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The Athulyam (First Floor)

Entire cottage hosted by Rajesh
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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True Tranquility! The Cottage is a serene and peaceful retreat, overlooking wide pasture of land. The house is designed with huge glass glazing to get full view of the valley. The traditional wooden ceilings keep the room cool in summer and warm in winter. The cottage has two floors. The listed bedroom is situated on the first floor having independent entry from outside. There is a beautiful open terrace looking out over valley.

The space
Please go through the listing description, look at all the pictures or reach out to me with questions prior to completing your reservation.
The cottage is perched on a secluded hilltop, located around 10kms ahead of Palampur city and around 25kms from Bir. Built as our holiday home, we have put a lot of love, affection and effort into creating this home having stunning valley views, one bedroom, open kitchen, toilet and a fireplace. Since we don't use the place throughout the year, we have decided to let others revel in its beauty as well.
There are absolutely no shops, restaurants, or houses around, giving you an authentic mountain experience. It is best suited for the ones looking to spend some quality time in the Himalayas away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. With its romantic sunset views from the terrace it is the perfect base for any couple looking for a holiday with a difference and a 'home away from home'. We urge only resilient, nature loving, independent, resourceful, adventuresome people to book a holiday here. Once the lights are out, it will be pitch dark all around. When skies are clear the stars and moon are perhaps the most beautiful you will ever see. It is something about being in the mountains around 5300 ft high, with no pollution covering the atmosphere. Come here ready to unplug from TV, emails and the internet. Let your body and mind re-set and re-charge as you decompress from your hectic city schedule and let the nature around you remind you there is a different way to live. To help you further connect with the nature surrounding you, yoga mats are provided for your morning sun salutations.
Please note that check out is 11 AM and check in is after 1 PM till 6 PM, to allow time for room preparation.
Ideally, the space is for 2 people since there is 1 double bed however we can accommodate 2 more people with mattresses that will be placed on the floor. Additional charge for accommodation beyond 2 people is only Rs. 500/- per person per day.
The cottage also comes with a fully functional kitchen that helps you put a good hot meal together, that said, you're expected to purchase the groceries yourself. Some of the amenities in the kitchen are, Gas stovetop, microwave ovens, Electric kettle, pots and pans, crockery, and cutlery etc. For your convenience, we will also ensure that the kitchen is stocked with a few days worth of basic supplies such as tea, milk powder, sugar, salt, basic spices and oil. Given the self-service nature of the accommodation, you'd be expected to BYO (bring/buy your own supplies) going forward. A small grocery store is literally 15 minutes walk away from the cottage. Daily needs such as milk, bread, butter are available at a store which is around 2 km from the cottage. However, it is advisable to buy your stock from the Palampur Market.
You can choose to either self cater the meals or the caretaker can cook a simple, wholesome meal for you at a small charge, but it is totally between the guest and the caretaker and is dependent on his availability as he has his own family. Her nominal charges for the group of 2 are Rs. 300 per day for three time meal. This is for labour charge only and you will have to discuss with him about getting the material.
We have a small collection of books and magazines.
The cottage is fit for both long as well as short lets.

Other things to note
"All guests (except minors) must individually carry with themselves photocopies of valid identity proofs as there is no photocopy shop available nearby." We do not allow unmarried / unrelated couples to checkin. This is at full discretion of the management. No refund would be applicable in case the checkin is denied under such circumstances.
Also, please bear in mind that the guests are expected to carry out dish washing after using them as this is to keep up with the self serving nature of the accommodation. CCTV cameras have also been installed outside the cottage for security purpose. The guests are advised to wear shoes and also carry some insect repellent which they can spray on their shoes while going outside the house during rainy season (i.e. July to mid of September), as there may be leeches in the outside area of the cottage or grass present around.
This property is not suitable for people who have trouble walking on uneven surfaces, or climbing stairs. It is not the ideal location for elderly folks, unless they are very fit and energetic. Although the steps are not steep, but there are around 30 steps which lead to the cottage!

Blower shall be provided on request (Chargeable @ Rs 100 per night) in winters. Please turn them off or place them away from the bed or any other item before sleeping.
We have taken great pains to ensure that our guest have the best of comforts and feel at home. We are just a call away in case you need any help or advice or for some other requirements.
True Tranquility! The Cottage is a serene and peaceful retreat, overlooking wide pasture of land. The house is designed with huge glass glazing to get full view of the valley. The traditional wooden ceilings keep the room cool in summer and warm in winter. The cottage has two floors. The listed bedroom is situated on the first floor having independent entry from outside. There is a beautiful open terrace looking out… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Iron
Heating
Essentials
Security cameras on property
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Kandbari, Himachal Pradesh, India

Hosted by Rajesh

Joined in April 2018
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During your stay
While we do not stay there permanently as it is our holiday home, we are available on mobile phone at all times. Although we, the hosts, will be away, our very able caretaker Ms. Sarla will greet and guide you throughout your stay.
We do visit from time to time though to ensure that the home remains in pristine condition for our guests' next vacation! Caretaker, is usually a phone call away, she will offer assistance whenever needed. The caretaker is very helpful and will answer all your questions. Feel free to reach out to me on email or Mobile phone, if you would like to give me some feedback or have specific questions and I'll do my best to answer promptly. Guest should be fairly self-reliant and independent, since hosts will not necessarily be around for your arrival or departure.
While we do not stay there permanently as it is our holiday home, we are available on mobile phone at all times. Although we, the hosts, will be away, our very able caretaker Ms.…
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House rules
Check-in: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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