22 Worcester Street
Stourbridge, DY8 1AN England
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The Kottukapally Plantation Homestay

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Recently featured in the Guardian travel section, this cottage has been tastefully refurbished to a high standard, and is situated in the rolling foothills of the Western Ghats.

In the middle of a 1,300 acre rubber plantation, it is 1.5km from the nearest village road and even has  its own heli-pad.  House manager Sebastian lives close-by, and is always on hand to help make your stay comfortable and memorable.

Visit local artisans, the rubber plantation, the tea factory, churches and temples or go on a spice walk.

If you are looking for peace, quiet, and privacy you will not be disappointed. The area has some great trekking opportunities. The home is offered with full board; the excellent chef specialises in Indo-British cuisine.

Accommodation Offered:

The cottage has:

  • 3 double en suite bedrooms, with air conditioning
  • Lounge with satellite TV
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Heli-Pad
  • Private garden
  • Full Board – breakfast, lunch and dinner included in your stay

Message from the host

Specialities of the home include:
  • Trek to Marmala Waterfall (May-Nov)
  • Indo-British Cuisine (included in room rates)
  • Visits to local artisans - Weaver, Bell Metal Smith, Potter etc (Transport charges only)
  • Rubber Plantation Visit (Transport charges only)
  • Tea Factory Visit (Transport charges only)
  • Spice Walk - See how the spices you use at home grow in their natural environment (Transport charges only)
  • Churches & Temple Visits (Transport charges only)
  • Vagamon & Ayyampara - Plantation hill areas suitable for trekking (Transport charges only)
  • Ayurvedic Massage (Rs600 per hour plus transport, per person)
  • Treatments (depending on ailment)
  • Kalari Lessons - Kerala's ancient martial art. (Cost depend on duration of course)




Within a short walk:

  • Marmala Waterfall
  • Rubber plantation
  • Rolling hills of the Western Ghats


Within short drive :

  • Saint Alphonsa's pilgrim centre (India's first saint)
  • Local festivals in December to February
  • Vagamon & Ayyampara, ideal for trekking
  • Local Artisans
  • Spice Walk

Services available


  • Laundry (Rs5-30 per item)
  • Railway Transfers by Private A/c Car (Kottayam 47km, Rs1,400 approx)
  • Airport Transfers by Private A/c Car (Cochin 85km, Rs2000 approx)
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