We had a wonderful stay at Huntingdon House in July 2011. The house is incredibly romantic and the grounds are beautiful and complete with monkeys running across the lawn. The staff are supurb, the food is delish and the views from the picnic spot are just stunning.
The house is a historic estate dating from the 1920's and surrounding by lush tea plantations. Chip the property owner is a delight to listen to over a glass of red wine in the evenings and the rooms are cosy and plush.
We stayed here in winter and, with the fires lit - it was just lovely. We also had the house to ourselves because of the fuel crisis in Malawi so got to play croquet on the lawn with G&Ts and live it up completely.
This is deservedly one of the best places to stay in Malawi if you're looking for a romantic treat and would be great fun if there was a large group of you. And if you're looking for a wedding location, this would be perfection!
Ahhh, writing this makes me want to go back ASAP!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arguably the most scenically beautiful region of Malawi, The Thyolo district forms the heart of Malawi's tea producing region with rolling hills of immaculately cultivated, emerald green plantations and some of the oldest estates in the country. With magnificent views of Mount Mulanje and the Lower Shire valley to the west, Satemwa enjoys a temperate climate of the Shire Highlands and relaxed ambiance of a by-gone era. Visitors to this corner of Malawi cannot but help to be caught up in the colonial magic of the area and diverse scenery which ranges from tropical evergreen forests to riverine thickets and rolling hills. Huntingdon House was built in the 1920's and the estate has been in the Cathcart Kay family for generations with members of the family still running the tea and coffee production of the estate. The grand old colonial style house has been tastefully restored as a joint venture between the Satemwa Tea Estate and the Ulendo Travel Group. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Huntingdon House Malawi/Thyolo