Mr William Howarth or Dr Sabita Dutt

Speaks english, Some Indian Languages - Hindi - Bengali
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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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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.


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  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Mr William Howarth or Dr Sabita Dutt (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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Speaks english, Some Indian Languages - Hindi - Bengali

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.
Jul 2007
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based on 11 traveler reviews

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Spacious, Secure, Cool and fully furnished with a lovely garden swimming pool.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Spacious, Secure, Cool and fully furnished with a lovely garden swimming pool.
+44 07411279755
Kerala India

Beautiful Palakkad plantation house

  • 5 of 5
I warmly recommend this very beautiful house and fabulous pool and garden. The staff looked after us superbly, there was an abundance of wildlife and we explored the surrounding area on foot and, further afield, by car. Lots of space, an immaculately and sensitively restored plantation house - and no other tourists. Wonderful for writing, reading, relaxing, exercising, and getting away from it all.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate very much the review of CMGM UK. The description Beautiful Palakkad Plantation House best describes everything about the house and its setting and we will incorporate it in our website. The acknowledgement of the standard of services provided is great credit to everyone involved and very much appreciated.

William and Sabita
Spacious, Secure, Cool and fully furnished with a lovely garden swimming pool.
+44 07411279755
Kerala India

A lovely holiday in Kerala

  • 5 of 5
A lovely rural setting in beautiful grounds. The house is comfortable, spacious and well looked after. The staff are wonderful and attentive without being intrusive. Mr Rajesh organised any trips we wanted, ensuring all the transport arrangement worked. The food was excellent, plentiful and varied, but a healthy diet as well...well done Sanu the cook! A mixture of relaxing in the grounds and by the pool, walks in the local countryside, short trips to local shops and festivals, plus a few longer trips, e.g. to Thrissur, to the coast and to Ooty on the steam railway (book in advance). Ideal for a group of friends or family who wish to experience rural India in the beautiful state of Kerala.
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Spacious, Secure, Cool and fully furnished with a lovely garden swimming pool.
+44 07411279755
Kerala India

Best holiday ever!

  • 5 of 5
I can honestly think of no other place we have stayed at where the service has been better than here at PLantation House. We were looked after with such care and attention it was amazing. We had the most tasty meals every day, were always given such great advice about where to go to visit and the house was kept immaculetly clean all the time.Loved it!
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for your review which is much appreciated. The service everyone received is outstanding and we will thank all concerned for a job well done.
Spacious, Secure, Cool and fully furnished with a lovely garden swimming pool.
+44 07411279755
Kerala India

Relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Kalam was the most wonderful mixture of relaxation and a gentle dip into life in Kerala.We explored the local town and all of it,s Sari shops! Walked across the rice fields and up the levi seeing peacocks and bee-eaters and the workers threshing the rice.The staff looked after our every need .The meals were amazing and we had snacks and drinks brought to us by the pool in the afternoon.Everyone was friendly and always smiling.We could not have asked for more.I would recommend a stay in Kalam to anyone.
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. It is greatly appreciated. We are simply delighted that your holiday was everything you could have asked for - there is no better accolade than that. Again, our sincere thanks.
Spacious, Secure, Cool and fully furnished with a lovely garden swimming pool.
+44 07411279755
Kerala India

Relaxing getaway for Kerala at it's best.

Relaxing getaway for Kerala at it's best.
  • 5 of 5
Enchanting, well restored 100 year old plantation house, deep in rural Kerala and off the beaten tourist track. A place to totally escape and relax and be looked after by the house manager and his team who made us feel like their personal guests. The property is beautifully kept by the delightful team, spotlessly clean rooms and pool and well maintained gardens. The chef produced wonderful meals, reflecting local Keralan and Indian cuisine, with delicious fruit, desserts and drinks. The gardens are large enough to find places to chill out and there is an abundance of birdlife visiting the garden pool and the rice fields just beyond the house. The dawn chorus and watching the sunrise at the start of each day was a treat. The manager suggested local trips and helped us organise trips further afield all of which enhanced our experience of Kerala and often gave us unique insights, for example visiting local festivals. We particularly enjoyed walking locally amoung the paddy fields and visiting the local towns by auto rickshaw, rarely seeing any other tourists. I would highly recommend this property to friend and relative who wanted to escape, relax and soak up the rhythm of local rural life. The staff make it a particularly enjoyable stay.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It gives us both much pleasure to read a review such as this one. It proves beyond doubt that our Manager and his team are acutely aware of the importance of making sure our guests at the house have a truly memorable holiday. It is great credit to them. Well Done!

