SaffronStays Norwood Cottage - Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Norwood Cottage - Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Quick Takeaways

  • SaffronStays Norwood Cottage is British-era home located in the heart of Shimla, just 2 minutes from The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla.

  • Tucked away in a quiet corner, the home is just 2 km from the Mall Road, located on a quiet back road between Chaura Maidan and Viceregal Lodge (Indian Institute of Advanced Studies). It is close to the pulse of Shimla yet away from the bustling crowds.

  • This 4-bedroom restored gem is merely 3 minutes from Shimla Railway Station. And if you wish to take a road-trip then it is at a drive-to distance of 3 hours and 40 minutes from Chandigarh.

  • Built in the late 19th century or early 20th century, this heritage home boasts of a rich social and political legacy, with once belonging to an MP from Bihar, the biographer of the Brahmo Samaj, and Mrs Sushama Sen, a member of the Constituent Assembly and then an MP from Malda in West Bengal.

  • Overlooking a densely wooded valley and the UNESCO heritage railway track linking Shimla to the plains, you can hear the occasional nostalgic sound of the ‘toy train’.

  • Within a walking distance of the natural landmarks and sites including Peterhoff, the Aviary, Annandale, and Glen of Shimla, the home is located within ‘Green Zone’. You can find several original growth trees still on the property.

  • A quintessential British summer home, the building has a mix of local dhajji (wooden frame with rubble infill, plastered) and brick walls, extensive wooden doors and windows; and a roof on heavy wooden beams.

  • Enjoy a book by the crackling fireplace or let the serene surroundings inspire you to play the piano and enjoy the crisp mornings on the long-glazed veranda.

  • Caretaker, Cook and Housekeeping Staff, who can serve you local home-cooked North-Indian cuisine in the outdoor dining set up in the lawn.

  • Television
  • WiFi and Internet
  • Air Conditioner
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Swimming Pool
Food and Drinks
  • Breakfast included
  • Only Vegetarian or Jain Meals
  • Meals provided at extra cost
  • Meals included in Tariff
  • Self Catered
  • Meals not provided
  • Child friendly
  • Elderly Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • LGBTQ Friendly
  • Alcohol Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Genset
  • Parking Available
  • Accommodation For Driver
  • Towels and Toiletries
  • Inverter
  • Clubbing
  • Adventure
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife
  • Dining
  • Nature
  • Theatre Or Films
  • Historical monuments
  • Street food
  • Geographical wonders
  • Beach
  • Places of worship
  • Amusement park
  • Museums and Art
  • Business District
  • Transit
* In case a date does not have text inside it, it means default rates of the property apply OR status is "Available"
Map view

SaffronStays Recommends

- Indulge in stargazing as you walk on the lush green grass around the home.
- Relive the Raj in this charming turn of the century English Cottage
- Sit in the glazed corridor and spy the toy train snaking through the hills in the distance, while sipping your morning cuppa - Children can enjoy a fun session of board games in the attic

About the Home

Situated in the tranquillity of nature, SaffronStays Norwood Cottage is a cosy 4 bedroom restored gem in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at a distance of 900m from Shimla station.

The home is a mix of local dhajji (wooden frame with rubble infill, plastered) and brick walls, extensive wooden doors and windows, and a roof set on heavy wooden beams. As you reach the main entrance witness a well-lit pathway, leading you right to the door. The home adorns a simple decor and boasts of decorative articles, a fireplace, a television, and wi-fi connection - everything necessary for a comfortable stay. Also, all 4 bedrooms are quintessentially designed and have ensuite bathrooms.

While the interiors are outfitted with wide french windows and comfortable seating areas, the exteriors feature manicured lawns. The home is at proximity to several natural landmarks and sites including Peterhoff, the Aviary, Annandale, and Glen of Shimla.

So, if you have been looking for vacation homes near Chandigarh, Kasauli or Shimla. SaffronStays Norwood Cottage is the ideal place to spend quality time with your loved ones.

Please Note

The entire home can accommodate 2 extra people in a separate room at an additional cost of Rs. 3000 per person, per day.
The extra room is housed on the first level.

Meal arrangements

The tariff is inclusive of breakfast. Lunch/ dinner can be availed at an additional cost of INR 750 per person, per meal for adults and INR 500 per child, per meal for kids.
Mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals which is payable in cash to the caretaker onsite. Please inform in advance, to allow our caretaker to procure the same.

Click here to view the sample menu.

Meal Charges All Meals (₹)
Adult - Veg1500
Adult - Non Veg1500
Children - Veg1000
Children - Non Veg1000

These are all charges Per Person, Per Night (Excluding GST)

Stay and accessibility

From Shimla bus stand hire a cab/ taxi to the Chaura Maidan. Cross the entrance of Oberois cecil and head towards the University College of Business Studies. While the college is at your left, the villa is right opposite the college.

Yes, our home is child friendly.

Yes, our home is senior citizen/elderly friendly. All the rooms are located at ground level.

No, our home is not wheelchair accessible.

No, this is not a pet-friendly villa.


