Balaclava Everlasting beauty on the hilltop at Coonoor

Balaclava House is a large British Bungalow situated on the flat top of the Balaclava Hill. The views are majestic in every direction from the house, covering a complete 360 degree with hills, forests, tea plantations, town and a valley.

The big bungalow has a vintage charm to it with all the features of a British holiday home. The property has several rooms, beautiful fireplaces and numerous fruiting trees.

The house is in very good condition with the madras terrace roof, wooden beams and trusses and a fort like elevation to mark history of the battle fought by founding British owner of the bungalow. Some basic upgrades are recommended for this house.

Balaclava House - Large Colonial Bungalow in Coonoor
built-up
built-up
7791 sqft
land
land
1.37 acres
bed
bed
5
bath
bath
5
quarters
quarters
2
garage
garage
open well
open well

Balaclava
map icon Coonoor

Salient Features

MESMERIZING VIEWS

MESMERIZING VIEWS

Balaclava House is a hill top property with amazing views of tea plantations and forest capped hills. This property has the luxury of having awesome views of Hulical and Kattery to its south, Teneriff, Yedapalli to its North, Tantea factory and Mettupalayam valley to its East and Woodcote hill at a distance to the West.

BRITISH BUNGALOW

BRITISH BUNGALOW

The bungalow built over hundred years ago, has retained the charm of the old. This villa is an authentic English bungalow that has plenty of fireplaces, corridors and wings to the house itself.

AUTHENTIC ENGLISH INTERIORS

AUTHENTIC ENGLISH INTERIORS

High ceilings in most rooms, wooden trusses, royal wooden panelled walls in specific rooms and courtyards on the wings are some of the hallmarks of this Bungalow. The villa is also equipped with grills, stain glass windows, occasional brick work motifs, plastering moulds, half a century old chandelier, wooden cornices and arched doors.

TOP OF THE HILL

TOP OF THE HILL

The property is on top of the Balaclava hill near Mount Pleasant. It is just a kilometre from Coonoor market, hospitals and other conveniences o the town.

SPACE FOR ALL

SPACE FOR ALL

The villa is designed in such a way that multiple dwellers can live together and still have their privacy within their sectors. The Southern wing has an independent gate for the helper quarters and tenants who live there currently.

THREE SIDE LAWNS

THREE SIDE LAWNS

Balaclava has flat lawns on the Northern, Western and Southern sides. Each lawn can be accessed from the living spaces and corridors of the house. The gardens on the South can also be accessed without entering the bungalow. There are several native fruiting trees as well within the property that attracts birds.

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Balaclava Bungalow stands in the centre of a 1.37 acre property.
Chimneys, arched gates, gable roofs are some of the hallmarks of this architecture style, built in the 1800s
Foyer living room marks the entry into the house
Entrance of the house in the main wing
A grand dining room with high ceiling, fireplace and antique brass light fixtures
Spacious bedrooms with wooden wall panelling and clay tiled floors
View of the master bedroom of this Colonial Bungalow
Another bedroom of the house. The main wing has 5 fully functional bedrooms
The family room on the Eastern side which takes you 3 bedrooms chambers
A study corner in an old verandah converted into a room
Western lawn of the house. Seen are both the main wing and the rear wings
The lawns are spacious and have excellent views in all directions
Balaclava house being at a high plateau, enjoys the best of urban Coonoor and the reclusive villages
Rear Lawn with fruiting trees and the utilities
Tent hill and the Hulical range of hills seen from the lawn

Quick Overview

  • Large Colonial Bungalow with 2 wings
  • House with a history that dates back to 1800s
  • Multiple fireplaces
  • Expansive size of the plot
  • Well maintained Bungalow

Floor Plans

List of Rooms in House

  • Living Room
  • Dining
  • 2 covered verandahs
  • 5 bedrooms in main wing
  • 5 bedrooms in secondary wing
  • Multiple kitchens
  • Laundry
  • Store

Location Map

Key Distances

  • Coimbatore Airport
  • 70 km
  • SBI Bank
  • 700 m
  • Sagayamatha Hospital
  • 270 m
  • Mountain Home School
  • 0 km
  • Riverside Public SChool
  • 21 km
  • Coonoor Club
  • 4 km
  • Wellington Gymkhana Club
  • 5 km
  • 180 Mciver villa
  • 4 km
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