Inside Merlin's Garden Cottage you'll discover eight squares of carefully planned living space. The Cottage is decorated in soft colours and has an instantly welcoming feel. In the lounge you'll find deep, comfortable sofas to relax in. When days are chilly, you can enjoy the blissful warmth of a wood fire while watching the mist envelope the mountains.
During the warmer times of the year one can savour sweeping views of the mountain ranges from a sunlit private terrace featuring a comfortable outdoor setting for six. Shaded by an umbrella, one might opt for having breakfast on the terrace in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening while winding down after a glorious summer's day.
The fully equipped kitchen is a delight for the travelling gourmet cook and leaves nothing to be desired. It comes complete with oven, grill, cook-top, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and freezer and has all the glass and tableware a romantic evening requires.
A very spacious and comfortable king size bed awaits the weary traveller. Waking up is a real delight thanks to the cheerful sounds of the local kookaburras and parrots and the culinary treats prepared by your hosts. And for extra guests there is a fully sprung and comfortable European fold-out bed or the Studio bedroom available.
The cottage is air-conditioned and equipped with flat screen TV, DVD player, DVDs, stereo, books and games.
The cottage is suitable for wheelchair access. Grab rails have been installed in the bathroom. Please contact us for further information.
What to do?
A short walk from Merlin's Garden and you are in the National Park to enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna. Visit the National Rhododendron Gardens, Kalorama Park with its stunning views or see William Ricketts Sanctuary. At Healsville Sanctuary Australian Wildlife awaits you and should you take a ride on Puffing Billy on its way to Emerald Lake Park, enjoy towering Mountain Ash in the forest on the way. A drive through the Yarra Valley with its world famous wineries and restaurants is a must. You can go ballooning and see the world from above with breathtaking view across the whole region. There are Galleries to be visited, Antique shops to be explored and many more attractions to see.
Within walking distance the local cafes and restaurants are proud to serve specialties, which will delight. And for the children there is the new playground in Montrose - a must to visit!
Culinary delights at Merlin's Garden
Further to the complimentary continental breakfast, which includes homemade bread and jam, a breakfast menu is available. Depending on the seasons guests can chose pancakes with organically grown berries from Merlin's Garden orchard, homemade yoghurt with swiss muesli and fruit, a hearty cooked breakfast with fresh eggs and ham off the bone or other delights. Depending on the season, numerous cold pressed juices are available.
For guests who would like to stay in and relax please ask us for our specialities: spicy Hungarian goulash, bratwurst with German mustard, or our cheese platter which includes local as well as imported cheeses and with seasonal fruits, such as figs, from the orchard. And for 'the sweet tooth' guest homemade ice-cream served with Merlin's Garden special berry sauce is also available. Hampers can be provided - price on application. Please note that for all the above, 24 hours notification is required.