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5BHK Private Estate nr Bhimtal w/Pool & All meals

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  1. 16 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 9 beds
  4. 5 baths
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Esqape Paniyali ~ Secluded & Large | 25 Acres Private estate in forest with 5Bedrooms | Pet-friendly | All meals incl.

Top 5 things to know:

1. Private & secluded in forest.
2. 30-45mins or 1.4kms hiking/walking into forest.
3. Swimming Pool, Fireplace, Spacious Verandas & Gardens.
4. All meals incl+kitchens.
5. Go Hiking, Trekking, Birdwatching, relax by the pool-connect with nature.

We are a 25 acre private estate, 12kms from Bhimtal with 4 residences. 1-2BHK villa, 3-1BR cottages.

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About Escape Paniyali | The Dak Bungalow:

1. The Estate
2. The Residences
3. Swimming Pool
4. Meals & Kitchen
5. The Hike
6. The Drive
7. Number of guests
8. Internet
9. Hot water & Save Water
10. Pets
11. Our Staff
12. Not recommended for
13. Drivers
14. Noise & Disturbance
15. Fireplace
16. No Toiletries
17. No Smoking

1. The Estate

~ Esqape Paniyali is a 25 acres private estate, set inside a dense oak and pine forest.

It is a true experience of a secluded and private holiday home, nestled deep in nature.

12 kms from Bhimtal on the Bhimtal-Padampuri-Mukteshwar highway, the estate is located in village Paniyali Lagga, 30-45mins or 1.4kms hiking into the forest from the main road on a kacha/stone forest trail.

On arrival, our team will meet you on the highway and escort you to the estate on foot. The hike requires a moderate level of fitness, not suitable for people with poor physical health.

Esqape Paniyali is the perfect weekend getaway in Kumaon for nature lovers, who want to disconnect from their stressful city lives and spend some time in nature.

2. The Residences

At the estate, there are 4 residences:

a. Dak Bungalow - Large 2 BHK villa with 1 bunk bed.
b. Swiss Chalet - 1 Bedroom studio cottage
c. Pinewood - 1 Bedroom pinewood cottage with 1 bunk bed.
d. Hideout - 1 Bedroom rustic cottage
all about a stone throw away from each other.

a. The Dak Bungalow, which can host 4-8 guests, is a spacious and rustic, British-era style bungalow with expansive lazy verandas.

Ground floor: On the ground floor there is 1 bedroom+attached bathroom, a spacious open plan-fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living area.

The living area has a wood burning fireplace, lounge seating, smart TV and bar. Tucked away in one corner of the living room, there is a bunk bed, ideal for kids and young adults.

First floor: From the double height living area there is a flight of pinewood stairs to the first floor, where there is another large bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.

The first floor is capped with a wooden pahadi roof and covered verandas so big, you can fit a family of elephants and more.

Verandas: The extra large covered verandas in this villa, followed by the beautiful gardens, make for the perfect location for peaceful early morning meditation, barbeque and drinks with friends or some personal time with a book during sunset.

NOTE: We can accommodate 4-8 guests. 4 adults in double beds, 2 adults in extra beds and 2 kids/adults in a bunk bed.

b. The Chalet ~ Inspired by the pinewood chalets of the European alps, the Swiss Chalet at Esqape Paniyali is a large, luxurious and stylish space, suitable for a couple.

Clad with beautiful pinewood on all sides and with a pahadi roof, the chalet is set out like a large studio with a bedroom+open plan kitchen, a bar counter style dining table, smart TV, fireplace and attached bathroom.

Outside you have have expansive & inviting verandas with lounge seating to enjoy the sunset, the rolling clouds or the monsoon rains.

c. The Cottage: The Pinewood, which can accommodate 2-4 guests, is a beautiful and cozy cottage, clad with local pinewood.

The cottage has 1 bedroom, a small kids room with a bunk bed, and an ensuite bathroom.

The bedroom comes with a large bed, lounge seating with a fireplace, large windows over looking the veranda, gardens and the valley.

Outside the cottage there are expansive verandas that open up to terraced gardens, the Gaula valley and the swimming pool deck.

d. The Hideout: the 1 bedroom cottage, tucked away in a peaceful corner of the estate that borders the forest area, can host 2 guests comfortably.

The cottage has 1 bedroom with an attached bathroom, a fireplace, skylight, smart TV, attached kitchen and large covered verandas overlooking the Gaula river valley.

3. Swimming Pool

~ Esqape Paniyali is one of the very few properties in the Kumaon that comes with a rare experience of a private swimming pool in the hills.

Guests are required to shower before entering the pool. Kids cannot be left unsupervised at the pool and have to accompanied by adults at all time. It is a deep pool with no shallow ends or kid side.

