A peek inside Isprava’s beautiful Albany Cottage, a villa that awaits your arrival!
A QUICK GLIMPSE OF ISPRAVA’S ALBANY COTTAGE
Prepare for lush green trees, beautiful tea plantations and majestic peaks to serenade you on your stay
Sweeping views of the Nilgiris. Easy access to the sprawling Wellington Golf Course, Coonoor. Oodles of colonial charm. Albany Cottage promises it all. Tucked away in the tea-garden town of Wellington, Coonoor, this iconic property comes with four bedrooms, an independent water source and an enchanting garden. Better still, the Wellington Golf Course is five minutes away by road, with the city of Coimbatore being 90 minutes away, leaving you with plenty of options to go out and explore. The rolling tea plantations and the quiet peaks that surround the property blend privacy with exclusivity, making for an unforgettable experience.
Even as you arrive, you will notice that the architecture of Albany Cottage dips and curves with the layers of its surrounding landscape. This is a conscious effort on the part of the architects—an effort to let their design flow seamlessly with the area it is built in the midst of. Slick, plastered walls are juxtaposed with exposed stone, all set against manicured lawns, perfectly reflecting undertones of English design. Plenty of spaces in the house open out onto stunning vistas of the unending hills. Sit-outs are generously peppered around, just so that you can revel in the spectacular views. And all of this was achieved without disturbing the natural lay of the land
Albany Cottage is predominantly a colonial-style home. Everywhere you look, you will find your eyes settling on comforting shades of beige, green and white. Its four bedrooms are also wonderfully furnished and equipped to cater to your every need. Think double mercerized sheets and satin pillow covers with a 300-thread count. French style furniture is dotted around the house, upholstered in exquisite silk or soft cotton. Several antique furniture pieces as well as the aged teak wood doors and windows here have been sourced from palaces and mansions across India and Europe. Reindeer sculptures and carved art pieces imbue the space with an affable charm, while the crockery in the dining room comprises of the finest bone china.
Albany Cottage is all about the details. Even the floor tiles here are distinctive, with different tiles in nearly every room. The landings are kitted out with smart wooden floors and wooden stairs, while the living room is laid out with stone look tiles boasting elegant gold stripes. The library on the other hand, is done up with KP tiles in washes of gentle beige, green and white, inviting you to sit down and simply lose yourself between the pages of a book. The bedrooms here are an interesting mix of KP tiles and wooden floors, with one of them being beautifully laid out in tiles that reflect a Herringbone wood design in hues of grey.
Suffice to say that this stellar property is a luxurious slice of paradise. Its quintessentially English charm is laced with an infectious Goan air that plays off beautifully across the space. Elements of the outdoors can jump out and surprise you, right from one of the bedrooms’ green wallpaper with wooden wainscoting to tubs of plants boasting fresh yellow blooms. It’s almost as though the beauty of the great outdoors has all but spilled over into this gorgeous home. Come see it to believe it.