Windermere Estate

A delightful hill station retreat, set at 1,600 metres amidst mountain scenery and tea plantations

Windermere Estate

Set at 1,600m amongst vivid tea plantations and misty mountains, Windermere Estate is a delightful nature retreat in the Tata tea district. The estate was bought by a Dr Simon in the 1990s who decided to open it to tourists, originally offering four rooms. He aimed for a relaxed, homely feel rather than that of a hotel – an ethos which has been maintained as the estate has grown. Dr. Simon and his wife still live on site, and love to welcome and talk to their guests.

There are eight ground floor Garden Rooms (entry level) with verandahs overlooking the garden and valley. The eight upstairs Estate Rooms are larger, and have balconies or seating areas. There are also two Planter’s Villa Suites, complete with bedroom, sitting and dining room, and a private courtyard. These are situated within the villa originally inhabited by the owner, and can also be rented together for larger groups.

Breakfast and dinner are served in the Barn restaurant, whilst lunch is available upon request throughout the day and can be enjoyed in the restaurant or al fresco. There is also a barbeque space, at which freshly cooked lunches are sometimes served.


Rooms have internet access, phone, radio, TV and DVD player, as well as standard modern amenities. There is an outdoor pool, restaurant and thatched ‘tea hut’.

Optional Activities

There is a complimentary 4km guided walk through the estate every day, or a longer early morning trek is available to explore fields of tea and reach a spectacular view looking down on Munnar. There are many tea museums and factories in the Tata tea country, or the local bird sanctuary could be visited. Opportunities are available for other activities such as yoga, further bird watching, speedboat outings, trekking and cultural experiences.

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Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

The Estate does not have an alcohol license, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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We were very pleased with the way you handled our tour planning and the information you provided. A very enjoyable trip, all arrangements went very well and the tigers [10 adults and 14 cubs] were better than we had hoped for.

Mr R E - Banbury