Cottages is a gazetted "Land for Wildlife" and "Wildlife Land Trust" sanctuary.
The rustic charm of our 8 self-contained (well-appointed) rammed-earth cottages is complemented by the natural 20 hectare (50 acre) bush block. The property is well treed with jarrah, marri, banksia and peppermint trees; and home to prolific birdlife, possums, brush-tailed phascogales (wambengers), bandicoots and kangaroos. It provides a unique (and comfortable) stay in the Australian bush, whilst being within easy driving distance of the region’s major amenities.
Welcome to our bushland retreat
The 8 cottages, which are separate from one another, feature 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a spacious open-plan living / dining / kitchen area, covered front verandah... and more. It's important to note that when guests book for 1 or 2 persons, it is on the basis of 1 bedroom and the 2nd will be locked. Guests requiring the use of the 2nd bedroom are required to pay the Extra Bed rate.
For the convenience of guests, there’s a communal card-operated laundry behind the manager’s residence.
Australian Bush Experience
We are proud to be a gazetted "Land for Wildlife" & "Wildlife Land Trust" sanctuary.
Walking trails criss-cross the property and an early morning walk will enable you to see birds and kangaroos, while a 1.3km stroll around the perimeter will introduce you to pastoral scenery and valley views.
We invite you to share this totally natural Australian bush experience.
How we rate
We don't rest on our laurels, so we ask our guests to rate us. The overall average from 696 questionnaires received since October 2020 was 94.80 / 100, with 228 (32.76%) scoring us at 100 across the board.
We also like to use Gumnuts as our own rating system, being more in keeping with our style of properties than stars.
How to find us
Margaret River is just a leisurely 3 hour drive south of Perth. Travelling south along Bussell Highway and just before entering Margaret River township, turn right into Carters Road and proceed for around 4kms, then (on the left hand side) enter the property's 600 metre (tree-lined) driveway. You've now arrived at one of Western Australia's most idyllic accommodation properties.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY ABOUT US
Below are some of the comments our guests have left on our Facebook page.
Stayed at the cottages for 3 nights, and it was wonderful! So many birds and kangaroos around, a very peaceful area for a getaway.
Lovely secluded cottage, very peaceful surroundings. Immaculate cottages very CLEAN & TIDY. Very enjoyable stay.
Absolutely fabulous place to stay. The photos don't do it justice. Immaculately clean - everything is like new. Cottages are lovely and such a great location 5 mins to town but you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Great getaway - we will be back! Thank you.
We have just had a beautiful stay at Bussells Bushland Cottages. We thoroughly recommend them. The staff were lovely. The setting is perfect and the cottage extremely clean and very comfortable. We found the location central to everything we wanted to do in the region. We loved the kangaroos! The fire made everything very cosy.