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Hospitality Expert ROYSTON: BBQ, Bonfire & Chef

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Overview
4 bedrooms
10 bathrooms
10 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Holiday Rental House
Beautiful old British Colonel's residence restored to perfection; a blend of old world British aristocracy coupled with modern day amenities and comfort. The ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the corporate world and have a perfectly restoring holiday. The journey to Royston is an adventure in itself. We warmly welcome visitors from near and far - our pleasure is hosting. We offer BBQ & Bonfire. We can only host families and married couples at this property. Royston is a gorgeous old Colonial residence which once served as home to Colonel Rowcroft. Colonel Rowcroft was a British Army officer who served in India during the time of the First World War. As such Royston is abundant with history. The walls are clad with wartime memorabilia including old photos and hangings from t...Beautiful old British Colonel's residence restored to perfection; a blend of old world British aristocracy coupled with modern day amenities and comfort. The ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the corporate world and have a perfectly restoring holiday. The journey to Royston is an adventure in itself. We warmly welcome visitors from near and far - our pleasure is hosting. We offer BBQ & Bonfire. We can only host families and married couples at this property. Royston is a gorgeous old Colonial residence which once served as home to Colonel Rowcroft. Colonel Rowcroft was a British Army officer who served in India during the time of the First World War. As such Royston is abundant with history. The walls are clad with wartime memorabilia including old photos and hangings from the past 100 years. The main house comprises of 3 fabulous bedrooms (all with televisions) and the adjoining cottage has one bedroom. The main house sleeps 6 comfortably and it is suitable for all ages. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms which are large and well equipped, there is also a powder room. The cottage comes equipped with 2 bathrooms. The living room is where everyone comes together, with the warm fireplace and oversized couches - there isn't a more comfortable place on earth. The technology is up-to-date with cable TV and music system. The dining room comfortably seats 8 and comes fully equipped with multi-course crockery and cutlery. Upstairs plays host to a very relaxing space furnished with an old oak desk and library bookshelves. Reading chairs complete this perfect space. We provide umbrellas for each room to be used during the rainy season, so nothing stops you from exploring the beautiful surroundings. For in-house dining, a chef is available at a small fee.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Pets are not allowed, pet accommodation can be charged, smoking is not allowed, events are not allowed, suitable for children, suitable for infants.
Bedrooms
4 Doubles
Bathrooms
5 Half baths5 Full baths

Meet the host
HOSPITALITYEXPERT LLC
Hosting since October 2016
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (3)
shankhas003
shankhas003
Mumbai, India150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Quaint Heritage Bungalow
Wow, what a stay. Beautifully managed bungalow which is 130 years in age. So it's true all age makes it truly exquisite. Rooms were fantastic with ensuite bathrooms. The upper deck patio is a place ro sit around and gaze at the valley of coonoor. You can just sit around and will be in a time lapse. Cooking by the Amma was very delicious and how cooked meals. Just ensure the ingredients and stuff are correctly brought by the caretaker. House was well maintained and cleaned. Had a lovely barbecue in evening with friends. Perfect place to spend me time or time with family and friends. Go for walks anytime of day in and around the town and the hills. Breathe fresh air. The place is definite go
Visited October 2022
Written October 28, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bhavna Buxani
Bhavna Buxani
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Classy property, Colonial style Bungalow, Beautiful view.. courteous staff, Royal feel.
Classy property, Colonial style Bungalow, Beautiful view.. courteous staff, Royal feel. Best of both worlds. You would get the feeling of a resort as well as a homestay too. Superb food and classy property. Exceptional hosts, amazing property, cozy rooms, scrumptuous meals and excellent hospitality! I would wholeheartedly recommend this property to anyone that wants to visit Coonoor. Awesome food, Courteous & helpful staff. They will try their best to make your stay comfortable. The review would be incomplete without the mention of staff Raja(great cook), his mom, Mulla, Vignesh the driver, Excellent customer service, courteousness and dutiful! Overall loved the stay a lot 10/10. food was excellent, service was great! Property is beautiful for its garden, interiors and exteriors. Love Coonoor ❤️
Visited October 2022
Written October 18, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Shadesofspeed
Shadesofspeed
Bengaluru, India8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing stay with brilliant views and accommodating hosts
This villa is a beautiful place to stay in coonoor, located in a very nice location. Lovely old brittish cottage with an outdoor area that can be enjoyed in the cold and ample parking. The view of the hills from the house is really nice as are the walks around the house. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating, they allowed us to bring our dog along. Our dog really enjoyed the place and had a good time with the resident cats as well(they are outside and don’t enter the house).
Visited December 2020
Written January 28, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Parking
  • Parking available
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Washer

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About the neighbourhood
Coonoor is an old hill station with tremendous history. It served as a rehabilitation retreat for the British soldiers during the war due to its temperate climate and extremely clean air. The town of Bedford which is in walking distance from Royston is a real melting pot. Fresh fruit markets, butchers, farmers markets, seafood merchants and many more traders line the central marketplace. You can find the freshest of food here with local fare to boast. Coonoor is a sightseer's paradise. Sims Park, Lambs Rock, Dolphin Nose and Highfield Tea Plantation all lie within a stone's throw from the house. The town plays home to every form of religion and from the hill where Royston is based you are able to see a Church, Mosque, Jain Temple, Gurudwara and a number of Hindu Temples. Within 20 minutes either side of Coonoor lies Ooty and Kotigiri each with their own charm. A little further afield is Nianna Tea Plantation, a 30 minute drive, another HOSPITALITYEXPERT property which we encourage you to visit. Coonoor is a famous hill station that is 17 km from Ooty in Tamil Nadu, India. It is probably the second most popular hill station in the Nilgiris. The hill station stands at a height of 1839 meters and is known for its great picnic spots and picturesque surroundings. Coonoor is also famous for tea gardens and tea factories. Coonoor provides the traveler with the panoramic view of the lush green Nilgiri hills, with its ravines, valleys, and waterfalls. Bird watching is a popular pastime in Coonoor, as the area boasts of a large variety of species like cormorants, pipits, thrushes, parakeets, skylarks, Nilgiri verditer, etc. Travelers can take a walk through the tea gardens. There are number of trekking and hiking trails around Coonoor. Travellers can enjoy the exhilarating and unique ride on the toy train that connects Coonoor with Mettupalayam (which Indian Rail spells Metupalaiyam) and Ooty. The trip provides some breathtaking views of the Nilgiri hills in all its natural glory. Though secondary in importance to Ooty, Coonoor offers a more secluded retreat, away from the crowds that throng Ooty. If a quiet, romantic holiday tucked away in the hills amidst fresh air and verdant Nature is what you are looking for, Coonoor is your best bet. We provide umbrellas for each room to be used during the rainy season, so nothing stops you from exploring the beautiful surroundings.
How to get there
Guests have full access to all the rooms. If the booking is for more than 6 pax the cottage is utilised. Guests are free to roam around the grounds and use the BBQ / Majlis area as they please. There is ample parking on property. There are rooms available in the town for the drivers of guests staying at Royston. These will cost INR 900 plus taxes. Drivers are not allowed to stay on property.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hospitality Expert ROYSTON: BBQ, Bonfire & Chef

Hospitality Expert ROYSTON: BBQ, Bonfire & Chef is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

Hospitality Expert ROYSTON: BBQ, Bonfire & Chef has 10 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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UPDATED 2024 - Hospitality Expert ROYSTON: BBQ, Bonfire & Chef - Holiday Rental in Coonoor - Tripadvisor