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“Precious Moments” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Acres Wild
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai, India
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Precious Moments”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

We visited acres wild during mid jan. It was chilly in the nights but days were pleasant mostly. The farm is everything it claims on the website. Its really a farm with the cowshed, duck pond, hen pen and the special cheese cottage where they make their wonderful cheese. The hosts - Mansoor and Tina are warm and hospitable. They take great care of the guests and make you feel at home. We were travelling with our kids - 2 and 5 yrs old. Mansoor made sure that any special requests were adequately met. We had great conversations with our hosts. We also managed to get a hands-on training in how to make fresh bread. Tina also guided us abt shopping in Coonoor.
Even with the kids, we managed to do most of the activities at the farm - fishing, cow milking (my 5 yr old son actually managed to do it too) and checked out the vegetable garden which our hosts maintain so carefully. We also visited the cheese cottage and saw how they make their cheese. The library is well stocked and the kids selection of books was also very good. They have a beautiful dog Ria, who is so friendly and docile that my 2 yr old son was all over her. The staff are well trained and are very good at their job. Deepak and wife made simple and tasty meals - lovely phulkas and made sure all our meals were satisfying. Vinod was very helpful too. All the other staff- Mary, Munna etc. were also very friendly and helpful. The reason behind such good staff is that Tina and Mansoor treat them like their own family!
We had fresh cows milk and yummy cheese everyday. Our cottage was the Haloumi. It was well furnished and comfortable. The view from the cottage was incredible. We had an open gazebo in front of the cottage. We also got a nice fire in the fireplace thanks to Vinod. The kitchen was well supplied with an induction stove, fridge and kettle. As we were with small kids and it was a long climb from the dining room to cottage, Deepak helped in delivering our dinner to us.
The farm is eco friendly with gobar gas for cooking, solar panels for water heaters, organically grown vegetables, free range cows. Mansoor is very passionate abt the environment and is doing more than his bit in this farm. It is in an inspiration to see ppl like him. And the farm is so charming. Its an opportunity for city breds like me to experience. The kids enjoyed their vacation and my son said that this was his best holiday. We had earlier gone to Singapore last yr! The clean air, the fresh food, the ambience - precious memories. We had a really wonderful time at Acres wild and look forward to visiting again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chennai
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

Acres Wild truly stands by its name. Mansoor & Tina are wonderful hosts and genuinely friendly people to interact. The location is beautiful & serene though its close to the town, yet tucked away in a corner. Its a paradise for bird watchers and those who love wild life. The cottages are aesthetically designed and the food is delicious. Kids would love to watch Cheese making, bread making & soap making besides milking the cows....

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mohan R
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Bengaluru, India
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

Acres Wild farm is a place I would recommend to anyone and everyone who is looking for a place to connect with nature. You feel so much a part of nature its amazing and makes us wonder what r we doing in the cities. To top it up the breadmaking/soap making sessions with Mansoor seasoned by his views on the world, progress..... Also must mention Tina who gave us a nice tour of her beautiful house.

we stayed in the colby cottage and got to see the Indian Gaur (popularly known as the Indian Bison) grazing Tina's kitchen garden and not to forget the barking deer roaming about, fishing for the kids, milking the cows all in all a must visit place

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rupa m
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Bangalore
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

True to its word, this place adheres to some of the fundamental sustainable living practices like rain harvesting, gobar gas lines, organic vegetable garden, fish breeding, a cheese making cottage, cowshed and brick making.

Though its just 15 minutes away from the conoor town, this place is ‘hidden’ by ziz-zag roads that cut through a part of the forest. If you decide to walk this stretch like the way my partner and I did, then I must warn you that you are likely to bump into wild bison (gohr) and elephants. It was during one of these walks at night that we encountered bisons blocking our only path that leads to the farmstay and we will always be grateful to Mansoor who on hearing about it, came to pick us up in his car immediately at the odd hour. This kind of hospitality really touched us for among all the farmstays that we have stayed, none of the owners have taken this kind of interest and care in the visitor’s stay.


We stayed there for 3N and 4D. Except for the food that is slightly expensive, everything else has just been perfect. The cottages are well-designed, illuminated and clean. The dining room’s window opens up to a vast expanse of thick, lush forest and this became the focal point of our lazy breakfast everyday. At breakfast, you will find Tina’s homemade cheese and jam and Mansoor’s freshly baked bread among other delicious dishes kept ready for you on the table.

This trip was a wonderful one and we know it because when we were leaving all we could think about was coming back

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tasneem7
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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

Acres wild is a great farm stay experience with excellent views of wilderness and tea gardens.The peace and tranquility is such that you will only hear birds and the occasional moo of the cows.There is a great laid back feel to the place and you will leave the place refreshed and relaxed. If you are lucky, you will also catch a glimpse of wildlife when you least expect it.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karthik B
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Additional Information about Acres Wild

Property: Acres Wild
Address: Kannimariamman Kovil Street | 571 Upper Meanjee Estate, Coonoor 643101, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Coonoor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 27 Speciality Lodging in Coonoor
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,613 - ₹ 5,281
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a unique farmstay as it is the only gourmet cheesemaking farmstay in India. It is also an organic sustainable farm with wild life like bisons and elephants. ... more   less 

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