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Organic Cheesemaking Farmstay in Coonoor, Nilgiris, India.

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Acres Wild is our 22 acre, family-run organic cheesemaking farm and farmstay (Homestay with Bed and Breakfast) in Coonoor town (altitude 6000 ft).

Coonoor is a small hill station in the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu state in South India.  It is about 20 km from Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Our goal at Acres Wild farm is to shape an eco-friendly, holistic and self-sustaining life style, grow our own food organically and share this experience with visitors to our farmstay. 

We use no chemicals,  strive to increase bio-diversity and keep tillage to a minimum.

NOTE: We have discontinued Day Visits.  Our farmstay now is exclusively for our farmstay resident guests.

 

Acres Wild Farmstay, Coonoor

 

Haloumi House - Farmstay Homestay Cottage in Coonoor

Haloumi Lodge

Farmstay Homestay Cottage 1 Room Accommodation for Holiday Home, Vacation  at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India

Colby Cottage

Farmstay Homestay Cottage 2 Room Accommodation for Holiday Home, Vacation  at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India

Cheddar Lodge

 

We have 3 guesthouse cottages with a total of 5 rooms in our Farmstay.

Haloumi House Lodge (2 deluxe rooms) and Colby Cottage (single basic room) are at the top level of our farm and near each other.

Cheddar House Lodge (2 deluxe rooms) is at the lower level.

The Dining and Games area are at the middle level next to our farmhouse.

 

For complete room descriptions and tariff details go to the The Farmstay Page.

For room availability & Booking Request go to Room Booking Page

Room Booking

Please click here to go to the Room Booking Form

 

Jersey Holstein Hybrid Cows   at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India
Shrike

Farm animals get priority at Acres Wild.  Good cheese needs good milk and for that we grow meadow and Napier grass for the cows.  Azolla is a water fern that is a supplement feed.  It is grown in shallow ponds.

Napier Grass Alternate Fodder Organic Feed for cattle  at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India
Azolla Alternate Feed for Cattle Cows  at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India

 

 

 

Indian Gaur Bison in Biosphere Ecosystem of Nilgiris   at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India
Elephant

Bison are regulars but since August 2006, a family of elephants started coming up annually in summer from lower down the hill, mainly for water.

Wild Boar in Biosphere Ecosystem of Nilgiris   at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India
Snake in Biosphere Ecosystem of Nilgiris   at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India

Other wild life are wild boar, snakes, panther, wild cat, porcupine, deer and wild rabbits. I hope to get photos of each.

Geese in Biosphere Ecosystem of Nilgiris   at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India
Ducks in Natural Pond Ecosystem in Nilgiri Biosphere  in Biosphere Ecosystem of Nilgiris   at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India

Ducks and geese enrich a natural pond eco-system.  Their excreta is excellent for the fish.  The fish are Catla, Rohu and Mrigal.  Guinea fowl just have a good time.

Guinea Fowl in Biosphere Ecosystem of Nilgiris   at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India
Major Carp, Catla, Rohu, Mrigal Fish in Natural Pond Ecosystem in Biosphere Ecosystem of Nilgiris   at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India

 

Fennel Organic Herb for Gourmet Cheesemaking in Biosphere Ecosystem of Nilgiris   at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India
Chives Organic Herb for Gourmet Cheesemaking in Biosphere Ecosystem of Nilgiris   at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India

We want to grow our own food and organically.  We grow all the herbs for our cheese.

Maize Organic in Biosphere Ecosystem of Nilgiris   at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India
Gobas Gas Plant Fixed Dome Deenbandhu Model in Biosphere Ecosystem of Nilgiris   at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India

Maize, oats, and wheat and Gobar gas plant for self sufficiency.

 

Caraway See Gouda Organic Gourmet Cheese Homemade Artisan Cheese in Biosphere Ecosystem of Nilgiris   at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India
Monterey Jack

Gourmet cheese is a prime focus of our activities at Acres Wild farm and we feel good that we have put Coonoor on the map.

Acres Fetta
Camembert Organic White Mold Gourmet Cheese Homemade Artisan Cheese in Biosphere Ecosystem of Nilgiris   at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor, India

 

Gourmet Organic Artisan Cheesemaking Course at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farm Farmstay, Coonoor, Nilgiris India    Cheesemaking Course at Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farmstay, Coonoor

Cheesemaking Courses are available only to guests who are staying with us in our farmstay. We have a basic 2 day cheesemaking course in which you learn 2 types of cheeses of your choice. However you can extend it to as many cheeses as you wish.  You just have to factor a longer stay to learn more cheeses.   Do discuss with Tina at 94430-37401 about the details of cheeses and how you should schedule it.  Course fees is per person. Guests have to inform us at the time of booking the farmstay room if they are interested in taking a course as we have to make prior arrangements.

For complete details go to our Cheesemaking Course Page.

 

NOTE: We have discontinued Day Visits.  Our farmstay now is exclusively for our farmstay resident guests.

REQUEST: Please read our Website in detail before calling us. Most info is already there and saves time and effort. Thanks Smiley

 

Mobile Phone+91 94432-32621 (Mansoor Khan) 

 

Email: acreswildfarm@gmail.com

 

Mail Address

Mailing Address: No 1 Tiger Hill, Coonoor 643 101. INDIA.

 

Farm Address: 571, Upper Meanjee Estate, Kannimariamman Kovil Street, Coonoor 643 101 - INDIA.