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5 bedroom country house for sale

India - Ottappalam, Kerala

Offers in Region of £395,000

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Key features:

  • 4 Acre Tropical Fruit Garden, Fully fenced with Double Gate entrance. 2 other properties in the compound included. good further development opportunities.
  • Registered with Kerala Tourist Board as a Home Stay Business - Business Development Opportunity.
  • Beautiful Swimming Pool, tiled and with lighting. Latest filters installed
  • Landscaped Garden
  • 3 Phase Electricity
  • Fully furnished and Equipped
  • Mitshubishi SUV (Outlander) included
  • Spacious Gym or Function Room
  • Spacious and Fully fitted Kitchen with polished granite worksurfaces
  • 5 Double Bedrooms - All En-suite.

Full description:



THIS PROPERTY IS OF A MOST CHARACTERFUL KERALA DESIGN RETAINING MANY FEATURES OF A BY-GONE AGE BUT NOW FULLY RESTORED, MODERNISED AND EXTENDED TO AROUND 6500 Sq Ft OF LIVING AREA AND LANDSCAPED GARDEN. SITUATED FACING EAST IN THE BEAUTIFUL PALAKKAD VALLEY OF KERALA. ONLY A FEW HOURS FROM KOCHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND EASY REACH OF 2 MAJOR RAIL JUNCTIONS.

THE HOUSE HAS BEEN GREATLY EXTENDED AND MUCH IMPROVED .

THE PROPERTY IS CONTAINED WITHIN LARGE PLOT OF 400 CENTS (4 ACRES).

NOW BOASTING 5 BEDROOMS WHICH ARE ALL EN-SUITE WITH FANS AND CLIMATE CONTRO UNITS AND STAINLESS STEEL FIXTURES AND FITTING
NO WATER SHORTAGES WHATSOEVER FOR ESTATE WATERING AND DOMESTIC USE.

GROUND WATER FOR HOUSE USE IS STORED NATURALLY IN THE KITCHEN WELL WHICH IS PUMPED AUTOMATICALLY TO THE STORAGE TANKS ON THE ROOF AND THEN SUPPLIED BY GRAVITY FEED THROUGH SOLAR PANELS WITH GOOD PRESSURE THROUGH ALL TAPS AND SHOWERS.

STAFF ALREADY IN PLACE TO ENSURE THE HOUSE AND ITS GROUNDS ARE WELL MAINTAINED AND KEPT SPOTLESSLY CLEAN.

THE AREA AROUND THE MAIN HOUSE IS LANDSCAPED WITH FOOTPATHS AND WALKWAYS. AREAS FOR RELAXING AND VIEWING THE VALLEY AND WILDLIFE ACROSS ACRES OF PADDYFIELDS, HILLS AND WOODLANDS. AN UNUSUAL AND MOST ATTRACTIVE GARDEN WATERFALL IS FED FROM A GOOD SIZE POND WHICH CIRCULATES A PUMPED WATER SUPPLY FROM THE POND AND BACK INTO THE POND AGAIN. FISH SUCH AS KERIMEEN, VAALA AND KANNAN HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED AND WILL BE HARVESTED WHEN READY. AROUND 1000 SMALL FISH HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED.

THERE IS A VIEWING PADDYPURA AT THE GATEWAY TO THE PADDYFIELDS - AGAIN RETAINING THE OLD STONE STEPS BUT NOW WITH HIGH VIEWING AREA UP A SPIRAL STAIRCASE TO A PATIO AREA IDEAL AS A SOCIALISING AND VIEWING AREA.

THIS HOUSE IS FOR THOSE WHO YEARN THE GOOD LIFE WHERE THE AIR IS CLEAN, LABOUR COSTS ARE LOW AND THERE IS MUCH TO ENJOY SIMPLY ENJOYING HOME GROWN FRUITS SUCH AS BANANAS OR MANGOES OR PAPAYA OR JACKFRUIT EVEN PICKING YOUR OWN BLACK PEPPER FROM THE PEPPER VINES GROWING HERE IN SEASON. COCONUTS APLENTY, FRESH VEGETABLES IN ABUNDANCE. AND LOCAL SHOPS. THERE ARE 3 PONDS AND A NUMBER OF POWERFUL PUMPS ENSURE THERE IS ALWAYS SUFFICIENT WATER FOR THE GARDEN DURING THE DRY SEASON DEC THROUGH TO MAY. THERE ARE WORKERS EMPLOYED TO TAKE CARE OF THE ESTATE UNDER MANAGEMENT.
WE ALSO ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF AN AGRICULTURAL LICENCE TO PUMP WATER FREE OF CHARGE FROM A POND TO THE GARDEN AREA.

