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

16 reviews
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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
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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 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 Milan B
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

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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,

Reviewed July 4, 2018

Loved the stay at the cottage, can easily accommodate 6 people. It has two floors, on the ground floor it has kitchen, dining and drawing room and second got 2-bedrooms with a small sitting room. The host is very friendly and will easily guide you...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank VikasB645
Deepak S, VR Owner at The Secret Cottage: Exclusive, Independent Cottage in Kullu - Manali, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Dear Vikas, Glad to learn that we lived up to your expectations and you and your friends enjoyed the stay at the cottage and our unique way of hosting. We look forward to having you back soon. Regards, Deepak Suri

Reviewed June 29, 2018

This is a beautiful cottage, meticulously built, very well thought off, aesthetic and functional, located just off the main road. Hearty home cooked meals are served. In case you fancy something different, there are a number of restaurants at a 10 minute walk. The staff...More

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

Dear Nandeshwar, Glad to learn that we lived up to your expectations and you enjoyed our unique way of hosting. It was our pleasure and we hope to see you back soon. Regards, Deepak

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Private Yard
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Stove
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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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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