The Estate is surrounded by large acres of private plantations of coffee and cardamom with beautiful vistas of high mountains, tea estates and forests. Within the Estate are meticulously tended gardens and a collection of indigenous trees and plants typical to the area, should you be here in spring there would be creepers of orange trumpet and bougainvillea in excessive bloom, spreading colour and rending the air with the chirping and song of hundreds of birds.
Dr. Simon’s Windermere Estate in Munnar is a story to enliven campfire chit-chat in the hills over a glass of heart-warming ‘jungle tea’. Rooms are set in bungalows built like the plantation homes of yore with high gabled roofs, terracotta and wooden floors, sturdy teak furniture and hand embroidered linen. There is a sense of uncluttered style to the rooms of Windermere Estate, spacious and lit by natural light. Cottages, garden rooms and plantation villas open out to vistas of the beautiful hills and vales of Munnar, the cool moving mists rendering air-conditioning obsolete in this beautiful hill station of Munnar just about three hours’ drive from Cochin.