We stayed for 4 nights at the English Cottage in Oct 20. I must say that it was one of our best few days, at a hill station. The English Cottage and host Mrs Shalla Plant was just fabulous. The location of the place is just a short walk down the hill, past the Raj Bhavan. The Cottage is ensconced in a quaint Garden with lots of foliage and the rooms open up to a wonderful Terrace. You can sit at the terrace in the morning chill and stare at the mighty Kanchenjungha and listen to the rooster in the distance below. The view I think is the best in Darjeeling. You may also decide to see the mountain cuddled up in Bed and through the Glass window. But I preferred the Terrace.
The breakfast served by Mrs Plant is top notch. With a perfect touch of home, The sitting room with the sofa and dining table has all the old world charm. The Kitchen well appointed for anything that you may need.
The bathrooms were basic though and may do well with some facelift.
If you are in the mood to enjoy the hills , try and get the hospitality of Mrs Plant. We loved it. Only caveat, you will have to walk with your luggage abt two hundred metres , half of which would be down the hill. But again, worth that little huff and puff.