The SpaceOn the first floor, three bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a living room, dining room and family room face the front and back lawns. The layout of this level also includes a large kitchen and a utility room next to it with a separate entrance. The foyer, heated by an antique wood-burning stove in perfect working condition, keeps the chimney constantly smoking. Pine wood floors, ceilings and cabinets, and exposed brick walls add to the chalet-like feel of the house.
The ground floor of the house, accessed externally, includes a garage and two staff quarters with an attached bathroom. A separate cellar, which is also accessed externally and may be used as a storage space, completes the layout of the main structure on this property.
Located on a plot of nearly half an acre, the property also includes a terraced lawn in front of the bungalow, and a large landscaped back garden, both of which burst into vivid colour with different flowers in the summer. In addition to its manicured hedges, small fish pond and charming stone walkways, the back garden includes a spacious gazebo equipped with a fireplace, perfect for outdoor breakfasts as the mist lifts over the hills in the distance. Another sit-out covered in rose creepers, offers a built-in swing seat for lazy summer afternoons. A sunny greenhouse, ideal for the amateur gardener, completes the garden`s layout. We are also proud to have won 18 prizes for the Kodi Flower Show last year. Yet again 1st Prize for the Best Garden in the whole of Kodi, for the second consecutive year in 2015 . Also 1 rolling cup for best rose garden, 1 rolling cup for best landscaping, 1st prize for best cut flowers and vegetables, and other miscellaneous prizes. In May 2016, we again won 10 prizes in the Kodi flower show, and proudly yet again the 1st prize for the Best Garden. The NeighborhoodThis bungalow is located in the heart of Kodaikanal, just off Convent Road, and is a five-minute walk from the Kodai Lake, where residents can boat or go on long walks or horseback rides. Also nearby are the Kodaikanal Boat and Golf Clubs, Kodaikanal International School, Bryant Park`s botanical gardens, and several walks, lookout points and waterfalls. Getting AroundThe nearest airport is in Madurai, about 135 kilometers away, but Kodaikanal is also easily reached from Trichy and Coimbatore airports. The nearest railway stations are Palani, about 64 kilometers away, and Kodai Road, about 80 kilometres away. The drive from these cities up to the hill station is a picturesque one, with the winding road offering several stunning vistas of the surrounding hills. Other Things to NoteThe 3 bedrooms have 3 double beds, and 2 additional sofa cum beds, one in each of the 2 rooms, which can in total sleep 8-9 adults in the 3 rooms. The 2nd room (with one of the Sofa cum beds is not very big, and could be a clutter for 4 adults. It is ideal for 2 adults and 2 kids or 3 adults). There is a 3rd sofa cum bed which is in the Dining Lounge area, and not inside any bedroom, ideally again for kids. So the house is perfect for about 8-9 adults plus 3-4 kids.