MERROW COTTAGES 4.5 self rated B&B


In the heart of picturesque Mount Dandenong (only 45 min from Melboure CBD), on a 10-acre property, is a luxury romantic hideaway, one of Mt Dandenong's best kept secret.

A home away from home, with homemade bread and a delicious cooked breakfast....

While staying in this gorgeous B&B you will experience the beauty of the Dandenong Ranges flora and fauna as Merrow is nestled among giant mountain ashes, centenary tree ferns, colorful camellias and rhododendrons, hydrangeas, magnolias... 

Merrow Cottages is superbly located, close to all restaurants (900m from us is a beautiful English pub), 1km200 from Olinda where you can find a bottle shop, a bakery, a supermarket and other restaurants, we are 3 min from the Cukoo restaurant, 5 minutes from Sassafras (Miss Marple cafe and lovely shops. We are only 10min from Sky high/Observatory.

We are close to most wedding venues (only 200m from TATRA RECEPTION CENTRE)


Merrow Cottages offers 2 cosy self-contained cottages - "THE GATEHOUSE" and "FOREST EDGE"
They offer classic old world charm combined with modern luxury which will make your romantic getaway an intimate experience to cherish. 
We also have one apartment with spa called The SPA STUDIO SUITE (86sqm-Open space) and
B&B Suites - "The Deluxe Spa Suite" , the "Lyrebird" Suite and "Mon Amour".

All our suites and cottages have fresh flowers and port, many candles...Flat screens TV, stereos.


Each of our cottage has its own private car parking, you’ll want to take the time to pause to admire our spectacular display of rhododendrons and camellias. Savor the lush surroundings, the numerous birds (Lyrebirds, Rosella, King parrots, kookaburra, wallabies, wombats and... wandering deers. Enjoy a relaxed intimate, atmosphere. Soak beneath the bubbles of your spacious double spa by candlelight. Ample complimentary breakfast provisions provided for a hearty bush breakfast that you can enjoy in privacy or outside on the veranda.Real stone edge fire place-Please note that we provide the wood, the fire is set up with kindling and newspapers and firelighters so it is really easy to start.
Both cottages have a real stone edge fire place-We provide the wood, the fire is set up with kindling and newspapers and firelighters so it is really easy to start.

THE GATEHOUSE is known for its unique beautiful dedicated room (conservatory) with double spa (the size of a double bed !!! with candles, plants and lovely with view into our gardens and forest)-You will sleep in a King size carved Mahogany four-poster bed. Raspberry walls, French tapestry curtains-Open fire with real stone edge (we provide the wood, the fire is set up with kindling and newspapers and firelighters so it is really easy to start). The cottage also offers the comfortable heat of a ducted heating system with vents all through the cottage.

FOREST EDGE is a lovely cottage with a romantic double corner spa in an alcove with candles, a dining table in a bay window looking out onto Merrow’s private forest and offering the most beautiful view on our forest/gardens and ponds. You will sleep in a Queen size carved Mahogany four-poster bed. Thanks to its open plan design, you will be able to admire your fire from your spa and your bed. The big bay window keeps you connected with the forest... You may be able to see one of our lyrebirds, wombats or wild deers and wallabies...

The Studio Suite 
French country style decoration, Brand new self-contained open-plan 86sq meter suite, separate bathroom with spacious shower) - Fully equipped kitchen (we provide the provisions for a lovely cooked breakfast (Free range eggs, homemade bread, free range bacon, fresh mushrooms, rosemary, olive oil and garlic, juice and milk) - Double spa, big screen TV (can be oriented to be watched from your spa), electric fire place,  Giant bay windows, incredible views of our surrounding rain forest, private terrace with table and chairs. Barbecue (available upon request). Complimentary port and numerous candles.

Both cottages include: 

  • traditional open log-fire with real stone earth (we provide plenty of wood, Kindling, Fire lighters-The fire is set-up for you, just light it ! Nothing like the pleasure to enjoy a glass of complimentary port in front of a crackling fire !
  • There are candles everywhere in the cottage for a very romantic atmosphere,
  • A large and elegantly decorated en-suite bathroom (with beautiful black-wood vanity, twin basin for the Gatehouse, double shower, comforting bathrobe, organic quality shampoo and conditioner, cleaning facial wipes, hand cream, body cream, man and woman perfume, soap bar and organic body wash),
  • Generous breakfast provisions (including the most yummy homemade bread are included in your fully equipped kitchen to allow you a full hearty breakfast in your own cottage. 
  • The decoration, curtains and antic furniture add a cosy and romantic “French boudoir” atmosphere....

