Greetings from David, Morvarid & Katrina Fernandez

Thank you very much for visiting our website. We first opened our guesthouse in 2003 and the journey through all these years has been truly wonderful. It has been great meeting all of you, enjoying your company, exchanging ideas, and building lasting friendships.


Regretfully, the time has come for us to close down the Hermitage Guest house, our farming takes a lot of energy and we can no longer do both. Our decision has also been influenced by the fact that The Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary is thriving, animals are now seen in large numbers, and we felt that as conservationists we should make a contribution to its sustenance by lowering our footprint. Take a look at some of our latest photographs and videos of the animals that we live with, they are an amazing bunch, and we are so glad to have them back. That cheeky bear spent a couple of hours devouring our pile of chikkos, apart from destroying a perfectly good door!

To get in touch please email us at:

We will miss you all!


'Seasoned' for Family and Friends

Seasoned Book Cover

I would also like to take this opportunity to announce that my cookbook 'Seasoned for family and friends' has recently been published. It has recipes of course, but is also part memoir of growing up in the 60's and 70's in Provincial India, and later on our farm through the 80's and later.

Click here for more details or email me at the following address:

You can purchase this book via the following sites:

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