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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Mashobra, Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh

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Sumit M
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing stay!”
Reviewed May 21, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We - a family of six adults and two small kids stayed at the place for 3 days. It was a very relaxing experience.
The place is very tastefully done, clearly shows personal interest taken by owners. The team attending at site is very courteous and makes you feel at home.
The bookshelves for adults and kids are well stocked, the views from french windows are awesome.
All in all an awesome experience. Did not face any issues.
I would recommend you to go if you are looking for a quiet place, away from crowded hill stations. Expect good food, cozy stay, quietness and excellent service

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 22, 2015
Dear Sumit,
It was a pleasure to have you and your family over at our home. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV.
We are delighted to note that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and an 'At Home' feel.
We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon !

Best regards,
Pooja & Sunil
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Smarika_R...
Mumbai, India
Level 5 Contributor
26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Get lost in the misty surroundings, tall tress and the beautiful cottage!”
Reviewed May 15, 2015 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The more I say of the stay here, the less it is. It was PERFECTION REDEFINED!

The cottage does not leave you asking for anything...anything.

Nestled amongst the beautiful deodar tress, the cottage is in the village of Mashobra, about half hour from Shimla. Once you take the turn from the main road towards Mashobra, you do get a tad apprehensive as the lone, snakey and broken down road seems to go forever but oh, man oh, once you see the cottage, you realize it could not have been any other way.

With 3 bedrooms, attached bathrooms with most stylish fittings n even a jacuzzi there is not much left to ask for. The bathrooms also come with fantastic views. So you can spot the misty valley while you do your business. Luxury or what!!

The master bedroom comes with a fireplace and a small balcony, which when you open the door to, let's the mist sneak it's way in. The fireplace, once lit compells you to tuck your feet in on the sofa and get reading. The cottage has a range of books too.

The kitchen is cozy n overlooks the small well kept garden. One could be somewhere in an Enid Blyton storybook cottage. The cottage overlooks a valley below, where you can spot cabbage farms and other cottages.

The best thing of the place though is the house heia, Sundar, who embodies his name. He is amongst the nicest people you will ever come across. The owners are lucky to have such a gem manning their place. He is
an awesome cook to. Love
him!!

TIPS:
1. Be ready to shell out on the taxi travels since the place is far. About 500-600 per trip back n forth.
2. You will have to leave from wherever u are to get to the cottage before sundown. Most taxi guys refuse to ply on the road too late in the night.
3. The owner might (just might) give you a discount in the off season.



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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 22, 2015
It was a pleasure to have you and your family over at our home. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV.
We are delighted to note that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and an 'At Home' feel.
I am happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon !

Best regards,
Pooja & Sunil
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Orashi
2 reviews
“The Perfect Family getaway”
Reviewed April 14, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

If you have ever dreamt of perfect family getaway like the ones you see in movies -- then this is where you actually get to live it. The place is a perfect private paradise in the hills.

We were a family of 11 including a 2.5 month old infant and a large sized golden retriever. The house is absolutely stunning. what is even more beautiful is the walk around it.

And the food is just perfect. The caretakers Sunder and his wife are a complete pleasure. Absolutely hospitable, always smiling and ready to help and the perfect hosts you could ever want. They were cooking the most delicious Indian food for us every day.

We stayed here for 3 nights and still thought it was too little. Only think i would recommend is to stay put at the house or go for walk in the surrounding areas. Going to Shimla market is a bad idea unless you are open to spending close to an hour or more each way mostly in traffic.

I am certain of going back to this place again with my family.

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Liked best: the location and the property
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 17, 2015
Hi!
It was a pleasure to have you and your friends/family. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV.
We are delighted to know that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and "At Home " feel.
We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon !

Best regards,
Sunil and Pooja
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sameer L
1 review
“A home in the hills”
Reviewed April 6, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Breathtaking pine forest....step farming.... walking in the hills....all from the comforts of a modern and fully furnished cottage....and the icing on the cake is Sunder,the polite n competent caretaker cum cook....a home far from the madding crowd

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Apr 17, 2015
Hi!
It was a pleasure to have you and your friends/family. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV.
We are delighted to know that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and "At Home " feel.
We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon !

Best regards,
Sunil and Pooja
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sanskriti...
1 review
“It could'nt have got better”
Reviewed December 21, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

This place is my favourite for an annual getaway. The villa is gorgeous and luxurious. It's perfect for a family holiday or for a group of friends... It's pocket-friendly and makes you feel like in nature's lap.
I strongly recommend it to everyone to go here atleast once...

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Dec 23, 2014
Dear Sanskriti,
It was a pleasure to have you and your friends/family. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV.
We are delighted to know that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and "At Home " feel.
We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon !

Best regards,
Sunil and Pooja
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
sood_varu...
New Delhi, India
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“The Place to be if you are planning to Unwind in the Hills !!!”
Reviewed December 7, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

At the out set i must congratulate the owners of the villa for creating a sanctuary such as this in the hills for travelers like us. The villa is everything the description says and more. The interiors are very very tastefully done and this place has most modern amenities (assuming you are travelling to the place to relax with family/friends and not looking for connectivity for "Email/Whatsapp/Facebook")

The first reaction of the children when they walked in was "WoW" and then they pushed me endlessly to extend our stay.

Spent most of our day chatting over a cup of tea, waking around the area and some mild sightseeing around mashobra. The evenings were centered around Bonfires, Drinks and BBQ all of which were organized by the friendliest housekeeper Mr. Sundar & his wife. They made sure that our stay was as comfy as was possible.

Couple of pointers for people planning to go here -->

1) the last 3 kms to this villa are tricky, downhill and unfinished single lane road with no street lighting. I suggest you cover this stretch before sun set.
2) This is not a hotel. Dont come here if you are hoping for hotel like facilities. This is a holiday home. One would expect to stay here like one would at their own house.
3) This place is remote. If you plan to move around like a typical sight-seer then this may not be the place for you.

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Liked best: location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 16, 2014
It as a pleasure to have you and your family. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV.
We are delighted to know that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and utter bliss.
We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon !

Best regards,
Sunil and Pooja
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
shanusing...
Mumbai, India
Level 5 Contributor
31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very Good and Cozy Stay”
Reviewed November 2, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

I selected this property after extensive research, and it met all my expectations. It was a nice and upmarket Bungalow with posh decor with most facilities.

View from the Bungalow was very good and the location was serene, perfect place to unwind from daily life. As we 11 people with extended family the bungalow could easily accommodate all of us and with all luxuries and space.

The care takers Mr Sunder and his wife were very helping and polite, they provided us whatever we wanted and the food prepared by them was very tasty and homely.

We did born-fire and barbeque which was well arranged by the care- takers.

The only feedback to improve upon is the hot-water system, for large family it was slight challenge but rest all things like beds/furniture/ kitchen cleanliness was excellent.

I would recommend this place to everyone who wants spend good and peaceful time with family and close friends.

Shanu and Smruti.

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Liked best: Location and Property Decor
Liked least: Water Heater
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Dec 16, 2014
It as a pleasure to have you and your family. Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests and of course for your time for reviewing FHV.
We are delighted to know that we were able to reach your expectations. Our business thrives on guests who leave with fond memories and create a wonderful opportunity for us to receive their friends and families. Being located in the thick of a forest does leave all the noise and chaos behind. Once our guests enter the Villa, the endeavor is to create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and utter bliss.
We are happy that you have carried back fond memories of your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back to FHV soon !

Best regards,
Sunil and Pooja
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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