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Imagine manicured lawns within which sits a whimsical gazebo apt for evening tea with a view, served with freshly prepared snacks. The sound of birds chirping, the sight of clouds flitting over terraced hills, and the absolute beauty of South India’s Nilgiri Hills (translating as blue mountains). Built to complement its natural setting in one of India’s most picturesque corners, Albany Cottage exudes a colonial British vibe complemented by the unmatched grandeur of India’s erstwhile palaces and mansions.
Located in a quaint and peaceful part of Coonoor, Albany Cottage stands at an altitude of 1,850 metres. Unwind at the gorgeous gazebo while taking in the scenic view and fresh air or have a drink at the terrace bar while gazing at the starry sky. Each of the four bedrooms has a distinct character, from the yellow room overlooking the patio at the back to the two master bedrooms upstairs boasting incredible tea garden views.
Settle into the cosy couches in the living room or curl up with a book on the leather chair in the library. The eight-seater dining table is bound to be your favourite spot in the villa, such is the skill of the villa chef who excels at cooking local delicacies as well as European food which will please any palate. When the weather gets a bit nippy, request the villa staff to build you a fire in the living room or upstairs in the bedrooms, and you can spend a cosy evening with your loved ones.
Apart from the beautiful home, the area is yours to explore. Go for long walks in the hills, play a game of golf or head up to Ooty or Pycara lake for a spot of boating. The Villa Manager will be happy to book a car for your use, should you require one, or arrange for a local masseuse to knead the knots away. No stone is left unturned to ensure that your stay is as relaxing and pleasurable as possible.