We visited Acres Wild in the last week of March 2013 for a night. Mansoor and his family have set up this idyllic facility nestled - even in quiet Coonoor - far from the madding crowd on the sharp slope of a massive valley with fabulous views. The surroundings are exquisite and unspoiled, and the sunrises from behind the hill are to die for. The rooms are very clean, thoughtfully furnished, and have all the facilities required for a very comfortable stay (we stayed at Cheddar House). Thankfully, there was no TV! The cottage has a neat service area where bottled water, basic crockery and a gas stove with utensils are provided for guests who would like to rustle up some personal food. Service (starting from Mansoor himself and extending to the friendly family and staff members) is very warm, personal and efficient. The food is tasty and served in the common dining room, affording an opportunity for interaction with other guests. A pool table in the adjoining games room is an added attraction while one waits for dinner to be served. There are several interesting things to do in the farm itself, and the activities are crowned by the opportunity to see a variety of fresh cheeses being made by Tina and her crew. The cheeses Tina makes here are famous all over the area, and delicious herbed mozzarella was served for breakfast alongwith freshly-baked bread. I would recommend a visit to Acres Wild to anyone looking for a unique, interesting and very comfortable farm-stay within a very manageable drive from Bangalore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a unique farmstay as it is the only gourmet cheesemaking farmstay in India. It is also an organic sustainable farm with wild life like bisons and elephants. ... more less