4. Meals and Kitchen

~ All meals are included. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Non-veg in any one meal per day.

Extra meals, tea, coffee, barbeque can be ordered al a carte at charge.

Self-cooking is allowed.

We provide a fully equipped and functional kitchen with all cooking utensils, OTG, microwave, fridge, cutlery & crockery, gas stove, hot water kettle, mixer-grinder, bread toaster, sandwich maker, induction plate and spices.

All other ingredients need to be purchased. We only provide spices.

The grocery store is 1 hour hike, so please bring your groceries when you come. Our staff will carry them for you.

5. The Hike

~ The property is not on the main road or accessible by road.

You have to walk/hike for 30-45mins or 1.4 kms into the forest from our parking spot on kacha/forest trail to reach the estate. This hike requires a medium to good level of fitness.

Our team will meet you on the main road, get your car parked and guide you to the estate and carry your luggage.

The property is best suited for nature enthusiasts who want to take a real break from the crowds, but we do not recommend it for families with infants, small kids and senior citizens and anyone with physical fitness issues.

6. The Drive

~ The drive to the meeting point on the main road near the estate is an easy and gradual hill drive.

If you leave Delhi NCR before 6 AM you can reach within 6-8 hours with 2 quick stops.

7. No. of Guests we can host

~ We can accommodate 10-16 adults & kids.

Dak Bungalow: 4 adults in 2 double beds, 2 adults or kids in 1 bunk bed, 2 adults or kids in extra beds per room.

Swiss Chalet: 2 adults in 1 double bed.

Pinewood: 2 adults in 1 double bed and 2 kids in 1 bunk bed.

Hideout: 2 adults in 1 double bed.

NOTE: WE have 2 bunk beds in the property large enough for adults even. But if you don't want them for adults then we can accommodate only 10 adults in double and extra beds.

8. Internet

~ Internet is provided by Jio and Airtel WIFI dongles which is good for WFM and video calls. We do not have a wired connection.

Voda, Idea, Airtel, BSNL networks work very well.

9. Hot water & Save Water

~ Please do not waste water, it is a very limited resource in the hills.

We have geysers in all bathrooms.

10. Pets

~ Dogs and other pets are welcome.

Pets are NOT allowed in the beds or on the furniture. Guests are responsible for cleaning after their pets and for any damage caused by them.

Please bring their food, bedding and feeding bowls. Food for dogs is chargeable at cost @Rs 150/veg meal. Rs 300/non veg meal.

There are no permanent pets living at the estate, but other guests might have their pets.

11. Our Staff

~ Caretaker is available from 8:00 AM till 10:00 PM.

Any tips can be given to him directly.

12. Not recommended for

~ Reaching the property requires a medium to good level of physical fit ness.

Property is not recommended for people with poor physical fitness, walking and knee issues, disabilities, infants and kids that cannot walk themselves or senior citizens.

13. Drivers

~ We DO NOT have space for drivers at the estate.

They can be accommodated at a guest house near the meeting point where you can also park the car safely.

14. Noise and Disturbance

~ Playing loud music is not allowed. Neither is any drunken disorderly behavior.

Please enjoy the house while respecting everyone's space and privacy.

15. Fireplace

~ There is a charge of Rs 500/use.

The caretaker will give you a bucketful of firewood, good for 1.5 to 2 hours

Wood is a very expensive item here. It has to be purchased from the plains,
transported to the bungalow, cut into smaller pieces, brought down to the fireplace and only then it becomes usable.

~ CAUTION: Once you are done with the fireplace, please make sure to extinguish the flames & embers with water.

16. No Toiletries: In the interest of reducing garbage, which is a big problem in the hills, please carry your own toiletries.

We do not provide any soaps, shampoos, tooth brushes or tooth paste. There will be towels and toilet paper however.

17. No Smoking:

~ Inside the property is strictly non smoking, including the bathrooms. You can use the open areas for the same.

Smoking inside will attract heavy fines.

~ I hope this description has clarified your doubts, if not we are available on Airbnb messages.

Once you book, we will send you a detailed travel guide, property details and terms of booking.

Looking forward to hosting you soon.

Team Esqape

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Courtyard view
Garden view
Dedicated workspace
Free street parking
Pets allowed
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Where you’ll be

Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, India

12 kms from Bhimtal on the Bhimtal-Padampuri-Mukteshwar highway, Paniyali Lagga is a small village.

Like any small pahadi village is a off beat location with a few homes on a hilly landscape tucked away inside a dense oak and pine forest.

The village is also known for its fruit orchards and the hill side is dotted with plum, peach and apple orchards along with the oak forest.

7 nights in Bhimtal

Mar 12, 2023 - Mar 19, 2023

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