Huntingdon House is set in the heart of the picturesque Thyolo District, and offers an intimate and historical experienceEnquire now
Key facts of Huntingdon House
The charming Huntingdon House in Satemwa Tea & Coffee Estate The charming Huntingdon House in Satemwa Tea & Coffee Estate
Tea time on the beautiful terrace of Huntingdon House Tea time on the beautiful terrace of Huntingdon House
Tea Tasting while staying at Huntingdon House Tea Tasting while staying at Huntingdon House
Tea pickers in the picturesque Satemwa Tea & Coffee Estate Tea pickers in the picturesque Satemwa Tea & Coffee Estate
Views of Mount Mulanje from Satemwa Tea & Coffee Estate Views of Mount Mulanje from Satemwa Tea & Coffee Estate
Scenic bike routes in Satemwa Tea & Coffee Estate Scenic bike routes in Satemwa Tea & Coffee Estate
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Satemwa Tea and Coffee Estate is a family-owned and run estate that was established in 1923 and provides magnificent views of Mount Mulanje and the Lower Shire valley to the west. Satemwa Tea & Coffee Estate is set in the Thyolo District which lies in the southern part of Malawi and was established in 1908. The neatly manicured tea bushes that sprawl across the landscape is indescribably beautiful.
Huntingdon House is the heart of Satemwa Tea Estate, a picture-perfect colonial-style property surrounded by lush manicured gardens. It was originally built in the mid-’30s and although it has gone under several refurbishments, it still exudes so much character. The house has 5 suites, all unique in their decor and charm not to mention brimming with history from days gone by. A lot of care has gone into retaining its allure and maintaining its homely feel.
Within the house, there are 5 unique suites with stunning bathrooms that feature claw-foot bathtubs, stand-alone showers, comfy bathrobes, wonderful bamboo cotton blend towels, and a range of other creature comforts. Each of the suites has been individually decorated to reflect the quirks and charm of this grand residence appropriately named based on their original function in the household: Mother’s Room, Father’s Room, The Nursery, Planters’ Suite, and The Chapel. The majority of rooms have king-size beds with decadent cotton linens and pillows to ensure our guests enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Tea & Coffee Tasting
No trip to Huntingdon House is complete without a tea or coffee tasting. The Estate originally was set up to grow tea but in the 70s they expanded to grow coffee too! Tantalize your tastebuds with these locally grown, world-class teas and coffees.
The Satemwa Tea & Coffee Estate is any hiker's paradise. With over 105 miles of dirt roads and hundreds more paths and tracks, Satemwa is a fantastic and diverse place to explore on foot.
This is a mountain biker haven, are endless tracks and dirt roads to explore, and be prepared for lots of uphills and exciting downhills. Apart from providing the bikes and equipment, Huntingdon House staff will also recommend the best routes depending on your capability.
The Thyolo District is teeming with birdlife as its landscape provides ideal habitats for a variety of Malawi's bird species including the little-known bird of Africa’s disappearing montane evergreen forests, the Thyolo Alethe. You can choose to have a guide or go at it on your own.
Day trips to Mulanje Mountain
Mulanje Mountain rises tall and proud over the Thyolo District and a must-see! It's only an hour and 30 min from Huntingdon House, and a guide can be arranged for anyone wishing to tackle Malawi's largest piece of rock!
Set within a stunning tea estate, Huntingdon House is not your typical wildlife setting. All the same it is a birder’s paradise, the varied vegetation on the estate provides ideal habitats for a variety of Malawi’s bird species including the little-known bird of Africa’s disappearing montane evergreen forests, the Thyolo Alethe (Alethe choloensis). Found in the estate’s protected patches of indigenous forests and listed as an endangered species. The bird species seem to be continually increasing.
Close by is Mount Mulanje that the offers some wildlife experiences when staying at Huntingdon House. The mountain is home to several species including klipspringer antelope, vervet monkeys and rock hyraxes. Birding is also prolific with kestrels, white-necked ravens, black eagles, and buzzards to be seen.