Clean Toilets with hot waterFully equipped kitchen
Enchanting Cottage in The Nilgiris

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

Come and spend a wonderful weekend in the Gudalur valley, an undiscovered haven; close to nature and far from the crowds.
This stay with us is ideal for families; for those who enjoy nature and hiking, bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


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The space

The 2 Cottages are located on a six acre organic farm.
Each cottage has 2 double rooms with 2 baths, a drawing.dining area and equipped kitchen. Rooms are immaculately clean.

Guest access

The town is a KM away and has many restaurants and shops. Local hill produce like tea, coffee, spices wild honey and citronella oil are available here. There is parking, TV and hot water facilities, taxi can be organised for pick up.

Interaction with guests

The family stays in the same compound and is happy to interact with guests and help them to feel at home and comfortable. There are doctors in the family who will be able to provide medical care if the need arises.

The neighborhood

The Gudalur valley, a scenic and undiscovered place, nestles in the the foothills of the Nilgiris hills. Located on the edge of the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, it is a great location for wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers. It is also located with easy access to many interesting places like Ooty, Mysore and Wayanad; all within one to three hours drive.
The climate is just right – bright days with blue skies and moderately cold nights. You can enjoy the atmosphere of a quiet hill town.

Getting around

Local autos are available for short distance transport. Jeeps and cars can be hired in town. Gudalur is well connected by road and there are plnty of buses to Bangalore, Calicut or Ooty.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

No hard liquor, no loud parties, no smoking indoors, no late night parties. Families only; no bachelor groups.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

1 night minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Mary User Profile
June 2017
Shyla, her family and household provided us with wonderful hospitality, kindness and help with logistics. Food was fresh and spicy. It was a perfect introduction to India. Gudalur is a small town from which to explore the breathtaking Nigrilis Hills.

Anubhav User Profile
May 2017
This cottage is almost magically hidden within the woods and offers a tranquil, relaxing and rejuvenating stay close to the nature. The food at the farm is very kid-friendly and almost everything is grown within the farm. We didn't feel like checking out at all. I can't to visit again soon.
Shyla User Profile
Response from Shyla:
Thank you Anubhav. Would be a pleasure to have you ehre again!
May 2017

Ranganath User Profile
December 2016
Shyla and Udayan took great efforts in making our stay memorable one. We were traveling with very young kids for first time but the way they took care of our food requests and going extra mile to assure us of everything was great. Cottage was cozy, comfortable for kids and setup nicely. All the pets such as cows, dog, ducks, Hen are wonderful for kids to watch. The greenhouse and all the variety of trees, flowers and plants are beautiful. Udayan deserves special thanks for taking care of everything any time of the day.

Lakshata User Profile
August 2016
If looking for a weekend gateway to heaven near Bangalore/Coimbatore with your pets... Shyla's Gauri Farm is the perfect place. Stay amidst nature and feast on fresh milk and fruits. Lilly and her little pond were a pleasant surprise and I won't reveal much.. will wait for ull to experience it. Within two days you'll be refreshed and rejuvenated staying here. The cottage is very comfortable and can easily house 4 to 5 guests. Finger licking hot and fresh meals are available on request. We did not explore the places around since we were busy enjoying with our pets in their lush green surroundings. A must visit for every per lover with their pet.
Shyla User Profile
Response from Shyla:
Thank you Lakshata; glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you back here again
August 2016

Taroon User Profile
June 2016
The farm is absolutely fantastic! We picked it because we wanted a clean, open yet serene place to take our 3 pet dogs. Shyla & Udayan were very accomodating and on the whole, we enjoyed our 2 night stay quite a bit. The only downside was that we (perhaps foolishly) expected the farm to be kind of "in the middle of nowhere". Unfortunately, this was not the case. If you want to try and find serenity and beauty beyond the farm, you have to drive some thru some tiny, congested lanes and then thru the bustling town of Gudalur, which was a bit of a downer and not something one looks forward to on a short getaway from the city. The only other minor niggle was the lack of non-veg food - about which we were forewarned no doubt - but having to go into town each evening to get some cooked meat (I'm a carnivore) was a bit tedious.

Ramprasad User Profile
June 2016
Dr. Shyla was an awesome host. She made us feel at home. They have a wonderful cottage and a great farm. We plan to visit the farm again.

Ranjitha User Profile
May 2016
The place is great, Udayan is very helpful and coordinated well. The best thing i loved about the place are, its quite peaceful and hygienic. There is ample space in front of cottage where you can spend a good time with family/friends amidst nature. We had camp fire at night, which was also thrilling experience.

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Gudalur, India · Joined in January 2012
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