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Organic Cheesemaking Farmstay in Coonoor, Nilgiris, India.

Acres Wild Farmstay

Acres Wild is a family farmstay in India.  A combination of a homestay, guesthouse, lodge but on a farm and yes we also live on the same premise.  But first things first.

NOTE: WE STRICTLY DON'T TAKE BOOKINGS THROUGH TRAVEL AGENTS.

1.    We are a genuine farmstay and NOT a resort.  Thought we should get that clear at the start. Smiling Smiley

2.    A farmstay holiday or farm holiday is an unusual and new holiday option.  Farmstay accommodations gives people a chance to witness and experience farm life first-hand.

3.    We recommend that every guest go through our web site thoroughly in order to check out what facilities are available/ not available at our farmstay before making a reservation.

4.   We have 3 guesthouse cottages - Haloumi House (2 room), Cheddar House (2 room) and Colby Cottage (single room). PLEASE NOTE: You can book individual rooms in the 2 room cottages so there may be some other guest in the other room.

5.    Our farmstay is on a hillside and has 3 levels but all connected by motorable road.  Guests should be prepared to do a fair bit of walking up and down slopes.  We live on the middle level and the common dining area is next to us.  Haloumi House and Colby Cottage are close to each other and are at the upper level.  Cheddar House is at the lower level.

6.    V. IMP: All meals: Breakfast and Dinner are ONLY served in our common dining area which is in the Club House at the middle level.  This would require the guests to walk a bit.  Please consider this before making a booking with us.  Timings are fixed. Breakfast 8 am to 10:00am. Dinner 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

7.   All Taxes that are applicable on the date of your booking are applicable over and above the Room Tariff.

8.  Room Heaters are not part of the tariff. They are provided on request at an additional charge of Rs 200/- per night.

9. In order to conserve water etc. we only change linen and towels when the guests request us. Similarly room cleaning is by guest request too as we are a farmstay and not a hotel.

10. NOTE: Foreign nationals need to fill a C-Form issued by the government before arrival. They must bring copies of their passports as required by local police.

11. For Enquiry/Reservation please call between 9 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm on 94432-32621 to speak with me, Mansoor.

12. Accommodation for a driver is in a seperate staff cottage.  Rs 300/- per night. Breakfast and other meals is on actuals as per prevailing rates. Please don't bring any other staff.

13. We have compiled a Welcome Pamphlet of useful information. It has a lot of information about our farm, farmstay, local places to eat, shop, site-seeing, emergency numbers etc.  Do read it when you arrive so you can be familiar with things around our farm and also plan your trip around the town and Nilgiris.

14. For Enquiry/Reservation please call between 9 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm on 94432-32621 to speak with me, Mansoor.

 

 

Colby Cottage is a standalone guesthouse.  It has a studio-style interior with double bed, dining area, kitchenette and attached toilet/bath.  Front covered porch.  The cottage is made of adobe bricks that we made on the farm.

Room facilities: 2 single beds/double bed, writing desk, dining table with chairs.  Attached toilet/shower with solar water heating. Fixed emergency light on the wall in room and bathroom.

Kitchen facilities: Electric kettle, small fridge, basic utensils and crockery cutlery.



Haloumi House is a 2 bedroom guesthouse cottage with a living/dining room and a kitchen.  It is located at the top of the property and looks down into the Plains of Mettapalayam.

PLEASE NOTE: You can book 1 or both rooms here. There could be some other guest in the other room in case you book only one room. The rooms are on either side of the living room so have privacy and their own toilet and bath.

Room facilities: 2 single beds/double bed, writing desk, dining table with chairs.  Attached toilet/shower with solar water heating. Fixed emergency light on the wall in room and bathroom.

Kitchen facilities: Electric kettle, large fridge and basic utensils and crockery cutlery.

 

Cheddar House same style as Haloumi House. It is is our 2-bedroom farmstay guesthouse at the lower end of the property. 

PLEASE NOTE: You can book 1 or both rooms here. There could be some other guest in the other room in case you book only one room. The rooms are on either side of the living room so have privacy and their own toilet and bath.

The styling is unique with touches of the classic Indo-British architecture that is characteristic of the Nilgiris.  We have made with eco-friendly adobe bricks made on our farm.  The front full-length porch overlooks the valley with the plains of Mettapalayam far below.

It has a stunning view of the valley and the plains.  It is easy to spend a whole day just looking at the scenic, tranquil view and listening to the sound of birds and the little babbling stream of water from our spring that passes below.

A generous and tastefully decorated living and dining room that leads out to the front porch.

The floor is wooden and there is a fire place for the cold and foggy nights that we often get in Coonoor.

This space leads to a walk-in kitchen seen in the background.

Fixed emergency light in the living room.

Room facilities: 2 single beds/double bed, writing desk, dining table with chairs.  Attached toilet/shower with solar water heating. Fixed emergency light on the wall in room and bathroom.

There is a toilet attached to each bedroom.

Solar water heating ensures a continuous supply of hot water.

The spacious kitchen is a walk-in space from the dining room.

