Rustic Hakka-style Accommodation @ Zhou Ye Cottage

Zhou Ye Cottage shrouded in mist during wintertime
Zhou Ye Cottage shrouded in mist during wintertime

In the Hakka heartland of Sanyi Township in southern Miaoli County, Taiwan, is the inspiring Zhou Ye Cottage, a family-run rustic Hakka-style accommodation.

mystical
mystical

Zhou Ye Cottage is like a small village, secluded and forested, dotted with bamboo huts (or cottages), where guests are accompanied by animals, friendly neighbours (staff and fellow guests) and also fresh air.

sustainable development project
sustainable development project

Founded by husband-and-wife team, Mr Zhou Mingbang and Ms Zheng Meishu, both educated in the agricultural field, Zhou Ye Cottage was developed with floral planting, before indigo dyeing was introduced in 2004, to create a multi-experience economy of B&B, dining and indigo dyeing.

café
café

Fully reflecting the early Minnan lifestyle in Taiwan, the cottages adopt large windows that look out to the gorgeous mountain scenery far in the horizon. All cottages are equipped with modern facilities and amenities, such as bathrooms, and electrical appliances.

one of the guest rooms
one of the guest rooms

Furnished with indigo-dye home decor and furnishings designed and made by Zhou Ye to mirror the cause of reviving indigo dyeing cottage industry, the cottages offer guests a simplistic yet comfortable stay in the mountains.

unique feature of stairs and slide in one of the cottages
unique feature of stairs and slide in one of the cottages

Similar to Mile High Leisure Farm, about 20 minutes’ drive away, Zhou Ye Cottage encourages guests to participate in the activities and workshops lined up, particularly in learning the techniques of tie-dyeing, using indigo dye produced from the farm itself.

large windows to better enjoy the fascinating scenery
large windows to better enjoy the fascinating scenery

Since its introduction in 2004, the indigo dyeing activity at Zhou Ye has expanded and in 2015, Indigo Dyeing House was established to convey a higher quality Taiwan indigo range of products.

washroom
washroom

Now joined by their son, Zhou Zilo in the business, the Zhous lead cross-border indigo artists, craftsmen and designers to construct an innovative business operation model that combines agriculture, art & craft, and handmade experiences.

vegetarian hot pot
vegetarian hot pot

Another highlight of Zhou Ye Cottage is its vegetarian restaurant, which is open to guests and non-guests alike. Its signature item is the vegetarian hot pot (or steamboat), just the right meal to indulge in during cold winter months.

breakfast buffet spread
breakfast buffet spread

Zhou Ye respects all lives in nature and practises the six values of industry, including production, processing and service. Moving forward, Zhou Ye will hold on to the three types of agricultural spirit, which are: production, ecology, and life, to head towards a new generation of innovative leisure park culture.

restaurant
restaurant

Therefore, it is with this understanding that Zhou Ye Cottage was constructed according to its domestic natural condition, plus using recyclables, environmental-friendly sedimentation tanks and aquatic plant ponds to preserve the natural landscape as well as reduce environmental disturbances or damage as much as possible.

indigo ice-cream made from dye extracted from indigo plant such as Strobilanthes cusia
indigo ice-cream made from dye extracted from indigo plant such as Strobilanthes cusia

In the process, a variety of dyed plants, now used for indigo dyeing activities, fruits and vegetables were also planted to create a sustainable environment.

 store that sells tie-dye products
store that sells tie-dye products

Indeed, Zhou Ye Cottage does not only provide a good night’s accommodation but a wholesome experience to be personally enjoyed.

showroom with indigo dye furnishings
showroom with indigo dye furnishings

For your information, Zhou Ye Cottage is easily accessible as Taichung International Airport (formerly Ching Chuan Kang Airport) is just 25 km away.

garden at Zhou Ye Cottage
garden at Zhou Ye Cottage

Zhou Ye Cottage (卓也小屋)
Add: No.1-5 Bengshanxia, No.13 Shuangtan Village, Sanyi Township, Miaoli County, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: +886 3 787 9198
Web: 卓也小屋
Facebook: 卓也小屋度假園區

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