THE CHEESE COTTAGE
Tangmarg, near Gulmarg, Kashmir
(01 Hour from Srinagar)
Up to 06 Guests
Hikes and Trails around
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Great for Stargazing
"Gar firdaus bar-rue zamin ast, hami asto, hamin asto, hamin ast.”
“If there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here.” - Mughal Emperor Jehangir said it all when he visited Kashmir.
Smiling locals and winding roads covered with Chinar Trees on either side, lead the way through a charming hamlet in a quiet little hill town called Tangmarg, aptly located 40 km from Srinagar and 14 km before Gulmarg. As you lose yourself gently in the narrow lanes of this quiet and peaceful village, you come across an endearing private estate that once belonged to the Maharaja of Kashmir.
The Cheese Cottage sits in a quaint corner of the estate, interspersed with wildflowers and fruit trees and, blissfully intersected by a calming water stream that originates from the Drung River. It houses 02 elegant bedrooms and a dramatic living area with quintessential larger-than-life elements, exposed-cement walls and oversized windows giving the house its distinctive modern vibe coupled with an old-world charm.
With its colonial exterior design and the mighty backdrop of the Pir Panjal Range, this 02 bedroom cottage is reminiscent of a fairy-tale mountain home: an ideal space to escape the mundane rigidity of modern life and find inspiration in design and the little things that nature has to offer.
A little extra for Hushstays Guests
Picnic by the Brook
Let our staff take you on a hike to a nearby waterstream. You will be served chai while watching the sun go down.
Endless mountains covered in thick deodar jungle in the distance, an idyllic stream that passes leisurely by, trees of pine, oak and rhododendron and a small wooden bridge that leads across the stream to a cottage that sits in perfect harmony with its surroundings: This is the dream we have all painted as little children and at this enchanting 02 Bedroom Hushstay, this dream comes true.
All of these elements were interpreted during the design and planning of the space and hence the magic has found its way into the house as well. As you step inside the spacious living area through an arched door, you will find that the space has the vibe of a boutique European home from the 80's era with a modern character. Every corner has been thoughtfully curated, abstract wall-art and an atypical fibre art installation cover the exposed-cement walls, oversized windows offer striking views of the surrounding landscape while allowing sunlight to flood the contrasting interiors during the day and a low-hanging chandelier adds drama to mystical evenings.
A deep purple tuxedo sofa and a couple of wingback lounge chairs topped with fur throws are placed next to a fireplace adding to the cozy, comforting vibe of the place. An open kitchen occupies a corner of the living area and a long dining table made of cement and bricks sits parallel to it. A chaise lounger rests next to a large window and makes for the perfect reading nook.
The same sense of design extends to the 02 bedrooms that are connected to a common lobby on the upper floor of the house.
Every room of the house has its own unique character and no two spaces are alike.
An exterior staircase leads from the wondrous living area on the lower floor to a striking common lobby that connects the two bedrooms on the upper floor.
On one side of the hallway, a sophisticated sitting area enveloped by large windows overlooks the entire estate and offers spell-binding views of the Pir Panjal range in the distance: the perfect space for deep conversations over a cup of tea. A bright red London-style telephone booth, randomly placed in a corner of the lobby, adds an imaginative touch.
The style is bohemian comfort without bringing the city into the forest. From the velvet blue fabric of the chairs to the dark green and grey walls, all elements have been chosen to highlight the colours of nature.
The two spacious bedrooms come with exquisite beddings and interiors. The walls are clad in wood creating a cozy atmosphere and just like every other corner of the house, oversized windows never let you miss a glimpse of the great outdoors. The en-suite washrooms are clad with luxurious black marble stone and elegant bath fittings.
Fenced Private Land
In-house Chef / Caretaker
Towels and Toiletries
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE BOOKING
A full breakfast is included in the tariff.
We have an in-house caretaker/cook who will take care of your meal preferences. Lunch / Dinner are available on prior notice.
Meals are prepared by our in-house chef and are made of delectable homemade local cuisine. Both Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian options are available if you are ordering from the in-house menu.
Please follow meal timings:
Breakfast: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Lunch: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dinner: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
In case you would like to cook yourself, we have a fully equipped kitchen that is available for guests.
Hushstay x The Cheese Cottage is located away from all the hustle-bustle of the popular hill-stations in a small village called Tangmarg.
Nearest Airport (Srinagar) - 40 kms / 01 hr
Gulmarg - 14 kms / 30 mins
Drung Valley - 4 kms / 10 mins
Doodhpaathri - 60 kms / 02 hrs
We can organize cabs on prior notice.
The driving directions and the exact location of the cottage is shared upon confirmation.
Check-in time: 01:00 PM
Check-out time: 10:00 AM
Slow and soft music is okay, but please do not play loud music. You are in the middle of nature.
Services of the staff are available until 10:00 PM
We are pet-friendly. If you are coming with your pet, make sure they are well-mannered and that nothing gets broken.
Sustainable Travel: We are very conscious about nature and we would like our guests to feel the same way. We try to reduce the use of single-use plastic as much as possible. Our drinking water comes from an RO and refillable water bottles are provided in each room.
We follow a strict no smoking policy inside the house. You may ask the caretaker for an ashtray and smoke outside the house if you need to.
This place is offered exclusively to only one group at a time, the price varies depending on the number of guests. Please select the exact number of guests while booking.
The 02 bedrooms can comfortably accommodate up to 04 guests and extra mattresses can be provided for extra guests.
Summer days are pleasant here, no fans are required and if you keep your windows open, there is enough air circulation.
For winters, we have placed a fireplace in the living room. There is central heating in the house and extra heaters can be provided in the rooms if needed.
Wifi and Connectivity:
There is a good 4G connectivity for Airtel and Jio users, if you are planning to work from Hushstay x The Cheese Cottage. Being at an offbeat location, we do not have a WiFi connection in place.
Date of booking - 31 days before arrival : 25 % cancellation fee on the total booking amount.
30 Days - 15 Days : 50 % cancellation fee on the total booking amount.
Within 14 days from date of arrival : No refunds
In case of a COVID related emergency, you may reschedule your travels to future dates within 06 months from your actual checkin date.
Need more information about this place?
Call us on +91 8826915266 between 9 am and 6 pm
or simply click on the button below to leave us a message.
THINGS TO DO
AROUND THE CHEESE COTTAGE
There is plenty to do in and around Tangmarg. Each season brings something beautiful to its surroundings. Heavenly blue skies in the summer, colourful wildflowers in spring, crimson chinar leaves in autumn and a magical carpet of white in winters.
Take a leisurely afternoon walk or bicycle ride (15 mins) along the Ferozapora Nalla that will take you to a beautiful picnic spot on the banks of the Drung River. A little further is the Drung waterfall that freezes completely in winters and is a sight to behold. Our caretaker can also arrange for a local guide who can take you on some beautiful day hikes to the most pristine spots of the Drung Valley.
You can also go for a fun ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) ride to take you to the Drang Waterfall. These can be hired from the main square of the Tangmarg town.
A 30 mins drive will take to the popular hill town of Gulmarg while the lesser-known Doodhpaathri (imagine endless meadows and a vast expanse of pine trees) is just a 02 hour drive away.