Sunnymead Estate

Sunnymead Estate

Below the Cart Rd, Near the Old MLA Headquarters and Hotel Blossom, Shimla 171004 India
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Sunnymead, Shimla is an exquisitely restored home with a spectacular garden. Located on the edge of the Reserve Forest. It is conveniently situated both to explore Shimla and its surrounds, as well as just relax and do nothing...Located just off the Cart Road, Sunnymead is the first private house as you drive up from the plains. Parking is available at the level of the road, either in our private parking bay or else in one of our garages. A short walk down a mountain path leads to the house. The road is not motorable till the front door. We are not a hotel, but offer short term rentals for like-minded people who would like to live in an old family home. Short stays may be customised on request. The food offered is both Indian and European, served in exquisite collectible china with old, beautifully maintained silverware. Distances from Sunnymead: Sunnymead to Railway Station - 1.2 km, Sunnymead to Victory Tunnel - 1.8 km, Sunnymead to local bus stand on Cart Road - 2.2 km, Sunnymead to lift (for the Mall) - 3.1 km,Sunnymead to Boileauganj (local market) - 1.2 km.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle tours
Patio
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Dishwasher
Oven
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

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Below the Cart Rd, Near the Old MLA Headquarters and Hotel Blossom, Shimla 171004 India
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Mononita G wrote a review Jun 2022
New Delhi, India6 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
As a solo female traveller, I'm always on the lookout for places where I can safely escape to for a few days, be myself, and forget the world. Sunnymead checked all my boxes. I had been planning to visit from 2018, and finally managed it in June this year...and it was everything i had imagined it to be, and more. Everything about it is Ye Olde England, from the name, to the cozy furniture and decor, to the choice of books (some rare classics!) found in every room, to the dry wit and charm of my lovely host Madhavi. I kept expecting a gong to go off announcing dinner...or maybe find a body in the library! But of course this beautiful home is much more relaxing than that! Time stops here, as you soak in the sunlit garden and the flowers and butterflies and birdsong, and play with the adorable four-legged company comprising3 dogs and 2 kittens. A reverie that is blissfully interrupted by heavenly food smells wafting along from the kitchen, where Madhu the Magical Chef rustles up dish after delectable dish. And of course, everything is homemade, right down to the bread and jam and muesli I enjoyed for breakfast everyday. The place is a shining example of sustainable living, with no plastic to be seen anywhere. Madhavi is the most attentive and generous host. From keeping me excellent company at meal times to drawing up beautifully detailed maps for my walking expeditions, to running a foot bath for much needed salve after said expeditions, to popping in a DVD for me in the evening and laughing together....it felt like I was visiting family! And I was very lucky to be visiting at the same time as her parents, and Madhavi's amazingly well-read and well-traveled mum made my dinner conversations absolutely fascinating! A special shoutout to Dipak, who was so attentive to my needs, and always with a smiling face. Sunnymead will always be special. I've found my hygge haven in the hills and I'll be back.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Madhavi Bhatia, Owner at Sunnymead Estate
Responded 23 Jun 2022
Dearest Mononita, This was such a fabulous tribute. I cannot thank you enough. Mum suitably chuffed that she was mentioned. She sends her regards. I am so delighted that Sunnymead ticked all your boxes. The idea of a gong is not a bad one since all of us are rather hard of hearing. Thank you so very much once again. I do hope we see you soon. With our warmest regards from the 2 and 4 legged at Sunnymead. Madhavi
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Sajesh Madhavan wrote a review Jan 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We ringed in the new year at Sunnymead Estate and in total spent six nights at this amazing place.
Our stay at Sunnymead was just fantastic.
Let me start with the house . The house is absolutely beautiful heritage property and has a rustic charm about it. The rooms were clean , comfortable and the electric blankets and heaters provided good comfort in the icy cold December weather of Shimla .
The property is taken care of by Madhavi , who is the owner of the place . Madhavi is a wonderful host who ensures that our stay was comfortable. We had some very thoroughly enjoyable meal time conversations.

Though Sunnymead is a bed and breakfast joint , on request you can dine in for lunch and breakfast.
Madhavi and her cook Madhu whips up some fantastic dishes . Continental and Indian food is the speciality and the quality is way better than even five star restaurants .
Deepak , another one of Madhavi’s staff, very silently takes care of housekeeping needs .

The property also has 3 dogs and a cat, all of them very adorable and all of us , especially my children had great fun with them .

Overall we had a great experience and we look forward to our next visit .

