The English Cottage Attic (1 BR) snow view.
The English Cottage Attic (1 BR) snow view.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers. Whether you wish to rest and recuperate or use as a launch pad for trekking, enjoy long walks in town , you will be warm and comfortable at home. The cottage has two attic rooms both listed separately.
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Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers. Whether you wish to rest and recuperate or use as a launch pad for trekking, enjoy long walks in town , you will be warm and comfortable at home.
The cottage has two attic rooms both listed separately.

The space

The room is by far in one of the best located homes for your stay in darjeeling. Warm and cosy in winter , cool and airy in summer . The cottage is not cluttered by building on either sides as its buffered by its own natural gardens allowing unhindered beautiful vistas of the mountains of Nepal Sikkim Bhutan and the majestic range of Kanchenjunga. The room is large and comes with an attached bathroom and cable TV and has access to the sky deck with amazing views.
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The room is by far in one of the best located homes for your stay in darjeeling.
Warm and cosy in winter , cool and airy in summer .
The cottage is not cluttered by building on either sides as its buffered by its own natural gardens allowing unhindered beautiful vistas of the mountains of Nepal Sikkim Bhutan and the majestic range of Kanchenjunga. The room is large and comes with an attached bathroom and cable TV and has access to the sky deck with amazing views.

Guest access

Guest will have access to the common living areas except the living area of the hosts. The attic bedrooms and skydeck have access from the first floor and would be sharing the living and dining areas with the hosts on the first floor . Guest will also have access to the sundeck on the ground floor.
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Guest will have access to the common living areas except the living area of the hosts.
The attic bedrooms and skydeck have access from the first floor and would be sharing the living and dining areas with the hosts on the first floor . Guest will also have access to the sundeck on the ground floor.

Interaction with guests

The hosts reside on the first floor and would be available for any assistance.
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The hosts reside on the first floor and would be available for any assistance.

Other things to note

March to end may , the temperatures are mild and the weather is very pleasant. You may get a good view of the Kanchenjunga range weather permitting. June to September is the rainy season , when everything turns lush green and the streams , rivers are in full spate and the waterfalls at their best . October to January the temperatures are lower but the weather is good with sunny days and cold nights. The mountain range is also the most visible during this time. Christmas and New Year is a great time to be here.
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March to end may , the temperatures are mild and the weather is very pleasant. You may get a good view of the Kanchenjunga range weather permitting.

June to September is the rainy season , when everything turns lush green and the streams , rivers are in full spate and the waterfalls at their best .

October to January the temperatures are lower but the weather is good with sunny days and cold nights. The mountain range is also the most visible during this time.

Christmas and New Year is a great time to be here.


Amenities
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace
Breakfast

Prices
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 10AM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No smoking in the cottage , however there are open and outdoor areas available.
To respect fellow guests privacy .
To keep the serenity and cleanliness of the home and the environment.


Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Charles User Profile
June 2017
We have stayed with over thirty airbnb hosts, and this may well be the best of them all. What's not to like? The room is large and beautiful; the bathroom is also spacious. The private deck looks out on Kanchenjunga, especially if you get up very early this time of year. Austen and Shalla were so kind and hospitable, even when we needed to check-in late and a check out very late. The food was splendid; the conversation with them both was equally so. By the end of the stay we felt ourselves so lucky to have found them and "The English Cottage". There is NO question but that we will return to them when we next return to Darjeeling. Thank you, Austen and Shalla, for sharing your home, your food, and your lives with us.

Elizabeth User Profile
April 2017
Austen & Shalla were over-the-top excellent hosts & their home was perfectly situated -- close enough to walk to the town center, but totally quiet & peaceful. The view was really lovely, too. Wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else if I found myself in Darjeeling again.

