We checked in quite late, so the surrounding areas outside the room are dark. Room is very spacious. First room given, toilet choke, so we were upgraded to 4 pax room since there is no more rooms available. But we need to climb up to the 2nd storey with our heavy luggage. This room is also very spacious, with big bath tub. But too bad, the toilet bidget is not working, at least its not choke. Since we only stayed one night there, we didnt bother to inform and live with it. Overall, this place will be good for families with kids. They have DIY to dye shirt, cloth etc with a fee. But we need to rush off the next morning, so we didnt get to see it.
New experience at the restaurant, served with Hakka vegetarian meals and self-service ice cream with various flavours. Had chance to join DIY activity and bring back as souvenir. Beautiful place and scenery. But need to hike the road a bit before you reach the cottage. Might inconvenient for older people. But if they can lend their bike, that would be no problem.
Booked VIP room for 2 nights. First impressions very positive. Quaint place, ducks and geese around, a little café and nice (although plain) food (Vege hotpot for dinner, porridge/toast for breakfast). Beds comfortable, good WiFi. BUT. No heating, no hot water until after 3pm (which we hadn't been told about), and to make things worse we had to pack and change rooms halfway our stay because they mistakenly booked us in a different room for the second night. No apologies and were trying to blame us for booking 2 different rooms (we didn't). For the price they're charging, unacceptable.
Zhou Ye Cottage was one of the accommodations that I stayed with my family (parents + 4 year old son). It was recommended by our tour agency as they cater indigo dyeing workshops which I was keen to do with Mum and my son. The cottage was up in the mountains of Miaoli and the view on the way there was amazing especially if you get a clear weather. The overall architecture of the cottage was beautiful and serene like I have gone back in time and entered a rural cottage in China.. with red lanterns. Our room was VIP 1 which blew us away with the amazing space, the huge bathtub for 1 with amazing greenery view. 1 king bed, and 1 tatami style for my son and I and a living room. Food at the Cottage were all vegetarian so if you need meat you won’t find it here and this place would not be suitable. Food is good here despite being vegetarian. The Dinner was a nice hot pot with 7 small dishes. There was even non dairy ice cream which was very good. Breakfast spread was also good. Indigo crafting was interesting as we each made 2 items which took us about an hour. My son didn’t have the patience to do one so it was just Mum and I. I would say this activity is not the most exciting for young kids as you need to “massage and wash” the product in indigo dye and water multiple times (4-6). The only con thing of this lodging is there are mosquitos around even in the rooms. Each room is given a electric racket to kill the pests with. As we were there over winter we didn’t get bitten as much. Overall I would recommend this place and would definitely go back again but probably without kids . …
A unique accommodation that sprout out in the woods in Miaoli where you can enjoy the quacking of the ducks, crowing of the rooster, chirping of the birds and even calls of the insects right at your doorsteps. And while you enjoy being in the most natural of things, you are well rested in a 5-star accommodation with king-size bed, bath tub and a small living-room - a VIP room that is big enough for 4 persons. Our pre-booked dinner (no other eatries nearby) in the cottage compound was a 7-course (portioned by per person) feast with additional free flow of buffet spread that was really filling. Wished we could stay another day to explore more and, as always in Taiwan, the cottage staff were friendly and helpful.