No, you cannot book just one room. You would need to book the entire home.

Driver accommodation is not available. Although the driver/house-help can avail meals at an additional cost of Rs. 100 per meal.

Free parking is available onsite. You can park up to 2 cars.


Yes, we do allow shoots at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval. Meals can be arranged at an additional cost of Rs. 750 (per person, per day) and Rs. 500 (per child, per day). Please note that a maximum of 10 people can be accommodated in the villa for an overnight stay. If you wish to book our home for shoots, please send a message to the host on our website or send us an email at [email protected]

There is a caretaker onsite to ensure a comfortable stay.

Yes, we do allow unmarried couples. They should both be adults and should have with them government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in.

Absolutely, but all guests have to be adults and government-approved Photo IDs that clearly show the address must be provided to the caretaker during Check-in.

Room specifics

2 extra mattresses can be arranged onsite. Our home has adequate bed sheets, blankets and pillows for extra bedding.

Our bedrooms have lovely queen sized beds.

Yes, we provide toiletries like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, towels etc.

Our home is surrounded by greenery and it is cool throughout the day. Our home is not air conditioned but all rooms have been furnished with fans.

All of the rooms have been furnished with All-out machines. Guests are advised to shut the windows by 5.30 / 7.30 pm to avoid mosquitoes. If needed, the caretaker has Odomos on site.

Food and Beverages

Meals are provided onsite. Meals will be charged at an additional cost. Breakfast is included in tarff. For other meals, Charges for adults are Rs. 750 (per day, per person) Charges for Children are Rs. 500 (per day, per child)

We offer simple home cooked meals from the North-Indian cuisine.

Yes, guests are allowed to access the kitchen.

Yes, you can use the fridge to store food/beverages.

Yes. In case you would like the caretaker to cook a special dish, you can pay him for the actuals in cash. Please note that this will be subject to availability of ingredients.

Yes, alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. No corkage charges applicable.


A Guest is entitled to a refund of 75% if he/she cancels the confirmed booking upto 15 days before the Date of Check-In (before 1 PM). A Guest is entitled to a refund of 50% if he/she cancels the confirmed booking upto 7 days before the Date of Check-In (before 1 PM) If the Guest cancels within 7 days of the Date of Check-In, he/she is entitled to no refund.

Unfortunately, there is no option for part payment. Guests are required to pay 100% of the payment before check-in.

Once you have chosen your dates and your booking has been accepted, you will receive a payment link where the payment can be processed. In case you're unable to make an online payment through the link, you could also deposit the cash in our bank account directly. We also offer other options like PayTM, NEFT/IMPS or UPI.

All additional payments (such as extra meals, pet charges, etc.) will have to be paid to the caretaker onsite in cash at the end of your stay. In special circumstances, we do accept these payments through PayTM.

A Security deposit of Rs 6250 per room is to be paid two days prior to check-in. If no damages are observed, the deposit will be returned during check-out itself or by NEFT within 5 business days after check-out.

Things to do

Our home is centrally located with close proximity to Himachal State Museum and Chadwick Falls located at a distance of 450m and 3.3kms respectively.

Yes, there is a waterfall known as Chadwick Falls located at a distance of 3.3kms.

How to get there

While roads connecting to the property are good, guests are advised to check the road and weather conditions before leaving for a road trip. Our home is cool and breezy round the year, so you could visit at anytime.

The best way to reach our home is by a private car/ taxi. If you would like to travel by public transport, the best route would be: From Shimla bus stand hire a cab/ taxi to the Chaura Maidan. From Shimla railway station hire a cab/ taxi to Chaura Maidan.

Yes. Please note that toll charges are subject to change, depending on the authorities and the type of vehicle. Guests are requested to carry sufficient cash to cover the toll charge.


The villa is well lit up. There is enough lighting even in the surrounding areas i.e lawns.

Yes, we do have a first-aid kit onsite.

No, the home is within a fenced area. However, should a stray dog enter, inform the caretaker and he will address the issue.

Yes, there are CCTV cameras installed at the entrance and the backside of the property.

There is a caretaker onsite.

House Rules

Check-in time at 1 pm and check-out time is 10 am. Please note that check-out timings are strict as we need to ready the rooms for our next booking. Guests are requested to respect the timing of other guests as well. In case you wish to check in a little early or check out a little late, do inform us at the time of booking.

Yes, smoking is allowed but strictly not inside the home. If you wish to smoke, please do so outside in the garden/lawn area. Alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. We do not encourage late night revelry or loud music.

As required by law, all adults have to provide their government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in. Your co-operation is of utmost importance to us.

Yes, guests are allowed to access all areas

Given the location of our home, playing loud music is allowed within limit and during specific time/hours. Guests are requested to respect our neighbors and keep the noise level mild and within the villa.

Views 5781 time(s)
Normal capacity (per Room) 2
Extra People allowed (per Room) 0
Num of Rooms 4
Security Deposit (per Room booked) 6250
Check In 1 PM
Check Out 10 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict

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