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“Guests can truly step back in time in this lodge that was originally built for the owners back in the 1890s. Today, Huntingdon House offers gracious living and the stunning landscape and romantic atmosphere means it attracts honeymooners, couples, and adventurous types who’re looking to explore. The self-contained cottage is great for multi-gen groups, and families and friends who want a homely stay in rural surroundings with a pool.”
Located on the Satemwa Tea Estate in southern Malawi, Huntingdon House is a luxury lodge surrounded by rambling gardens. Built by the plantation founder, Maclean Kay, in the mid 1930s, it offers a home-from-home atmosphere and an insight to life on a working tea and coffee plantation.
There are five guest suites with beds draped in mosquito netting, a comfortable lounge, and en suites with clawfoot bathtubs and separate showers. Some rooms include a private patio, and there’s a self-catering cottage, which accommodates up to 10 people and has a private pool.
Menus are based around locally sourced produce with vegetables grown in the organic gardens. Afternoon tea is a delight with tea and coffee from the estate and freshly baked cakes and scones. The tea and coffee-based cocktails are great fun.
Guests can tour the plantations and sip a selection of special brews. There’s also a swimming pool and lawn games.