Clarendon Cottages in Sassafras Victoria
Clarendon Cottages Sassafras Dandenong Ranges Melbourne Victoria Boutique Country Lodgings Accommodations


Hosts: Pam & Ian Hankey

Cottages: 3

Address: 11 Clarkmont Road, Sassafras, Victoria 3787 Australia

Telephone: +613 9755 3288,
Mobile: Mobile: 0438 529 220

Fax: +613 9755 3288

Activities/Attractions: Sassafras, where Clarendon Cottages are located, is almost 2,000 feet above sea level in Victoria's magnificent Dandenong Ranges and is only 45 minutes by car from the CBD of Melbourne and just 20 minutes from the internationally renowned wineries in the beautiful Yarra Valley.

Sassafras has always been a popular weekend destination for city dwellers since the area was first settled in 1894. Close to Melbourne, Sassafras village has maintained its original charm, attracting visitors to its:

  • cafes
  • restaurants and tea rooms
  • speciality shops
  • quality boutique accommodation
  • antique shops
  • scenic drives to national parks and gardens

At the road junction is the Village Green park and adjacent to that is the Sassy Plants nursery. Directly across the road from the nursery is the most recognizable building in Sassafras - the Miss Marples Tea Rooms which are housed in a beautiful two storey English Tudor style house.


"Words cannot express how perfect our stay was. We will definitely be back. Lost: 1 large amount of stress - last seen leaving my body upon arrival. If found, please don't return to owner! Loved every minute here and also loved and noticed all the small homely touches. Thank you 10/10."

"Fantastic place with so much attention to detail. Definitely one of the best we have tried.  Ian & Pam, what can we say, your hospitality has no end and we will highly recommend to anyone heading your way. Thanks so much."

"Totally wowed on arrival and loved the personal touches of fresh bread, hamper of goodies and choices. Nice surprise in a gorgeous setting. You guys helped make it special. Thanks. 1 year anniversary."

"Superb attention to detail. Lush gardens with lovely smell of leaves and flowers. Entirely satisfying and commendable."

"What a wonderful retreat. It was perfect in every way and a welcome break from the City. Hard to be here just one night! Next time I must have a long stay. Thank you."

"What a find!  Attention to detail outstanding. Thank you."

"Remarkable. Someone is doing it right. Congratulations."

"Great stay here and a big cheer for a job well done. I love the hospitality and care given. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again. I'll definitely recommend it to others. Thanks for a great stay."


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"Absolutely spot on - everything covered (in style).  In the words of McArthur - I shall return!!"

"The peace and beauty of the place marches right up to the door, then quite unashamedly invites itself in! Thank you."

"A very quiet, relaxing, comfortable stay for the 5th time. Just perfect for our needs."

General Information: Clarendon's boutique guest accommodation consists of 3 charming cottages in a secluded, peaceful and romantic setting ... two acres of 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 and Sherbrooke Forest in Victoria, Australia.

Three cosy 1 and 2 bedroom cottages, each with it's own individual charm, are located separately on the two acre property. Log fires, spas, fully equipped kitchens and private decks are just some of the many features. Country tranquillity gives you a peaceful and relaxed sleep awakening to the sound of the Kookaburras.

The Stables Cottage is a luxury, self contained cottage and Clarendon's latest addition to its guest accommodation with:

  • either one or two bedrooms available
  • a log fire
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • cosy lounge/dining room
  • beautifully appointed bathroom with separate shower, vanity and double spa
  • external deck area
  • DVD, CD and large screen TV

Camellia Cottage is a one bedroom cottage, self contained and completely private. It has:

  • an open log fire
  • central heating
  • queen size sleigh bed
  • spa bath
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • dining area
  • external deck

Dovecote Cottage is a beautiful two-storey 'petite suite' that can sleep two guests.

  • ground floor lounge/dining area overlooks a pretty rose garden
  • upstairs double bedroom, with windows on three sides, sits cosily amongst the trees
  • bedroom and bathroom are reached by Dovecote's internal staircase

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in AUD Dollars).

$155-396/night

Tariffs at Clarendon Cottages include provisions for a full English breakfast in The Stables and Camellia Cottages, and Continental breakfast provisions for Dovecote Cottage. Other complimentary treats are provided for your enjoyment.


"The most remarkable couple of days we have had - it is our 2nd year anniversary. The hospitality that you gave us felt welcoming and we thank you very much. As for the cottage - WOW!! Everything and much more - FANTASTIC. We will be back."

"A truly relaxing, peaceful and charming weekend. Extremely impressed by the standard of the accommodation and hospitality. We'll be back."