The property is an ancestral 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 beside the backwaters and is surrounded by coconut trees and banana plantations. 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 houses lotus ponds, cows, and the presence of natural water bodies that make fish cultivation possible. The couple who owned the home previously was well known in the surrounding village for their philanthropic endeavours. They started the first English medium school here that just turned 100 years old in 2019. They were also encouraging of the arts and artistic 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 a 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 the main house are two cottages, a clubhouse, a swimming pool, and an Ayurvedic massage centre. The massage centre has various packages offered for rejuvenation with a unique monsoon package during the month called Karkidaka. The property is functional all year.
Savour generations-old recipes that will enrich one’s taste buds. The food sourced is locally produced, healthy, and organic. Dine by the backwaters and watch the local fishermen go about their day – get some stories from them too!
The property is ideal for people who appreciate the arts, authentic Kerala culture, and nature; the place is quiet, serene, and perfect for reading, painting, birdwatching, etc. People who are interested in organic farming will find the techniques used here highly educational. Meditators and yoga enthusiasts will find this place extremely conducive to their practice.
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 how make local Keralite delicacies. There are five natural water bodies surrounding the property. 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 7-day, 10-day or 14-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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