The Fairy Cottage in Cameron Highlands


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We all know and love Cameron Highlands for its colder temperatures and tea plantations that make us feel as if we’ve wandered further from home than we actually have. But our dreams of travelling to cool spots were dashed with bans on all interstate travel during the Movement Control Order (MCO).

But this isn’t the case anymore, with guidelines under Recovery MCO (RMCO) now allowing us to travel between states.

Hit play on those vacation dreams that were put on pause and consider booking staycations at The Fairy Cottage in Cameron Highlands. The quaint cottage comes with spectacular views of the mountains and it’s only 30 minutes away from Boh Tea Plantations and strawberry farms.


Conveniently located near downtown Tanah Rata


The cottage boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (RM262/night) – ample space for families or a group of 8. You’ll have the whole house to yourself, along with free parking. The self-check-in process is fuss-free to boot.

The Fairy Cottage is in a cottage-styled apartment
The Airbnb is located in a quiet cottage-styled low-rise apartment
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And best of all, it’s just a 5-minute drive and a 10-minute breezy walk to downtown Tanah Rata where you’ll easily find Chinese restaurants and mamaks to grab a bite at.


Country-style living and cosy balcony for a quiet staycation


But while there’s plenty to do nearby, the cottage has comfy spots that make for a great staycation spot away from crowds, for folks who prefer something slower-paced.


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For starters, there’s a balcony where you can catch sunsets over mountains on comfy platform seats littered with pillows. It’s also a great spot to soak in the cool air while sipping on mugs of tea made with tea leaves from nearby plantations. The Airbnb host has provided tea sets with this in mind.

Balcony at The Fairy Cottage
Watch the sunset or have some tea on the balcony
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The living room is just as cosy and comfy as the balcony. Inspired by summery interior designs shown on HGTV, you’ll find soft yellow lighting and tasteful art pieces complementing the stunning view of the mountains.

Living room in The Fairy Cottage
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The living room comes furnished with a plush 3-seater couch and plenty of rattan chairs lined with soft blankets to seat up to 8 guests in the living room – more than enough for your whole gang.

There’s also a TV with basic cable channels for you to flip through on lazy mornings.

Plush couch
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And if you plan on cooking, the kitchen comes equipped with a fridge, an induction stove top, rice cooker, and water purifier. There’ll be basic cookware provided, such as pots and pans.

A cosy dining table set up also lets you host a dinner party and show off your cooking skills in style.

Dining area
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Comfy bedrooms with stunning views of nature 


Bedroom at The Fairy Cottage
Wake up to stunning views of mountains
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More country-living fixtures and mountain views can be found in the 3 bedrooms of this Airbnb. Fitted with queen beds in 2 bedrooms and double beds in the third room, you and your guests will definitely get a good night’s sleep.

Bedroom at The Fairy Cottage
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There are pull-out mattresses if you do intend on maxing out its guest limit but still want spacious sleeping arrangements. And while there’s already enough pillows to build a fort, you can also request for extra pillows, blankets, and bed linen from the Airbnb host.

Plush beds
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You’ll have to bring your own towels to make the most of its bathtubs, but there’re washers, iron, and air dryer provided.


A quiet staycation at The Fairy Cottage in Cameron Highlands


Balcony at The Fairy Cottage
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We’ve seen our share of stunning house makeovers from creative individuals during MCO and that has raised our appreciation for home decor recently. The Fairy Cottage is checking off many of our boxes with its spacious living room and a cosy balcony that allows guests to soak up the view and cool temperatures.

But while you’re now able to book a spot and drive out to Cameron Highlands, don’t forget to adhere to SOPs even on vacation. This includes necessary precautionary measures such as social distancing while at a rest stop and visiting popular scenic sites, as well as following any guidelines your host might share with you before you pack your bags.

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