Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cottage Retreat

Nestled in tranquillity, Billy and Sanjiv's cottage in Aira Holme, in Chotta Simla is scenic and cosy.  Started in 2004 as a home-stay it is now run by Billy and Sanjiv's daughter Panita.
Located far enough from the revelling crowds, it is serene and homely. The ambience at the cottage is relaxed and peaceful. Surrounded by deodars, the cottage is enveloped by nature and urban forest within the town. Overlooking a valley, the view is breathtaking of the Tara Devi temple with Chail  forests.

"Thank you very much for having us as guests in your beautiful home. We enjoyed not only being with you, the delicious meals and stimulating conversations, but also the wonderful setting, the mountains, the city, everything."
- Marilyn & Helmut, Crystal Lake, IL, USA

"We have had a really enjoyable stay and have loved Simla. It has been lovely staying at Aira Holme, we have felt more than guests, even part of the family. The kindness and welcome of Billy and Sanjiv has been very much appreciated and it has been good to get to know them a little.
We love your house and garden and the food you have given us has been superb and so thoughtfully planned, but more than anything, we have enjoyed your company."
- Rod Harper & Sara Fielder, London, UK

"We sincerely appreciate your gracious hospitality. You have a beautiful home and we certainly hope to be able to return."
- Ron & Nelda Bergsten, Whitewater, WI, USA