Layered ambience. Charm, warmth, peace and luxury surrounded by indigenous and eco-friendly materials.
Nestled in the the Olderkesi Hills, just outside Kenya’s famed Maasai Mara Reserve, is Cottar’s Bush Villa, resting on 22,000 square acres worth of private concession, within easy reach of the park. A private Eden within Eden itself.
The villa, private and secluded, has a breathtaking view onto the savannah plains that carry the great annual wildebeest migration.
The view inside is equally awe inspiring. Every aspect of the villa’s spaces and viewing galleries evoke a layered Africana beauty brought together of textiles, linens, decor, art and furniture.
The interiors were designed by Louise Cottar and built by hand.
There’s a luxurious sense of wellbeing, balance and discovery at every turn, brought to life in the locally sourced wood and stone, the deep and long rooflines, the accents of dark wood, floor-to-ceiling glass, indoor plant life, cushioned sofas, art and sculpture.
The villa is over 10,000 square feet in size, and features a large living room, dining room, a magnificent viewing deck, and 5 en-suite bedrooms, all with stunning views. The villa has internet access throughout, satellite TV and DVD, and is powered with electric and solar energy.
The 5 bedrooms are spacious and beautifully designed. While very different in look and colouring, each comes with an enormous double bed, a balcony or veranda, en suite bathroom and its own seating area.
The accents in the bedroom wings are focused on space, with wood framings perfectly complimenting a design that is as restrained as it is well thought through.
The layering continues with sisal carpets, writing desks, the most gorgeous standalone baths and enormous potted plants.
This is a discreet and quiet property, where guests can enjoy a dedicated level of service found in the embrace of absolute privacy in the only real private luxury home in the Maasai Mara.
Guests can enjoy privately guided game drives, night game drives, bush walks, swimming and fishing. Cottar’s Bush Villa is rented only on an exclusive basis, and comes with a dedicated staff of 8. A dedicated game drive vehicle(s) and guide(s) are provided to guests throughout their stay.
To book, visit https://cottars.com/private-bush-villa/