Bussells Bushland Cottages

Star 4.8 (111 Google reviews)

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Bussells Bushland Cottages

Travelling south along Bussell Highway and just prior to entering Margaret River township, turn right into Carters Road, travel 4.5 kms and (just beyond the junction with Burnside Road) and turn left into the tree-lined driveway. Proceed for 500 metres and the manager's residence is on the left hand side.
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Located in the heart of the picturesque Margaret River wine appellation, Bussells Bushland Cottages is a gazetted “Land for Wildlife” and “Wildlife Land Trust” sanctuary. The rustic charm of these 8 well-appointed (self-contained) rammed-earth cottages is complemented by the natural (20 hectare) bush block, well treed with jarrah, marri, banksia and peppermint trees; and home to prolific birdlife, possums, brush-tailed phascogales (wambengers), bandicoots and kangaroos.
Bussells Bushland Cottages is a 20 hectare (50 acre) "Land for Wildlife" property, located 5kms north-west of Margaret River township. 

8 rammed-earth cottages set apart in order to preserve privacy and are self-contained with full kitchen, dining and living facilities, an outdoor BBQ, wood-fired potbelly stove in the living room and ceiling fans in all bedrooms (except those with double bunks). Each cottage shares 1 bathroom. 

Walk trails criss-cross the bush block which has wonderful stands of old-growth jarrah, marri, banksia and peppermint trees, as well as being home to a wide variety of bird life and mobs of kangaroos. A simple 'starter' breakfast is provided for the first morning, otherwise this is a self-catering property.  Wi-Fi is available free-of-charge. Although limited, it should be adequate for e-mails and streaming.



Bussells Bushland Cottages

447 Carters Rd, Burnside WA 6285, Australia


Star 4.8 (111 Google reviews)
Angie Polos 24 March 2024

Had a lovely four-night stay at the cottages! Very clean cottages that provided milk, juice and first day’s breakfast. LOVED seeing kangaroos every morning and evening. Heads up it’s in the bush so you will hear possums on the roof at night and hear animals at night. My only “negative” feedback is that check out states 10am but multiple spots mention returning keys between 8:30-9:30 so found it a bit confusing/feels like you’re being asked to leave before check out. Either way will recommend Bussells to anyone travelling to MR!

Florence Tay 31 May 2023

We had an absolutely incredible experience staying at this accommodation. It felt like a hidden gem nestled in the wilderness, providing us with a serene and peaceful atmosphere. The highlight was undoubtedly spotting Kangaroos right in our backyard, adding a touch of enchantment to our stay. The kitchenware is clean, washroom is clean and the heated bed is awesome. If we ever have the opportunity to visit Margaret River again, we will definitely choose to return to this wonderful place.

Bernie Chin 12 August 2023

Stayed here for 3 nights with my family. We enjoyed this place very much. It’s quite far in, amongst the forest but you will be treated with some wildlife ie. Kangaroos at your door step. The place is very quiet and peaceful and you will have a good sleep. Very well equipped cottage, each bedroom comes with heated mattress and it’s exceptionally helpful during winter. Easy check in and check out. One thing that can be improved is the wifi. It’s really slow.

Kashia Cherry 05 March 2023

Absolutely LOVED staying here for 9 nights. The land is beautiful and the walks so peaceful. You're an 8minute drive into Margaret River town so even though you feel secluded, you aren't. The accommodation was clean and well presented with everything you need and the hosts are very friendly and on site if needed. We'll definitely be back and recommending to friends.