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by Emma Woodward (subscribe)
From her garret somewhere on the Bass Coast, Emma writes for WeekendNotes, travel publications, and plumbing websites of note. Read more at, or follow me on Instagram, @wordsfromawoodward
Published June 12th 2021
Cosy accommodation in the heart of Marysville
Right in the heart of town, tucked just out of sight behind some beautiful greenery, you'll find Marysville Garden Cottages. I get the feeling this accommodation would be delightful at any time of year, but in autumn, with the leaves changing colour and a chill in the air, it was cosy and magical.

Marysville Garden Cottages

There are eight cottages to choose from. As the name would suggest, the gardens are a real feature, and each cottage has its own special outlook.

Each cottage has its own special features as well. Some have clawfoot baths or spa baths. The Summer Cottage, where we stayed, was all on a level, providing disabled access from the front door through to the stepless shower.

With picture rails and wainscoting, the cottages have been renovated with a sense of old-world charm.

Summer Cottage Marysville Garden Cottages
Interior of the Summer Cottage.

Our cottage featured a well-appointed kitchen and a gas-log fire, which was easy to operate, and comfortably heated the compact room. The TV was cleverly disguised as a mirror facing the couch, and able to be swivelled to face the bed.

A box window lounge could serve as a day bed; and in another window, the in-built bench desk looked out over the gardens, and was stocked with a number of maps and local information guides.

Local Dindi Naturals soaps were supplied for the bathroom.

The front verandah provided a beautiful undercover area to sit - draped in vines for privacy and shade.

Marysville Garden Cottages Verandah
Verandah view of the gardens and the mountains beyond.

The only thing that was missing was Wi-Fi. Which could be a pro or a con, depending on your point of view.

Once you're settled in, you may find it hard to leave these cosy cottages; but it won't take too much effort to stroll into town - it's just across the road.

Visit Gallipoli Park, the Duck Inn Hotel, or Fraga's Cafe. You can head up to Lake Mountain in winter or in the warmer months; and you will find plenty of great local walks in and around Marysville, including Phantom Falls Walk and Keppel Falls Walk.

And since you're staying the night in Marysville, make sure you go to see Steavenson Falls after dark.
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Where: 2 Barton Avenue, Marysville, VIC 3779
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These look so pretty. Looks like a relaxing place to visit.
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