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Huntingdon House

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Arguably the most scenically beautiful region of Malawi, The Thyolo district forms the heart of Malawi's tea producing region with rolling hills of immaculately cultivated, emerald green plantations and some of the oldest estates in the country. With magnificent views of Mount Mulanje and the Lower Shire valley to the west, Satemwa enjoys a temperate climate of the Shire Highlands and relaxed ambiance of a by-gone era. Visitors to this corner of Malawi cannot but help to be caught up in the colonial magic of the area and diverse scenery which ranges from tropical evergreen forests to riverine thickets and rolling hills. Huntingdon House was built in the 1920's and the estate has been in the Cathcart Kay family for generations with members of the family still running the tea and coffee production of the estate. The grand old colonial style house has been tastefully restored as a joint venture between the Satemwa Tea Estate and the Ulendo Travel Group.
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Free Internet
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Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Chileka Airport47 km
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All reviews tea plantation scones afternoon tea picnic spot stayed longer a wonderful stay enjoyed our stay tea tasting unique experience high tea manicured gardens stayed nights each evening several days guided walk heaven on earth old world charm
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Located about 1-1.5 hours away from Blantyre City, Satemwa Tea Estates and Huntingdon House in Thyolo District is a good getaway from the city hustle and bustle. Whether visiting alone, as a couple, as a family or a group of friends, the experience is something...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

I stayed here with my partner and his dad. The hospitality that I received was beyond excellent! The tea tasting and afternoon tea were both brilliant. I would recommend the cycling tour, although tough, it was also worth it. The rooms are spacious and beautiful,...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

I stayed here last week as part of a group, with some of us revisiting Malawi after 60 years. Huntingdon House was the last stop after 10 days travelling. Such a tranquil place to rest and relax. The food was delicious at every meal and...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Myself and husband stayed for 2 nights in the Father’s room. The room was quite pleasant but in a state of early decay. The dinner last night consisted of a soup of reasonable quality , the main course was a leg of chicken with rise...More

5  Thank lanalavery
Response from AnetteKay, General Manager at Huntingdon HouseResponded 17 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are saddened and sorry that HH did not match up to your standards. We welcome constructive criticism as we always strive to give our guests the best possible experience and take pride in what...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Delicious food. Good service. Nice manicured gardens. Enjoyed tea plantation tour and tea tasting. Very friendly staff and very accommodating. I stayed in the chapel room. Just amazing. Old world charm. Would like to go back again.

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Response from PaulUKS | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering, I was travelling. Yes, you can visit for a meal. The lunch I had was excellent.
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"Highly recommend it."
2 May 2017
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"The Chapel room is the most private. All rooms are super nice."
19 Nov. 2016
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"Don't miss the walk to on picnic area to the top of the estate (3 hours round trip)"
11 Jul. 2016
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"I love Mother's room but it was a bit noisy towards the morning when staff are working to set up for..."
17 Jun. 2016
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