THE WOODHOUSE FARM
A MOUNTAIN RETREAT
Shot in October: Onset of Winters
At just about 45kms from Nainital and 12 kms from Mukteshwar, far away from the maddening crowd of a popular hill station and tucked away somewhere in a quaint little village called Satoli is a gorgeous Farmstay,
with 03 exclusive wooden cottages, aptly called
“The WoodHouse Farm”.
As you walk towards the house through a blissful setting consisting of peach, plum and apricot orchards, it almost feels as if you are leaving behind what is real and stepping into a Claude Monet painting: Colourful Scenery, clear blue skies, cotton clouds and virgin mountains for as far as the eye can see. Walk a little further and a striking wooden cottage rises against a backdrop of majestic snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas while another one is hidden amidst trees, colourful flora and vegetable plantations.
As you look around and you will spot Shunya (our Yoga Deck) and Meraki (our 2 bedroom unit) tucked away in a quaint corner facing the majestic peaks of the himalayas.
Located at 6,500 ft and clad in locally sourced wood “The Woodhouse Farm” has been designed by Matra Architects. It comprises of a 01 Bedroom Log Cabin (Kamet), a 02 bedroom unit with a glass front (Meraki) and a 04 Bedroom cottage (The Main House) that is an architectural marvel in itself.
The unique layered design of the Main House blends in perfectly to match the existing terraced terrain and the peaked all-glass-roofline mimics the mountains beyond while allowing daylight to flood the interior arranged over stepped-levels.
Meraki, on the other hand, has been designed to blend in with the nature that surrounds it. Its dark brown texture acts as a camouflage in the woods and its all-glass front offers unparalleled views of the Himalayas.
The interiors of our boutique wooden cottages are just as unique as its exteriors.
All rooms are spacious and have been carefully decorated with chic interiors.
The large windows offer vistas of famous Himalayan peaks such as Trishul, Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Nandaghunti and Nandakot.
Meraki is a unique cottage with 02 spacious rooms, a mini kitchenette and a private dining area. The cottage is covered in a dark brown texture and blends in perfectly with its surroundings. Both rooms have an all-glass front made of large ceiling-to-floor windows so that you never miss a glimpse of the marvelous Himalayas.
At Meraki, one becomes a part of nature itself.
The Kamet is a 01 Bedroom Log Cabin at the Woodhouse that combines quaint décor with all modern amenities while offering you the privacy you need. The room is spacious with large windows that open up to vistas of snow-covered Himalayas. There is also a private outdoor seating area that acts as the perfect place to read a book or enjoy the sunset.
Credits: Lakshay Chawla
Credits: Lakshay Chawla
As you enter the house, you will find a large living hall spread across different levels comprising a kitchen at the top, a dining area one level below, and a lounge on the lowest step.
The 04 bedrooms of this boutique vacation home are laid out below the peaked glass-roofline on 02 floors. The 02 bedrooms on the ground floor (Nanda Devi and Trishul) open up to the garden while the other 2 bedrooms (Panchachuli and Neelkanth) offer a glimpse of the beautiful starry night sky through their glass roof.
THINGS TO DO
At the Woodhouse, there is a lot you can do besides just lazing around and gazing endlessly into the Himalayas. Pick a book from our mini-library, take a hike through the forest, cycle to one of the nearby villages, learn to live the simple life and indulge in the local culture, go bird-watching or embrace your inner-self with some Yoga.
Take a Walk
There are multiple easy walks around the area you can attempt to where you can view the sunset in the evenings .
Besides the popular Mukteshwar (20 kms) or Nainital (45 kms), you can also head to a waterfall or walk down to Chatola Stream
Read a book
We have set up a mini library consisting of books on travel, art, photography and more. Take a book and pick your favourite sit-out.
Choose from one of the many board and card games that we have at the property. Uno is a mindless addiction which our family swears by.
The lush green environment around the WoodHouse Farm is home to many different species of birds. Sling on a pair of binoculars and indulge in the rich birding opportunities
Let your caretaker / guide take you through beautiful cycling trails to thick forests and offbeat villages.
“We had a very good stay, the staf are specially kind and took very good care of us. The food was delicious and we are coming back.”
- Laila Vaziralli