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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning, comfortable with incredibly detailed hosting - I did not want to leave! I stayed in the smallest of the cottages but was so comfy - beats ANY 5 star hotel I have been in. Compliments to the amazing hosts for such a gem.

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Lara
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Camelia cottage at Clarendon Cottages is a little bit of heaven in the delightful village of Sassafras. The cottage has beautiful elegant decor and is quite spacious (there is no tripping over your suitcase or clothes here.) The kitchen/dining area is very well equipped with a bounty of provisions for a full breakfast, snacking, evening drinks and even chocolates we... More 

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Chris_and_Gayle_R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

What a lovely detailed review Wendy! So glad you enjoyed your 2nd stay at Clarendon and made the most of what both the cottages and the surrounding area offers. We love living here and hearing about how our guests love it too. Look forward to having you stay again and we're sure "Kookie" will be around to visit you in... More 

Geelong, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend you choose this as your next getaway. The region is just lovely so you might as well stay in a place fitting of such beautiful surrounds. After hearing so many good things from family who had stayed there, Clarendon Cottages still managed to exceeded our expectations

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Chris_and_Gayle_R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to do a review Lachie, it is much appreciated. The area really is beautiful isn't it! Glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again. Cheers, Chris and Gayle More 

Smoko, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

As we booked very late, we got the last available cottage. Despite it being "small & cosy" (they do have larger ones) it lacked nothing in convenience, except perhaps space - this did not worry us, especially for our one night stay.The decor is tasteful and we slept comfortably & well. Everything one could wish for was supplied. Breakfast is... More 

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Chris_and_Gayle_R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

Great to hear Mary and Graham! It was very nice meeting you and we love that you had everything you could have wished for and had a comfortable sleep too. Thanks for providing a review which our potential future guests will love to read I'm sure. Kind Regards, Chris and Gayle More 

Albury, Australia
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We recently stayed here and can't recommend this lovely cottage enough.Our host were excellent and so helpful.The Camellia cottage is set in the large garden with picture windows to take full advantage of the private spaces in the garden . The kitchen has everything provided including a generous breakfast basket. Very peaceful decor. Highly recommended.

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Chris_and_Gayle_R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

Good on you Christine for writing a review - we know it makes a difference to our future guests to hear other's opinions. Very pleased you loved everything including the new décor. Hope to meet you again some time. Cheers, Chris and Gayle More 

Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Dovecote was small but had everything that was needed for a lovely getaway. The Dovecote was was very private and secluded. The hosts were kind and gracious. The brekky was lovely with fresh fruit, cereal and yoghurts.

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Chris_and_Gayle_R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

We love the Dovecote cottage too Louise. To tell the truth when we don't have guests we sometimes like to treat ourselves to a mini escape in the Dovecote! Glad you enjoyed breaky. Thanks for taking time to write a review. Hope to see you again. Regards, Chris and Gayle More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Only downside on our stay was one night simply not enough. Can't wait to return... My wife and I were amazed at how clean and well presented the cottage was. The decor was fantastic and there were board games and books to enjoy. A great place to escape from the daily grind!

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Chris_and_Gayle_R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Ozan. Glad you enjoyed The Stables Cottage for the night and look forward to seeing you again for another escape! More 

Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We loved our stay at Clarendon Cottages. The stand alone cottage was warm and cosy and very well appointed. Our host was welcoming and helpful and our continental breakfast was generous. In fact we became ensconced in the cottage so rapidly we preferred to stay in rather than venture to Olinda for dinner.

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Chris R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

It was a pleasure meeting you and Rachel and lovely to hear that you just wanted to soak up the cosy atmosphere of the Dovecote Cottage. Thanks for doing a review Justin. Cheers, Chris and Gayle More 

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had a great time staying for a couple of nights in Camelia cottage. The cottage was cozy and spacious. Chris and Gayle really helped us to feel at home. Chris was kind enough to pick us up when we got stuck in bad weather. Highly recommend :-) Will definitely be staying again.

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Chris R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

Good on you Rohit, appreciate you writing a review. Picking up a lovely couple like you to avoid the rain was the least we could do. Look forward to seeing you again. Take care and stay dry! Chris and Gayle More 

Werribee
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the cottage. It was very spacious and had everything we could possibly want including very generous breakfast provisions and yummy Port and chocolates. It was very modern, clean and fresh but still with a wonderful cottage feel. We will definitely come back and recommend to friends and family.

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Chris R, Owner at Clarendon Cottages, responded to this review

A recommendation to family and friends is the best compliment you could give Carrie. Thank you so much for that. We were very happy that you stayed at Clarendon for a special occasion and certainly would love to see you back again. Regards, Chris and Gayle More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CLARENDON COTTAGES - NOT FAR FROM MELBOURNE, VERY CLOSE TO PERFECT! This quiet garden retreat in the Dandenong Ranges is ideal for those who love quality, self contained, B&B accommodation and a beautiful setting. You will enjoy the privacy of your own cottage, the seclusion of our two acre property and the abundance of the local wildlife. If you are looking for a little more action there are wonderful walking trails to explore in Sherbrooke Forest and the Yarra Ranges National Park or perhaps challenge your fitness with a hike up the 1000 Kokoda steps at the foot of the mountain.Our boutique guest accommodation in the heart of the Dandenongs consists of two charming 1 bedroom cottages and a two bedroom cottage in a secluded, peaceful and romantic setting. Gas log fires, spas, fully equipped kitchens and private decks are just some of the many features in our Stables & Camellia Cottages. English country gardens and meadow nestle amongst a huge variety of beautiful century old trees. The cottages are within easy walking distance of Sassafras Village, the home of the famous Miss Marples Tearoom (best scones on the mountain) and Sherbrooke Forest where you can see the Lyrebirds wandering happily.In the Dandenongs there are many things to do in the vicinity of Clarendon. Within minutes you can be wandering around the lively and colourful Villages of Sassafras, Olinda & Mt Dandenong or be visiting six out of the eight Great Gardens of Victoria - National Rhododendron Garden, Alfred Nicholas Garden, George Tindale Garden, William Ricketts Sanctuary or Cloudehill Gardens. Just 10 minutes away there's the legendary 'Puffing Billy' steam train in Belgrave, the Kokoda Trail 1000 steps and the Sky High Observatory at the top of Mt Dandenong. Many antique shops house treasures next to contemporary galleries and studios filled with craft, sculpture and decorator items created by the many artists who have made the Dandenongs their home.The Dandenong Ranges is also home to a great number of restaurants, cafes and tearooms like Wild Oak, Miss Marples, King Henry, The Cuckoo, Ranges and Copperfields suiting a wide range of palates and pockets! Tesselaar's Tulip Farm and u-pick berries and cherries are a short drive and the world renowned Yarra Valley Wineries just a 40 minute drive.For our overseas and interstate guests, the Dandenong Ranges is only a 60 minutes' drive from the Melbourne International Airport and 45 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. We invite you to come and enjoy the unique experience of the Bed & Breakfast culture in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarendon Cottages

Address: 11 Clarkmont Rd, Sassafras, Victoria 3787, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Sassafras
Price Range: $178 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Clarendon Cottages 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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