Mansion in Kerala

Mansion in Kerala

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
3 baths

About our home

Main house with 3 en-suite bedrooms to sleep 6. Fully serviced, with resident manager in own cottage in the grounds. Set in an area renowned for its exceptional beauty, close to the popular hill station of Munnar, and overlooking the Munnar Valley. With this stunning property you get an entirely different experience not normally associated with India: greener living in a setting of outstanding natural beauty without compromising on the essential conveniences, with just a little bit of pampering - after all this is supposed to be an enjoyable vacation, not penance!

We normally rent this property during the peak periods, and as I spend the majority of my holidays travelling to India, I don't have much time for going on an exchange holiday elsewhere. However, perhaps something can be discussed, such as a couple of weekends somewhere in Europe for a week in Kerala?

Services of domestic staff, a chef and an air-conditioned car (with driver) included. Extras by arrangement for parties greater than 6; additional staff; additional car; local excursions; ayurvedic massages and other special requests. Discounts available for long lets (more than 1 month). We recommend the services of a chef and chauffeur to make your stay more pleasant.

Main house with 3 en-suite bedrooms to sleep 6, with separate lounge, dining room, office, further reception / bedroom, utility room and fully equipped kitchen. Fully serviced, with resident manager in own cottage in the grounds.

Bedroom 1 with double bed, teak cladding to walls and ceiling, views over Munnar Valley.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
Bedroom 3 with a double bed.
All 3 bedrooms with air conditioning, TV, ceiling fans and en-suite.

All three bathroom are en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin. Imported fittings, wall and floor tiles.

Fully equipped very large kitchen with built-in cooker and hob, large fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave and an extensive range of kitchen units and work-tops. The utility is adjacent to kitchen, with large fridge/freezer, informal dining table and chairs. Generally used by kitchen staff as a service centre to the formal dining room.

The large lounge (see picture) has walls and ceiling in hand carved teak, imported or specially constructed furniture, 42' plasma TV with satellite reception, Bose stereo system.

Formal dining room equipped for 8 overlooking valley.

Air conditioned office equipped for meetings /conferences for 8-10. Walls and ceilings in teak. French doors opening out to patio overlooking hills. Overflow reception room/spare bedroom adjacent to office with french doors opening out to patio.

There is daily cleaning and maid service; linen and towels changed twice-weekly. External laundry service available. Chef, bar-staff, chauffeur and domestic staff included.

Whilst the grounds are suitable for trekking during daylight hours, suitable footwear is recommended and children and elderly persons need to be supervised.

Well lit patio overlooking Munnar Valley - great for entertainment till late.

The grounds comprise 13.5 acres of hillside: Landscaped gardens in the immediate vicinity of the main house with some fruit trees, tropical plants and birds and a pond into which flows one of two natural streams. A number of other features and ample external lighting.

Outbuildings include the manager's cottage, literally on top of the pond!. Two potential penthouses sited on stilts on huge natural boulders further up the hill to provide birds-eye views of the breathtaking valley below are currently available to guests as observation platforms; these are accessed from the main house by a long and meandering flight of concrete and terracota steps. The remainder of the grounds have been retained to show off their natural and rugged features and include a working plantation with an abundance of cocoa, pepper, jackfruit and arecknut trees as well as a large teak plantation. 2 mountain streams grace the rugged landscape at certain times of the year. Nearest beach in Cochin 100km. Keralan backwaters 150km

Activities can be organised by prior arrangement: cookery courses, trekking, ayurvedic treatments, local sight-seeing, spice plantations, wild-life reserve, Keralan backwaters. Special deals available for those seeking a combination of a beach experience (at our home in Goa) and a hill-station retreat.

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