One of my life's best decision. To stay with a local family in their home (converted into cottage with just 4-5 rooms) for their guest. Run by a lovely couple, the cottage with its magical garden and stunning orchard with vegetable path was straight out of a fairly tale. The decor was all now dreams of when we think of Kashmir. Lovely walnut, warm carpets, earthly colours intermingled with vibrant splashes of cushions and family photos all around made it a place to remember forever. Has a lovely living room with a dining table where we could sit and eat our meals or carry them up to our rooms. We could not get enough of the garden with its stone seats, cute pathways, small bridge and wide space of green grass, ivy on the cottage walls with towering pine trees surrounding it all. Across the road was the lake with houseboats too. The meals range is wide, served with a smile. Shakeela and her husband who run the place are a couple one wants to be friends for ever....A cottage I hugely recommend.…
I had went to this cottage with my friends and everyone was so happy with the choice. The vintage vibes this cottage had was very refreshing. The host Shakila aunty and her husband are very kind and generous people. We had booked 3 rooms in this cottage for 2 days but the first day we were stuck in a curfew in Sonamarg so we couldn't reach and they didn't charge us for that day without us even asking.The well maintained garden is serene. Would definitely visit again, this time with family!
Cottage Nigeen is a beautiful home, the interiors give you a very warm feeling even housing a library. Shakila ji, her husband and her entire staff make sure that you feel at home. We personally liked her recommendations whether it was a cafe recommendation or any places to visit. She goes out of her way to curate the best experience for you in Srinagar depending on the time you have at her place. You are in for delicious lip smacking food by Tahira and comfortable services by Mukul once you step your foot in Cottage Nigeen. We highly recommend being in this cottage if you visit Sringara. They are lovely hosts, really humble and beautiful souls!
a clean cottage and well decorated , cozy and has a lovely garden.the nigeen lake is a 1 min walk, and nigeen lake is much cleaner than dal lake. nice ventilated rooms and decent kitchen service . well maintained property
Shakila auntie was a wonderful host and the staff was very helpful polite and sweet. Tahira was one of the sweetest staff who cooked wonderful meals for my daughter and us. And was very sweet. The property was very clean, gave homely feel, with a pleasant garden, gazebo and the back yard had apple, pear trees with vegetable garden. Food was very reasonable and she served her homemade pickles and apple jam with it. It was the small things that matter like they had turned the geyser on before we arrived, so we'd have hot water right away. And shakila auntie would be right in the kitchen making sure all the food was prepared up to the mark. She is a superhost and very beautiful lady.