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Vanilla County Plantation Villa

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Mavady Estate, Vagamon 686580, India
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We'd cycled 70k with lots of hills - the last 17k downhill was fabulous! What a surprise to find such a lovely hotel. Staff are very friendly, rooms are fabulous and even had hammocks in the garden. Spot on at the end of a tiring day in the saddle.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vanilla County was the highlight of our trip to Kerala. As a family we enjoyed the pace of the day's activities; going on jungle walks to rubber, tea and spice plantations as well as rock pools for swimming. Our children really enjoyed being able to play in the front yard. It really was the perfect place to relax as a... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our 8 yr old boy had been suffering from a little travel sickness during the journey. The greeting we received on arrival (5th Jan) and the care and attention offered was superb by Baby Matthew. What a gentleman (made even more so by his delightful wife Rani). This place is a 100% must visit for a min 2 nights. They... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vanilla County has won numerous TripAdvisor Awards and it's very clear why: beautiful property + gracious hosts and staff + wonderful nearby excursions + superb food. Vanilla County is as close to paradise as you can get and Matthew and his wife are the most gracious hosts. My girlfriend and I stayed in a Swiss Cottage (kind of like a... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Baby Matthew and Rani run a well established Family Home that is beautifully laid out and accommodates both in house rooms and studios within the grounds. From the first welcome to the final goodbye we were treated to endless hospitality, a plunge pool visit, the Monastery tour and the ultimate Yoga class from a master on the lawn at 7... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This is the best home-stay I experienced in Kerala. The place is located at the beginning of the hill region in a prevalent area of rubber plantation. Great for walking and enjoying swimming in river rocks’ pools. The homestay is comfortable, clean, bathrooms and toilets are clean, spacious and in good working conditions. Rooms are facing the garden, they are... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This is the second time I have stayed at Vanilla County and I came back because it is a most wonderful experience. Wonderful hosts, comfortable and clean accommodation and the food is simply unbelievable - I would recommend coming here for the food alone. This is always my highlight of Kerala and I will be back again next time I... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My friend and I stayed here in mid-December. The weather was just perfect, not too hot, not too cold. Baby Matthew and his team at Vanilla County offer a wonderful experience. The price includes 3 meals a day and activities as well as a clean and comfortable room. Baby Matthew's crew took us for a tour of the spice garden,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

My husband and I stayed with Baby and Rani for 3 days in October and it was simply a magical stay. Up in the hills amongst the wildlife, we were welcomed into their beautiful home. Over the course of the few days we learnt so much about spices and the local area. We walked through plantations, swam in waterfalls and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We spent two nights at Baby Mathews and his lovely wife, Rani, at their beautiful home in the hills at Kottayam, an hour and a half from Cochin. The welcome they gave us was warm and friendly, and the room we stayed in was comfortable and impeccably clean, with wonderful colonial furniture. The house is beautiful, in a quiet and... More 

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