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

22 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies
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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 13 July 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 16 July 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 22 May 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 24 May 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

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Reviewed 21 May 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 23 May 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 3 April 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 3 April 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

Reviewed 22 January 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 24 January 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,

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
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 neighbourhood
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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