Sabita and William
Spacious, Secure, Cool and fully furnished with a lovely garden swimming pool.
+44 07411279755
Kerala India

Fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5
The surroundings are amazing- beautiful gardens, pool, overlooking paddy fields, full of interesting birds, BUT the best part of this place are the wonderful staff! Rajesh: the manager, who will see to your every need, organizing side trips to festivals, Bollywood films, shopping etc; Sanu: Chef extraordinaire, who made such delicious food we never wanted to eat anywhere else; The ladies and Sami the gardener: who worked like crazy to keep all of us happy and in clean clothing! Everyone always with big smiles on their faces! A lovely and unforgettable experience. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Shorranur Junction
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Cherpluschery Town
Car: not necessary

A peaceful and idyllic setting surrounded by woodland, hills, canal, fruit trees, wild birds and regular village festivals. Trips out to local beauty spots easily arranged. Beautiful garden swimming pool in the 4 acre garden.

The area is peaceful and quiet and well off the regular tourist route of Kerala. Woodlands, Paddyfields, major canal with many crossing points for walkers on both sides, streams and ponds. The area abounds with wild peacocks which we encourage to visit the grounds of the property and they are doing so as we feed them rice and fruits etc. We have a few hens and guineas, and many different types of wild birds abound around the house. There are interesting mosques to visit, elephant temple and training area, local shops selling a profusions of goods and services.

The property has an excellent garden swimming pool which can be used all year around as the weather is always good for swimming even through the monsoon season.

We have an on site Manager and a number of local staff who are able to provide an excellent support service - please read our reviews from guests who have enjoyed the hospitality provided.

The house can be rented by upto 8 persons. The House is spacious and cool and graded by the Kerala Tourist Board as a Platinum (Highest) Standard HomeStay and a small private Resort with airconditioned bedrooms, a small gym and a private swimming pool.

We can arrange private air-conditioned transport to meet everyone at the airport or railhead. On arrival no need to look for a Porter to help with your luggage - our staff are on hand to do it all for you.

There are lots of ways to spend your leisure time - read our reviews to get some idea - there are many festivals throughout the year - interesting sights to see and shops to visit or you can simply chill out by the pool with a good book in the sunshine.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Kerala House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 7 2014 - Jun 6 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200
Notes The rate shown is the rental rate for our fully furnished and fully equipped 5 bedroomed house. It includes exclusive use of the swimming pool and all household facilities and access to all areas of the 4 acre garden, fruit trees and wooded areas within our private land area.
We offer a self catering rate or an All meals rate. further details on request.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kerala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Family
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • fax
  • Sunbed
  • Safe
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - outdoor shower , Poolside facility
    Bathroom - outdoor shower , Poolside facility
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Walk in enclosure - mixer taps for shower/washing
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , wide walk in showers - mixertaps for shower/washing
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Walk in Shower - mixer taps for showers/washing.
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Walk in Enclosure - Mixer taps for showers and washing
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , bidet , Walk in shower with mixer taps for showers and washing
  • Each bedroom has its own fully tiled, modernised and walk-in en-suite shower rooms and there are 2 shower points by the pool for use before and after using the pool. The fully tiled en-suite rooms have modern stainless steel shower fittings and taps/mixer taps provide a good supply of hot and cold water. The original source of the bathing/washing water is from our spring fed garden well which automatically tops-up the storage tank when necessary. the hot water supply is from solar which provides a lot of hot water at all times. There is good lighting in all of the bathrooms and privacy window blinds and wall mirror. NB. Bottled water only is suitable for drinking and is available in the house at all times. Young children must be supervised in the shower areas and poolside and our staff will help whenever you may require extra help.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , As above
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , see notes above
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , see notes above
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , see notes above
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , All bedrooms climate controlled. double/twin bed, en-suite.
  • The house has 5 double or twin bed and each bedroom has its own en-suite walk-in shower room with accessories Two are at ground floor level and three are at first floor level. All bedrooms are nicely furnished with upholstered Cane furnishings and Ceilings are teakwood beams with good lighting and a ceiling fan. All bedrooms have the facility of remote control climate control where you can regulate the temperature of your bedroom or the windows can be left open with ceiling fans to keep the rooms cool. All windows are insect proofed with a clear view netting. Because of the unique design of this house with its cool verandahs on 2 floors, privacy and/or easy access can be maintained. The bedrooms have tiled floors for coolness and hygiene and decoration. All bedrooms have 2 single/double bed, bedside tables, dressing mirror, stool, linen basket, wardrobe and handy size table. Extra storage areas are available in the rooms. A comprehensive daily room service is included.
  • Video Library ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Child's Swing
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • water parks
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • churches
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • mountaineering
For £500 per week upto 10 adults can stay in lovely surroundings on a 4 acre private estate. We can help with self catering or provide full catering services at unbeatable prices. All this organised prior to arrival.
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