Nestled in among Tigoni’s rolling tea farms is this modern two-bedroomed cottage. With its expansive views, mod cons and proximity to Nairobi, it was an easy choice for a quick weekend getaway.
The cottage can hold up to four guests. Upstairs is a large master bedroom with its own bathroom and a small balcony overlooking the living room. Downstairs is a spacious double bedroom, bathroom and well-equipped kitchen (with a large fridge / freezer, stove, crockery and a dishwasher). The living room is cute and cosy, perfect for snuggling up to someone or just chilling out in front of the television. One section of the wall of the living room is almost entirely glass. It’s one of the first things you see as you enter the house and the view of the tea farms is breathtaking.
It’s less than an hour’s drive from Nairobi (around 30 km). To reach the house, head for Limuru Girls School, turning right down a road signposted “ATC” just before.
Less than an hour away, this house is extremely accessible for anyone in need of a quick getaway without wanting a long drive.
The house is very well equipped, so it makes a perfect home away from home. It is only a few kilometres from Brown’s Cheese Farm and Kiambethu Tea Farm, so it is very easy to do a day tour then head to the house for the evening.
In the house manual, it did mention that there is WiFi. During our stay, however, it didn’t work.
Even though the view is stunning, it would be nice if there was a designated outdoor seating area, especially for those who like to dine “al fresco”. The gas stove wasn’t too powerful so it took us a little longer than usual to cook our dinner.
THINGS TO DO
Get your cheese kick from Browns Cheese Farm! Go on a farm tour which comes with a fresh and delicious lunch. Want to learn about tea? Head over to Kiambethu Tea Farm for a day tour and lunch. Alternatively, there are lots of lovely walking trails through the tea, or you could just lounge in the living room taking in the view of the tea farms.
HOW TO BOOK
It’s a bit tricky to find on Airbnb since it doesn’t have a name. You’d have to look for houses in Limuru and keep an eye out for one that’s called “Exquisite Cottage in Kenyan Tea Country.”
Price starts from $90 for the whole house.