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Clarendon Cottages in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges is private, romantic and peaceful.
Not far from Melbourne - very close to perfect.

Clarendon's boutique self contained guest accommodation has three charming cottages set on two acres of English country gardens amongst a huge variety of beautiful century old trees.

The recently renovated cottages are within easy walking distance of Sassafras Village - the home of Miss Marples Tearoom and Sherbrooke Forest where you can see the lyrebirds foraging happily.

Within minutes you can be trekking the 1000 Steps Kokoda Trail or looking out from the Sky High Observatory at the top of Mt Dandenong.

Gas log fires, air conditioning, spas, fully equipped kitchens, and private decks with barbecue facilities are some of the many features of the two larger cottages. There is also a one bedroom petite suite suitable for a couple or single traveller which just oozes cosiness.

Located just 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD and 30 minutes from the internationally renowned wineries of the beautiful Yarra Valley.

You are invited to come and enjoy the unique experience of the Bed and Breakfast culture at Clarendon in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges.

Find serenity in Sassafras.

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Price & booking


$160.00 - $320.00

Rates based on two people and are dependent on which cottage, number of nights stay and the day of the week.

The Stables Cottage

Room capacity: 4

This beautiful luxury two bedroom cottage is for your exclusive use. It is deal for one or two couples or a family of four. There are two good size bedrooms with a queen size bed in each, fitted with electric blankets for the colder months. From the main bedroom you can walk through double French doors to a private deck with small table and chairs. Between the bedrooms is a large bathroom with a relaxing corner double spa and a separate shower. The dining area has a four person dining table. Adjoining is the lounge room with two ouches. It's equipped with a CD/Radio player, DVD, large screen television and an iPod docking station. There is a wonderful picture window looking down over the garden to a huge golden elm tree. There is a fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker. Generous breakfast provisions for the first two days of your stay are supplied along with fruit, cookies, port and chocolates. The cottage has a reverse cycle air conditioner and gas log fire to keep you comfortable in all seasons. There are no stairs within the cottage but four steps leading up to the private deck at the front entrance.

Camellia Cottage

Room capacity: 2

This private one bedroom cottage is a romantic haven for a couple to cosy into. It has undergone a total renovation so everything is in pristine condition. It is a fully self-contained cottage with combined bedroom and living area. Upstairs there is a welcoming gas log fire adjacent to the queen size wrought iron bed fitted with electric blankets and a gorgeous separate bathroom with corner double spa for the two of you to relax in. Down eight stairs you will find a fully equipped kitchen with full size fridge, oven, espresso coffee maker and dishwasher plus a dining area with large picture window overlooking the garden and access to an adjoining private external deck with barbecue. For your entertainment there is a CD player with radio, a DVD and large screen LCD television and an iPod/iPhone/iPad docking station, together with books and magazines. For your comfort in addition to the gas log fire there is a reverse cycle air conditioner and also a wall heater in the kitchen/dining area. Generous breakfast provisions are supplied for the first two days of your stay, along with fruit, cookies, port and chocolates.

Dovecote Cottage

Room capacity: 2

This newly renovated 'petite suite' for the budget conscious is suitable for a couple or single traveller and just oozes cosiness. Downstairs it offers a comfy sitting room with LCD television/DVD and a beautiful picture window overlooking a private garden area where you can watch the rosellas feeding. Upstairs there is a gorgeous bedroom with windows on three sides, a double size bed, iPhone/iPod charging station and clock/radio and a separate bathroom with shower over bath. There is reverse cycle air conditioning/heating upstairs with additional heating downstairs. Please note there is no spa, gas log fire or kitchen in the Dovecote Cottage. You are supplied with generous continental breakfast provisions for your first two days stay as well as port and chocolates, cookies, a fruit bowl and extra treats. Check-in time is from 2:00pm onwards and a leisurely check-out time of 11:00am allows you to make the most of your stay.

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  • BBQ facilities
  • Car park
  • Laundry
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Open fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Birdwatching
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance