The SpaceThe farmhouse is located 11 kilometers away from At-Bashy village(between At-Bashy village and Naryn city), less then 100 yards away from the Torugart-Bishkek Highway. This is a small 2 story cottage that was just finished in the October of 2015, sits on top of a hill that was named a "watch tower" by the local shepherds who come up here to spot their lost livestock in the area as you can see for miles all around.Down the hill, there are barns for cows, sheep, chicken and the old farm house. Owned by a local sheep farmer Sharshen and his wife Batma, the farm is surrounded by vast fields and mountains. Very idyllic place to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views, sunsets, starry nights, and also the true Kyrgyz culture.
The farm house was set up to showcase the semi-nomadic Kyrgyz lifestyle as is, without turning it into another Best Western in outskirts of At-Bashy. There is no indoor/outdoor shower and bathroom. There is an outhouse outside the house. The house is cozy and warm, the meals are homemade and you get plenty to eat. Guest AccessHostess Batma is a very generous lady who can cook delicious meals from the local cuisine. One thing is for sure at this place and that's you staying full, as the food is available whenever you want some. Guest have access to just about anything that they wish for at the farm, provided that they make their request in advance. For instance, hosts can organize horseback riding or tour around the farm. Or organize trips to local sightseeing and attractions. Interaction with GuestsThe hostess Batma speaks basic English enough to take care of your needs. I am the oldest son of the family and i am a phone call away to translate more complex messages. All in all, there has not been any problem with communication thus far. The hosts are very friendly and knowledgeable in how to attend to Guests. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is very quiet and idyllic. Surrounded by fields and incredible panoramic views of majestic Tien-Shan mountains. It is any photographer's or nature lover's zen place. You can catch a glimpse of a life in a farm in Kyrgyzstan. Also, there are plans to set up a yurt next to the house when the weather is suitable for it- Summer-Fall. Getting AroundAlthough the farmhouse sits close to a major highway, the cars that go by are very few and the place is considered to be remote as it is surrounded by vast fields and few scattered farm houses in the area. At-Bashy village is 7 kilometers away,Naryn city is 30 kilometers away, Tash-Rabat Historic Site is 83 kilometers away, and Torugart Border crossing is 160 kilometers away. There is a 4 wheel drive jeep at the farm to take you to your destination, as long as you give the host a prior notice. Other Things to NoteThe farmhouse is located 11 kilometers away from At-Bashy village(between At-Bashy village and Naryn city), less then 100 yards away from the Torugart-Bishkek Highway. It's location is ideal, as it sits at the crossroads and after you enter At-Bashy district, you can do day trips to see all the major attractions and historic sites to come back to clean sheets and a warm meal every night.
The hosts offer additional services such as vehicle rental for additional fee. As well as organizing day trips to local attractions like Tash-Rabat, Sunday animal bazaar, visit local shyrdak craftsmen, horseback tours.