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The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali

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Independent Cottage. Conveniently located. Overlooks river.
Bedroom1 with Ensuite
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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Property Description: As soon as you arrive at The Secret Cottage, you will feel you have escaped to a slower pace of life in a quintessentially hill house that oozes character and is nestled next to the main house. This independent attractive stone cottage brings together the old country character with all the modern amenities. It caters exclusively for those in search of peace and tranquillity. The rural location of the cottage makes this the ideal holiday retreat for a family wanting to spend quality time together surrounded by Plum, Cherry, Pomegranate, Peach and Almond trees. The cottage is superbly finished with fantastic open views and a small private garden for relaxing or al-fresco eating Accommodation Description: From the car parking area there are a few stone steps to the small...Property Description: As soon as you arrive at The Secret Cottage, you will feel you have escaped to a slower pace of life in a quintessentially hill house that oozes character and is nestled next to the main house. This independent attractive stone cottage brings together the old country character with all the modern amenities. It caters exclusively for those in search of peace and tranquillity. The rural location of the cottage makes this the ideal holiday retreat for a family wanting to spend quality time together surrounded by Plum, Cherry, Pomegranate, Peach and Almond trees. The cottage is superbly finished with fantastic open views and a small private garden for relaxing or al-fresco eating Accommodation Description: From the car parking area there are a few stone steps to the small private garden and then a few more steps to the cottage. The property provides spacious accommodation over two floors: Ground Floor: » Fully equipped kitchen with gas hob, microwave and fridge» Large living room with TV & DVD player» Dining area with a dining table and chairs» A powder room with WC and basin First Floor:» Two spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and shower » A 'Sun-Room' that has glass walls on two sides providing open views and protection on cold, windy or rainy days» A compact but utilitarian balcony for that breath of fresh Himalayan air, drinking morning tea while catching the first rays of the sun or enjoying sundowners in the evening. The cottage is furnished with traditional style furniture that complements the character of the house. All bed linen and towels are provided. By prior arrangement, our house staff will be happy to cook you a meal on request (charged extra). Location: The Secret Cottage is located in the Himalayan village of Bandrol, eight kms ahead of Kullu, on the way to Manali, on NH21. The Secret Cottage overlooks the river Beas and is conveniently located to travel and explore the 'Valley of Gods'. Manali is a 45 minutes drive and Kullu, with all its shops and amenities, is only 15 minutes away. Access & Activities: The Kullu Airport (KUU) at Bhuntar is 30 mins away with flights from Chandigarh & Delhi. It is a seven hour drive by road from Chandigarh. There are walking trails along the river outside the house. Day trips can include fresh water Trout fishing and private orchard trek with amazing views. Quaint little eating joints/restaurants are within easy reach from the property. PS: The Secret Cottage is a private serviced cottage for individual/family holidays and not party seekers.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
An exclusive Cottage or people looking to relax and spend quality time with friends and family among nature. Not a place to party! Best suited for mature travellers
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Deepak S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2014
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Reviewed December 24, 2019

Perfection to the core. Dream vacation house. Would recommend to all. Wish to come back again. Thanks Mr. Deepak for making our vacation memorable one. Cheers!

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Soniravi14
Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2019

Dear Ravi, Gald to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Secret Cottage and we lived up to your expectations. Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated. We hope to see you back sometime soon. Regards,"

Reviewed July 13, 2019

Away from the mad rush of a touristy place, The Secret Cottage at Badrol stays true to its name. A cottage neatly camouflaged among the well-maintained fruit trees and fondly cared for garden, is not just a cottage but a home - exuberant of warmth...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank shrirami
Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

Dear Shriram,Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Really appreciated. Glad that we were able to live up to your expectations and you enjoyed our unique way of hosting. You were a perfect guest and it was our pleasure to host...More

Reviewed May 22, 2019

Booked this place after thorough review of many cottages in and around Kullu. The reason, we shortlisted this was clean access, green surroundings, excellent views and quality of interiors. I visited in April 2019 (last week) and weather was pleasant - no need for heaters...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank HappyTimesForever
Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2019

Dear Anshul, Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Really appreciated. We are glad that we were able to live up to your expectations and you enjoyed our unique way of hosting. You were a perfect guest and it was our...More

Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our three nights stay at the Secret Cottage. Deepak was very helpful with his timely inputs and suggestions throughout our stay, we strongly recommend the property to those who want to enjoy quality time.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank rapidtest
Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

Dear Vipin, Gald to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Secret Cottage with your friends and we lived up to your expectations. Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated. We hope to see you back sometime soon. Regards,

Reviewed April 2, 2019

The review title is not an exaggeration by any means, the quest to find and visit this property got hindered a couple of times but in the end it was all worth it. I will state the review in a numbered listed to make it...More

Date of stay: March 2019
1  Thank Saurabh M
Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

Dear Saurabh, Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Really appreciated. We are glad that we were able to live up to your expectations and you enjoyed our unique way of hosting. We hope to see you back soon and thanks...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2019

Everything was excellent about this property; have absolutely nothing negative to say about them. Deepak is a superhost and his communication at all times during the trip and also before and after the trip was absolutely on point. The property itself is a quaint little...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank ArjunC227
Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Dear Arjun, We are glad that we were able to live up to your expectations and you enjoyed our unique way of hosting. It was our pleasure to host you and hope to see you back soon. Regards,

Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

The Secret Cottage is truly a wonderful place to stay at.It is snug,has charming interiors, incredible views from every window,good food,fairly good internet connectivity and good, simple people run the establishment,in the owner's absence.The river Beas gurgles downwards,right beside the cottage,and is great for walking...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank chhaaya
Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2019

Dear Chhaaya, Glad to hear we were able to live up to your expectations and you enjoyed our unique way of hosting. Thanks for the kind words. It was our pleasure to host you and we hope to see you back soon. Regards

Reviewed December 18, 2018

Escape the bastle to Manali and Kullu to this private and wonderful cottage with every comfort to make you feel at home. Deepak and his wonderful family are the most gracious hosts, facilitating every requirement, even from Japan!

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank thecatpalmer
Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Dear Catherine, Glad you enjoyed our unique way of hosting and we were able to live up to your expectations. Thanks for the kind words. It was our pleasure hosting you at The Secret Cottage, and hope you visit us again. Regards,"

Reviewed October 10, 2018

The Secret Cottage is a charming, spacious duplex amongst the orchard and right on the Kullu-Manali highway. Surrounded by the pomegranate and apple trees and the Beas river just besides the road, makes you feel very close to the nature. And yet the location is...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank milan1013
Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Milan, Glad you enjoyed our unique way of hosting and we were able to live up to your expectations. Thanks for the kind words. It was our pleasure hosting you at The Secret Cottage, and hope you come to visit us again, sooner than later....More

Reviewed August 1, 2018

The cottage is in a beautiful small orchid very close to the Kullu - Manali highway. It is very easily accessible via public transport. All buses going from Kullu to Manali stops and is a 5 min walk from the Bus stand. The close proximity...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank SajGan
Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Dear Sajit, Glad to learn that we lived up to your expectations and you enjoyed our unique way of hosting. It was our pleasure to host you and you are welcome back, anytime. Regards,

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighborhood
There are walking trails along the river outside the house. Day trips can include fresh water Trout fishing and private orchard trek with amazing views. Quaint little eating joints/restaurants are within easy reach from the property.
Getting around
A car is recommended. The Delhi - Manali Volvo drops you outside the cottage gate. We can put you in touch with a relaible local taxi driver for local sightseeing if required.
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