The view rivals Tiger Hill (near Darjeeling). Sunrise and sunset views can simply be described as breathtaking.
The house has a unique ambience. The lounge and dining area has old wooden floors, rafters and ceiling. Furnishing is in traditional weaves
In the evenings local millet beer fermented in leaves in keeping with "grandmothers" recipes is brewed on the spot, and served in traditional containers.
Guests are usually hosted by General Jimmy Singh.
Dining is an experience. The table service is immaculate, and oil lamp, and candle lit dinners are the norm.
"It is a rare thing indeed to experience hospitality of such a refined and genuine level Cathy, Sudesh, and Charles have all offered up a type of gracious service and warmth of hosting that is so rarely encountered in these graceless packaged impersonal days .... It is an amazing quality of Cuisine and hospitality"
Washington DC, USA
Our home cooked meals have been researched from Indian, Western, Chinese, Tibetan, and Nepalese recipes, to provide truly interactive cuisine.
The Farmhouse offers just two double heritage guestrooms in the original Farmhouse. The floor, walls and ceilings are in old polished wood. Rooms are furnished in simple comfort. Additional four double rooms are available in three cottages. Modern toilets and plumbing has been provided.
Electricity has now reached Samthar. We continue to use a combination of solar energy, lanterns, and electricity for lighting. Our water is piped from natural springs by gravity. Cooking is done on solar cookers and gas.
Our staff is locally recruited and trained in-house, to cater for our brand of spontaneous personalized service. We care for our guests in the best traditions of Indian hospitality, as our personal guests.
"The undoubted highlight of our holiday was the stay with you at the Farm House. It really is a magical place and the food was the best we have had in India and Nepal"
John & Ann Thomas