Merrimeet  garden apartments
The Mews apartment
Woodsmoke apartment
Reception and residence
Outside Lychgate apartment
Snow not very often in Bright but beautiful
At the bottom of the garden


Address: 40 Showers Avenue, Bright, Victoria 3741

Phone: 03 5755 2040  |  Mobile: 0419 558 134  


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The magic of Merrimeet is the location, the garden apartments and river cottages are set in stunning woodland gardens on the banks of the Ovens River.

Merrimeet has river frontage on the northbank of the Ovens river; a perfect spot for swimming, Kayaking, fishing or simply relaxing watching the water run by. A nearby swing bridge accesses the Bike trail and extensive walking tracks.

Merrimeet is the ideal getaway for couples to celebrate a special occasion, to explore the beauty of the High Country in North East Victoria, or to simply relax.

Set in a hectare of English woodland garden on the banks of the Ovens River, Merrimeet is a Tudor grand house accompanied by three mews garden apartments and three riverbank cottages.

Wood fire heaters, corner spa baths and reverse cycle air-conditioning feature in each apartment and cottage, as does the provision of linen, queen size beds, galley kitchens and comfortable lounge/ dining areas. Each kitchen has a two burner cooktop, pots and pans, an electric frypan and microwave.

There are four styles of accommodation, one-bedroom cottages, one-bedroom apartments, a two bedroom family cottage and a two-bedroom attic apartment.

This elegant self-contained accommodation has been developed in the extensive grounds of one of Brights most distinctive homes. A few minutes stroll along the path by the river will take you to the heart of Bright village with its cafes, restaurants and gift shops.

Merrimeet has featured in a number of newspaper and magazine articles, most particularly in a feature article on Bright in Country Style magazine. Merrimeet has been an invited participant in the Australian Open Garden Scheme and is frequently the choice of local brides for their wedding photos.

For any further information please contact Merrimeet.

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Room types

TypeDescriptionNumber of rooms

Riverdeck Cottage

Riverdeck Cottage is a one bedroom cottage with French doors leading from the lounge room onto a private deck which looks directly down to the river. This cottage is not suitable for children and infants.0

Middle Cottage

Middle Cottage is a one bedroom cottage surrounded by a garden and a deck overlooking the rockery which is between the cottage and the river. It is unsuitable for children and infants. A maximum of two adults can stay.0

Stonewall Cottage

Stonewall Cottage is the family cottage with two large bedrooms, each having a queen size bed with a single fold-out bed available. French doors open onto a veranda with a private garden. Merrimeet reserve the right to keep this cottage for family or group use. A surcharge may be added if the cottage is used by one couple only or two singles.0

Payment methods accepted

Cheque  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

In most cases a deposit will be required within a week of booking - the balance to be paid on arrival.If a deposit has not been received within a week of booking, and no contact has been made to us within that week, the booking may be cancelled.In some cases if booking less than a week prior to arrival, deposit arrangements can be negotiated.Balance of payment can be made- Credit card,- By cheque madeout to "Merrimeet ",- Direct Banking-BSB - 633-000,- A/C -129630109- Name - P.Shirrefs, or- In cashWhen deposits are received it is accepted as a two-way contract. We will honour your booking and expect the same in return. However if circumstances necessitate a concellation, deposits will be refunded if reasonable notice is given - 1 month's notice, full deposit return - 2 week's notice, half deposit return, - 1 week's notice, forfeit deposit.When a cancelled booking is re-booked by us, we will return the deposit less a $25 administration fee.


  • BBQ facilities
  • Car park
  • Gardens in property
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pets not allowed
  • Spa
  • Wood heater/Pot Belly


  • Birdwatching

Reception opening hours

For any further information please contact Merrimeet. on 03 57 55 2040

Monday to Sunday
8:00am  - 10:00pm
We live on the property and are available most times.

Check in:  2:00pm

Check out:  10:00am


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