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Lake Side Tea Estate Cottage

Munnar, KeralaView location map
2Bedrooms
Estate BungalowProperty Type
2Bathrooms

About Property

Tea is the second most-consumed drink other than water. For tea addicts, a life without tea is certainly not worth imagining or no matter what the scenario is. Tea plantations and tea estates bungalows are well-preserved relics of the colonial era, with large courtyards traditional red oxide floorings, century- old trees and green lawns, which capture an old-world charm. Many of these Tea Bungalows are more than a century old and staying in these places itself can be an enticing experience. These places are perfect to attract tourists. Lake Side Tea Estate Cottage with lake view is situated in Madupatty Estate overlooking the Madupatty Dam and a short distance from Madupatty Factory.

 This 2 bedroom ancient cottage in Munnar overlooks the serene Dam waters. The scenic beauty and tranquility of the cottage with panoramic lake view and hill view will mesmerize you for sure. The Mountain View from the balcony overlooking the dam and wildlife especially elephants can often be sighted swimming across the waters. The breathtaking views from this cottage are both stunning & surreal. Wake up to the call of wild Fowl, Malabar Thrush & Barking Deer, and be prepared to sight Indian Gaur, Elephants, and Malabar Squirrels. Enjoy the pristine surroundings while sipping garden fresh tea in God’s Own Country.

Munnar is always synonymous to tea plantation and tea bungalows. A trip to Munnar will be incomplete without having a visit to these tea plantations. Munnar is a place known for its beautiful tea estates and tea cultivation. No one will return home without tasting or shopping the tea essence of Munnar. The Scenic beauty of these tea gardens is also mesmerizing. The gardens provide an excellent view of the mountains including the view of Madupatty dam. Some of the gardens are set close to the forests and nature based tourism such as wildlife and Birding is a good option.

Have a visit to the Tea Museum at Munnar which is perfectly placed at KDHP's (Kannan Devan Hill Plantation) Nallatanni Estate in Munnar. Here you can have a journey through the tea history of Munnar. KDHP arrange the experience of tea tourism totally for our valued guests. Over twelve varieties of spices including ginger, garlic, cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, coffee, tea, clove and nutmeg are cultivated in Munnar and its neighboring villages.

Nestled inside the Munnar hills and located very close to the Anamudi peak lies Mattupetty. This hill station is located just 13 km away from Munnar and at a height of 1,700 m. Here you can enjoy the greenish valleys and feel the fabulous climate around. The most popular attraction of Mattupetty is the dam and the lake here. The dam of Mattupetty is a storage concrete gravity dam. The dam was constructed under the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project in the late 1940s, for the purpose of water conservation and power generation. Now the dam is a vital source of electricity generation in Munnar and also a haven for many wild animals and birds due to its consistent water availability.

Mattupetty dam in Munnar: If you are an adventure lover, you can engage yourself with the water sport activities like speed boating organized by district Tourism Promotion Council of Idukki (Munnar) and enjoy the pretty natural surroundings of this beautiful dam. The most attractive part of the Mattupetty dam is its still water which reflects the tea plantations around. Adventure lovers also have options here like trekking in the Shola forest, and can spot wildlife easier.

Mattupetty lake in Munnar: In the middle of Munnar hills, surrounded by the tea plantations, Shola forest and hilly woods lay a beautiful lake, just a few miles away from the Mattupetty dam. The serene ambience of the lake will take you to heaven. You have endless options either you can go for boating in the lake or you can sit on the shore enjoying the tranquility here. Tourists can go for a speed boat, pedal boat, motor boat or row boat.

The sight of the cattle grazing freely on the hills of the wide farm is a unique experience which the tourists will remember forever in their life. The farm is around three kilometers away from the Mattupetty Dam .You can see many varieties of high yielding cattle in the farms. Mattupetty is popularly known as ‘cattle village’, the name came from the famous Indo Swiss farm project or Livestock project which was launched in the year 1963 as part of the bilateral agreement between India and the Swiss government. This is dedicated to cattle development and research centre set up by the Government of Switzerland.

The best time to visit Mattupetty is from the month of August to May and it is very easily accessible from Munnar town. You can visit the dam in the winter season from October to February if you want to enjoy the mist-covered vistas of the surrounding hills and want to experience a nip in the air in the evenings.

