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 nestled among giant mountain ash, centenary tree ferns, colorful camellias and rhododendrons. 

Merrow Cottages is superbly located close to all restaurants, 2 min from Olinda and 5 minutes from Sassafras and 10min from Skyhigh/Observatory. 

Once you have passed the Melbourne suburbs, you can start enjoying the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road scenic drive and all its small villages along the way. Well-known for its romantic and unique artistic atmosphere, the hills also give visitors a wide choice of restaurants, pubs and specialist shops.

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 3 B&B Suites - "The Deluxe Spa Suite" , the "Lyrebird" Suite and "Mon Amour"


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, wandering deer. 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.

THE GATEHOUSE is known for its unique beautiful dedicated room (conservatory) with double spa (the size of a queen size bed), candles, plants with view into the forest-King size carved Mahogany four-poster bed. raspberry walls-open fire with real stone edge.

FOREST EDGE has 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 a queen size carved Mahogany four-poster bed. Admire your fire and the forest from your spa or your bed... May be if you are lucky you will see one of our lyrebirds or wombats or even deers and wallabies...

Both cottages include: 

  • traditional open log-fire with real stone earth (we provide plenty of wood, fire lighters-fire is set-up for you, just light it ! and 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 Gatehouse, double shower, comforting bathrobe, quality shampoo and conditioner, cleaning facial wipes, hand cream, body cream, man and woman perfume, soap bar and shower gel) 
  • Generous breakfast provisions are included to allow you a full hearty breakfast in your own cottage (fully equipped kitchen). 
  • 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 includes three B&B Suites. 
All our Suites include:  

  • mini bar/fridge
  • flat screen TV-DVD player, stereo (also works with IPOD or MP3)
  • wine and champagne glasses 
  • tea and coffee making facilities (fresh milk provided upon request) and complimentary port (*except in Mon Amour) 
  • Wi Fi is available throughout the house where the Suites are located

Your breakfast is included, we prepare a beautiful cooked breakfast (free range eggs, homemade bread when possible, free range bacon, mushrooms cooked with fresh rosemary olive oil and garlic, juice, full cream Paul milk, quality tea (bought from Tea leaves shop in Sassafras) or beautiful coffee like in a cafe. It is served in the dining-room which has an amazing view on our forest. 
Deluxe Spa Suite 
very spacious room with a king size bed, open fire (raspberry wall Klimt paintings), its own private bathroom with spa, shower and double basin, we provide towels, bath foam for the spa, candles, shower gel and soap, shampoo and conditioner, hand cream, facial wipes, perfume…Your bathroom is located across the corridor, just in front of your door. Use our comfortable bathrobes ! The Deluxe Spa also has a wide terrace with table, chairs, umbrella overlooking our peaceful untouched forest (10 acres). 
Lyrebird Suite  
An elegant room with a lovely view of our forest. It features a Queen size bed and an en-suite bathroom. 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).
Mon Amour 
A very cosy typical Parisian Art-Deco style - located on the main 1st floor with queen size bed, shower and separate toilet.
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 you the provisions for a lovely cooked breakfast (Free range eggs, homemade bread when possible, 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 chimney,  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.

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 Kristy and Jimmy 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 Maj (pronounced May) and Daniel (the owners)
If you have a special request please call us in advance.
Check-in 2:30 to 5pm-check-out 11am



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