Thankyou “Team Sunnymead “ for making our stay memorable!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Madhavi Bhatia, Owner at Sunnymead Estate
Responded 22 Jun 2022
Dear Sajesh, Beena, Rishabh and Reyansh, Thank you ever so much for this fabulous review. I will happily pass on your compliments to Madhu, Motilal and Deepak who will be quite delighted. It was lovely meeting all of you. Please give my fond regards to the boys. We look forward to seeing you all another time soon at Sunnymead. Warm regards, Madhavi
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Padmini A wrote a review Nov 2022
Muscat, Oman5 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stepping into Sunnymeade was like stepping into an enchanted garden. We walked down the steep descent to the sight of a charming English style cottage with flower laden creepers climbing up the walls . Madhavi treated us to a fabulous home cooked meal which she had prepared taking into account my gluten allergy . Breakfast next day was poached eggs in parsley butter , sausages , bacon , grilled tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms , home made bread and bananas in yoghurt .
Our bedroom was furnished with a 4 poster bed, a cupboard to hang our clothes , a small safe , heater , Wifi , telephone , tea bags and different types of tea for our morning tea.
There is a cute sunny porch which overlooks the garden where you can sit and read the morning paper before you head out . There is also a charming drawing room where you can relax in the evening .
3 dogs and 3 cats also live here and since I love animals I was very happy to have them around to play with.
The flowers , peaceful ambience, clean , pure air , fabulous food made with vegetables and herbs grown in the garden made it a holiday to remember .
I would highly recommend it to people fit enough to negotiate the steep and uneven climb to access the cottage and those who can climb stairs .
Padmini Atal
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: There are direct flights from Delhi to Simla .Or take the Shatabdi train from New Delhi Rly...
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Response from Sunnymead Estate, Owner at Sunnymead Estate
Responded 15 Feb 2024
Dear Padmini didda, Thank you so much for this fabulous vote. It was such a pleasure to meet you two. Hope that we will see you soon. Big hug and many many thanks Madhavi
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Yogesh 82 wrote a review Jan 2020
Mumbai, India505 contributions65 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent two days in the wonderful Sunnymead estate around our marriage anniversary. We had booked the large Tara room with the huge 4 poster bed and it was totally worth it. The estate itself is a peaceful oasis amidst otherwise crowded and noisy Shimla.
What makes it special is the superb staff, great food and wonderful gaggle of playful dogs and cats. The attention and care the owner puts behind everything from the meals to your stay is beyond anything I have seen.
Highly recommend it to anyone looking for some peace and quiet with delicious food in Shimla
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Estate
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Dear Yogesh and Neha, Thank you so much for everything and especially for the wonderful review and blog post, the photographs were simply gorgeous. I cannot thank you both enough. I look forward to seeing both again sometime. Warmest wishes from all of us at Sunnymead Madhavi
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Getaway49406362215 wrote a review Feb 2024
3 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sunnymede was truly a magical experience! We loved the incredible hospitality displayed by Madhavi and the other staff, and the food was phenomenal - so tasty, varied, creative, healthy, and completed customized to our dietary preferences and restrictions (she was soooo incredibly accommodating which made me feel right at home). Madhavi is so fun to chat with as well! The rooms are stunning, unique, and so cozy, and the gardens and views are spectacular and so picturesque. We didn’t even want to venture out much because Sunnymede is such a wonderful place on its own, you will want to spend as much time as you can enjoying the views, gardens, food, rooms, and both indoor and outdoor relaxing common spaces. The adorable dogs are an added bonus to the experience! We cannot say enough amazing things about this place and aim to return some day. We travelled from Canada which was a long way but starting our trip at Sunnymede was truly the best decision we made and we feel so lucky to have had the experience.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sunnymead Estate, Owner at Sunnymead Estate
Responded 14 Feb 2024
Dear Lauren, Thank you so much for this lovely review. I'm so glad that we were able to make your stay a comfortable and happy one. Please give my regards to your mom and sister and thank them for recommending Sunnymead to you. Good luck with all your wonderful travels. We hope to meet you again someday. Warm regards, Madhavi
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Mrin wrote a review Jun 2022
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The house is nestled right in the heart of shimla and is like a vintage dream and a fairytale from old books, handwritten maps, cute teapots, wildflowers, doggos, vintage furniture and upholstery. It was an absolute delight to find this place and staying in this. The host, Madhavi and the three care takers are really warm and welcoming :) The food is always hot and yummylicious and the people warm!

Last but not the least there is no noise of the town that bothers you!

