Head to the hills of Ooty this summer and take a trip back in time as you stay at this lovely colonial heritage guest house.
Escape To This Pet-Friendly, Brit-Style Guest House In Ooty This Summer
The Classic British Tavern
The property is located in a one and a half acre estate in the centre of the hill station town. There’s plenty of outdoor space to play everything from football to cricket, there’s spaces for campfires and plenty of seating to go with it (log benches and gazebos). There’s even carrot fields that you can go and pluck carrots from! The actual building was modeled after the colonial era guest houses you’d find on the British countryside.
The building sits nestled around a lot of greenery, most of it from the garden outside which is well maintained. The resort has five rooms, each fully furnished and replete with all the amenities you’d expect (Wi-Fi, TV, etc), along with indoor fireplaces! There’s plenty of wooden furnishings, from cots to dressers and the overall brown hue across the house really makes it feel warm and cosy. We also liked that the owners didn’t stop with just bedrooms, but also other parts of a colonial era guest house, like their library, observatory and chess room! Having said that, we’d like to point out that there is no restaurant on site and that you’ll have to rely on their coffee shop if you want quick grub.
As much as we were enamoured by the antique rooms and old school construction, it’s the space outside that conveyed a sense of luxury. The gazebos, campfire space and lush lawns are perfect for spending time outside. Pet lovers rejoice, as the resort is pet friendly, which is great because we’re sure any pet would love the open space. Above all, we think the fact that all of this is available for just INR 1500/person/night (at the time of this publication) is what stumped us. We think this place will be great for groups of 10-12 because you can book the entire place and it’ll be super cheap! Being in the centre of the hillstation, you have plenty of things to do like check out the famous Government Botanical Garden, boat across Emerald and Avalanche lake and try out the many trekking trails up the nearby hills.