Milton Abbott Estate - 1865 Heritage Bungalow with Vintage Charm next to Ooty Golf Course | Exclusive Villa, Ooty

Milton Abbott Estate - Ooty, Tamil Nadu

8 Reviews

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Experience the old world charm of a gorgeous Ooty bungalow (large cottage) built in 1865, complete with lip-smacking South Indian food. Surrounded by scenic beauty, Milton Abbott is perfect for estate walks or morning treks to the Ooty Golf Course.

Detailed Description

Tucked away from the crowds, this charming 4.5-acre estate in Ooty is a heavenly retreat.

Reminiscent of a simpler era, Milton Abbott, a heritage homestay, transports guests to another world with its heritage charm. Take a stroll through the surrounding woods, relax in one of our 4 gorgeous suites or simply savor the regal charm of a heritage property built in the 1860s. Cozy up with your loved ones in front of the fireplace or gather the family together for a delicious, home-cooked feast in our grand dining room. P.S - We highly recommend trying the authentic Sri Lankan / Tamil cuisine.

If you'd like to take in some of the sights, Indu Films factory, All India Radio and Ooty Golf Course are close to the property. Alternatively, guests can tee up for a day at the nearby golf course or relax around a cozy bonfire on the estate itself.

With scenic spots, fantastic hospitality and an incomparable old world charm, Milton Abbott is the ideal Ooty escape!

Please Note:
The bungalow has 4 suites i.e., six bedrooms that guests can book. If you'd like to book more than one room, do message us.

Suite A: [Rs. 12000 per suite / Rs. 7000 per room]
(1 bedroom with a King-size poster bed, 1 bedroom with a Queen-size bed, 2 bathrooms & a dressing room - Can accommodate up to 4 adults)

Suite B: [Rs. 12000 per suite / Rs. 7000 per room]
(1 bedroom with a King-size poster bed, 1 bedroom with a Queen-size bed, & 1 bathroom - Can accommodate up to 2 adults & 2 small kids)

Suite C: [Rs. 12000 per suite / Rs. 7000 per room]
(1 bedroom with a King-size poster bed, 1 bedroom with a Queen-size bed, 1 bathroom & a dressing room - Can accommodate up to 2 adults & 2 big kids)

Suite D: [Rs. 7000]
(1 bedroom with queen size bed, 1 bathroom, 1 dressing room - Can accommodate up to 2 adults)

Listing rating: 5.00 out of 5 with 8 ratings
Provider: Saffron Studios Private Limited


Views 5005 time(s)
Normal capacity (per Room) 2
Extra People allowed (per Room) 2
Num of Rooms 4
MAXIMUM CAPACITY 16
Security Deposit 4000 Rupee
Check In 1 PM
Check Out 10 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
General
  • Television
  • Cable Television
  • WiFi and Internet
  • Airconditioned
  • Heater
  • Hot shower
  • Bathroom ensuite
  • Swimming Pool
Food and Drinks
  • Breakfast included
  • Vegetarian or Jain ONLY
  • Alcohol allowed
  • Smoking allowed
  • Meals provided at extra cost
  • Meals included in Tariff
Social
  • Family or Child friendly
  • Elderly friendly
  • Guests allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Unmarried couples allowed
  • Gay friendly
  • Corporate Guests Only
  • Family ONLY
  • Women ONLY
Other
  • Elevator in Building
  • Equipped kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Genset or backup power
  • Parking available
  • Accommodation for driver
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Shoots
  • 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
  • AVAILABLE
  • BOOKED
  • SPECIAL RATES
  • UNAVAILABLE
* In case a date does not have text inside it, it means default rates of the property apply OR status is "Available"
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  • TRANSPORT
  • THINGS TO DO


Jul 2017

A superb vintage property ....lovely sun filled massive rooms with sloping roofs, eye catching upholstery and comfortable beds. The caretaker Mr Lionel and his wife(also the cook )...are wonderful and warm. We had many a lip smacking meals...soups, appams and stew, hot vadas ...chicken curry to name a few. The fact that a walk around the property will fill your senses with the heady aroma of eucalyptus , is an added bonus. We were travelling with kids and had to never look out for any additional entertainment for the kids...they were busy tinkering about in the garden ...or playing some board games. we loved this place and would definitely like to go back there soon....

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Jul 2017

Wonderful experience in a British style bungalow with one of the most beautiful garden I have seen. Excellent hospitality services with great food....

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Jun 2017

This place is 3-4kms away from city. Located in a very calm place near golf club. Initially it was difficult to locate the place because nobody there recognises by its name saffron stays. You got to ask for Milton estate. The house and stay is cosy and extraordinary. It is exactly the same what they show in pictures. No filters. You can find the bathroom to be modern with glass showered enclosure but rest of all were heritage type with wooden floors, fireplace inside the house, big wooden dining table etc., and second best part is the food and hospitality. Mr. Lionel is a great host and Mrs. Lionel is a great cook. She plays around all cuisines and served neatly. You should definitely try their food before trying anywhere else. And cost is also reasonable 250 per head for non veg lunch and 100 for veg bf.This place is perfect to burn your stress and simply hog....