For those who may prefer a more traditional Bed & Breakfast experience, Merrow House also includes 3 B&B Suites. 

All our Suites include:  

  • Mini bar / fridge with complimentary fresh milk,

  • Flat screen TV-DVD player, stereo (also works with IPOD or MP3) and a selection of DVD,

  • Wine and champagne glasses 

  • Tea and coffee making facilities

  • Complimentary port (*except in Mon Amour)

  • Wi Fi is available free of charge,  throughout the house where the Suites are located. Please note that WIFI is not available in the cottages, only in the Spa Studio Suite.

Your breakfast is included and will be served at 9 or 9:30 am (time to be communicated to May the owner). We prepare a beautiful cooked breakfast for a homely feel. Free range eggs, homemade bread, bacon, mushrooms cooked with fresh rosemary olive oil and garlic, quality breakfast juice, quality tea (from the Tea leaves shop in Sassafras) or real good coffee, latte. Breakfast is served in the dining-room which has an amazing view on our forest and gardens.
Deluxe Spa Suite 
A really spacious room (nearly 90sq meters between bedroom and spa-bathroom area) with a king size bed, open fire (raspberry wall, Klimt paintings, velvet black curtains for a good sleep). The Deluxe spa suite has its own private bathroom with spa, shower and double basin and is located right across the corridor, just in front of your door. Use our comfortable bathrobes !
We provide towels, bath foam for the spa, candles, Organic shower gel, shampoo and conditioner a good 250g soap  Australia made, hand cream, body cream, facial wipes, perfume… hairdryer provided. 
The Deluxe Spa also has a beautiful wide terrace with table, chairs and umbrella overlooking our peaceful and untouched forest (10 acres) as well as on our romantic gardens offering to your eyes an amazing variety of camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, hydrangeas, magnolias, roses, butterflies trees... 
Lyrebird Suite  
An elegant room with 3 big  windows offering a lovely view of our forest and gardens. It features a Queen size bed and an en-suite bathroom. Grey curtains, very pleasant suite with great views and a lot of light. Our guests can also enjoy a common space: a spacious terrace with table, chairs and umbrella. Weather permitting you will enjoy a quiet, unique and beautiful view of our peaceful forest (10 acres of private forest). Flat screen TV with inbuilt DVD player. Complimentary port, tea and coffee.
Mon Amour 
A cosy typical Parisian Art-Deco style - located on the main floor-Queen bed, shower and separate toilet. 
Flat screen TV with inbuilt DVD player.Tea and coffee.
A beautiful wide terrace with table, chairs and umbrella has been set up as a common area for our Lyrebird and Mon Amour guests. It also overlooks our peaceful and untouched forest (10 acres) as well as on our romantic gardens offering to your eyes an amazing variety of camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, hydrangeas, magnolias, roses, butterflies trees... It is the perfect peaceful place to share a nice glass of wine or read your book.

Our guest say it better!  These are the most recent comments they left in the guests book:

“We have had such a pleasant time at your beautiful cottage, you have been so hospitable, and all its added perks have been wonderful. We both look forward to coming back in the future. You really have put together such a special place here. The advertisement does not do this place enough justice !”Kristy and Jimmy

“The energy here is wonderful, loving and empowering. Thank you for a gorgeous cottage, beautiful surroundings and importantly the start of wonderful friendship with an amazing family” Tan + Mon (Langwarrin)

“Daniel and Maj, you made us feel like we always belonged to this place and by your warm welcome as well as all your little attentions and touches, you made our stay really unforgettable… Thank you. We will see you soon…” Charline and Ken (Toorak)

We look forward to meeting you and hope that as our previous guests, you will have the best time ever and will bring back home lovely souvenirs to cherish. We have fresh flowers in all our rooms and cottages.
Kind regards many May-Britt and Daniel Santomil (the owners)
If you have a special request please call us in advance (03) 9751 2712
Check-in 2:30 to 5pm-check-out 11am



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