Romantic Accommodation in Maleny at Bendles Cottages

Every so often, we need a romantic getaway. And while many people choose Sunshine Coast as their destination, wouldn’t it be nice to avoid the crowds and have your own exclusive getaway with just you and your loved one?

Welcome to Bendles Cottages. Located in the rustic, scenic town of Maleny, it is the perfect romantic getaway destination, offering stunning views of the Sunshine Coast hinterlands. Bendles Cottages are the perfect retreat for all couples, whether it’s for a honeymoon for newlyweds or the celebration of an anniversary or birthday.

If you’re looking for the most romantic accommodation in Maleny, Qld, make Bendles Cottages your choice.

Our Bed and Breakfast Cottages in Maleny

Everything you want and need is taken care of when you choose to stay at Bendles Cottages — all you need to do is arrive, sit back and relax.

Your stay can include a sumptuous breakfast, double spas, tennis for 2, soothing massages, country picnic hamper, bird watching and much, much more. Or if you’d prefer to spend some quality time relaxing indoors, maybe you can simply relax with a good book or curl up in front of our cosy log fires with the one you love.

Bendles has 5 uniquely appointed cosy B&B cottages in Maleny, with rural views from each verandah. Each cottage is self-contained, built for comfort and privacy to ensure your stay is memorable and exactly the way you want it to be. A large queen bed, double spas, wood fireplaces add to your relaxation. Perhaps a game of tennis for the more energetic after a leisurely breakfast on your own cottage verandah — when you stay at Bendles, you have the utmost freedom to have the getaway that you always dreamed of having.

Our rooms come with air conditioning, Wi-Fi and television, so rest assured that those modern creature comforts that we’ve become so used to are never far from reach while staying at Bendles Cottages.

An Experience That Will Last A Lifetime

There’s plenty to do while in Maleny, and staying at Bendles Cottages means you are always near the centre of the action. Maleny has several delightful markets to visit, and a number of ranges and parks that will give you a new area to explore each day. The famous Australia Zoo is only a 20 minute drive away as well. You’ll never be left without anything to do when you stay at Bendles Cottages!

Bendles – an Edna Walling Story

Bendles Cottages are dedicated to Edna Walling's memory. The gardens have been planted in sympathy with Edna's principles of landscape design. Please enjoy the gardens along with the abundant bird life on the property.

Edna Walling Memorial Garden

Edna loved meandering, organically designed gardens.  Having emigrated from England, Edna’s first gardens were English style. ln l92l Edna Walling built her first cottage at Bickleigh Vale, Mooroolbark, Victoria. She named it Sonning and it was there, on a three acre paddock, the collection of cottages in a controlled woodland setting continued. The other cottages Downderry, Mistover, 

Devon Cottage,  Badgers Wood and Lynton Lee, followed. The cottages were simple but in sympathy with the surrounding garden and were probably Australia’s first Cluster Villa, as such. As Enda’s career flourished, she became enamored with the native flora and fauna of Australia.  She observed that seeds fell randomly, then developed a simple technique of  throwing down a sack of potatoes to see where they would fall to work out where she would plant.

Edna Walling was to become one of Australia’s greatest landscape designers as well as conservationist, photographer and writer. Her influence on Australian gardens has been prodigious and her original garden designs in water color are now held at Latrobe University.

Bendles Cottages are dedicated to A rose arch, reminiscent of Enda’s early style.

Most of Enda Walling’s now famous gardens: Durrol, Mawarra, Cuming and Boortkoi, were located in Victoria and designed in the 1930s to 1940s. Through her prolific writings and sensitive photographs she is still inspiring gardeners today. ln 1967 at the age of 71, she moved to Buderim in Queensland, her final little cottage she named Bendles.

Enda Walling’s memory. The gardens surrounding the original four cottages were planted in 1992 by Brenda and David Gray . The second owner’s of Bendles were Annie & Michael McGuiness and they added the 5th Cottage Toorak.

Bendles new archway which will be covered in blooms before long.

The Third owners were June & Tony Allison purchased the property in 1999 and then sold to current owners and hosts Sue & John Ede in 20l3. Sue and John are renovating the cottages in sympathy to the Edna Walling style. The gardens have been landscaped in sympathy Edna’s principles of garden design. Please enjoy the gardens along with the abundant bird life on the property.

Edna Walling was renown for her use of stone walls and rock pools.

We do hope you have a pleasant and memorable stay at Bendles.

You can read more about Enda’s Life in  The Unusual Life of Edna Walling by Peter Watts

And research her collection of photographs and life’s work through Trove, the State Library of Victoria and an Edna Walling Website

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What Past Clients Say

"Dearesr Sue & John,Thank you for relaxing weekend getway, enjoyed over Easter long weekend at your beautiful cottage. Everything was just perfect; beautiful garden, delicious breakfasts and friendly service. we don't want to leave!! Hope to see you again soon"

-D&W- Downderry Cottage

"Dearesr Sue & John,Thank you for relaxing weekend getway, enjoyed over Easter long weekend at your beautiful cottage. Everything was just perfect; beautiful garden, delicious breakfasts and friendly service. we don't want to leave!! Hope to see you again soon"

-D&W- Downderry Cottage

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Welcome to Bendles Cottages. Located in the rustic, scenic town of Maleny, it is the perfect romantic getaway destination, offering stunning views of the Sunshine Coast hindlerlands.

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