The lodge is a blend of rustic European farmhouse and Newari typical architecture. All very charming but remember to duck as you enter and exit rooms for the low doorways and the ladder style staircases would be tough for the less-fit, elderly.
The food was excellent -dinner the first night comprised Nepali Thali - selection of different dishes both vegetarian and non veg. such as dahl and egg curry served by candlelight and the staff were nothing if not generous with seconds and thirds of anything!
There a severe water shortage in non monsoon season, the gardens were barren. But the petting zoo was in full swing - For children and those of us big kids who loves animals, there were many furry friends to feed, pet and play with - puppies, donkey, pony, goats, rabbits and fowl. I would echo one reviewer's comment that the animals were not as well cared for as one would hope. Several water bowls were empty on a hot, dry day and as soon as I filled one water bowls in the courtyard, the chickens went berserk - clearly extremely thirsty.
For walks in the area, we really enjoyed going into the town Nuwakot Bazaar and visiting the temple and palace/museum there. A 10 minute easy walk. We did summit the nearby hills but the views were disappointing - would be worth it after a good rain storm to clear all the haze and pollution.
Driving to the Farmhouse took over 3 hours due to the heavy traffic on the Pokhara road but at least the road is reasonable shape by Nepal standards and only the last section up to the town of Nuwakot is truly winding. It is very important not to take the Kakani road which on the map appears to be the most direct route. From previous experience, I can attest to the fact that it is just one hairpin bend after another, and sections of road without paving, making it a real challenge for the motion sickness pills.
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