A NEW OPEN AIR SWIMMING POOL FOR YOUR OWN PRIVATE USE HAS BEEN INSTALLED IN THE GARDEN CLOSE TO THE HOUSE FOR AN UNHURRIED SUNTAN WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS OR SIMPLY SEEK THE SHADE FROM THE HOUSE VERANDAHS AND TREE SHADE IN THE GARDEN.

INDIA IS A VERY FAST GROWING ECONOMY AND THERE ARE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FUTURE. ITS GROWTH RATE IS POSSIBLY NOW THE FASTEST IN THE WORLD WHICH BODES WELL FOR INVESTMENTS IN PROPERTY IN INDIA AND PARTICULARLY KERALA RENOWNED AS THE SUNSHINE STATE OF INDIA WITH MONSOON RAINS IN SEASON WHICH KEEPS THE STATE SO GREEN WITH NO WATER SHORTAGES WHATSOEVER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

CHALAVARA VILLAGE IS A SMALL BUT BUSY VILLAGE AND IT IS SURPRISING HOW WELL IT HAS BEEN ABLE TO SUPPORT OUR OWN REQUIREMENTS FROM ITS MANY SMALL SHOPS. THE NEAREST TOWN IS CHERPULASSERY ONLY 5KMS AWAY WITH OTHER MAJOR TOWNS SUCH AS OTTAPALAMM APPROX 16KMS AND PALAKKAD APPROX 45KMS. THE GARDEN PROVIDES A GOOD SUPPLY OF ORGANIC FRUIT AND VEGETABLES WHICH COULD BE FURTHER DEVELOPED.

TV AND BROADBAND WI-FI NETWORKS ARE ALREADY AVAILABLE AND INSTALLED AT THE HOUSE.

LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES ARE CLOSE-BY.

KOCHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS APPROX 90KMS AWAY AND A GOOD GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL IS IN CHALAVARA, A FEW KILOMETRES FROM THE HOUSE.

THERE IS A MAJOR RAILWAY JUNCTION AT SHORANUR AND PALAKKAD BOTH WITHIN EASY REACH. LOCAL BUS SERVICES RUN FREQUENTLY AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF TAXI AND AUTO RICKSHAW SERVICES DIRECT FROM THE HOUSE.

THE UPPER FLOOR COMPRISES A LARGE SOCIAL ROOM AREA USED CURRENTLY AS A GYM AREA WITH A COMMERCIAL TREADMILL AND AN EXERCISE BIKE. THERE ARE 2 SINKS IN THE ROOM - LIGHTING - BEAMED CEILING - EXCELLENT NATURAL LIGHT AND OVERLOOKING A LANDSCAPED GARDEN AND SWIMMING POOL. 3 SOLID TEAK DOORS LEAD TO OTHER AREAS OF THE HOUSE INCLUDING AN OUTSIDE SMALL PATIO AREA OVERLOOKING THE GARDEN AND POOL AND A PRIVATE SUN TRAP! A FURTHR 3 ENSUITE DOUBLE BEDROOMS EACH INDIVIDUAL WITH THEIR OWN CHARACTERS AND CHARM. ALL ARE FULLY FURNISHED AND COMPLETE WITH FANS AND CLIMATE CONTROL UNITS AND AN OFFICE ROOM.

2 STAIRCASES LEAD TO THE GROUND FLOOR. 1 IS A POLISHED GRANITE ON CONCRETE STAIRCASE AND THE OTHER IS THE ORIGINAL WOODEN STAIRCASE.

THE GROUND FLOOR HAS MANY ROOMS AND STORAGE AREAS AS FOLLOWS.
2 X DOUBLE ENSUITE BEDROOMS ALL FURNISHED AND FITTED.
A SPACIOUS DINING ROOM AREA ALL FITTED AND FURNISHED FOR AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE.
A SPACIOUS KITCHEN WITH GRANITE WORKTOPS AND A GRANITE SINK. FULLY FURNISHED AND READY FOR IMMEDIATE USE.
OPEN PLAN WALKWAYS INTO A TV ROOM - A READING ROOM/WORSHIP ROOM A TV ROOM WITH SATELLITE TV AND COMPUTER ROOM.
DOORWAYS TO EXTERNAL AREAS AND VERANDAS FOR SITTING/SOCIALISING BY THE POOL AND HOUSE. AND DOMESTIC AREAS AT THE SIDE OF THE PROPERTY.

ALL FLOORS IN ALL AREAS ARE TILED FOR COOLNESS AND LONGEVITY.

