A heritage property brimming with old world charm

The spirit of Abbotsford

Abbotsford is an estate tucked away in the quiet corner of the Pangot-Kilbury trail bordering the outskirts of Nainital. It consists of three buildings including the over 143-year-old Abbotsford House, Wordsworth three-bedroom cottage and a four-bedroom annex Apsley House. Abbotsford House offers four Luxury Rooms with antique and contemporary furniture and excellent views of the peaks. All rooms are individually heated and equipped with cable TV. Bathrooms are decorated with colourful Vietri tiles, feature a shower and are scented with the essence of Forest Essentials products. Wordsworth Cottage is a three-room cottage with one Luxury Room and two Double Rooms. On two levels it has a spacious suite with a balcony over-looking the walnut trees and rocky mountains. On the ground floor are two connecting rooms with an enclosed veranda, perfect for a family of four. Apsley House a four-bedroom luxury country house with old world charm of pine wood flooring, wooden ceilings with rafters, colonial furniture, and art and artefacts adorning this spectacular space.

Enjoy delicious farm-to-table meals at Abbotsford’s alfresco eatery Café Chica, overlooking the views of the oak laden mountain ranges, and dine in the decorative Rose Hall.

Enjoy a variety of activities such as visiting the birding sanctuary Nanda Devi Himalayan Bird Reserve and walk in the forest above Abbotsford and observe over twenty species of birds, antelopes and vipers. Tee off at the private estate of the Governor of Uttarakhand, The Raj Bhawan, a 9-hole course that is also a habitat for the leopard, antelopes, langurs, porcupines, cobras and rare birds. Go sailing on the highest altitude lake in the foothills of the Himalayas,enjoy walks from a heritage experience of old buildings, churches and cemeteries, step in the shoes of Jim Corbett and sip tea in his Nainital home ‘Gurney House’ and immerse yourself in serenity on a writing residency.  

What we love about Abbotsford

• Tempt your taste buds with delicious Indian, Italian & Continental cooking courses at Café Chica
• The ultimate artists canvas, feel inspired at Abbotsford and enjoy the art of painting
• Time your stay to participate in vibrant and engaging literary and arts festivals

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