We are Sarah (British), Morten (Danish) and our Indian dog, Ashna.
The size of our property is 1.6 acres. It is unique in the sense that is has almost continous tree cover of a few hundred old rosewood, almond, mango, jackfruit and orange trees. Under the canopy we grow coffee (Arabica, Robusta and Liberica), but our priority is to create a space where fauna and flora will prosper. On the property, we have identified around 40 different bird species, and mammals like slender loris, wild boar, porcupine and mouse deer.
Our property consist two buildings made of handchipped stone: a house (for us) and a cottage/cabin (for you). The property relies on rainwater harvesting, and we have the world's most beautiful dry toilets! Our house is located 50 metres from the cottage. Meals and laundry facilities are available in our house.
All stays include breakfast (continental with homemade bread, nut butters, fruit etc.). Other meals are available at a charge (we employ a South Indian cook). We are also happy to recommend restaurants that suit your budget and taste.
Our place is located in the Thekkady area, which is a main tourist destination in Kerala, mainly due to Periyar Tiger Reserve. Thekkady is actually a forest to which Kumily Town is attached. We are on the outskirts of a village 8 kilometres from Kumily. For us, this loation is ideal because it is far enough away to be able to avoid the busy town and the consequences of tourism, but close enough for us and our guests to easily get to places of interest.
There are a number of recommended activities in the Thekkady area. For instance the Nature Walk and Border Hiking in Periyar Tiger Reserve, local walking with or without a guide (we have created maps), cooking class with a local cook/artist or a local family, a half-day trip to Tamil Nadu which combines walking, temple visit, farmland tour and Tamil food, and, maybe, a spice garden visit, an ayurvedic massage or a martial art performance.
Check-in at 13.00. Check-out at 11.00.
We are located on the outskirts of a village only 200 metres from the mountain ridge that separates Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is an ideal location for local walks, and it is away from the more touristy part of Thekkady.
Our loation is only 1 kilometer from the nearest bus stop (buses every 10 minutes), and we can arrange rickshaws for local transport and taxis for longer distances.
Payment Details & Cancellation Policy
Time Of Payment
Please note that our tariff varies according to time of year, number of guests, and number days. The listed tariff is per night for 2 people staying for minimum 3 nights, valid all year. Contact us for a more detailed list.
50% in advance. 50% on check-out.
Paypal or bank transfer from outside India, netbanking/visa/mastercard/neft in India
50% of the total minus any bank fees is refundable on cancellations made minimum 14 days before the expected check-in.
About Your Host
We (Sarah and Morten) left the UK in 2007 with the purpose of creating a life that was slightly different from the lives we were living in Europe. South India seemed like a good option, and we now have a property that is, in many ways, unique. Ashna (our Indian dog) was added to the family in 2010. She is vaccinated yearly against all possible illnesses, and she is very friendly.