Love,
M
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Madhavi Bhatia, Owner at Sunnymead Estate
Responded 22 Jun 2022
Dear Mrinalini, Thank you ever so much for this super review. I'm so happy that you liked the khana at home. It was lovely spending time with you. I do hope that you will come back again with friends and family. Warm regards from all of us at Sunnymead.
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Caroline B wrote a review Apr 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Sunnymead estate is a charming, elegant and peaceful place where someone feels instantly at home. It's nested in a well kept garden, full of flowers. The bedroom, the different rooms in the house where one can sit and read, or idle, are all furnished with taste...Our hostess, a person with wits and wisdom, runs this place with a crew of discreet, competent and smiling people. Breakfast is fabulous: fresh fruits, homemade muesli, and a train of different platters, just delicious. I couldn't dream of a better choice for staying in Shimla.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Five minutes taxi from the railway station, then a flight of stairs to the garden and to the house.
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Response from Sunnymead Estate, Owner at Sunnymead Estate
Responded 21 Apr 2024
Dear Caroline, Thank you so much for this lovely review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the breakfasts at Sunnymead. We would have loved to have you stay longer. Do look in on us again when you plan a longer trip to the hills. Warm regards and our very best wishes, Madhavi
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730kayr wrote a review Nov 2022
Tonbridge, United Kingdom657 contributions191 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We couldn’t have asked for more! We had a large room with a four poster bed in a lovely house. The food prepared by Madhu was absolutely fantastic, we doubt we’ll get anything better on our travels. Everything is prepared from scratch, including the breads, muesli, jam, pickles etc. We had a variety of starters followed by a main course with several vegetables and then a dessert. Even the breakfasts were a work of art. We can only say the meals were ‘amazing’! Madhvi, the owner, sat with us for all our meals and was a delight to talk to. After dinner we’d head off to our room to find the heater and the electric blanket had been turned on. It’s a very easy trip in to Shimla so in a very convenient location. This place is a gem!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Madhavi Bhatia, Owner at Sunnymead Estate
Responded 9 Nov 2022
Dear Brian and Kay, Thank you very much for such a lovely review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the food and our home. We all look forward to seeing you again if you're ever in our part of the world and hope you have the most wonderful time in India. Warm regards and the very best wishes from all of us at Sunnymead.
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Aayush Singh R wrote a review Jun 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
As titled my family experienced the most personalized and warm stay in the cool climate of Shimla. Sunny Mead is surprisingly central yet away from the Hussle-Bussle of touristy Shimla. Motilal, Deepak, Madhu and Madhavi Sanga Mitra made our stay memorable. Thanks
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: all the rooms have a great view
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Response from Madhavi Bhatia, Owner at Sunnymead Estate
Responded 22 Jun 2022
Dear Aayush, Shivali, Samriddhi and Sanat, Thank you ever so much for staying with us and for this review. Shivali, thank you giving us so much advise re the essential oils and healing. Samriddhi, I look forward to your gorgeous work. Very many thanks once again. Warm regards from all of us at Sunnymead.
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Aakash B wrote a review Nov 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most fairytale like holiday ever at Sunnymead. The house, the food, the hospitality will all leave you wanting to stay for longer. Madhavi is the most welcoming and friendly host, and Madhu is the secret magician firing up the most delicious food. Better than a 5 start breakfast awaits you here. Well located short drive to mall road. We highly recommend this place to all families looking for a peaceful and memorable few days in the hills.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Madhavi Bhatia, Owner at Sunnymead Estate
Responded 17 Nov 2022
Dear Aakash, Sinjita and little Hulik, Thank you ever so much for this review. You have provided us entertainment for a long time. You are now referred to as Hulik's family. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the food and our home. Will pass on your compliments to Madhu. Thank you so much once again and we hope to see you once again at Sunnymead. With warm regards and best wishes from the entire team at Sunnymead including Daisy and Furrari.
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Juhi S asked a question Nov 2021
Thane, India48 contributions6 helpful votes
How far is this place from Mall road
M-Dasgupta asked a question May 2018
Kolkata (Calcutta), India225 contributions76 helpful votes
Are any rooms available in the month of May this year?
Answer from K M
Kolkata (Calcutta), India46 contributions9 helpful votes
I think you could check for availability of accommodation on the property's website.
Bunny asked a question Mar 2018
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India1,225 contribution184 helpful votes
Hi, what's the average cost of a dinner for non-vegetarian as well as vegetarian guests?
Answer from ilovemiles171004
Shimla, India16 contributions
Both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dinners are priced at Rs. 1500/- per person.
Answer from ilovemiles171004
Shimla, India16 contributions
Hi, our rates remain the same year round @Rs. 7000/- for a double occupancy including breakfast.
Caroline B wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Five minutes taxi from the railway station, then a flight of stairs to the garden and to the house. "
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Ann H wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Whats app on arrival to be waved in , easy to miss !"
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Nigel J wrote a tip Mar 2024
Fiscardo, Greece17 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"In the early part of the year, bring clothes for the cold at night - the bedrooms can be a little chilly even though heated."
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Padmini A wrote a tip Nov 2022
Muscat, Oman5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are direct flights from Delhi to Simla .Or take the Shatabdi train from New Delhi Rly Station and get off at Kalka & drive up."
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Aayush Singh R wrote a tip Jun 2022
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"all the rooms have a great view"
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PRICE RANGE
₹16,750 - ₹17,750 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaHimachal PradeshShimla DistrictShimla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunnymead Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Sunnymead Estate?
Nearby attractions include Annandale Ground (1.0 km), Indian Institute of Advanced Study (0.6 km), and Viceregal Lodge (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sunnymead Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sunnymead Estate?
Top room amenities include a desk, a dining area, and a dishwasher.
What food & drink options are available at Sunnymead Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Sunnymead Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sunnymead Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Restaurant, Cafe 103, and Railway Refreshment Room.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sunnymead Estate?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sunnymead Estate?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Sunnymead Estate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kotkhai Palace (2.4 km), Manorville Mansion Shimla (0.6 km), and Gurkha Gate (1.3 km).
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