Jampit Guest House was built in 1927 and inhabited by the Dutch administrator who managed the coffee plantation Blawan during the colonial era. The guesthouse is situated at the south of the coffee plantation, in a remote area. From Sempol it is a 19 km drive. The landscape changes while you drive from Sempol to Jampit. The coffee plantation is replaced by forest.
It is a typical house with European architecture and a large garden with flowers like chrysant, lily, gerbera, gladiolus and aster. Because the house is situated at an altitude of 1,600 metres, you encounter a cool climate. The fireplace in the house might warm you at cosy evenings. Near the villa you find a guesthouse which can board around 150 people. But, no beds are available. Often hunters take their shelter here.
The guesthouse has four bedrooms with each their own bathroom with hot water and toilet. The floors are carpeted, which feels nice on your feet since evenings are cold. Standard each room boards two persons. Extra matrasses can be added for an additional price of Rp 25.000. The house, inlcuding the kitchen is quit big for just 8 people. You might feel a little bit lost. The house can provide shelter for around 20 to 30 people. The living room is on the first floor, including a fire place and balcanoy to oversee the garden. The bedrooms are downstairs. You can cook in the kitchen, but you have to bring supplies. If you do not feel like cooking yourself you can order breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at Guesthouse Arabica.
Activities in the neighbourhood
Compared to the area near Sempol, the activities that you can undertake differ. You can climb the non-active volcano Wurung. Walking across the savannah gives you the feeling of an endless world. You can either walk by yourself or ask for a guide. The area is used for hunting as well. But, most of the time, people who take their refugee in this villa are seeking for serenity and quitness.
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