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Swaashramam - A Farm Cottage, Kodaikanal

SuperhostDindigul, Tamil Nadu, India
Entire cottage hosted by Vinayaka Sarma
8 guests3 bedrooms8 beds2 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Clean and tidy
12 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Vinayaka Sarma is a Superhost
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95% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Swaashramam is a farmhouse that lies humbly amidst a large organic farm that stretches an entire hill. Swaashramam is located on the Palani to Kodaikanal road, about 16 km before Kodaikanal town. It is located conveniently next to the road. The view from Swaashramam is majestic and reminds us of the grandeur of the nature. On clear days, the valley view is breathtaking. On cloudy days, the misty clouds pass through the property, greeting the nature lovers.

The space
There are 4 rooms with 8 beds in all. There are 2 bathrooms and 1 kitchen with basic equipment. There are sit outs all around the house enabling you to enjoy the scenic beauty of the nature. The house accommodation can range from 1 to 8 people. Occasionally, more people may be accommodated upon guests' prior request in a dormitory.

A caretaker family stays and manages the farm while attending to the guests.

Amenities:
Essentials: Towels, bedsheets, soap, shampoo and toilet paper.
Wi-Fi
BSNL Landline
Hot water
Power cuts and power fluctuations are common in hilly areas. Hence the above promised amenities may be impacted intermittently.
3 car parking facility - Free
Building staff – 1 caretaker 24X7
Serving maid from 10AM to 4PM can be arranged on extra charges.
Food can be prepared in the kitchen provided or ordered to be cooked by the caretaker.
Private entrance
Long term stays may be allowed.

Premises: The organic farm encompassing the farmhouse extends up to the hill top. Trekking to the top of the hill can be arranged. The farm consists of coffee, plums, bananas, avocados, pears, custard apple, jack fruit and many more fruit plantations and organic vegetable plantations. The farm also boasts of wide variety of seasonal flora and fauna.

Climate:
Min 12 C (feels 10 C) to 17 C in Winter.
Min 17 C to 27 C in Summer.

Weather: Pleasant in every way.
Perennial natural spring water.

Food: Guests can bring the raw materials and cook the food with the appliances provided in the kitchen. They can also request the caretaker to prepare the food for them. Kindly note that the food prepared by the caretaker shall be on the basis of the available raw material stock. Guests can also purchase the raw materials and request the caretaker to customize the food accordingly. The caretaker will charge on a reasonable basis depending on the nature of the food prepared and the requests made.

Access:
Guests can access the whole house. Caretaker will accompany them around the farm. He will also guide on the whereabouts.
Guests can relax and unwind amidst the serene surroundings.
A 100 meter altitude guided trek is at the disposal within the farm.
Moonlight dinner can be arranged if weather permits. Candle light dinner/moonlight dinner/Campfire/bonfire can be arranged upon request (Reasonable arrangement costs may be levied).
Guests can go to Kodaikanal town for sightseeing, shopping, boat riding, cycling and other activities.
There are a myriad of picturesque locations in the farm for photography lovers.
Cabs, taxis and timely route buses are available.

Other important Points to Note:
Power cuts and power fluctuations are common in hilly areas. Hence the above promised amenities may be impacted intermittently.
Cellphone carrier signals are received in only some locations in the premises. It is advised to use the provided landline and no extra charge is levied for making calls.
There may be barking guard dogs in the premises for security purposes. They will be chained at all times.
Guests can bring their own pets. Responsibility to take care of them lies solely with the guests.
Non-vegetarian food and alcohol are not allowed.
We trust your conduct in cleanliness and behavior.
The place is free from all the hustle and bustle of the urbane world. Guests will experience picturesque locations, serene surroundings and tranquil atmosphere.
Swaashramam is a farmhouse that lies humbly amidst a large organic farm that stretches an entire hill. Swaashramam is located on the Palani to Kodaikanal road, about 16 km before Kodaikanal town. It is located conveniently next to the road. The view from Swaashramam is majestic and reminds us of the grandeur of the nature. On clear days, the valley view is breathtaking. On cloudy days, the misty clouds pass through t…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
3 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Private entrance
First aid kit
Essentials
Heating
Hangers
Laptop-friendly workspace
TV
Wifi
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.85 out of 5 stars from 46 reviews
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Location

Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India

Hosted by Vinayaka Sarma

Joined in February 2019
  • 46 Reviews
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An ardent nature and literature lover, I experience an inexplicable joy and ecstasy gliding through my days in Swaashramam. Swaashramam means Aashramam of oneself. It is established in 2001 with an aim to connect idealogical people who understand and respect all religious beliefs but who can think, visualize and try to reach a space beyond all religions. A part of this establishment welcomes paying guests to self-sustain itself. The place unwinds oneself to unleash creative thoughts. One can derive pure delight being in this place that is surrounded by nature as it constantly redefines the purpose of life. Swaashramam is the place where you belong.
An ardent nature and literature lover, I experience an inexplicable joy and ecstasy gliding through my days in Swaashramam. Swaashramam means Aashramam of oneself. It is establishe…
During your stay
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Vinayaka Sarma is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, हिन्दी
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 10:00 - 18:00
Check out: 09:00
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm