Run of the house

Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Vivek

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath
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This is one of the few places in the area with a pool.
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This magnificent, boutique lair is located in a one-of-a-kind Gothic-Revival castle and cottages - set amidst a lush macrocosm of apple and cherry orchards, and overlooking unrivalled panoramic vistas of the breathtaking Himalayan landscape! Perched 2003 m high, the luxury estate features sumptuous architecture and interiors, and amenities including an
outdoor swimming pool, gym, pool table, fireplaces, alfresco dining and verdant gardens! This stay is fully serviced by a team of professionals.

The space
Ever wanted to live in a truly unique, one-of-a-kind dwelling? Look no further!
Away from the cacophony of city life, The Himalayan offers a welcome escape, bringing to life an oasis of serenity and respite. Built in the Victorian Gothic style and perched at an elevation of 2003 metres, this quiet premise is secluded yet superbly located, with resplendent natural scenic vistas - discreetly tucked away in the lush hinterlands of the idyllic Himalayan mountain range of the popular hill station of Manali.

Passing through the flagstone-paved cul-de-sac, beyond urn-topped gate posts - the castle and cottages are set in the midst of apple and cherry orchards, overlooking the striking backdrop of imposing snow-capped mountain peaks and waterfalls plunging down rock faces. Sprawling gardens with patio seating, garden paths, ornate troughs, canon, and a myriad blooming plants like daisies, hydrangeas and ivy, an alluring, outdoor swimming pool and patio, various terraces, vaulted verandas and porches with outdoor seating, bonfire pit, alfresco dining, provisions to play croquet and tennis, and a trampoline as well - holistically make this a perfect getaway for those who relish their time in the outdoors.

This stately estate seamlessly blends with the environment through its landscaping and architecture, intersecting flawlessly with nature. With plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces, it is designed to celebrate the effervescence of high-altitude living - an ideal pick for catching some morning sun in the lawns or terraces, an afternoon dip in the open-air swimming pool, or take your pick from fun, memorable dinners with your friends and family, with warmth radiating from the bonfire under the starlit skies, or even an intimate dinner by candlelight!

The vaulted verandas interspersed with outdoor patio furniture - are charming nooks where you can lose yourself in a book or music, or a long conversation with an old friend! Structurally, the Castle’s Gothic façade, with its impressive battlements and buttresses, looms strikingly before you.

Venturing inside, abundant ambient light fills the space, while the
interiors feel timeless with a sense of grandeur. The vestibule leading to the hall displays meticulously-restored antique furnishings and objets d’art complementing the sweeping arches and wood panelling. Light streams through the atrium glass onto the Pompeii-inspired marble floor, which further adds drama to the space. The chandeliers and pendant lights cascading down from the high ceilings, as well as the decorative sconces
render a sense of old world panache. The sheer splendour and superlative style is carried forward to the other common areas, exhibiting hand-carved Gothic surrounds and cast-iron fireboxes. The Parlour, Refectory dining room and Conservatory on the first level look out to the rambling gardens and outdoor swimming pool. The elaborate clover arches in the Parlour, and the Refectory with its coffered wood ceiling, which also opens out to a
magnificent vaulted veranda - are both fine illustrations of exquisite craftsmanship and an elevated palate. The castle’s Forge is revamped as a conference room, and the gymnasium is well-appointed with all the necessary equipment to work on your fitness regimen and keep you in shape! The Turret on the east houses a spiral staircase leading to the guest chambers and underground Dungeon, with a bar and pool table.

All the guest chambers are spacious and extremely comfortable, and furnished with an antique four-poster bed, private sit-out, fireplace and armoire - and also showcases exceptional views of the surrounding landscape! The private room features hardwood floors, double-glazed windows for improved insulation, study table, wall-mounted flat-screen
television, in-room safe and electric kettle. All rooms additionally come with an ensuite bathroom clad in marble and housing a full-size bathtub, separate shower cubicle, geyser, washbasin, mirror and premium toiletries. In-room dining is also available for our guests, along with high-speed Wifi connectivity. Massage services can be provided on request.

Further above the lofts at the terrace level, the Turret culminates at the Crow’s Nest. Here, the undulation of the Castle becomes even more evident, with numerous chimney stacks soaring over the high-pitched roofs. The Crow’s Nest boasts 360° scenic panoramas of the estate grounds and spectacular Manali landscape!

The Victorian-Gothic design vernacular of this sublime holiday retreat blends with a maximal vintage aesthetic, showcasing design that spectacularly blurs the line between the inside and the outside - combining the finesse and opulence of a bygone era with thoughtfully-curated amenities to accommodate the discerning traveller! Collectively, they all successfully add to this home’s innate charm, creating the most relaxing and indulgent
atmosphere, and awarding it a timeless elegance!

We, at The Himalayan, are committed to making your stay a memorable experience! With superior hygiene protocols being taken care of proactively, this exclusive stay is a charming space, designed to resonate with the voices of friends and family. Services at the property include a manager - to pamper you and ensure you are relaxed, an inhouse chef - who would also be able to prepare gastronomic, wholesome fare, and daily housekeeping services - so that everything remains clean and beautiful during your stay!

We hope this property fits the bill for you, and we sure look forward to hosting you here! As soon as you book, our team will get in touch to help you with any additional information that you might require, and we will be at your service until check-out.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Fire pit
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

7 nights in Manali

Jun 17, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023

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Where you’ll be

Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

Hosted by Vivek

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Hello, I manage this property and this is by far the best property in Manali that you will ever come across, I host many guests every day, and just like our castle, we give you the royal treatment that will embark royalty and luxury which will become an unforgettable memory for you. I love to meet new people and would love to introduce our property and its significance to all. This castle is indeed a dream that you must visit.
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