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Mr William Howarth or Dr Sabita Dutt

Speaks english, Some Indian Languages - Hindi - Bengali
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Kerala Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

5 Twin/Double Air-con En-suite Bedrooms - Gym - Pool - Countryside setting.

Why are we different. We offer a Large country house to relax and socialise with friends in your own private space at an affordable price. We offer a more comprehensive service and holiday experience not available from any hotel.

You are provided with exclusive use of this 5 bedroomed house, its services and all the space it offers with gated access, staff support and the personal services of a qualified Chef to prepare your meals the way you like them. Appetising Kerala Food and many other Dishes. A flexible time table for Dining and last but not least the services of a Manager who will help plan your holiday site seeing and shopping trips and organise your transport to and from the house.

Included also in the price is a Meet and Greet service to and from the airport on arrival and departure. The garden extends to some 4 acres of tropical fruit garden which is well screened and very secure. The house is some 5500sq ft over 2 floors which are cool and shady under a glazed tile roof. A small patio sun trap forms part of the house upstairs overlooking the pool and garden.

The house faces East and overlooks the pool which is filtered and can be lit up at night. There are a couple of showers by the pool. and lots of space to party and socialise together in the beautiful Kerala weather.

All bedrooms are large double rooms (2 single beds/Double) with fans and climate control units and they are all En-Suite with Walk-In showers which are tiled and modern facilites and kept spotlessly clean.

The air is really nice country air well away from the city smog and pollution where the posh hotels are!

We can take you to the major cities for shopping trips, site seeing, beaches etc. We have an on call service for a air-conditioned transport which comes to the house and for the informal outings its fun to call an auto rickshaw for a trip out into the country or along the canal or the local town and best of all its very cheap.

Take a look at the pictures, read all our reviews, and best of all speak to the owners who holiday regularly at the house and with the on site Manager can really make the difference to ensure your holiday is the best ever and problem free.

If you enjoy wildlife, photography, walking in the country, swimming, birdlife, admiring the garden fruit trees - its all here for your private enjoyment.

We also have Satellite TV, Internet, Childrens games, books to read and a small gym with a treadmill and an exercise bike to work up an appetite. Bottled water is available 24/7 and soft drinks and if you like beer and wine etc then we will bring it in for you at cost.

Finally, there is no washing up - meals are provided at the times you would like them and discarded clothing is simply left in the washing baskets where they are collected and washed. The rooms are cleaned and tidied everyday and the bed sheets are changed regularly.

Obviously this 5 star service is not without cost but at £35 per day and further discounts for Children and larger groups please enquire for a market beating quote.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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 chateau / country 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 chateau / country 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.

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.
Jun 2007
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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5

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
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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
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5

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
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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: Jan 2014
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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.
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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
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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.
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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!

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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
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Kochi
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Hotel
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Kochi
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Shorranur Junction
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Ottapllum
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Cherpluschery Town
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
CHAVAKKAD BEACH
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 up to 10 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 ideas - 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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Kerala Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Rental rates quoted in:
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Standard price
7 night minimum stay
£35
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes PLEASE NOTE THE AUTOMATIC BEST PRICE IS SHOWN FOR ADULTS - CHILDREN ARE DISCOUNTED - CHILDREN 0 - 5 YEARS ARE FREE. 5 - 11 YEARS HALF ADULT RATE. PLEASE ENQUIRE IF UNSURE. ALSO WE CAN QUOTE FOR ROOM ONLY WITH SERVICES. I.E WE CAN HELP WITH SELF CATERING OR ORDER CARRYOUT ON YOUR BEHALF OR ARRANGE TAXI TO LOCAL HOTEL AND BACK FOR DINNER ETC.
The rate is FULLY INCLUSIVE OF MEALS AND SERVICES.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kerala Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes:
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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