The property is an ancestral Kerala style home that is over 120 years old and stands on a 4 acre farm, run by the son and daughter-in-law of the original owners. The property rests along the iconic backwaters and is surrounded by coconut trees and banana plants. Large wooden doors, windows and pillars give the guests an authentic architectural experience of God’s Own Country, with all modern living amenities. The property is also farm like in its approach with lotus ponds, cows and the presence of natural water bodies that make fish cultivation possible. The couple who owned the home previously are known in the surrounding village for their philanthropic endeavours. They started the first English medium school in the village that just turned 100 years old in 2019. They were also encouraging of the Arts and art expression since they opened their home to artists, academicians, curators and the like to use the house as a creative outlet.
The main building surrounding a big open foyer has three rooms and the kitchen. The architecture of the space represents the sculpture, dance, literature and paintings of traditional Kerala homes. Moreover, the home is designed to keep the interiors cool and comfortable at all times of the year. All rooms have attached bathrooms and air conditioning facilities. Additionally, outside of the main house, there are two cottages, a clubhouse, a swimming pool and an Ayurvedic massage centre. The massage centre has various packages offered for rejuvenation and has a unique monsoon package during the month called Karkidaka. The property is functional all year.
The food prepared here stays close to nature, where one can savour generation old recipes that will enrich one’s taste buds. The food sourced is locally produced, healthy and organic. One can dine by the backwaters with the setting of the Chinese fishing nets at the back and watch the local fishermen go about their day.
The property is ideal for people who appreciate the arts, authentic culture and nature; the place is quiet, serene and perfect for reading, painting, bird watching, etc. People who appreciate organic farming will find the techniques here helpful and efficient to learn. Meditators and yoga enthusiasts will find the property ideal for these activities.
The property is located 15 kms from the city of Kochi. Accurate details will be given at the time of confirmation.
things to do
For those who enjoy organic farming, there are local farming techniques that can be learned here. One can even play Sous chef for the day and learn to make local Keralite delicacies. There are five natural water bodies surrounding the property with One can even go fishing or take a tour around the neighbouring village. The Ayurvedic spa offers several packages that vary at different times of the year, and one can rejuvenate by choosing either a seven day, ten day or fourteen day package. Additionally, activities like boating, yoga and cooking classes can be arranged with prior notice. Get in touch for more details and bookings.
Starting at Rs. 4,500 for doubles.
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