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    Two Frenchmen, A Bistro & A Secret Garden: You've Gotta Check Out This Goan B&B

    Nupura posted on 02 August

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    Well the two Frenchmen are married, but still very charming, the wine list here is great, the food even better and the ambience altogether make a stay at this boutique B & B, Villa Botanique, an unforgettable experience.

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    Goa beyond its beaches offers some really unique experiences, and thankfully, people are now opening up these lovely properties in the smaller villages inland that offer a different slice of Goa. And Villa Botanique that is located in Assagaon village is one such B & B. Once you enter the gates, there is this drive down a slope that takes you to the main house. Walk around the house and you will see a wonderful, huge, forest-like garden, with palm and teak trees and a huge pool in the centre. And the best part? This is not even what they call the Secret Garden, but this is just the preview. This B & B gets its name from the secret botanical garden that is tucked away behind the property, barely a minute away. And that is definitely another huge space with loads of plants, trees and more, making it a perfect location to have that secret wedding or even a surprise party.

    What Else?

    Samuel & Charles, the two Frenchmen who run this beautiful property along with their wives, are always around. One of the wives, Emily, who is also a talented chef is the main force behind the delicious food at their Bistrot Botanique. Be it the cold tomato gazpacho soup {which is perfect for a summer day}, or their homemade ricotta cheese roasted with herbs and my favourite their Kingfish ceviche that came on this thinly sliced beet, are all a great way to start that lunch. And of course they have mains like the Beef Roast or the Fish of the Day that comes in a white wine sauce to ensure that you pretty much are filled to the brim. But then we go ahead and call for the Strawberry Tarte, that is made in house and post that, we are ready to go take a nap on one of their pool loungers. But the good thing is that even if you are not staying here, you could pay INR 150 and use the pool. The Bistro also serves a fully loaded breakfast for INR 330 which consists of a cereal or cheese toast or eggs of your choice, a fresh juice, slice of home made cake, toast with jam/butter and of course tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

    Anything Else?

    Well we definitely loved the fact that the rooms are well 1 bedroom apartments, with a small kitchenette which come equipped with a fridge, kettle etc. And they currently start at a great price like INR 3800 plus taxes for 2 people and additional charges if you decide to bring your kids or others to share the apartment with you. Of course the rates change as per the season, so do check their website for more details. A few of the apartments even have access to a nice terrace on the top to sit in the mornings and enjoy their cup of tea or coffee. Plus you get their delicious breakfast as part of the deal. And they are pet friendly, provided you inform them in advance if you are bringing a pet along.

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    The Bistrot Botanique is currently only open for breakfast and lunch, and they are shut on Wednesdays. For bookings and other details check here.  

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    6, Anjuna Mapusa Road, Assagao, Goa

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