The Manor House is a private country house built in 1932 with 8 rooms sleeping 15 people. Located in a private and secluded 600 acre family owned estate on a peninsula between Lake Naivasha and Oloidien Bay – at an altitude of 6,200 feet with wonderful climate anytime of the year. The average temperature is 26 Celsius. Guests can arrive by charter flight from Nairobi Wilson airport or by car from Nairobi which is a two hour drive.
The Tudor style has been completely refurbished to the highest standards, set in a traditional garden and furnished with turn of the century English and French furniture. The rooms are spacious with ensuite bathrooms,all the hot water is solar powered. The house has two dining rooms – one lovely outdoor with a view to the Lake used for long meals since 1932 and a open beamed drawing room with 2 fireplaces, a TV sitting room with a fireplace and library with a great selection of African and contemporary books, which is also the perfect place for kids to have a TV dinner. There is also a large country kitchen where guests can look on or get involved in preparing healthy, delicious food made by Penina, the genius Kenyan Chef who has been cooking delicious healthy feasts with us for 26 years.
The master bedroom on the 1st floor has a private bathroom bathtub and adjoining single room with a view of the Lake and English garden. The yellow room on the 1st floor is a double, with a wonderful view onto the garden and lake and adjacent bathroom (bathtub) and toilet. The red room is a single suite beautifully decorated with a small sitting room and private bathroom (bathtub). The twin room is very spacious, with a private bathroom (bathtub) and adjacent toilet. The ground suite is an all white and wooden double with a fireplace, dressing room and lovely appointed bathroom decorated with exotic pastel murals. Niko’s tower (named after the house cat) is a delightful little cottage with a single bedroom on the 1st floor with its bathroom on the ground floor (shower). The two stable rooms are double rooms in the courtyard, each with a private bathroom (bathtub).
The luxurious tower is a unique building featured in many international magazines such as Architectural Digest, Departures magazine and fashion magazines like Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle, along with several books such as Taschen’s Great Hotels Africa and African Interiors. The unique architecture, a 115-foot Cypress clad tower, blends with the surrounding forest of Acacia trees. The tower is exquisitely decorated with antiques from Europe and fine hand made local furniture. The tower Sleeps 9 (4 doubles and 1 single room) so very special for families, VIP’s and Honeymoon couples anytime of the year. This is a wonderful place to see Giraffe grazing below from a high vantage as the sun sets on the lake. There are 4 balconies and a spacious living room overlooking the lake with an amazing view from the top and an excellent five star kitchen serving home grown and home made food – including our house specialty, which everyone loves, our very own caramelized ginger ice cream.
The Tower has five rooms,the ideal number of guests is three couples, although it can accommodate up to nine people.The spacious master bedroom on the 3rd floor is spectacular with a wrap-around balcony with one of the best views in the world so the perfect honeymoon suite. It has a lovely private bathroom just above for long soaks in the cool evening. The two double bedrooms, known as the blue room and the red room on the 2nd floor both have views of the lake. These rooms share a bathroom (giant shower only). The first large guest room is heavenly and sits on the 1st floor has a private bathroom (bathtub). This room has a view to the fantastic forest of acacia trees and by cracking open your window at sunrise you will be bathed in gorgeous light. The single green room on the ground floor has an adjacent bathroom (giant shower).
Meals are organized in different places – by the pool, under the trees by the lake, at the tower, on the hill overlooking the lake and in the evenings we create a warm atmosphere around the table that has seen many memorable meals since 1933 – with open fires and hearty stories to enliven the spirit.
Included in the rate is a greeting by the host, usually a member of the family who have lived in Kenya for many years,full board accommodation, wildlife guides for walks and jogs, night game drive, sun-downer picnics in special locations, house wines, beers, soft drinks, local airstrip transfers and laundry service if a two night stay.
Not included are champagne, specialty wines, horse riding, golf, ornithologist and horticulturist package, park fees, chartered day trips to places like local area Rhino Sanctuary, health retreat packages, guide accommodation, health insurance, Flying Doctor membership, and gratuities.