THE PROPERTY CAN EASILY ACCOMMODATE A FAMILY OF 10 PERSONS PLUS AND OFFERS MOST GENEROUS ENTERTAINMENT/SOCIAL AREAS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY AREA WITH CLEAN AIR AND AN ABUNDANCE OF NATURE IN A TROPICAL FRUIT GARDEN. AND BEING WELL-AWAY FROM THE CROWDS OF TOURISTS WHO VISIT KERALA EVERY YEAR. IT IS PEACEFUL AND OFFERS A UNIQUE AMBIENCE. THE HOUSE HAS ITS OWN PRIVATE POOL, SUNBEDS SURROUNDED BY AN ABUNDANCE OF FRUIT TREES IN THE GARDEN .

THE HOUSE OFFERS LOTS OF LIVING AND SOCIALISING SPACE AROUND 5400 Sqft, IN THE MAIN HOUSE ALONE WITH EXCELLENT PRIVACY IN A UNIQUE LANDSCAPED SETTING - IF YOU ARE A WRITER OR A PHOTOGRAPHER, ARTIST, RETIREE - THIS HOUSE HAS MUCH TO COMMEND IT. HISTORY - NATURE - CLEAN AIR - COOL ENVIRONMENT BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS AND SUNRISES. NO CITY SMOG OR NOISE HERE BUT PLENTY OF SPACE TO ENJOY HOLIDAYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WITH FR/IENDS AND FAMILY IN A WARM AND SUNNY AREA OF SOUTH INDIA.

THE HOUSE FACES EAST OVERLOOKING ACRES OF PADDYFIELDS AND DISTANT FOREST LAND. A HIGH WALL FROM THE LOWER PADDYFIELD ALLOWS LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE IN THE RURAL VIEWS AND A PEACEFUL OUTDOOR AREAS AND VIEWING AT A HIGHER HIGH LEVEL IS AVAILABLE ABOVE THE PADDYFIELD EXIT GATE CALLED THE PADDYPURA.

THE PROPERTY OFFERS A WELCOME REFUGE FROM THE HEAT OF THE INDIAN SUMMER WITH ITS SHADY VERANDAHS AND OPEN PLAN. THE VALLEY BRINGS COOLING BREEZES FROM THE GATS MOUNTAINS THROUGH OPEN WINDOWS WHICH ARE NETTED AND GRILL DESIGN SECURITY CAN REMAIN OPEN. - CERAMIC TILE FLOORS - CLIMATE CONTROL UNITS IN ALL BEDROOMS AND CEILING/WALL FANS THROUGHOUT. IN THE KITCHEN ALL WORKTOP SURFACES ARE IN BLACK POLISHED GRANITE AND THE SINK IS ALSO POLISHED GRANITE. THERE ARE 2 KITCHEN FRIDGES, A LARGE WELL SUPPORTS THE KITCHEN WATER REQUIREMENTS WHICH IS PUMPED TO A HEADER TANK WITH AUTOMATIC TOP UP FOR THE WHOLE HOUSE WATER SUPPLY. DRINKING WATER IS SUPPLIED AS BOTTLED WATER AND FROM FROM BOILED AND FILTERED WELL WATER FOR COOKING USES

ACCESS FROM FAR AND WIDE IS GOOD - INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS AT KOCHI OR CALICUT. RAILWAY JUNCTIONS AT PALAKAAD AND SHORANNUR OR BY ROAD THE NEAREST TOWNS ARE CHERPLUSCHERY AND OTTAPALAM. THE PROPERTY IS SOME 90KMS FROM THE AIRPORT WITH EXCELLENT HIGHWAY FOR A GOOD PART OF THE JOURNEY. SOME - 24 - 45KMS FROM SHORANNUR AND PALAKAAD RAILWAY JUNCTIONS RESPECTIVELY AND APPROX 4 - 13 KMS FROM CHERPLUSCHERY AND OTTAPALAM RESPECTIVELY.

MAINLY USED AS A PRIVATE HOLIDAY HOME BY THE OWNER FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS. EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED AS IT STANDS.

EVERYTHING IS FULLY OWNED WITH NO BANK LOANS OR SECOND CHARGES ON THE PROPERTY.

THE GARDEN SWIMMING POOL IS A MOST ATTRACTIVE FEATURE AND A DELIGHT TO USE AT ANY TIME DAY OR NIGHT. IT IS FULLY TILED, FILTERED AND LIT BY LED LIGHTS WHICH ENHANCE THE VISUAL APPEAL OF THE POOL AT NIGHT.

