Huntingdon House

Huntingdon house is the epitome of old colonialism in Malawi, from the beautiful backdrop of the tea estates to the manicured lawn with croquet set up. The formal rose garden and the cosy lounge with bookcases where you can sit with a book in front of the fireplace. With delicious food and an inspired tea-cocktail menu, it is the perfect place to explore the tea estates. Enjoy a tea tasting (of over 25 teas!) and relax in between more adventurous destinations!

Why we love Huntingdon House!

The beautiful house with incredibly comfortable rooms was the perfect place to relax in-between safaris. With an array of delicious tea infused cocktails, amazing food and stunning grounds it was just like being in central England minus the rain!

Last visited by Chloe, Sales & Marketing – October 2017

Fast Facts

Location

Satemwa Tea Estate, Thyolo

Rooms

5 unique suites

Avg. room price

From $225 (ppn)

Great for

Visiting the tea estates and a cheeky tea-cocktail

Children welcome

Yes (no age restriction)

Open

All year round

Ideal length of stay

2 nights

Fans

Yes – standing

Wi-fi

Yes, intermittently

Lodge Key Features

Rooms

Each room in the house is completely unique, with great views of the gardens and the converted chapel which you could get lost in – it’s so big! Each room has the old colonial charm from rose prints to chintz china! The beds are big and so comfortable. The bathrooms even bigger, and, you can have fun deciphering whether it was granny or grandchild in days gone by who used to occupy the room before you!

Food and drinks

The food here is delicious, from huge roasts of meat to a hearty burger or a fresh salad, each meal was better than the last. Then of course you can taste the tea and coffee made here on a tasting tour, where you can learn about the history of the farm and enjoy over 25 teas! And of course, they have an excellent array of cakes and sandwiches for their indulgent afternoon tea, served in the gardens. If that wasn’t enough they have a variety of tea and coffee infused cocktails you can enjoy like to Moj-tea-to or Marteani! A pretty great way to enjoy a sundowner!

Scenery

The main reason you visit Huntingdon House is to see the tea estates. Explore the beautiful fields and the surrounding countryside by foot or mountain bike. Take a picnic and a bottle of wine for a special lunch up one of the surrounding hills, it’s a romantic meal with a view. Alternatively ask the lodge to arrange a truly unforgettable breakfast. The endless rolling hills of green leaves make for an epic backdrop to the house, it is also a lovely area to stretch your legs. Enjoy gentle rambles in one of the greener parts of the country as you relax in an old colonial piece of heaven.

Client Reviews

  • Amazing experience and great hospitality.

    I stayed here with my partner and his dad. The hospitality that I received was beyond excellent! The tea tasting and afternoon tea were both brilliant. I would recommend the cycling tour, although tough, it was also worth it. The rooms are spacious and beautiful, just like the gardens. Highly recommend stay whilst visiting Malawi! It’s not easy to find such luxury in Malawi.

    A TripAdvisor Member
  • Pure Heaven!

    I stayed here last week as part of a group, with some of us revisiting Malawi after 60 years. Huntingdon House was the last stop after 10 days travelling. Such a tranquil place to rest and relax. The food was delicious at every meal and the nourishing breakfasts gave us plenty of energy for our daily expeditions. The ‘Nursery’ ensuite was extremely comfortable as were the various seating areas for guests. Nothing was too much trouble for Tracey and David and I wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    A TripAdvisor Member
  • Probably the most romantic dinner ever

    we were the only two guests staying at Huntingdon House. Thanks to Emos we had probably the most romantic dinner ever. and he was so friendly and nice. he was always there when we had a wish. The room was just great! could not be any better. also lovely green garden, a paradise.

    A TripAdvisor Member

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