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tThembre Cottage A Self Serviced Residence,

Entire cottage hosted by Noel
5 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 baths
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92% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
tThembre Cottage is unique, not least in its architecture and offer of ecotherapy. Situated amidst lush green surroundings and views of the hills, it is but a few steps away from ShantiKunj, Kalimpong’s exemplary flora nursery. The bus and taxi stand in the town centre is not too far. Walks in all directions leads the flaneur through Kalimpong’s suburbs to the scenic Pujedara overlooking the Relli valley or to the Roerich centre at the iconic British-era Crookety up on the hill.

The space
tThembre was inspired by the work of the Gandhian architect Laurie Baker. Immediately discernible as your glance alights on the house are open bricks in a ‘rat trap’ bond. Baker had adapted this technique from what is called the Flemish bond which craves 25 percent fewer bricks in its wall construction. Each course includes a brick laid across the two narrow walls producing an interlocking cavity within the wall, thus insuring healthier thermal efficiency and structural strength.

Working within the prevailing topography (the site existed in the form of garhas or terraces), site preparation was minimal and the house rose organically with mostly local materials called together by local artisans. Revealing cross ventilation, old trees and bamboos are purposely retained. As is a bit of wilderness. Views of hills and surrounding nurseries (Kalimpong is famous for these!) are veiled only to bestow a measure of ecotherapy, literally at hand. Walks in all directions leads the flaneur through Kalimpong’s suburbs to the scenic Pujedara overlooking the Relli valley or to the Roerich centre at Crookety up on the hill.

tThembre is a local word signifying mixedness and hybridity. Invoking Kalimpong’s cosmopolitan past where various cultures and peoples merged and mingled, this one-time "harbour of Tibet" looks across the borders, not least the Jelep-la into Tibet/China. Inviting the eclectic but deferring pastiche, the commingled chromosome of tThembre offers a unique encounter to the less boisterous traveller.

The terrace is perfect for a cup of coffee or tea with a book in Kalimpong’s bracing mornings and its spectacular evenings.

The cottage comes equipped with a fully functional kitchen equipped with an induction stove, microwave oven, electric kettle, toaster, cutlery and crockery.
We also have in-house washing machine to help you out with your laundry. We also have a small additional bedroom apart from the main 2 to accomodate your driver/maid.
If cooking is not your thing and you are unable to step out of the house to get some really good food, don’t worry as we have home delivery service exclusively provided by ‘DOORSTEP’ for all our guests for food from most of the famous restaurants of Kalimpong at no extra charge! We would love you to drop by at Za-Khang, the only authentic Bhutanese restaurant located 2km away from the premises which serves delectable popular local dishes which we highly recommend.

To help you explore the local sights and sounds around Kalimpong, we provide scooters on rent and we are always available to help plan a local itinerary for you.

The House comes with :-
• Hi Speed WiFi - 50 Mbps.
• 65” SMART LED TV. (you can use our Netflix/Amazon Prime account if you don’t have one)
• Fully functional Kitchen with Cutlery, Crockery and Utensils - We do not have a cook service, you can order in through our local food delivery app if you choose not to cook.
• Housekeeping (Limited - Please check house rules for details), toiletries, linen and towels. We will provide essentials for self-cleaning and clean linens on demand.
• Complimentary welcome snack bar (Cornflakes, instant Noodles, Biscuits, Coffee & Tea)
• Power Back-up
• 24 hours running Water
• Geyser
• Washing Machine
• Fridge
• Microwave
• Toaster
• Kettle water heater
• Room heaters
• Hair dryer
• Complimentary mineral water
• A small additional bedroom apart from the main 2 to accomodate your driver/maid
• Car parking - We have a secured car parking space inside the compound.
• We have bike and taxi rentals on demand.
• We do also arrange local day trips and transfers to and from the property if you require.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi – 50 Mbps
Free parking on premises
40" HDTV with Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video
Washer – In unit
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Kalimpong, West Bengal, India

Hosted by Noel

Joined in August 2014
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I'm a Photographer, foodie and avid traveller, would love to trade stories and travelling tips over some great local dining spots
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  • Lisa
Noel is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, हिन्दी
  • Response rate: 98%
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 12:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $841
Cancellation policy

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