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Villa Brook Heritage Home, Alappuzha



“Villa Brook” is an enchanting holiday home designed to make one unwind and enjoy the scenic beauty and splendor of God’s own country - Kerala. Nestled along the banks of the canal in the coastal town of Alleppey, better known as the Venice of the East, Villa Brook is ideally located. It provides a picturesque view of the meandering water-ways and the aesthetically landscaped embankments that criss-cross the ancient commercial town of Alleppey. The beautiful and expansive Marina Beach of Alleppey is just a stone’s throw from Villa Brook.

The name “Villa Brook” holds a very special aura and charm to the entire household of the host family. The holiday home Villa Brook, housed in the new architectural marvel “Brooklands Avenue”, is the Annexe of “Brooklands” the family dwelling of Mr. Santhosh Paul Anthraper, the host. The Anthraper family house at Alleppey was named “Brooklands” in reminiscence of the ancient maternal ancestral family home in Madras “The Brooklands”- a sprawling 6 bedroom, two-storied bungalow, built in 1933 by the late Shri Rao Bahadur C.J. Paul, who was the first Malayali District Collector of Madras and who is the maternal great grandfather of Mr.Santhosh Paul Anthraper. The Bungalow was along the banks of the river Cuom (and hence Brook). Perhaps a stay at Villa Brook may also revive old memories for all prospective tourists who will occupy the villa.!!

The project is run and professionally managed by Mr. Santhosh Paul Anthraper, a budding young chartered accountant, under the able guidance and support of his father

Mr. M.G. Paul Anthraper who is a leading practicing chartered accountant in Alleppey. Mrs. Shiny Paul Anthraper (Wife of Mr. Paul Anthraper), who is an expert cook, looks after the culinary and house-keeping at Villa Brook. Mrs. Teenu Santhosh Anthraper, wife of Santhosh Paul Anthraper, an MBA graduate specialized in HR and Finance, looks after the Customer Relations and HR division at the Villa. Mr. George Paul Anthraper, elder brother of Santhosh Paul Anthraper, is a young chartered accountant with specialization in management administration and presently employed in Bangalore, and he extends his professional skills along with the culinary skills of his wife Mrs. Suni George Anthraper and tiny tot Maria George Anthraper. Ms. Alphonsa Paul Anthraper and Ms. Anna Paul Anthraper (younger sisters of Santhosh Paul Anthraper) welcomes the guests at Villa Brook with smiles and cheers. The hosts belong to the royal Anthraper Family.

The history of Anthraper family goes back to the early 16th century. The very name 'Anthraper' is derived from Andrew Pereira, a Portuguese name, and also 'AntharaPeriyavar', a term used to denote a person of high nobility. It begins with the arrival in Cochin of Andrew Pereira of Portugal and his wife Catherina and son Diego Pereira along with Vasco de Gama, the explorer, in 1502. Andrew Pereira settled down in Cochin, rising to the rank of Military Commander of the King of Cochin and in time, his son inherited his father's mantle and served the King well. Diego Pereira was made a 'Madambi' (Local chieftain or Earl) in 1545, and was the only Christian Madambi among 71 other Madambis of Cherthala Area. The Anthrapers always married ladies of Portuguese origin until 1786 when Kochandy Anthraper accepted a bride Anna, from the local parish. And with this, their integration with the land was complete. All the living Anthrapers of many branches are the descendants of this couple.

For prospective tourists eager to enjoy the scenic beauty of Kerala and experience the warm hospitality of native Keralites, Villa Brook is a cosy home away from home, a well designed and aesthetically furnished residency comprising of 4 self contained, independent, air conditioned family suites with all moderns amenities. Apart from independent balconies / sit outs for each suite providing a breath-taking view of the canal, the apartment also has a common dining and recreational area which facilitates interaction among the residents.

Villa Brook is the ultimate destination of the discerning and quality conscious tourist, international or local. At Villa Brook the motto is Service with a Smile. Neatness, cleanliness and hygiene are top priority at this resort. And of course at Villa Brook the Customer is indeed the King.

Discounts/specials available, Other meals upon special request, Restaurant on site, Guest-accessible kitchen facilities, Coffee and tea tray in bed before breakfast, Evening dessert / cordials / hors d' oeuvres, Therapeutic massage, Laundry facilities, Swimming pool, Lake/riverfront access, Guest cottages available, Children possible, Pets possible (inquire), Picnic grounds, Room with scenic view, Patio, Full breakfast, Sitting room/library, Antiques, Television in parlor and Air conditioning.

Water Sports: Fishing, Canoe rentals and Swimming. Out In The Town: Farmers market Out In Nature: Beach, Bird watching, Gardens/arboretum and Parks. Rides & Tours: City tours, Riverboat rides and Plantation tours.



Facilities:


  • Deluxe A.C. Rooms
  • Kerala Cuisine
  • Car Fleet Support
  • BROOKLANDS BOUTIQUE.
  • Ayurvedic Massages

  • VILLAGE TOUR

  • Anthraper Family Chapel
  • St. Mary’s Church, Thanky
  • St. Sebastian’s Church, Arthinkal
  • Azheekal Beach
  • Drive to Alleppey, Kumarakom or Fort Cochin for sightseeing
  • Railway station - 750 mts.
  • Churches, temples, and 3 public parks within walking distance
  • Easy access to pharmacies, general stores etc.
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    Location                                                Distance
 
    Alappuzha, Kerala                                    Cochin Airport - 65 km
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