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“A hidden gem, a rural idyll: call it what you will this property is unique. A hairpin bend off the Nainital road, once in The Cottage's verdant embrace you will forget the outside world. Large rooms with views are awash with antiques and vibrant prints. Meals are delicious Indian home-cooking. ”

“A hidden gem, a rural idyll: call it what you will this property is unique. A hairpin bend off the Nainital road, once in The Cottage's verdant embrace you will forget the outside world. Large rooms with views are awash with antiques and vibrant prints. Meals are delicious Indian home-cooking. ”

Hotel Review

Within easy reach of the now bustling lake town of Nainital, The Cottage provides a haven of peace and tranquility for those in search of a relaxing break. Sitting in the Indian shabby chic drawing room you feel as at home as if you were in your own. Curl up with a good book (next to the crackling fire in winter months) or gaze across the surrounding valleys with a steaming pot of masala chai and freshly baked cakes. A labour of love, owner Bhuvan Khumari is as charming and idiosyncratic as the property itself and one can see that the very fabric of her being (and the fabrics of her choice) have gone into making this place an unforgettable stay. Her expert eye for design means that all rooms are more whimsical than the next. Some enjoy separate sitting areas or private balconies. There are plenty of picturesque walks and an abundance of bird and wildlife, whilst the lake towns of Nainital and Bhimtal are within easy reach by road. The staff are always visible and eager to help. Ideal for boutique lovers and those in search of a relaxing respite.
Recommended for
  • Hideaway
  • A sharp hairpin bend off the main road you feel a million miles away from civilisation.
 

Written by Megan Lambert

Recommended For

  • Local markets
  • Amongst the bric-a-brac, shops like Pahari sell fair trade fabrics, candles and toiletries.
  • Hideaway
  • A sharp hairpin bend off the main road you feel a million miles away from civilisation.
  • Great walks
  • There are plenty of excellent valley walks directly from the property.
  • Sights nearby
  • Nainital, with its temples and mosques is just a short drive away.
  • Other Activities
  • Head to Sakley's for the best masala chai and cakes in town.
  • Sailing
  • Take a boat out on Nainital lake.
  • Trekking
  • Birdwatching
  • No restaurant
  • As a homestay there is no restaurant as such, but all meals are served.
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Boutique
  • Full of character
  • Less £
  • Family Suites
  • Quiet
  • Child friendly
  • Village
  • Antiques
  • Chic
  • Artworks
  • Hills & mountains
  • Charming
  • Owner managed
  • Secluded setting
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Intimate

Facilities

  • No restaurant
  • As a homestay there is no restaurant as such, but all meals are served.
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • No pets
  • Fireplace
  • Library
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Outdoor dining
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly
  • Suites
  • Parking
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Local markets
  • Amongst the bric-a-brac, shops like Pahari sell fair trade fabrics, candles and toiletries.
  • Great walks
  • There are plenty of excellent valley walks directly from the property.
  • Sights nearby
  • Nainital, with its temples and mosques is just a short drive away.
  • Other Activities
  • Head to Sakley's for the best masala chai and cakes in town.
  • Sailing
  • Take a boat out on Nainital lake.
  • Trekking
  • Birdwatching

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