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Sandhya - A quaint retreat in the Himalayas

SuperhostSatkhol, Uttarakhand, India
Entire cottage hosted by Sheeba
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Sandhya is a quaint village hut in the Himalayas. It was restored from an original structure that is believed to be more more than 60-70 years old. As a result, it has a unique charm about it- little quirks that give us a glimpse how local people lived here and their sensibilities. For example, the door heights are always very low- just above 4 ft- so do mind your heads when you enter! Sandhya offers a chance to experience life in an authentic mountain home.

The space
We are a fun family with two animals, 4 local villagers helping us on our farm and my daughter and I- and we would love to have you join the crew. My cottage is next door to Sandhya.

Guest access
You'll have access to the whole farm. We are doing lots of planting, making a garden from a scratch, growing vegetables and in summer picking fruits from the orchards- feel free to get involved.

Other things to note
Our cook, Naren can cook simple Kumaoni/regular vegetarian meals for you. He is around from 8:00 to roughly 12:00 and cook as per your choice. He will try his best to please you:) The kitchen is fully equipped with utensils, a gas stove and a fridge so you can heat the meals as and when you wish.
Sandhya is a quaint village hut in the Himalayas. It was restored from an original structure that is believed to be more more than 60-70 years old. As a result, it has a unique charm about it- little quirks that give us a glimpse how local people lived here and their sensibilities. For example, the door heights are always very low- just above 4 ft- so do mind your heads when you enter! Sandhya offers a chance to expe…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 floor mattress
Common spaces
1 floor mattress

Amenities

Private entrance
Indoor fireplace
Laptop-friendly workspace
Essentials
Heating
Wifi
Hangers
First aid kit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.91 out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
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Satkhol, Uttarakhand, India

We are situated in a rural setting and are surrounded by forests and other homes in the village. Road access is about a 15 minute walk. It is ideal for quite time, walking in the countryside and hiking in the Mukhteshwar forest. There is a lovely NGO-Aarohi just around the corner. They have a shop with local products and a charming school for local children. Villages are very idyllic here so walking is the best pastime. Closest town Almora is about 50 minutes drive away. Mukhteshwar is 40 minutes drive. There are plenty of hiking and cycling options in the area.
We are situated in a rural setting and are surrounded by forests and other homes in the village. Road access is about a 15 minute walk. It is ideal for quite time, walking in the countryside and hiking in the M…
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Hosted by Sheeba

Joined in March 2018
  • 39 Reviews
  • Superhost
A lawyer by training and a tree lover by passion, I live and work in rural Himalayas in Uttarakhand. I work closely with the mountain communities to help bring back their lost forests. I founded a social enterprise called Alaap in 2016 which focuses exclusively on social forestry in the mountains. Sandhya was my first home in the mountains and is an originally restored mountain hut. I wanted to share the joy of experiencing living the mountain way with all of you. We are planting a lot of trees around the hut. If you like to get your hands dirty planting then you'll have plenty of opportunity to do here. Do visit:)
A lawyer by training and a tree lover by passion, I live and work in rural Himalayas in Uttarakhand. I work closely with the mountain communities to help bring back their lost fore…
During your stay
My cottage is next door to the guest cottage. When I'm around, you can drop by any time should you need any help. It maybe that when are here, I am travelling. In that case, Mansigh and Bhagwati, the two caretakers of the property, are available from roughly 9:00 am till 6:00 for any help required:)
My cottage is next door to the guest cottage. When I'm around, you can drop by any time should you need any help. It maybe that when are here, I am travelling. In that case, Mansig…
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House rules
Check-in: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
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