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Merrimeet Cottages

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When u read that it's "out of town" don't be fooled!!! It's an easy 5 minute walk and worth every minute. What a gem! Alistair and his wife run a lovely place right by the Ovens River. We booked on a whim and thoroughly enjoyed it. It ticked all my picky boxes of cleanliness and comfort incl a comfy bed...

Thank AusAnon
Greater Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 22 March 2017

It is the peaceful canopy of the deciduous trees at Merrimeet which gives the glorious garden the shade from the warm summer sun. We leisurely ambled along the banks of The Ovens River and into the township for breakfast every day. I recommend a stay at Merrimeet. The new young owners are so wonderfully helpful in every way and our...

Thank sarmstrong2017
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We came here in 2014...new owners just having their 2nd babe and the place was like a little cottage in the woods...it was "a very merriment place" then! Two years later, things have changed...garden has been thinned out abit, the "Middle Cottage" has lost it's magic and is just another cottage...it is in need of something...something to brighten it up...some...

Thank TheAngryAnt
AlistairMaconochie, Owner at Merrimeet Cottages, responded to this review

Hello TheAngryAnt Thank you for your feedback. We would like to clear a couple of things up regarding your concerns over Middle Cottage. Since taking over in 2015, in all of our cottages we have installed Wifi, put a bluetooth CD/radio and replaced all of the toilets and queen beds across the board. I am also not sure about your...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We stayed two nights in this beautiful English garden setting by the river.The cottage was cosy, self contained and everything you needed provided for cooking if you wish. The homemade shortbread was yum. The owners were friendly and helpful.We enjoyed walking into Bright along the river to many lovely cafes .We rode our bikes to Myrtleford and back.An easy ride...

Thank Reta B
Broome, Australia
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We spent two nights in the Woodsmoke Cottage. It was absolutely beautiful. The hosts are so welcoming and friendly, and the cottage has everything you could need for a relaxing stay. Fully self contained but close to town if you want to eat out. It is a 10-15 minute walk (walking slowly!) by the river into town, or a 2-3...

Thank EmNDan
Reviewed 13 June 2016

well laid out cottages with wood provided made for a cosy and relaxing stay. Well priced and friendly management. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to others. Beautiful gardens and easy walk to town along the river.

Thank Silvana F
Burleigh Heads, Australia
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Spending two nights here in front of the fireplace, glass of red wine in hand, life does not get any better. A warm welcome from Alistair and a cosy, comfortable, thoughtfully decorated cottage awaited us after our journey. The township of Bright is a mere 5 minute stroll along the banks of the Ovens River, full of delightful coffee shops...

Thank RubyRose2014
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a long weekend to celebrate partner's birthday. Beautiful property and great location - easy walk into town along the road or river. We stayed in a ground floor apartment. The apartment itself was great. Log fire and comfy bed. The only issue we had was with the noise coming from surrounding units. We could hear the footsteps...

5Thank gemma d
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Stonewall, a 2 bedroom cottage. It was extremely comfortable and had everything needed except for an oven. The owner, Alistair, went out of his way to make everything comfortable for us. I would recommend this for a short break.

Thank Merv A
AlistairMaconochie, Owner at Merrimeet Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Merv Thanks for your review. We're glad you had a nice stay. We are working on combating the lack of oven by purchasing BBQ's with a roasting feature to put on each deck. We have one at Stonewall as it stands with more coming soon.

Reviewed 19 May 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a very relaxing 2 night stay in the Lynchgate cottage at Merrimeet in mid-May. Alistair and Kellie were charming hosts and the cottage was clean, snug and very comfortable. There were just 2 issues that visitors should note 1) Visitors with mobility issues could encounter difficulties using the shower which is over the spa bath....

Thank HawkerAustralia
AlistairMaconochie, Owner at Merrimeet Cottages, responded to this review

Hi HawkerAustralia Thank you for your feedback and we're glad you had a nice time in Lychgate. We have received a fair bit of feedback about the bathrooms in Lychgate and Woodsmoke and the concern for those guests with mobility concerns. So in order to remedy this, we are getting both bathrooms renovated this coming July. Rather than a large...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Merrimeet is three lovely self-contained cottages and three apartments set in two acres of beautiful European gardens on the banks of the Ovens River in Bright, a five minute's stroll from the town centre. All have wood fire heaters, spa baths, galley kitchens and reverse cycle air conditioning. At the back gate is fishing, swimming, bush walking and bike trails and an hour's drive in any direction enables exploration of Victoria's High Country. Beautiful in all Seasons. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Merrimeet Cottages

Address: 40 Showers Avenue, Bright, Victoria 3741, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Bright
Price Range: $158 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Merrimeet Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Any of the cottages I suspect”
TheAngryAnt, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All cottages have a lovely view and quiet.”
RetaB_12, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“any room will do”
473silvanaf, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Consider cottages other than Lychgate and Woodsmoke if you are a light sleeper”
HawkerAustralia, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Nice and quiet overlooking a great garden that is well worth exploring.”
lozs153, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
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