Richard and Elizabeth Wheeler are the most wonderful hosts you can imagine. Their beautifully preserved 150-year-old stone cottage is cosy and comfortable with lovely little homely touches and all the comforts of modern living. The food is absolutely terrific --Elizabeth is a gourmet cook, and it's hard to resist any of the ample delicacies on offer. Be prepared to gain weight! On a clear day, from the front lawn, you can see the majestic panorama of the Grand Himalayas with the towering Nanda Devi practically sitting in your lap. Richard will help you identify the various birds that flit in and out of the ancient deodar trees after which the property is named. We have taken several friends there and they have all been utterly charmed and have become friends in turn with Richard and Elizabeth. Definitely a place for return visits.