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Sunnymead Estate

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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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Sanjana Nayyar wrote a review Feb 2021
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Sunnymead is a beautifully restored heritage home in Shimla. It is the perfect place to unwind if you are looking for a calm, peaceful, offbeat and luxurious getaway; away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. The host is a darling and was so warm and welcoming. I just fell in love with the details of the house - every corner, every little object is so so pretty! The food, made by the in-house chefs is scrumptious, and the desserts are to die for - I can still taste the freshly baked choco chip/banana muffins and the upside-down chocolate pudding!! Added to that, the host owns 3 pet dogs who are nothing short of adorable. I never knew my affection for dogs before my visit here. All in all, would highly recommend this place!! I cannot wait to go back there myself!!!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Meghna Kriplani wrote a review Feb 2021
New Delhi, India6 contributions
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The Sunnymead Estate exudes a charm that is hard to beat. From the moment you set foot on the property, you are transported to a tranquil world with vibrant blossoms and stunning views of Shimla. My husband and I were guests at Sunnymead for five days in February 2021, and it was an experience like never before! Mealtimes were indulgent affairs, where we could choose from a variety of options—right from home-made granola and poached eggs for breakfast to chicken curry and gluten-free desserts at dinner. Every vista from the property was breathtaking, making us never want to leave. Then there was the fabulous company of the resident pets (two very-well behaved dogs and an adorable cat) that added to the charm of the estate. But what really made our stay special was the caring staff—Madhu, Deepak, and Rashik—and above all Madhavi, whose family has owned Sunnymead for generations. From switching on the heater and electric blankets to ensure we return to a cozy room after our evening excursions to drawing extensive maps of Shimla so that we could find our way around town—Madhavi and her team went out of their way for us. All in all, Sunnymead is a luxury homestay that offers all the comforts of a high-end hotel as well as the company of some really amazing people and fluffy beings.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Yogesh 82 wrote a review Jan 2020
Mumbai, India482 contributions63 helpful votes
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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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Christina Healing wrote a review Dec 2019
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Great location in a hillside garden. The hostess was very welcoming and the food was the best I've had in India! And there was lots of it! The rooms have a lot of character. We appreciated the electric blankets as it was cold when we were there.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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HopiHopi wrote a review Nov 2019
Greater Sydney, Australia21 contributions8 helpful votes
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Sunnymead is wonderful. Like staying at a dear friend’s country house. The opposite of a corporate hotel, the furnishings, colour and personality of the place are second to none. Madhavi is a great host, a true character and excellent company. The food is out of this world good - honestly, an emotional experience. I’m a coeliac/gluten free and that was no problem at all for Madhavi and her wonderful staff - thank you! Images include probably the best breakfast I’ve ever had in my whole life, I’m aware that sounds over the top, but it’s true. Heaven. I can’t imagine not going back there again.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from ilovemiles171004, Owner at Sunnymead Estate
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Dear Lisa and Courtney, Thank you ever so much for such a lovely review. Being gluten free is not a big deal anyway, but I'm so glad that you enjoyed being with us. I'm so happy that Simla was your first stop on your virgin trip to India. Do please come again with your family. I will let Madhu know that you loved her breakfasts. Warmest wishes for the new year from all us at Sunnymead (the two and four legged) Madhavi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunnymead Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Sunnymead Estate?
Nearby attractions include Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (5.4 km), Annandale Ground (1.0 km), and Indian Institute of Advanced Study (0.6 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.
What food & drink options are available at Sunnymead Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast 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, Hide Out Cafe, and Wake and Bake.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sunnymead Estate?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
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).