10 Guests, 5 Bedrooms, 12 Beds, 5 Bathrooms
Set on the foothills of Mt Kenya, Olepangi provides a beautiful, tranquil space for our guests to re-connect with nature, with themselves and the special people in their life. The Olepangi community is one of warmth; an embrace into a world where the day-to-day busy-ness of life can be forgotten. Rural and remote: the perfect place to be right now.
Olepangi House is a fabulous 5 bedroomed house( all en-suite), large living & dining room with large fire place, verandahs, private garden, fire pit & kitchen (sold on a 3 bedroom or 5 bedroom basis) with panoramic views north to the Lolldaigas and south to Mt Kenya. Tastefully decorated with antiques from the owner’s far-reaching travels, this is the perfect place to reconnect with friends and family.
When enjoyed as a three-bedroom house, the East-wing master bedroom is exquisite and features a 7-foot wide (king size) British Raj bed made in India dating from about 1840 and stunning antique textiles. The bed would have been used by a senior officer of the British military. It features stunningly carved bare-breasted angels in the headboard. It’s private-lounge area leads out to both a north and south-facing balcony with arguably the best views on the property.
Downstairs, there are a further two bedrooms, one with queen bed and it’s own private balcony with swing chair. And, the third room features two twin beds perfect for children. All rooms are ensuite with handmade soaps and body creams made in Kenya.
When booking the full five-bedroom house, the West Wing offers an additional master bedroom with it’s own private lounge and balcony. It enjoys an ensuite shower room and has access to a luxurious outdoor bathroom with shower, double sinks, a loo and a bath with view.
Downstairs is an additional large twin room with it’s own balcony and swing sofa.
The large lounge connecting the East and West wings is home to many of the owner’s personal collection of art and exotic antiques from their far-reaching travels around the world. It features a large, open fireplace, separate dining area, multiple verandahs and views of Mt Kenya to the south and Ole Naishu to the north. The gardens are stunning and for those who enjoy dining alfresco, there is a large central garden space perfect for breakfast and starry nights.
A very special home from home!
The Round House
The Round House is set at the centre of the property with spectacular views across the valley and of the river below. The Round House has a queen bedroom upstairs with an open plan bath and it’s own living and dining room downstairs, it’s the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two or intimate family dinner. It is also decorated with antique furniture and Persian carpets.
The balcony is the spot to take in the dramatic views of the valley over a cup of tea in the morning.
The Round House also features its own private outdoor bathroom with a “loo with a view” and outdoor shower perfect for a hot shower under the stars. It also comes with beautiful organic soap, shampoo and conditioner handmade in Kenya.
It has a private living room and dining area on the ground floor where an additional bed can be set up on request.
*Please be aware that this cottage is not suitable for those who have difficulty with stairs because of it’s steep internal staircase. It is also not suitable for children under 5.
Round House has a capacity of 2 adults +1 child (min age 6 yrs).
Nestled beneath the Round House, The Bunk Room is an extension for families with 4 bunk beds built into the circular room. A small en suite with shower and access to outdoor bathroom, shared with Round House. It has a maximum capacity of 4 pax under 18years.
Markham Cottage has 1x king sized (7ft) bed and shower en suite. It is 200ft in size with private verandah. It is the most remote cottage. It has a maximum capacity of 2 adults.
Thesiger cottage is a one bedroomed cottage with 2x queen sized (5ft) beds and shower en suite. It is 200ft in size with private verandah and fits 2 adults.
Burton & Speke – Family Cottage
Burton & Speke Cottage is ideal for families or couples travelling together. With a beautiful flower lined verandah, a secluded spot to watch the bird life with a morning coffee, the cottage has two en suite bedrooms, each accessed from the verandah and without an inter leading door.
Burton’s room offers a double antique Bombay bed and is decorated with fine antique carpets and original paintings by Kenyan based artist David Marrian, whose landscape work is well-known in Kenya and beyond.
Burton: 1x double bed with shower en suite. 150ft in size- sleeps 2pax
Speke: 2x single beds (can be made into a double) with shower en suite. 150ft in size.
Speke’s room has two beautiful wrought iron single beds with charming linen carefully selected for each bed. A lovely antique chest of draws sits in the room along with original paintings by Kenya-based artist Lavinia Grant whose “naive” style of painting wildlife is well-known in Kenya and beyond. Better suited for children but the beds can be joined to make a double.
Speke has a shared verandah with Burton Cottage and no interleading door.
Both ensuite bathrooms are fitted with a shower and comes with beautiful organic soap, shampoo and conditioner handmade in Kenya.
Both cottages can fit a maximum of 4pax.
Villa Gorilla is a 2 bedroomed house with 1x double bedroom, 1 x twin room. It has a sitting room with dining area and open fire, 2x verandahs & a kitchenette. It fits a maximum of 4pax.
- Children Welcome
- Drinking Water
- Fire Extinguisher
Olepangi Farm , Timau, Kenya
Resident/non resident rates, child & seasonal rates apply. Please enquire for applicable rates for your dates. Proof of residency will be required 100% payment is due at time of booking.
70% of paid prepayments refundable when canceled 61 days before arrival or earlier. 50% of paid prepayments refundable when canceled 31 days before arrival or earlier. 0% refundable if cancelled after.
Check in: 12:00 PM (noon) Check out: 10:00 AM