Top Amenities

24x7 Caretaker
24x7 Caretaker
Balcony
Balcony
Couple Friendly
Couple Friendly
Dining
Dining
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Free Wifi
Free Wifi
Hot Water / Geyser
Hot Water / Geyser
Lake / Sea View
Lake / Sea View
Mountain / Valley View
Mountain / Valley View
LGBT Friendly
LGBT Friendly
Non-Smoking Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Private Holiday Home
Private Holiday Home
Safe & Secure
Safe & Secure
Secured Parking
Secured Parking
Towels & Toiletries
Towels & Toiletries
Trekking / Hiking
Trekking / Hiking

Location map

  • Private holiday home
  • A century old British Colonial Cottage.
  • Tea garden and Tea Trails
  • Hilltop Lake View Cottage
  • Plantation Walk
  • Experience lifestyles of pioneer planters.
  • The Perfect Stay, Privacy Guaranteed.
  • Welcome Drink
  • Complimentary Breakfasts
  • Tea Trails - Plantation Walk
  • British Colonial Cottage Stay
  • Onsite Hiking
  • Lunch/Dinner can be provided with additional charge of 371.00 per meal
  • 01 Extra bed can be arranged with an additional charge of 750.00.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions will be treated as exclusions. 

TATA / LKW COTTAGE - 101 is just 06 km away from Munnar towards Madupetty dam route. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is 114.00 km away and the nearest railway station is Aluva Railway Station which is 104.00 km from Chokkanad Bungalow. The nearest major city is Munnar and the nearest bus station is Munnar. Private buses, taxi's, jeep's and tuk-tuks are available for commuting. 

Munnar - 10.50 km

Madupetty Tea Factory - 01.00 km

Madupetty  Dam- 02.00 km

Eco Point – 07.00 km

Top Station - 24.00 km

Landmark: Madupetty Tea Factory, Madupetty Road

✔ Normal check-in and check-out time is 02.00 PM to 11.00 AM. Any changes should be informed to us. Early check-in and late check-out options are available depending on the availability and we may charge an additional charge.

✔ Pets are not allowed at any circumstances. 

✔ We may have in-house caretakers staying inside this holiday home or nearby out-houses very close to this holiday home to provide a hassle-free stay for you. Under any circumstances, we cannot hand over keys and leave you alone inside property. We always ensure a caretaker is avaible inside property for your safety and convenience.

✔ VOYE HOMES is a branded holiday home network. These are someone's second home, hence do not expect any hotel kind luxury and services in our holiday homes. 

✔ Please read our Terms and Conditions page in our portal before reservation.

✔ We do not permit any check in after 05:00 PM due to wildlife spotting in night hours. 

✔ Mentioned price is for 02 people in a room. However, 02 more extra persons can be allowed in a cottage with an additional charge of INR 750.00 per person with additional mattresses.

✔ Breakfast cost for extra person is not included in the above mentioned price. 

✔ Please be informed that guests should be adhered to meal timings displayed in room. We should not serve any meals or coffee/tea to any guests outside meal timings.

✔ We do not confirm any booking without receiving 100% advance payment. VOYE HOMES has all rights to refuse check-in if there is any due.

✔ All guests should submit an e-check in form prior to arrival. We do not allow any guests to check-in without submitting their check-in form. 

✔ Inform us your food preferences prior to arrival.

✔ Gambling, Contraband, Prostitution, Weapons, Explosives, Flammable objects, Poisons, Drugs, Dangerous Animals, and Loud music are strictly prohibited on villa/resort premises.

✔ Mobile networks and internet networks are very poor in this region, hence please consider this mind before booking this holiday home. 

Can I book only one or two rooms, or do I need to book the entire Property?

Yes, you can book just one room also.

How many people are allowed in a cottage with in this price?

Mentioned price is for 02 people in a cottage, however 01 more extra persons can be accommodated in a room with extra mattresses. We charge 750.00 per extra person

What is mean by maximum occupancy mentioned in your website?

Maximum occupancy is the total accommodating capacity of the property with extra mattresses.

Is Driver and/or House-Help accommodation available?

No, Driver and/or House-Help accommodation is not available.

Is parking available onsite or nearby?

Yes, Secured Parking is available on site.

