About Us

Your host Melissa Donegan moved to the country with her husband and two young children for a complete “tree change” with a view to build a bed and breakfast cottage. A magnificent site on the side of a hill side was chosen and a lovely cottage was built to provide a unique private country oasis.LJD_7470REDUCED

The challenge of a change from suburban life to rural living is ever exciting and rewarding. Having built “Strath Valley View B & B”a dream has been realised and many new and repeat guests have been able to watch our progression in the country lifestyle. Cows, horses, chickens, wild life, drought, fires, floods are just some of the many new experiences had by and challenged to our life as rural dwellers.

Guests Comments

September 2011

Dear Melissa and Rob, Another absolutely blissful stay at your cottage. We have been coming here for 4 years now and our boys know it almost as well as our own home. We’ve enjoyed it so much and will be back again soon to enjoy some more beautiful spring days in Strath Valley.

Jen, Karl, Erik & Oskar.

June 2011

Wonderful stay, very relaxing. Presentation 10 out of 10. Stunning views. Sad to be going back to the rat race. We’ll be back.

Rod & Stephanie

May 2011

“Magnificient” does not even begin to describe this place! The drive to Strath Creek was beautiful, the views were spectacular and the food at the Peppercorn Hotel – which you recommended – was superb. Our stay here has exceeded all our expectations. We’ll be back.

Anne & Rene – Hoppers Crossing

January 2010

What a wonderful way to start the year! The cottage is perfect – with everything imaginable provided….. quality soaps, nice cheese and breakfast, abundance of toys and games. We were very relaxed in the surroundings and the kids enjoyed feeding the horses (sorry they might have put on some weight this weekend). Thank you for your hospitality and we’ll definitely be coming back.

Michelle Eddie, Jasmine and Ethan

November 2009

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely cottage. The view is spectacular by day and the stars at night seem so close you could reach out and touch them. It was great to sit and relax, while the kids loved the cubby and toys. It was lovely to get away as a family which we very seldom do. Thanks again. The bread was a lovely treat as were all of the other special touches.

Laura, Brett, Kade and Cleo

September 2009

Thank you so much Melissa & family. I’m sitting on the deck looking out across the everchanging landscape and it’s hard to leave this beauty behind. Geoff and I have enjoyed everything about your cottage, the warmth of the fire, the fresh country produce, local wines and the serenity. We’ve taken hundreds of photo’s that still don’t capture the vastness of the area. We are so lucky to live in Victoria. Our stay has revitalized us and we will be back for more, even the walk to the top of the hill!!!

Coralanne and Geoff (Rowville Vic)

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