Planning a trip to Coorg and wondering where to stay? Your search ends at Old Kent Estate. I promise it stands apart among most resorts in Coorg when it comes to beauty, taste, comfort and responsible luxury.
The past few months have been very very stressful with my dad passing away and work becoming crazy. I had been craving for a break from the routine. From my house and everything else for a while and that is when we decided to take a holiday at Old Kent Estate, a gorgeous bungalow from the 1800’s recently converted into a resort.
Old Kent Estate is a Heritage British Raj property which is now a family run business. The family who owns the estate are from Tamil Nadu and their great grandfather bought it directly from the Wright Family in the 60’s. According to what I read there, It was started in 1865 by Colonel Wright, so it’s passed from one family to another.
The first impression you make of the place is that, how tastefully the property has been done and how there is so much warmth in the way staff speaks to you. I think it comes from the fact that it is a family run business and in a way extends the love and warmth of Coorg homestays to a luxury segment now. A gap that I personally always thought was missing.
Old Kent also has a little something for everyone who is visiting, ample space for kids to run around if they want. Long endless walks in the estate which has been beautifully marked into – Blue, Yellow and Red depending on the length. Pick what you want or just wander away where your heart desires. It has a very stocked library if chilling out with coffee and book is your idea of vacation. Mine is, Mine is !
The food is pretty good as well though I wish they served a little more local specialities but I think they are trying to be partly loyal to their British heritage and I did like some of the food that they served a lot (check pictures down).
We had three days of bliss there, three days of being pampered and every need (and more) being take care of!
I know I am going back there very soon and if you are looking at a place and wondering where to go in that summer break, Old Kent Estate Coorg is the answer! Believe me you will love it even more when you go there!
How to reach – Nearest Airport Bangalore
Bangalore to Old Kent by Road – 258kms (5 hours approx). It is very well marked on Google Maps
Tariff – 10K ++ / per cottage. Meals for two included.