Aditi User Profile
April 2017
Mr. and Mrs. Plant's beautiful home is perhaps our favourite thing about Darjeeling, and we guarantee that should you choose to stay with these lovely people, it will be yours, too. Their very clean, warm, welcoming and immaculately kept home is right out of the pages of a magazine - strategically built (by the owners themselves) on a green, wooded hillside, with tremendous views of the Kanchenzonga from the large windows in the living room as well as from their picturesque sun deck upstairs. Austen and Shalla (or Mr. and Mrs. Plant, as almost everybody in Darjeeling knows them) are hospitable, generous, friendly and thoughtful hosts. Mrs. Plant cooked us delicious breakfasts on both our mornings there, which we ate whilst being treated to their wonderful stories, with Mr. Plant's gorgeous music playing softly in the background. Their many small, considerate gestures made our stay even more pleasant - coming home after a rainy, cold day of long walks in the mountains to a toasty bed because they turned on the electric mattress in our bed and left the geyser on for warm water, being offered endless steaming mugs of hot tea in the mornings, and drinks in the evenings in their cheerful living room - these touches added so much to the happiness we felt during our stay. Mr. and Mrs. Plant are a treasure trove of delightful conversation as well as helpful insights and suggestions for a vacation in Darjeeling, and nobody knows Darjeeling better than they do. They told us where to go, how to get there and what to do there, and we were able to squeeze every last bit of value from our short trip in their town by following their advice to the letter. They even helped us with arranging for a car and reliable driver to and from the airport, and made sure we got to the airport safely and on time. If you are visiting Darjeeling and this home is available - stay here, no question. We couldn't recommend this home highly enough, and we look forward to coming back as soon as possible.

Cilla User Profile
April 2017
My first Airbnb and I could not have had a better experience. The generosity and warm welcome. The help and advice were priceless, even for an old Darjeeling hand as myself. I can recommend Shalla and Austen whole heartedly. Go and stay with them - home from home.

Sara User Profile
March 2017
I cannot speak highly enough on the amazing hospitality from Austen & Shalla, and how beautiful their home is. Any traveler lucky enough to be welcomed into their home will find the warmest hosts, the most amazing views, and the coziest room ever. Austen and Shalla give the word hospitality a whole new meaning. It was a great privilege to stay at their house and definitely justifies a trip to Darjeeling from wherever you are. The peace, the garden, the food, the company, the travel advice, the atmosphere, everything was absolutely perfect. Thanks so much for taking care of me and will definitely be back!

Rakesh User Profile
March 2017
There is a problem in staying with Austen & Shalla. They are such superb hosts that you will not like to step out of their lovely house, which has got such awesome view of the mountains and is full of stories. And when it is time to leave their home, you will have a big lump in your throat. Austen and Shalla are excellent raconteurs. They have great stories to share on life and Darjeeling. They go out of their way to ensure you feel at home. I have stayed at several homestays. People do open their homes. But Austen and Shalla also open their hearts. If you are in Darjeeling, please go and stay with them. Their house is very beautiful and artistic. It is just a short walk to Mall Road. Thank you Austen and Stalla. We love you.

Rakesh User Profile
March 2017
There is a problem in staying with Austen & Shalla. They are such superb hosts that you will not like to step out of their lovely house, which has got such awesome view of the mountains and is full of stories. And when it is time to leave their home, you will have a big lump in your throat. Austen and Shalla are excellent raconteurs. They have great stories to share on life and Darjeeling. They go out of their way to ensure you feel at home. I have stayed at several homestays. People do open their homes. But Austen and Shalla also open their hearts. If you are in Darjeeling, please go and stay with them. Their house is very beautiful and artistic. It is just a short walk to Mall Road. Thank you Austen and Stalla. We love you.

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Darjeeling, IndiaJoined in May 2016
Austen & Shalla User ProfileAusten & Shalla is a superhost.

Residents of darjeeling for a long long time; while Shalla Plant was the senior most teacher at the local loreto convent school , while teaching she has left an indelible mark on all her student that have passed through the hallowed halls since the seventies .
Austen Plant , an architect by profession has left his imprint on the many homes , tourists lodges and trekkers huts built in and around darjeeling.
We are currently retired and live permanently in darjeeling.
We have travelled extensively in England Europe South America and South East Asia .
Reading , Music , and social work occupies most of our interest .
We also look forward to hosting you during your stay with us.

Languages: Bengali, English, Hindi
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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