INTERNALLY THE HOUSE IS COOL AND WELCOMING. IT IS FURNISHED MAINLY WITH CANE FURNITURE. THERE IS SUFFICIENT CUTLERY AND CROCKERY FOR 10 ADULTS - 2 MODERN REFRIGERATORS - 5 BURNER GAS STOVE - WATER FILTER EQUIPMENT AND STORAGE FOR DRINKING WATER - H/C WATER SUPPLY - UTILITY ROOM/STORAGE AREA WITH WASHING MACHINE AND A PLENTIFUL LINEN SUPPLY.

DINING AREA IS FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED FOR AT LEAST 12 ADULTS

THE REST OF THE DOWNSTAIRS AREAS ARE USED AS A READING/SOCIAL ROOM - A TV MUSIC/RECREATION ROOM AND A HI FI AREA.

GROUND FLOOR THERE ARE 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS WITH LARGE FULLY TILED WALK-IN SHOWERS AND TOILET/SINK/MIRROR etc. UPSTAIRS THERE ARE THREE FURTHER BEDROOMS AGAIN ALL WITH FULLY TILED WALK-IN SHOWERS AND TOILETS.SINK/MIRRORS etc. ALL BEDROOMS ARE FULLY FURNISHED. ALL HAVE MODERN CLIMATE CONTROL UNITS EACH WITH A REMOTE CONTROL HANDSET. UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS THERE ARE NICE VERANDAHS TO VIEW THE GARDEN OR TO GAIN ACCESS TO OTHER AREAS OF THE HOUSE.

UPSTAIRS THERE IS A LARGE ENTERTAINING ROOM CURRENTLY USED AS A GYM ROOM WITH COMMERCIAL GRADE TREADMILL AND A GOOD QUALITY EXERCISE BIKE. FROM THE ENTERTAINING ROOM ONE CAN WALK THROUGH ANOTHER ROOM AND ONTO A SMALL TERRACE HIGH UP OVERLOOKING THE LANDSCAPED AREA OF THE GARDEN AND THE POOL. HERE ONE CAN ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS/SUNRISES OR A GLASS OF WINE ON COOLER EVENINGS.

3 PHASE MAINS ELECTRICITY IS INSTALLED THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE AS WELL AS A BACK-UP SOLAR ASSISTED BATTERY POWERED INVERTER FOR ALL BEDROOM FANS AND ESSENTIAL LIGHTING.

THERE IS A CAR PORT ALONG THE DRIVEWAY AND SUFFICIENT PARKING IN THE CAR-PORT OR ON THE DRIVEWAY FOR MANY VEHICLES.

AN EXCELLENT GRAVITY FED AND AUTOMATIC SOLAR POWERED HOT WATER SYSTEM IS INSTALLED. THIS PROVIDES PLENTY OF HOT WATER FROM A SUBSTANTIAL OVERHEAD TANK WHICH IS TOPPED UP AUTOMATICALLY BY AN ELECTRIC PUMP SYSTEM FROM THE GARDEN WELL. AGAIN THE WELL IS CHECKED AND TREATED REGULARLY TO MAINTAIN WATER QUALITY.

THERE IS INSECT NETTING ON ALL WINDOWS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE.

THERE ARE 3 GARDEN PONDS WHICH NEVER RUN DRY AS THEY BENEFIT FROM UNDERGROUND SPRING WATER - THEY PROVIDE THE NECESSARY WATER FOR DISTRIBUTION AROUND THE ENTIRE ESTATE.. THERE IS A BUILDING FOR VERMICOMPOSTING. BRAMAHs HOUSE IS RESPECTED IN THE GARDEN WITH ITS STONES STILL IN PLACE.

THE GARDEN IS ALIVE WITH WILDLIFE - WILD PEACOCKS ARE DAILY VISITORS AS WELL AS MANY VARIETIES OF KINGFISHERS, BEAUTIFUL COLOURED BIRDS, EGRETS AND EAGLES TO MENTION JUST A FEW. THERE ARE BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES - DRAGON FLIES - A PHOTOGRAPHERS AND BIRDWATCHERS DREAM LOCATION.

RECENT ADDITIONS ARE SECURITY CAMERAS COVERING THE AREAS OF THE MAIN HOUSE AND NEWLY CONSTRUCTED TATA FENCING AROUND THE WHOLE ESTATE.

THE PRESENT OWNER IS AN OVERSEAS CITIZEN OF INDIA LIVING IN THE UK.

OFFERS AROUND 395,000 ARE INVITED AND EVERY ASSISTANCE WILL BE GIVEN FOR VISIT INSPECTIONS INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION IF NECESSARY.














































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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