This beautifully positioned farm on Coonoor's southeast edge is sustainably run with solar heating, rainwater harvesting and fresh cheeses from the milk of its own cows. Five large, stylish rooms, in three cottages, include kitchens and fireplaces. Your friendly host, Mansoor, is a great conversationalist and full of ideas for things to do away from the tourist crowds. Book ahead.
It also offers guests-only cheesemaking courses (from ₹8000).