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StayVista @ Magpie Cottage - 3BR

Entire villa
hosted by Ojas
  1. 8 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 3 baths
Furry friends welcome
Bring your pets along for the stay.
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Enveloped in unmatchable serenity and quietude, nestled in the lap of nature without an iota of urbanisation in sight, Magpie Cottage promises respite amidst everyday chaos. It is housed in a dense wooden oak and pine forest reserve, in the midst of lush foliage among over 500 species of birds and ample fauna.

Not far from Halduparao and set in a wildlife reserve, the homely interiors of this tranquil haven, coupled with the sprawling expansive outdoors make for an ideal nature escape. 

The space
Every nook and cranny is home to different species, and wildlife spottings are a norm here. The founder of this home was a staunch believer of wildlife conservation and fought for crimes against wildlife in the latter part of his life. And Magpie Cottage is a part of his immense legacy left behind. Swathed in transcendent beauty, you must disconnect from the outside world, enjoy a refreshing morning walk, spend the evenings birding, end the day with a soothing night of stargazing, and reconnect and be one with nature whilst here. 

Magpie Cottage is special because of its:
- Serene location in a reserve forest
- Located near Sona river
- Abundant birdlife, perfect for all avid birdwatchers
- Proximity to Vatanvasa Gate of Sonanadi Sanctuary
- Modern interiors with leisure amenities
- Sprawling, verdant lawn
- Private terrace overlooking blissful landscapes
- Jungle safari and jungle walks

We care for your absolute comfort! To that effect, we provide:
- Inverter, bonfire
- Wardrobe, hangers, torch
- Geysers, towels, toiletries
- Medical kit, mosquito repellent
- Secured parking space for up to 3 cars

This is a pet-friendly property.

The Space:

- There are 3 well-furnished, spacious bedrooms - 2 on the ground floor and 1 on the first floor.
- All the bedrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure your utmost comfort, including a queen-sized bed and splendid views of the forest.
- All bedrooms offer an ensuite bathroom.

- There are 3 ensuite bathrooms.
- All bathrooms have geysers, towels and basic toiletries.

- There is an expansive living room on the ground floor, that offers comfortable sofa-style seating for up to 6 people.
- The dining area is a part of the living room and can accommodate up to 6 people.
- The living area opens up to the private patio, complete with outdoor furnishings and overlooks unending greenery.
- The first floor of the villa houses a private terrace, offering spectacular views of the rich verdancy around. It is equipped with ample seating arrangements.
- The exteriors of the villa boast a sprawling 20,000 sq. ft. lawn, ideal for a game of badminton, cricket or catch.
- Approximately 200 metres away from the villa is the Sona River, which serves as the perfect spot for a morning spent attending meetings amidst nature.
- The villa itself is not far from Halduparao, one of the oldest rest houses, that is home to elephants and tigers.

- Guests may use the kitchen to prepare their own meals at no additional cost. Ingredients will be charged as per actuals.
- It is equipped with a gas stove, refrigerator, oven, induction plate, water purifier, crockery and cutlery.
- Cooking and consumption of non-vegetarian food is allowed.

- The caretaker can prepare meals at an additional cost of Rs. 800 per day. Ingredients will be charged as per actuals.
- The availability of the food options depends on seasonality since the property is in a reserve forest.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
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Where you’ll be

Lansdowne, Uttarakhand, India

This property is located in the Simalsaira Village, approximately 7 km. from the Vatanvasa Gate, an entry point of Halduparao. This holiday home is approximately 48 km. away from Lansdowne and 38 km. from Kotdwar. Lansdowne is a peaceful, untouched hillstation in Uttarakhand. Engulfed in dense forests and touring pine trees, this quaint hillstation is cosy, picturesque and quiet, all at the same time. So, while you’re enjoying your peaceful stay at this property, here are a few nearby places and activities we recommend to make your stay even more memorable.
- Visit Halduparao for wildlife spotting
- Enjoy a day in the town of Lansdowne
- Embark on nature trails and spot various birds

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Hosted by Ojas

Joined in May 2019
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During your stay

The host is not present at the property but is always accessible via call or message. A trained and responsible caretaker is present to resolve any concerns and help you have a perfect stay.
  • Response rate: 97%
  • Response time: within an hour
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