This is a wonderful retreat with fantastic views of hills, fields and woods a few kilometres from Madikeri surrounded by tropical plants and wild life No other buildings in sight. Also perfect temperature up here in the hills compared with the coast and lots of shade when it gets hotter.
Staff very hospitable and the open sided dining area included sofas which made it easy to relax and get to know others.
Is a small working plantation producing coffee, tea, peppercorns, cardamons etc where everything is grown organically including the delicious red rice. They also have an organic vegetable garden and was one place we could enjoy wonderful salads without worrying what water they had been washed in.
The food was fantastic - a husband and wife team are excellent cooks as is the manager cooking bread and some other dishes in a woodfired oven Every meal had a variety of dishes and we never had the same thing twice, Made us some delicious cold drinks including homemade hibiscus juice and their own cheese.
Rooms were fairly simple with well designed bathrooms and a sit out area looking over the valley.
The rates include full board, a 1/2 day trek and a plantation tour.
Like the few other guests staying, everyone wanted to book extra nights - was a very difficult place to leave and was a wonderful retreat at the end of our South India trip before we headed home.
There are two double bedrooms in a cottage - both were fine and had fantastic views
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