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Acres Wild is our 22 acre, family-run organic cheesemaking farm and farmstay (Homestay with Bed and Breakfast) in Coonoor town (altitude 6000 ft).
Coonoor is a small hill station in the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu state in South India. It is about 20 km from Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
Our goal at Acres Wild farm is to shape an eco-friendly, holistic and self-sustaining life style, grow our own food organically and share this experience with visitors to our farmstay.
We use no chemicals, strive to increase bio-diversity and keep tillage to a minimum.
We have 3 guesthouse cottages with a total of 5 rooms in our Farmstay.
Haloumi House Lodge (2 deluxe rooms) and Colby Cottage (single basic room) are at the top level of our farm and near each other.
Cheddar House Lodge (2 deluxe rooms) is at the lower level.
The Dining and Games area are at the middle level next to our farmhouse.
For complete room descriptions and tariff details go to the The Farmstay Page.
For room availability & Booking Request go to Room Booking Page
Please click here to go to the Room Booking Form
Bison are regulars but since August 2006, a family of elephants started coming up annually in summer from lower down the hill, mainly for water.
Other wild life are wild boar, snakes, panther, wild cat, porcupine, deer and wild rabbits. I hope to get photos of each.
Gourmet cheese is a prime focus of our activities at Acres Wild farm and we feel good that we have put Coonoor on the map.
Cheesemaking Courses are available only to guests who are staying with us in our farmstay. We have a basic 2 day cheesemaking course in which you learn 2 types of cheeses of your choice. However you can extend it to as many cheeses as you wish. You just have to factor a longer stay to learn more cheeses. Do discuss with Tina at 94430-37401 about the details of cheeses and how you should schedule it. Course fees is per person. Guests have to inform us at the time of booking the farmstay room if they are interested in taking a course as we have to make prior arrangements.
For complete details go to our Cheesemaking Course Page.
NOTE: We have discontinued Day Visits. Our farmstay now is exclusively for our farmstay resident guests.
REQUEST: Please read our Website in detail before calling us. Most info is already there and saves time and effort. Thanks
+91 94432-32621 (Mansoor Khan)
Mailing Address: No 1 Tiger Hill, Coonoor 643 101. INDIA.
Farm Address: 571, Upper Meanjee Estate, Kannimariamman Kovil Street, Coonoor 643 101 - INDIA.