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A 90-minute drive from Coimbatore, Albany Cottage is the ideal weekend getaway.

PICS: A Colonial-Style Cottage Hideaway in Conoor

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