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Tranquility in the Himalayas!

SuperhostShimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Entire cottage hosted by Arati
12 guests3 bedrooms6 beds3 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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3 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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True Tranquility! The reviews say it all! Perched on a mountain top at 7000 ft the 3 bedroom cottage comes with astounding comfort, astounding views and really astounding service with a personal cook and separate caretaker! Truly affordable luxury!

The space
Built as our holiday home, we have put a lot of love, affection and effort into creating this home . Since we don't use the place throughout the year, we have decided to let others revel in its beauty as well.

General

- 3 luxurious bedrooms, each with large double beds and attached bathrooms (extra beds are available upon request).
- Outdoor seating is available to enjoy the serene view of the valley below, as well as a sumptuous barbecue and/or bonfire in the evenings.
- The house is surrounded by 150sq kilometers of forest reserve. This creates a wonderful crisp aroma of pine in the air.
- There is a COOK and an onsite CARETAKER. While Tea and coffee is complimentary other meal costs are priced as -
Breakfast - Rs 200 per head
Eggs & toast.. or Indian dishes like paranthas etc.
Lunch/Dinner - Rs 400 per head.
One Paneer OR Non Veg dish with Dal, Vegetable, Salad, Rice, Chapati and Dessert.
- At a height of approx. 7000 feet, you do not even require a fan, let alone an air conditioner, even in peak summer.
- You get strong mobile reception for most service providers and there is Satellite TV (Tata-Sky/Dish TV) as well.

Location

- On the Chail-Kufri road, at a place called ShilonBagh. About a 30 minute drive from Chail and 15 minute drive from Kufri (please see Map for exact location).
- Driving time from Delhi is approximately 8 hours, for a comfortable journey with a couple of stops, including a meal halt.
- If you prefer to take a train, the Kalka Shatabdi departs twice daily from Delhi. The house is then approx. a 3hour taxi ride up from Kalka.

Activities

- The best part about staying up there is that it allows you to re-connect with nature. You are far enough from the distractions of daily life, but close enough to some activity to not feel too disconnected.
- You could borrow a book from our expanding book collection while you're there. We also have board games like Ludo, Scrabble and Carrom for your enjoyment.
- There are hotel properties within walking distance where you can use their bar/game room facilities.
- There's an adventure camp close by that operates during the summer months.
- Hiking trails abound in the vicinity, a guide can be arranged to help you.
True Tranquility! The reviews say it all! Perched on a mountain top at 7000 ft the 3 bedroom cottage comes with astounding comfort, astounding views and really astounding service with a personal cook and separate caretaker! Truly affordable luxury!

The space
Built as our holiday home, we have put a lot of love, affection and effort into creating this home . Since we don't use the place through…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
Cable TV
Iron
Hangers
Heating
TV
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.86 out of 5 stars from 121 reviews
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Location

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

- Since we are situated on a hilltop, we offer untrammeled, breathtaking views.
- There are a few grocery stores within walking distance for any last minute needs you may have forgotten to carry.

Hosted by Arati

Joined in July 2012
  • 121 Reviews
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My name is Arati Sharma. Our family has shuttled between New Delhi and New Zealand, and try to inculcate the kiwi "all good mate" attitude in our lives here in India as well. Our kids are now all grown up and are both lawyers. We all love traveling, something that took us to New Zealand, as well as this cottage in the mountains. I sincerely hope that you enjoy your stay at our home.
My name is Arati Sharma. Our family has shuttled between New Delhi and New Zealand, and try to inculcate the kiwi "all good mate" attitude in our lives here in India as well. Our k…
Arati is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Français, हिन्दी, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
No smoking
No pets
Safety & Property
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

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