A beautiful self contained two bedroom cottage overlooking gardens.
About Christopher Rhodes
Chris loves running through the many trails of the Dandenong Ranges. Gayle loves music, property, design, decorating trends and chatting to people. We both work well together as a team in maintaining, cleaning, gardening, redecorating and hosting. We thrive on doing that little extra for our guests and love to hear feedback on all aspects of their stay. Whilst we like to have a chat, we are careful to not intrude on our guests who love our cottages for the peace, privacy and serenity they provide.
Christopher Rhodes purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Christopher Rhodes chose Sassafras
We fell in love with Clarendon within minutes of walking through the gardens and cottages. So serene!
What makes this Cottage unique
Close enough to walk into Sassafras Village but off the main road so it is very quiet and peaceful. All the cottages have gorgeous garden views through large picture windows so you can sit and relax, watching the birds feeding.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
A lovely and cosy winter stay
We were so impressed with the thoughtfulness and generosity of our hosts. The cottage was spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. All the little things from the games, magazines and dvd's to the incredible breakfast supplies and the cosy fire awaiting us on arrival left us wanting for nothing and able to just relax and enjoy our stay. You can tell that Chris and Gayle take real pride and joy in providing a wonderful experience for their guests. Thank you so much for a great weekend away. We can't wait to visit this lovely area again.
Thank you for your wonderful and detailed review Kelly. It is fabulous hosting guests that appreciate all we do - it makes it all worthwhile. Look forward to seeing you again.
Kind Regards, Chris and Gayle
We had a lovely weekend in the Stables Cottage. On arrival our host Chris was extremely helpful on what to do in the area and where to eat. The Cottage itself was very cosy, quaint and comfortable. The beds were very comfy as were the lounges and especially the gas log fire. The Breakfast Hamper and other goodies left by Chris our host was just fantastic and catered for all our needs. The property is in a perfect spot and enabled us to explore the area all within close proximity whether it was bushwalking, checking out the many cafes or shopping. We will definitely be back and stay any time we are over this area again.
Thanks so much for a great review Darren. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay at Clarendon and appreciated all that we and The Dandenongs have to offer. We certainly hope to see you again.
Kind Regards, Chris and Gayle
Excellent property and hosts!
Excellent accommodation in a beautiful location with thoughtful and generous hosts. Great for exploring all the Dandenongs has to offer
Thankyou for a lovely review Christine, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and loved the location. Best Regards, Chris and Gayle
Clarendon Cottages are really a wonderful place to stay.The accommodation is beautiful, elegant and
Clarendon Cottages are really a wonderful place to stay.The accommodation is beautiful, elegant and comfortable. Surrounded by lush gardens, a delightful village. A few days of perfection.
Clarendon Cottages is easy walking distance to Sassafras Village, the home of the famous Miss Marple’s Tearoom and Sherbrooke Forest where you can see the lyrebirds foraging happily.
Within minutes of Clarendon you can be wandering around the quaint and charming villages of Sassafras, Olinda & Mt Dandenong or be visiting a number of the Great Gardens of Victoria.
In 10 minutes you could be riding on the legendary 'Puffing Billy' steam train or swinging through the air at Trees Adventures in Belgrave, walking the Kokoda Trail 1000 steps at the foot of the mountain or looking out from the Sky High Observatory at the top of Mt Dandenong.
In less than 20 minutes you could be picking berries and cherries in Silvan. In 45 minutes you can be visiting the world renowned Yarra Valley Wineries or the Yarra Ranges National Park.
The choice of destinations is endless!
For our overseas and interstate guests, Clarendon Cottages is in the Dandenong Ranges only 60 minutes' drive from the Melbourne International Airport and 45 minutes from the Melbourne CBD.