PICS: A Colonial-Style Cottage Hideaway in Conoor

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Perched on a hilltop in the cantonment town of Wellington in Conoor, Tamil Nadu, Albany Cottage is a throwback to the Colonial era. Its architecture rises in sync with the surrounding Nilgiris. Its emerald-tiled gable roofing, for instance, mirrors the undulating landscape. French windows and an arched porch offer breath-taking vantage points; and a gazebo on the edge of the 780-square-metre landscaped property is the sweet spot to savour a cup of the region’s finest teas.

An offering by luxury homes builder, Isprava, the interiors of the four-bedroom residence are thoughtfully curated to complement its period-inspired architecture. Examples include: Doors salvaged from erstwhile British government offices, mansions and post offices, colonial-style wicker furniture, Art Deco lamps, Baroque chandeliers and gilded mirror frames, chintz wallpapers and furnishings, etc.  

The company has ensured that residents enjoy all the trappings of modern comfort. The fully heated home includes its own water source and a diesel generator set, crockery, cutlery, and white goods among other amenities. Its strategic location ensures quick connectivity with the industrial city of Coimbatore and recreational facilities such as the Wellington Golf Course and Gymkhana, botanical garden Sim’s Park, etc.   

Albany Cottage is available for sale/rent via Isprava.

Images: Courtesy Isprava

A 90-minute drive from Coimbatore, Albany Cottage is the ideal weekend getaway.
A 90-minute drive from Coimbatore, Albany Cottage is the ideal weekend getaway.
French windows and baroque chandeliers accentuate the double-height ceiling in the living cum dining area; while wooden wall panels lend a cosy touch to the space.
French windows and baroque chandeliers accentuate the double-height ceiling in the living cum dining area; while wooden wall panels lend a cosy touch to the space.
The fireplace is the focal point of the living area.
The fireplace is the focal point of the living area.
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The powder room on the ground level.
The powder room on the ground level.
With its white-wood wall panels and colonial style furniture, this lemon-toned bedroom transports you to a cosy cottage straight out of a book.
With its white-wood wall panels and colonial style furniture, this lemon-toned bedroom transports you to a cosy cottage straight out of a book.
The ensuite bathroom is bathed in soothing blues.
The ensuite bathroom is bathed in soothing blues.
The bedrooms are distinguished by their floor cladding like the Art Deco tiles here.
The bedrooms are distinguished by their floor cladding like the Art Deco tiles here.
The earthy palette of this ensuite bathroom highlights the rolling, green view.
The earthy palette of this ensuite bathroom highlights the rolling, green view.
The master bedroom is regal in wood and metallic tones.
The master bedroom is regal in wood and metallic tones.
Its ensuite bathroom is lavish with His & Her shower cubicles and washbasins.
Its ensuite bathroom is lavish with His & Her shower cubicles and washbasins.
The rooftop bar is the perfect spot for an evening tipple.
The rooftop bar is the perfect spot for an evening tipple.
The gazebo is heavenly with green hills around and blue skies above.
The gazebo is heavenly with green hills around and blue skies above.

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