5 Colonial Cottages In Malaysia For A Nostalgic Countryside Staycation
Green Acres, Fraser's Hill
Synonymous with nature hikes, historic architecture and charming colonial resorts, Fraser's Hill – dubbed the Little England of Malaysia – is home to Green Acres bungalow. This family-friendly retreat has six bedrooms, accommodating up to 27 guests at a time. Visitors can book the entire bungalow or opt for rooms like the Aster Family Suite. Enjoy breakfast on the balcony and take in the amazing views of the surrounding greenery. If you're in the mood to indulge in a proper British dining experience, have your scones and tea in the garden.
Ye Olde Smokehouse, Fraser's Hill
Charlotte, Victoria, Charles – the room names and pretty much every other detail at Ye Olde Smokehouse reveal traditional English influences. Inspired by the rustic charm of the English countryside, this quaint hilltop abode has long enticed guests with its beautiful colonial architecture and delightful afternoon tea out on the garden terrace. When the weather gets a tad chilly, head inside and sit by the cosy wood fireplace or grab some grub at Scott's Pub & Restaurant.
The Lakehouse, Cameron Highlands
Green gardens. Trimmed hedges. Rolling hills in the distance.
The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands completes this fairytale setting for the traveller who needs a break from the city. Curl up with a good book by the fireplace in the reading room, enjoy your tea at the Lakeview Terrance or take a stroll on the grounds to soak up those picture-perfect views.
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The Smokehouse Hotel Cameron Highlands
Pack your bags, cameras and a big appetite when you pay a visit to The Smokehouse Hotel, because you're in for one culinary treat after another at its restaurant (and we're not just talking about traditional afternoon tea). Outside, an idyllic setting awaits—think dreamy white swing sets and garden chairs, old fashioned lamp posts and flowering plants in a myriad of colours.
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The Bala's Holiday Chalet, Cameron Highlands
Come Christmas each year, The Bala's Holiday Chalet is decked from wall to wall in ornaments, stockings and leafy boughs. Interestingly, the building was formerly a British school that was later restored with cottage-inspired rooms and a garden paradise that's become a popular wedding venue in Cameron Highlands. Be it family, newlyweds or the solo traveller, a night or two in this cosy hideaway is all you need to send your stress packing and get your senses reinvigorated by the natural beauty of the surroundings.
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