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Fredy's Bungalow

Serene 300-Yr Old Restored Colonial Bungalow

Rating4.4(34)
Bhimtal, Nainital
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The imposing colonial-style homestead nestles among cypress and deodar trees, on a peaceful wooded hillside, overlooking the Bhimtal valley and the mountain slopes beyond. Located in the midst of acres of dense oak forest, this is a peaceful haven where only the sounds of nature break the silence: the wake-up song of the resident Whistling Thrush, the sharp call of a Barking Deer in the distance; the hoot of a Spotted Owl signalling dusk. This part of the Kumaon Lake Region, home to a large vari show more

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Accommodation
The rooms are elegantly furnished and equipped with all modern facilities to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. All rooms open to the outside, onto a lovely wooden veranda that looks across at the forest or a small garden.
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Sitting Area
Much of the furniture is old and has been proudly restored and re-used. Many of the artefacts are antique and each has a story to tell.
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Mesmerizing Food
Besides Kumaoni food, a wide selection of regular Indian and Continental dishes are served.
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Lounge
The large and airy living room boasts large windows, a two-storey wooden ceiling and a fireplace with Franklin stove. An elegant wooden staircase in the centre of the living room leads up to the bedrooms. There is a cosy step-down den to satisfy young travellers with a number of board games and children’s books.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • For quiet hours of nature-watching, reading or peaceful relaxation, the decked veranda provides the perfect spot.
  • Just order a hot beverage, sit back, and let the forest breeze and birdsong transport you.
  • Longer walks from the bungalow take you to terraced fields and small villages with the smell of cooking and the sounds of children at play.

Where is this?

  • A short uphill drive, along two-kilometres of Kuccha road from Bhimtal Lake, leads you to Fredy’s Bungalow.
  • Accompanied by melodious bird song and fresh mountain breezes, one can walk up to nearby hilltops with stunning views.
  • Small mammals (such as Ghoral, Serow, Sambhar, Muntjac) and a large variety of birds abound in the luscious green hillsides and throughout the valleys.

With whom?

  • It's a heritage house turned into a boutique hotel.
  • You'll have an independent room with access to common facilities.

You get

  • Accommodation in this pristine bungalow is provided.
  • They usually serve a four-course breakfast with fruits and fresh juice, cereals, home-made granola, home-baked bread, choice of egg, Indian main course and tea/coffee.

Things to remember

  • They generally serve a three-course continental meal for lunch with salads, dips, pasta, breads, main course and a dessert - chargeable.
  • Dinner is usually an Indian affair where local Kumaoni dishes can also be sampled - chargeable.

Something unique

The serene surroundings of this 300-yr old bungalow are an invitation for long walks, for quiet contemplation and meditation.

Tips from insiders

  • One of the nicer family walks is a mountain track that takes you all the way to Sattal Lake (20 minutes).