Kerala House Rental Photos and Description
5 Twin/Double Air-con En-suite Bedrooms - Gym - Pool - Countryside setting.
The property has a Platinum HomeStay licence and is registered with the Kerala Tourist Board.
We are able to arrange short or long stay accommodation for tourists who may be touring India and wanting to stay in different parts of the country during their stay. Our service includes meeting at the airport/railway station or seaport and return. Bed and Breakfast or Full catering.
The house is full of character with all modern facilities including tv and Internet, a small gym, a lovely garden swimming pool, and interesting 4 acre garden. The house is very secure and well managed 24/7.
The rate is for up to 8 Adults/Accompanying children and not a rate per person. How can we offer such a low rate - we let you decide what you want to pay for. Enjoy a stay with full Management and Service Support. Meals can be provided to your requirements or we can simply help you if you want self catering - we can shop for you and you can pay daily or weekly as you wish. You are able to bring in your duty free and we can buy beer and wine and spirits locally if needed. We have a large kitchen and we are happy to help you cook your own meals if preferred or we can arrange daily Home deliveries or you can choose to have the services of a personal Chef to cook all your choice of menu for you.
Its a facility where you are in charge of your holiday budget. Enquiries welcomed and prices will be confirmed and notified well in advance by email.
The Plantation House is a large detached property which has been fully upgraded to the standards required by international visitors. It is a cool and has its own eco environment. There are ceiling fans in all bedrooms which are also airconditioned and there is a battery powered inverter which supplies power to most rooms in the event of power cuts.
The bedrooms are all en-suite with fully updated and tiled walk-in shower areas. The bedrooms are linked by verandahs which are netted and the house has security grills on all levels as windows are usually left open so that the clean country air is able to pervade the house day and night.
You are awakened by the sounds of the mosques calling the faithful to prayer and the birds chirp away happily providing a beautiful dawn chorus.
The house provides informal dining and leisure areas boasting a small gym, tv/games room, fantastic garden pool fully filtered and maintained to a high hygiene standard.
We are able to offer a comprehensive package of the essential support services needed by guests - On site multi-lingual Manager, full internet and telephone facilities, cost effective taxi service, a full itinerary planning/advice service either on site or prior to arrival. We are in touch on a daily basis by Skype or Internet so that all your requirements and expectations are covered to ensure your stay with us is a most memorable and enjoyable experience.
Please read our reviews from previous guests.
We are now publishing revised lower rates on a pay as you go system - this will allow much greater flexibility for our holiday guests at a lower price than an all inclusive service. Further details on request. For example you may want self catering with our staff simply doing the shopping and the cleaning/washing or a Home Delivery Service or our fully inclusive service with a professional Chef.
Please enquire for further details.
Kalam - The Plantation House is an old but beautifully restored
Kerala House. The Palakkad area is known as the rice bowl of India, the air is clean and clear and only the sound of bird songs can be heard. The house has teakwood beamed ceilings, netted windows to keep insects out, cool verandahs and everywhere is very secure. The house is some 5250sq ft of space. - All floors are tiled for coolness and personal comfort. The interior and immediate areas are always cooler as there is an abundance of shade in areas where shade is needed.
The Ensuite shower rooms are large and tiled throughout with modern fixtures and fittings
The boundary is gated and walled and secure and supervised 24/7.
Although we are in the country most things are available here and we will go out of our way to try and meet all your requests if possible.
Extras include swimming pool/aircon 500Rps. Beer/Wine at cost. Other meals brought in from local hotel at cost plus delivery charge. Bottled water.
Solar Panels provide plenty of hot water for showers and there is electricity back-up when needed.
The whole house is kept spotlessly clean at all times. Furnished mainly in cane for leisure use.
Full telephone facilities are available - TV - DVD/CD - Computer - Wi-Fi - Good supply of books and games.
HOLIDAY BOOKINGS STILL AVAILABLE AS NORMAL BUT THE WHOLE PLACE IS UP FOR SALE TO AN NRI OR AN INDIAN NATIONAL - SEE FULL DETAILS ON RIGHTMOVE PLUS OVERSEAS - FURTHER DETAILS ON REQUEST.
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- Events Allowed
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Mr William Howarth or Dr Sabita Dutt
We are both retired professionals. Sabita (thats me) I was born in India but have worked and now live in the UK. I was a Consultant in the NHS. William, my partner, is also retired having previously been a Government Employee and more recently in Business.
Mr William Howarth or Dr Sabita Dutt purchased this house in 2003
Why Mr William Howarth or Dr Sabita Dutt chose Kerala
The both of us just fell in love with the beauty of the place. It has a magical charm - the house faces east and the morning sun slowly rising above the tree line provides an ambience which once experienced can never be forgotten. Likewise in the evenings with the sun going down - the birds coming for their welcome drink in a waterfall we have created - dusk brings another special ambience of stillness as one enjoys an evening drink by the poolside.
What makes this house unique
Flexibility and Value for money is our ethos.
The house is over a 100 years old - beautifully restored and maintained. Located in the Palakkad District of Kerala close to a village called Chalavara and the nearest town is called Cherpluschery about 4kms from the house. Entrance to the property is double gated with 4 acres of partly landscaped garden, including small ponds and wells, good parking, and numerous fruit trees, teak trees, shrubs, pepper vines and flowers. Wild peacocks abound with their young families (we feed them and they enjoy the wild fruits). A very well maintained private garden swimming pool with good filtration borders the house in excellent privacy.
Our rates are flexible - we provide a bed and breakfast package or we can provide full catering.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Had a great stay. Enjoyed the clean house - great food and helpful staff. This was actually the very place we were looking for - so beautiful and quiet.