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The Saffron House

37 reviews
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Overview
4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Saffron House occupies one of the finest locations on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Set in nearly three acres of tropical walled gardens, this fully staffed villa provides stunning panoramic ocean views, sea breezes, simple luxury and complete privacy. The entrance gates lie up a quiet lane, 30 metres above sea level, the highest point on this small headland and sandwiched between two of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches, each just a few minutes’ walk away. Hiriketiya Bay, a perfect tiny horseshoe, has a good surf break and a cool, laid-back scene. The villa lies about 15 kms from the southern tip of the island and about 45 minutes from Galle. It has four double bedrooms, with extra beds available for children. All bedrooms have mosquito nets, fans and air conditioning, with en-suit...The Saffron House occupies one of the finest locations on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Set in nearly three acres of tropical walled gardens, this fully staffed villa provides stunning panoramic ocean views, sea breezes, simple luxury and complete privacy. The entrance gates lie up a quiet lane, 30 metres above sea level, the highest point on this small headland and sandwiched between two of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches, each just a few minutes’ walk away. Hiriketiya Bay, a perfect tiny horseshoe, has a good surf break and a cool, laid-back scene. The villa lies about 15 kms from the southern tip of the island and about 45 minutes from Galle. It has four double bedrooms, with extra beds available for children. All bedrooms have mosquito nets, fans and air conditioning, with en-suite bathrooms. The house has broadband Wi-Fi and receives a 3G signal. The villa mixes traditional and contemporary design, reflected in hand-built furniture, hand-finished floors and simple tropical architecture, all from local materials. The house is set around a central paved courtyard, about 20 metres above sea level. The courtyard is flanked on two sides by a large covered veranda with an adjoining kitchen, an open veranda for sunbathing and a 6 x 10 metre swimming pool. All have stunning views to sea. The pool's infinity edge faces directly south through the coconut trees and over the surf to the horizon. The main covered veranda is the centre of the house with a dining area by the Koi fish pond and large sofas for relaxing at the south end, overlooking the terrace, the pool and the ocean beyond. The bedrooms are cool and airy, with polished concrete floors and contemporary furniture, hand-built from local teak and mango. Thick 12' mattresses and fine linen lie on striking, under-lit polished concrete beds topped with huge mosquito nets. Each room has a selection of thick white towels, coloured beach towels and lots of flowers. The two Master bedrooms are set on the north side of the courtyard, each with large adjoining bathrooms partially open to the sky. While both of these rooms face the courtyard, they also look onto separate small gardens of their own. The Courtyard bedroom lies on the west side of the courtyard and has wonderful elevated views across its own small private garden and lawn to the sea. Behind the bedroom is a simple, stylish bathroom. The Sea bedroom lies much closer to the sea and provides more privacy. A similar size to the Courtyard bedroom, it is bright and airy, with the whole of the south end of the room opening onto its own private terrace, just 30 metres from the sea and the sound of the surf. Beyond the flower and vegetable gardens lies the main lawn and a coconut grove which slopes down to 100 metres of dramatic rocky shoreline. We have seen blue whales passing close to the bottom of the garden. There are also monkeys, tortoises, many types of birds, including sea eagles and most evenings the local peacocks arrive to roost in the coconut trees. More
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Paul D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:89%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed 29 April 2019

If we could give more than 5 stars we would. What an experience. Out of this world location with palm trees framing an interrupted view of the ocean. A short walk down to one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka, with bars, restaurants...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Stephanie L
PaulD7714, VR Owner at The Saffron House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2019

Dear Stephanie, Thank you so much for your lovely review and also for your comments about the staff; they will be thrilled. This is obviously a tough time for the country, but I'm sure it will bounce back very soon. We are looking forward to...More

Reviewed 25 February 2019

The Saffron House, is a slice of Heaven in a beautiful location. The staff at the Villa are outstanding and the food at the Saffron House would simply be one of the best restaurants in Sri Lanka. When we visit Sri Lanka again we would...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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PaulD7714, VR Owner at The Saffron House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2019

Dear Giles, Many thanks for such a lovely review. I’m pleased you all had a good time... come back again soon! Best wishes, Paul

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Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Dear Paul The whole experience from initially contacting you till the drop back at the airport was seamless. Your promptness and confirming details over email with clarity is something I value a lot. Thank you. You have an amazing villa and we will surely come...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Rarota
PaulD7714, VR Owner at The Saffron House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

Dear George, Thanks so much for such a nice reviews. Chris & the team will be thrilled! Come back soon, Kind regards, Paul

Reviewed 25 September 2018

The location is amazing. Sea views, incredible pool, extremely comfortable rooms, friendly helpful staff and the FOOD wow! Chris and her team ensured that our stay at Saffron house was perfect. We had six meals in the villa and each and everyone was AMAZING. Paul...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Alex H
PaulD7714, VR Owner at The Saffron House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Dear Alex, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. Chris and the other staff will be thrilled. Come back again soon! Kind regards, Paul

Reviewed 19 August 2018

we even supersized our self. we had a great 7 nights. the design of the rooms is perfect - i liked the under sky bathroom with its small garden. the pool was just in the right size and the right temperature. easy walk to the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank moish123
Paul D, VR Owner at The Saffron House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Dear Moshe, Many thanks for the nice review. I know the staff really enjoyed looking after you. They said you were lovely guests! Thanks for choosing us and maybe we will see you again one day. Kind regards, Paul

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
Parking
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Water Views
Blender
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Saffron House, 1 kms from the town of Dikwella, is about 15 kms from Dondra at the southern tip of Sri Lanka. Once around the southern tip from the Galle coast, the main road is mostly set well back from a complex coastline, with small sandy bays, jagged rocky seafront and quiet, bird-filled lagoons. The historic town of Galle with its spectacular Dutch fort will be about 45 minutes away when the final section of the Southern Highway opens in March 2014. The Dondra to Tangalle south-east stretch of coast is well known for its beauty and is blessed with many kilometres of stunning, empty beaches and not far inland, serene paddy fields, cinnamon estates and wooded hills bursting with wildlife. Dikwella is an excellent place to break a tour of the south/central part of Sri Lanka, particula...
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