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Benalla
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We revisited "The Farmhouse" and pleased to report that the standard of service remains high. The meals and service are excellent. The beautiful garden is a great place to view the mountains and enjoy that early morning "bed tea".There are many interesting walks to do. The local people are very friendly and make you feel welcome. Jimmy Singh is a... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The Firm house in Samthar , a nice secluded hamlet, off Kalimpong, is a unique staying option with personal touch. Owned and run by a retired Army Officer, this beautiful farm house is offered to a entire group. Comprising of 3 bedrooms with attached bath, a living space and a open air dining hut, this place offers excellent stay and... More 

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Reviewed 13 December 2015

We stayed there for four nights. An exclusive experience! There was nature, hospitality, Mr. Jimmy Singh and above all THE AWAKE AND SHINE SCHOOL and lots of kids. We enjoyed a lot. In the farmhouse, there is a huge lawn, which was previously used as lands for step cultivation. We enjoyed outdoor sitting, enjoying the nature over a cup of... More 

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Benalla
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

I have taken several groups to Samthar Farm House and never once have we been disappointed. The effort that is made by Jimmy Singh and his team to provide excellent food and lodging is outstanding. You are immediately made to feel part of the family. This warm welcome is extended by the villagers as you wander down the many tracks,... More 

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Nicholson, Australia
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

My third visit to the Farmhouse in Samthar proved that it is a most rejuvenating, happy place where peace and beauty are in abundance. From bed tea in the mornings to dinner at night, the meals are hearty and wholesome, cooked by Tara who takes pride in her work. Jimmy Singh is the perfect host, but as you get to... More 

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Gurgaon, India
1 review
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We went in the first week of May'15. The place is astoundingly peaceful and serene. Nature at its untouched best. Samthar farm is a cluster of cottages, with a common lounge, dining and library. The cottages are private, well furnished, hygienic and comfortable. There are various terraced sit outs. I spent sometime reading there and also star gazing at night.... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

Visited from 03 to 05 May. The drive up from Siliguri is fascinating with hairpin bends and swirling clouds. The driver, Manoj, is a cheerful lad, full of local knowledge and a chatterbox to boot. It was a great experience to meet my former war CO after all these years and relive our memories of '71. He has a priceless... More 

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Reviewed 5 May 2015

If you are looking for malls, coffee shops, spa, gym, resort like amenities and constant man made hot spots to keep you stimulated, this might not be your kind of place. But if you want to jump up and catch the stars by night light, hear the birds chirp, spend some quite moments sitting, relaxing, eating, trekking and just being,... More 

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Puri, Orissa, India
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Reviewed 18 April 2015

Being a special interest tour operator , I always look for a MEANINGFUL travel which is a win win for all.This exactly I found here at this Samthar Farm House not because of its design or view but for the concept and thoughts behind this project .I was inspired by the energy of General Singh who has started his second... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2015

If it's museums, galleries, monuments and night life you are after, this may not be the place for you. However, if it's a warm (perhaps literally) welcome, great hospitality, good comfort, peace and tranquility, with fabulous views (weather permitting!) and opportunities for delightful walks and treks, this is certainly the place for you. We did a fair amount of walking... More 

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Samthar Farm House is a home stay . Proceeds support the Awake & Shine Primary school in village Samthar. The property was converted from a traditional Lepcha Farm stead. Main house is of traditional stone and timber construction. 3 Cottages have been built on the grounds. Lounge, dining room and reading room with private lawns and a nature garden. Panoramic views of Mt Khangchendzonga and other peaks Travel time from Kalimpong 2.30 Hrs. Bagdogra/NJP 3 hrs Suitable for a walking holiday, Mountain biking,honeymoon, quite nature holiday. Open throughout the year. Best time Apr-May, Oct- Nov- Dec ... more   less 

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Address: Village & PO Samthar, Kalimpong, Kalimpong 734301, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Kalimpong
Number of rooms: 5
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“Rooms in the garden are very appealing.”
 of 5 bubbles Matisse08, 16 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The best room is the honeymoon suite for couples but all rooms are restful and decorated in traditional style. Very unique and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles UlaS70, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
“All rooms seemed to be individual,we stayed in the farm house itself”
 of 5 bubbles JoyjPandL, 14 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Cottages are a better bet than the rooms !!”
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 of 5 bubbles AmishS, 27 May 2014 | Read review
“The cottages on upper level give a better view”
 of 5 bubbles travelerKolkata, 10 Jun 2012 | Read review
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