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Clonmara Cottages

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12/06/2017 13/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Port Fairy has worked very hard to extend its visitor season by running festivals and events throughout the year. Accommodation here atracts a premium as a result. Given that, Clonmara is good value. It is a 10 minute brisk walk or a 15 minute amble from the shops. We stayed in cottage 5, set in a garden and and to...

Thank George600
Odessa, FL
Reviewed 16 April 2017

My husband and I decided to drive the GOR in segments and chose to stay at Port Ferry after a fairly long day (given stops at Cape Otway. Twelve Apostles etc). Our suite was clean, comfortable and quiet. We followed our host's recommendations to drive over to the town's expansive beach and were treated to some beautiful views. We picked...

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We spent one night at this quaint spot. Nice, clean, well-provisioned cottage accommodation. Super friendly and helpful hosts. Ideal for couples. Highly recommend. Be sure to try the Merrijig restaurants in Pt. Fairy. We had a wonderful meal there.

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Clonmara for two nights in Doug's romantic hideaway cottage tucked away in a spot the other side of the Llamas! The cottage is very well appointed almost to full apartment level. The welcome is enhanced by the complimentary chocolates and port. The cottage position assures quiet and tranquility and the comfort of the inside settee and outside...

Thank Nick W
DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are absolutely that you enjoyed your stay and also that the item of clothing arrived! Your comments on our 'hide away' cottage are just sensational. Kind Regards Doug

Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This was a fabulous stop on our journey across Australia. The charm of the place was amazing and the owner was very helpful in pointing us in places to visit and eat whilst we were there. Whilst we were there in the adjacent field there were Llamas which were very cute.

Thank Grahamsmith1950
DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are all delighted that your stay, be it short, was a great success. It is also useful to know that the information we provide was of goos use. Best Regards Doug PS They were Alpacas, not Llamas and are all pets with names.

Birdlip, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I guess that a few years ago this was a good cute kind of place to stay. With the For Sale board outside it kind of suggested the enthusiasm had gone. The garden was overgrown and not looking loved, and whilst the room itself had what you expected, it was a bit dark and cold. A main attraction of staying...

Thank Aliss65
DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Oh, what a very sad review. Yes, after 17 years and major heart surgery, we are having to retire. It is a poor indictment on us, that we reflected your opinion, as it is not one person only who manages the business. The garden is not overgrown and very much loved, particularly by me. We are however very conscious of...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

If you're on the Great Ocean road this is a must!!!!! Comfort, peaceful,lovely owners, alpacas. Everything you need and nothing too much trouble for Doug and Rachel. Port fairy itself is idyllic. Please just go and see for yourself

Thank BRRM
DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Your comments confirm what we feel about the business and are only too happy to share the property with our guests. We are absolutely thrilled, with yopur comments. Best regards Doug

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. Tidy, well presented accommodation. Our cottage had a big bathroom containing a spa bath, as well as a "wet" shower. Friendly staff and an excellent variety of scones and tea to be had from the adjoining Tea Rooms. An easy 1.5 km walk to the centre of town, with the whole route well lit...

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DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Overseas Kiwi, Sorry about the traffic noise. Sometimes it can be a little unpredictable, plus there has been major building works being carried on next door which has not helped. Thank you, for your very kind comments regarding the accommodation and we delighted that you enjoyed the plethora of lovely restaurants available We are really glad that you were...

Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights here (our second visit) and love the little cottage garden setting. A pleasure to return. The rooms are comfortable and bathrooms are nice and large with corner spa (bath salts provided) Try the scones in the tea house! You wont be disappointed :)

Thank LauraCampbellS
DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Laura, Thank you for your very lovely comments. Glad you enjoyed your second stay. Hopefully, you will make it a hat trick We would love to see you back. Best Regards Doug

Mackay, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Quaint tearooms, with excellent service, wonderful fresh food, coffees and teas to delight any taste. Lavender hedges surround this beautiful cottage with many other cottage flowers planted throughout. Photographers wonderland 😊

Thank habanachooky
DougMaxwell, Owner at Clonmara Cottages, responded to this review

Wow! Photographers wonderland. What a fabulous comment to have made. We were delighted to have you stay, and sincerely hope that you will stay again.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on an acre and half of cottage gardens are 4 very comfortable one bedroom cottage style appartments.An old fashioned British style Tea Rooms and Gift Shop compliments the setting offering a variety of meals and a selection of unusual gifts.All accommodation has generous styled spa bathrooms air conditioning and wide screen TVs to mention just a few of the features included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clonmara Cottages

Address: 106 Princes Hwy, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia (Formerly Clonmara Bed & Breakfast)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Port Fairy
Price Range: $165 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Clonmara Cottages 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Cottage 5 is recommended.”
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“the rooms at the back have an excellent rural view, you can watch the Alpaccas from your porch”
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