Kitchen facilities: Electric kettle, large fridge and basic crockery and cutlery

 

 

 

Colby Cottage:

Off season: Rs 3,000+ 21.5% tax

In season: Rs 3,500 + 21.5% tax

Haloumi House or Cheddar House (per room)

Off season: Rs 3,500 + 21.5% tax

In season: Rs 4,500 + 21.5% tax.

Extra person rates for all rooms is Rs 1,000 + 21.5% tax (from 1st April 2016)

 

NOTE: WE STRICTLY DON'T TAKE BOOKINGS THROUGH TRAVEL AGENTS.

  • The above rates are inclusive of breakfast and per couple

  • Govt taxes mentioned above are as per applicable at the time of booking date. Presently 12.5% Luxury Tax (State Govt) & 9.0 % Service + Swach Bharat Tax (Central Govt) on room tariff and all services.

  • Children below 10 years of age are complimentary.

    Room Heater (if requested) is Rs 200 per night

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  • IN SEASON        -   16th   April to 15th June

  • OFF SEASON    -  16th June to 15th Dec

  • IN SEASON        -  16th Dec to 15th Jan

  • OFF SEASON    -  16th Jan   to 15th April

 

Acres Wild Farmstay Dining Area

Breakfast: is part of the tariff.  Non Veg we have your choice of eggs.  For vegetarians we have options like upma or poha.  We try to serve this with farm-made fresh bread (as often as possible), farm-made jam and our farm-fresh ricotta cheese.

Lunch: We can serve lunch on day of arrival of guest only if you inform us and are sure you will reach by lunchtime. For the rest of your stay here you can please inform us at breakfast time if you would like to eat lunch that day.

Dinner: as per our fixed menu (same food that we eat in our home).  Usually 2 veg dishes, chapati, daal and rice, dessert for vegetarians.  For Non-veg menu we serve a chicken dish and 1 vegetable dish, chapati, daal and rice and dessert.

The rates are Veg Rs 300/- per meal per person and Non-veg Rs 350/-.

Children under 10 years are charged 50% of above rates.

You need to inform us a day before on you plans for lunch and dinner.

Tea: We keep tea, sugar and milk powder packets in the cottages.  There is an electric kettle for making the tea.  Kindly help yourself.  Thanks.

 

 

 

Pets

We are open to guests bringing their pets but only if you are taking Colby Cottage as that is a separate cottage and you would not be disturbing other guests.

In case you take both rooms in either Cheddar or Haloumi House then too it would be possible for you to bring your pet.

However please do discuss with us so we can advise suitably as this is a wild and open area.

 

Bookings will be considered confirmed only after you transfer 100% of the room tariff that is reflected in our email to you.   Confirmation will be sent by email or SMS upon receipt of advance payments.

NOTE: Foreign nationals must bring copies of their passports as required by local police

Payments within INDIA.

Transfer through NEFT, as per the details below:

Account Name : MANSOOR HUSSAIN KHAN

Account Number : 035401505354

Account Type : Savings Bank Account

Bank Name : ICICI Bank Ltd

Bank Address : 89/1 A 9, Gandhigiri, Grays Hill, Bedford, Coonoor, The Nilgiris - 643101, India

NEFT CODE : ICIC0000354

 

For Foreign Remittance (ANYWHERE ABROAD)

VERY IMPORTANT: All remittances from abroad must take into account bank charge, transfer charges or any other charge that are applicable over and above the amount you are supposed to remit to us.  In case we receive any less (as per our bank statement) then you are liable to pay those here. Thank you.

NOTE: All guests need to present an photo ID document like drivers license or PAN card etc. Foreign nationals must bring copies of their passports as required by local police.

Swift Code : ICICINBBCTS

Account Name : MANSOOR HUSSAIN KHAN

Account Number : 035401505354

Account Type : Savings Bank Account

Bank Name : ICICI Bank Ltd

Bank Address : 89/1 A 9, Gandhigiri, Grays Hill, Bedford, Coonoor, The Nilgiris - 643101, India

 

Booking Confirmation Rules

Bookings only confirmed on full payment.

  • Bookings made without prior payment held purely as ‘Tentative Bookings’.
  • Tentative Bookings may be cancelled and alloted to another guest without prior notice.
  • Guests should keep track of their booking status, if the booking is tentative.
  • CHECK IN/OUT Timings

    Check-in:    Noon.

    Check-out:  11:00 am.

Cancellations

In-Season:  at least 14 days notice prior to date of arrival. 10% of the total tariff (excluding tax) will be deducted as cancellation fee.  If less than 14 days notice is given, the deposit is forfeited.

Off-Season: at least 7 days notice prior to date of arrival.  10% of the total tariff (excluding tax) will be deducted as cancellation fee.  If less than 7 days notice is given, the deposit is forfeited.

 

 

Welcome Pamphlet

Please read this Welcome Pamphlet here on the internet before planning your trip to our farmstay.

We also keep a copy of this pamphlet in the dining room area. It informs you about:

Our facilities and rules at the farmstay

Restaurants, shops and places to visit around the Nilgiris

Important numbers like doctors, hospitals, police etc.

And lots more.