This B&B is straight out of a dreamy picture—a newly restored colonial home nestled in the quiet neighbourhood of Swinhoe Street and tucked under the shade of a mango tree—Ivy House is the place to be if you’re thinking of a charming and tranquil staycation.
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A Restored Colonial Home
Much like its older cousin Cochrane Place (the old British country house in Kurseong that we couldn’t rave enough about), Ivy House is an old colonial home that the Aroras (who own both properties) have restored and turned it into a charming B&B.
This place radiates charm from every nook and cranny from the ivy-laden gate and large wooden doors with lion head knockers to the private courtyard and red brick and white exteriors that stay cool under the shade of an old mango tree. Check out the vintage Portuguese floor tiles, stone wall interiors and antique furniture and ceramic plates decking the walls.
A slice of corridor separates the four antique rooms of this place — rooms that are inspired by tuberose, marigold, carnation and lotus. From the floral embroidered furnishings to the eclectic décor, the rooms truly encapsulates the essence of the flowers.
The bigger rooms Tuberose and Lotus come with vintage four-poster very Bangla beds, Marigold and Carnation come decked with minimalist antique furniture and vintage Bombay beds.
While the old world vibe will seep out of the vintage bric-a-bracs like the mother-of-pearl almirah and an old Rajasthani jharokha, the rooms are stocked with modern amenities and comforts.
A Gazebo-Styled Tea Room
Breakfast comes complimentary with your stay and you can choose to enjoy it in the charming little gazebo-styled tea room of Karma Kettle that overlooks the B&B.
Alternately, you can explore the neighbourhood – it’s full of popular restaurants, cafes and stores.
Tuberose and Lotus are available for INR 4,500, Marigold and Carnation is INR 4,000 each. For more info, check here.