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

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Independent Cottage. Conveniently located. Overlooks river.
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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Rental Home
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. We have a pet dog called Happi!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
1/ No smoking inside the cottage. No loud music. 2/ Not allowed to wash clothes in the bathrooms (except undergarments). 3/ Guest must inform host of plan and return time when leaving the property. 4/ Guest entry to the property is not allowed after 10.30 pm (gate is locked) except in an emergency or by prior agreement from the host. 5/ Guests who plan to work are recommended to carry own Wifi device in case of technical glitches. 6/ We have a Pet (dog) called Happi on the compound.
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
Interaction with guests
The owner stays in the main house (separate from the cottage) on the compund. The owner and the staff are always at hand to help you have a memorable stay.
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Reviewed March 1, 2022 via mobile

We first came across the secret cottage through AirBnB after a deliberate and exhaustive research as we wanted a peaceful getaway from our bustling, polluted and noisy city lives. Amidst serenity of lush green mountains and on the banks of peacefully flowing Beas, The Secret...More

Date of stay: January 2022
Thank Justina_J94
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Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2022

It was a pleasure to host you Justina. While many guests say they will return next year, you & J have a special place as being the first guests to actually do that. Thanks for your kindness and detailed review. Glad we lived up to...More

Reviewed January 9, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful place to stay... spacious rooms with wonderful view of garden, mountain and landscape and river frm your windows and balconies..all amenities provided especially your own kitchen with all what you have in your home, my mom loved the kitchen especially...I went for small drive...More

Date of stay: December 2021
Thank Akash15279
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Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2022

Glad we lived up to your expectations Akash and you enjoyed our unique way of hosting. It was our pleasure to host you. Stay safe and well. Regards

Reviewed October 23, 2021

The cottage is very well located . We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.it felt like home away from home.Well furnished and well equipped kitchen made it very comfortable.our host Deepak Suri made sure that the staff Suman and Pungla provided all support when required.We loved the...More

Date of stay: October 2021
Thank 75sarikam
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Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2021

Thanks Sarika. Glad we were able to live up to your expectations and you enjoyed our unique way of hosting. Take care and be safe. We hope to see you back sometime. Regards,

Reviewed August 9, 2021

I stayed over here for a month and I can tell you one thing for sure, that this should be the only place you be looking at if you are planning your stay in the area. This location can't get any better and has the...More

Date of stay: July 2021
Thank suryadeeppal
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Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2021

Thanks for the kind words Suryadeep. Much appreciated. We are glad that we lived up to your expectations and you enjoyed our unique way of hosting. It was our pleasure to host you and you were perfect guests. We hope to see you back in...More

Reviewed June 17, 2021

We stayed for over 6 weeks here in Apr-May and it was one of the best trips we've had. The location is amazing but breathtaking views of the river Beas and the hills from the balcony and a lovely orchard right outside the house. The...More

Date of stay: April 2021
Thank SaumilP46
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Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2021

Saumil, It was a pleasure to host your wife and you. You were perfect guests during these uncertain times. Thanks for the kind and encouraging words. We are glad that you enjoyed our unique way of hosting. We hope to see you back sometime. Take...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2021

We stayed at this wonderful cottage for 5N. Location - Cottage is 15min from Kullu on the way to Manali. Right on Highway. Beas river flows other side of the highway (You can’t access the river just by crossing road. You need to walk for...More

Date of stay: March 2021
Thank eabhshe
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Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2021

Glad we lived up to your expectations and you enjoyed our unique way of hosting. We hope to see you back sometime soon. Regards,

Reviewed January 29, 2021

I stayed at the secret cottage for 7 days in January and it was a beautiful and relaxing experience. A home away from home!. The cottage is very asthetically done up and thoughtfull additions like a book and game collection, a really cool music n...More

Date of stay: January 2021
Thank Deepti_TravelX
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Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2021

Dear Deepti, It was our pleasure to host you. Gald to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Secret Cottage and we lived up to your expectations. Thanks for the kind words, will convey them to the staff. We hope to see you back sometime...More

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
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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
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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
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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

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Books
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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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali

The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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