1.6 acres of land (all with Pattayam). The land has full tree cover which contributes to a pleasantly cool climate with year-round day temperatures between 18 and 25 C and night temperatures between 15 and 22 C. The property has very little wind due to its valley location.
2 stone buildings totalling 3388 square feet. There is a main building suitable for a couple, and a cottage located 50 metres from the main building suitable for guests or for the children of the house. The buildings were constructed from stone pointed with cement. The roofs are traditional terracotta tiled roofs. The roof frames are made of steel. The nature of the construction means that maintenance expenses are very low, and mostly limited to cleaning, i.e. future spending on the property is expected to be low.
The property has a perfectly functioning rainwater harvesting system. Storage capacity is around 70,000 litres, but the system is easily expandable to around 110,000 litres. In a year of average rainfall (1500 mm), the rainwater harvesting system can collect around 300,000 litres of water.
The mains line electricity supply is single phase and relatively stable. All electricity lines on the property from the main road are under ground in heavy duty HDPE pipes. All HDPE pipes are without connections, which guarantee that the wiring will not deteriorate. The property has a UPS backup system with a 2000 Watt maximum output with up to 48 hours of power supply in case of a major outage.
The location is quiet with only a few neighbours, and close to Periyar Tiger Reserve. The outskirts of the forest is located only a few hundred metres from the property.
There is BSNL ADSL broadband on the property, and 4g Mobile Internet (Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, Jio) is of good quality.