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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.
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.
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.