Is this home couple friendly?

Yes, we allow adult couples with local ID proof.

Can I reserve your place for special functions such an as engagement ceremony, a small wedding ceremony or a birthday party, etc?

Yes, we do allow small events/photoshoots at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval. If you wish to book our home for functions/shoots, please send a message to the host on our website or send us an email atvoyehomes@gmail.com

Is this home senior citizen friendly?

Yes, it is a senior citizen friendly home.

 

Food and Beverages

Is outside food allowed ? Are we allowed to cook ourselves?

Guests are not allowed to access the kitchenette now as per COVID-19 protocol. Outside food is not allowed.

Do you allow us to stock things in your fridge?

Yes, you can use the fridge in the kitchen to store food/beverages.

Is there an aquaguard for drinking water supply? Do we need to carry our Mineral Water bottles or are these readily available at your villa?

We provide 01 mineral water bottle for free and extra bottles with additional charges.

Is Alcohol allowed?

Yes, alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. There is ice stocked in the fridge. For extra ice required, guests may need to pay charges to procure ice from outside.

Are meals provided onsite? What are the charges?

Breakfast is complimentary; Meals are provided onsite at extra cost. For your convenience, please pre-book your meals. Please be mindful of the meal timings, so that our staff has adequate time to prepare. Tea/Coffee will be served during breakfast and afternoon tea time. If you would like tea/coffee during the day, this will be arranged at an additional charge.

What is the type of cuisine served?

We provide traditional Kerala style cuisines (Veg and Non-Veg) • Chicken  (Subject to availability)

Can I pay the caretaker some extra money and request the Cook to prepare fish or chicken dishes for us?

Yes, but charged extra at cost. Please do inform the caretaker in advance to make arrangements. 

 

Payments

What is the cancellation policy?

Days before check-in date when we receive your notice to cancel

Cancellation charges

30 days prior to check-in date

20% of the booking amount

20 days prior to check-in date

30% of the booking amount

10 days prior to check-in date

50% of the booking amount

05 days prior to check-in date

70% of the booking amount

Below 05 days prior to check-in date

No refund

GST at applicable rates will be charged on these cancellation fee.

Can I pay 50% now and pay the remaining 50% closer to the date?

No, you have to pay 100%  to confirm your booking.

How can I make a payment?

Once you have chosen your dates and your booking has been accepted, you will receive a payment link where the payment can be processed. In case you're unable to make an online payment through the link, you could also deposit the cash in our bank account directly. We also offer other options like PayTM, NEFT/IMPS or UPI.

How can I make payments onsite, at the home?

Balance payment can be done via online or as cash.

 

Things to do

What can we do for fun around the property?

Nature walk, hiking, tea trails are available with additional charges.

Are there water bodies nearby (such as a pond/ river/ lake etc)?

Yes, Madupetty lake is near to the property. 

 

House Rules

Do you allow loud music?

No

Is smoking / alcohol consumption permitted?

Yes, smoking is allowed but strictly not inside the room. If you wish to smoke, please do so outside in the garden/lawn area. Alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. We do not encourage late night revelry or loud music.

What are the Check-in & Check-out timings? May I request for late check-outs or an early check-in?

Normal check in and check out time is 02.00 PM to 11.00 AM. Any changes should be informed to us. Early check-in and late check-out options are available depending on the availability and we may charge an additional charge.

What formalities are needed during check-in and check-out?

As required by law, all adults have to provide their government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in. Your co-operation is of utmost importance to us.

Are we allowed to access all areas?

Depends, if you book a single villa you cannot access other villa's, and common areas can be accessed. But if you book the entire property you can use all areas inside the property.

 

Safety

Is there a security guard / watchman?

There is a caretaker at the Home.

Is the property properly fenced? Is there a boundary wall?

No

Is there a First-aid kit available at your Home?

Yes, we do have a first-aid kit (free), sanitary pads (with additional charge) onsite.

 

Room specifics

Is there Internet/ 3G/ WiFi connection available onsite?

Yes

Do you provide toiletries and bath towels?

Yes

Is the Home air-conditioned?

No

Our priority is safety for all. As a mandate, we request all guests to submit an RTPCR negative certificate taken within 72 hours of Check-in or the First dose COVID vaccination certificate download from the COWIN website.