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Jun 2017

The home stay at the Abbot house/ADOR guest house bungalow was just awesome. The bungalow is situated in a very peaceful area of Ooty. The hospitality of Mr.Lionel the caretaker was wonderful. The food by Mrs.Lionel was also too good. Will definitely come back again....

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Jun 2017

We have visited for our anniversary day it was awesome place very neatly maintained and very maintained garden more over I should say Mr. Lionel was great person with great hospitality he has really taken care at most with lovely food we look forward to visit again. ...

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May 2017

Stayed here with my husband last weekend on my first trip to Ooty. I must say I was a little hesitant to book a property with absolutely no reviews, but the customer care at Saffron Stays promised me that the property would match the photographs on their website, and that the service would be impeccable too. And boy did this place live up to their word and more! Milton Abbot house is a gorgeous old English bungalow located within a 6 acre property close to Ooty's golf course, about 3 kilometers from the Railway Station. The house has 4 spacious guestrooms, all furnished and decorated elegantly. The living room and dining area are common spaces. The room we stayed in had a four poster bed, a little seating nook by large windows opening out to the backyard garden, an attached dressing/ extra room with a bed for kids and an attached bathroom with modern amenities. The property is actually a guest house owned by Ador Welding Co and has been recently opened out to the public through Saffron Stays. The property is managed by Mr. Lionel and his wife, who is an excellent cook. She made us South Indian, Sri Lankan and North Indian dishes in the short span of 2 days that we stayed here, and we licked our plates clean at every meal. Lionel is always around the house to help with anything you need from directions to popular sights around Ooty, to taking you for a leisurely amble within the estate grounds......

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May 2017

Clean and comfortable rooms. great service, lots of indoor games and delicious food. The caretakers are wonderful hosts. The resort is on a quiet road but very close to the heart of the city. Worth a visit!...

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May 2017

How much awesome some place can be!!! It was one of the best stays I have ever had. Staff, hospitality, location, in short i don't have words to describe. Just don't have a second thought, I m sure you will never regret. Do try the 1st meal from them and I m sure you will end up having breakfast, lunch, dinner at Saffronstays only. We had lunch there as we arrived at 11, then we went out and rushed back on time to not miss the dinner!! Everything is rocking. Thanks Saffronstays(Special Mention to Linonel and the team to make our stay comfortable . :)...

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Stay and accessibility

The best way to reach Milton Abbott is by private car. Should you like take public transport instead, you can hail a private cab or State Transport bus from the closest domestic airport at Coimbatore (88 kms) or Bengaluru (295 kms). If needed, please note that an airport/railway pick-up/drop-off can be arranged at an additional cost.

Yes, our Home is child friendly. There is plenty of space to run around and the house has been stocked with board games such as Pictionary, Monopoly, Jenga, Chess and Table Tennis, to keep kids occupied. If needed, there is also a basic first-aid kit, stocked with Dettol and Band-Aid etc., for minor injuries. While guests are not allowed to use the kitchen, mothers of infants will be permitted to prepare small meals or boil milk.

Yes, our home is senior citizen friendly. We have bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms on the ground floor which are easily accessible to seniors. Please note that there are about 4 steps at the entrance of the home. Upon special request, our caretakers can prepare Low Salt/ Low Spice/ Low Fat/ Low Sugar for senior citizens. These requests should be informed at the time of booking. In case of a medical emergency, the caretaker has the numbers for doctor-on-call or ambulance service-on-call.

Yes, this home is wheelchair accessible. However, guests may require some assistance upon entering the home and in the garden.

No, this is not a pet-friendly property.

Room specifics

One floor mattress with bed linen can be provided.

We have lovely king-sized beds in four of our bedrooms. The other three have been furnished with queen-sized beds.

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

No, but our home is surrounded by greenery and remains throughout the day.

We do not have WiFi. The mobile network is also poor.

No, our home does not face any power issues. Should there be a power failure, a backup genset has been installed. In extreme circumstances, like power issues due to heavy rains during the entire day, the backup power may also burn out beyond a point. But for normal usage, the backup power would be good to go.

Food and Beverages

Yes, all meals are provided onsite at an additional cost.

We serve lip-smacking South Indian, Continental & Chinese meals. We highly recommend trying our Sri Lankan cusine as well. Guests are requested to mentioned their food preferences at the time of booking. There is also a facility for barbecues onsite (both veg/non-veg) which can be arranged at an additional cost.

You can pay the caretaker for meals on site, in cash, at the end of your stay. Meals will be charged per adult, per meal as follows: Breakfast (Veg - 75 / Non-Veg - 100) & Lunch / Dinner ( Veg - 165 / Non-Veg - 225). For children up to 12 years, charges will be as follows: Breakfast (Veg - 40 / Non-Veg - 55) & Lunch/Dinner (Veg - 85 / Non-Veg - 115)

No, guests are not allowed to access the kitchen. However, mothers of infants or small children will have limited access to boil milk or prepare their kids meals.

Children up to the age of 3 shall not be charged for meals. Children in the age group 3-6 shall be charged Rs 500 per day.

Yes, you can use the common fridge to store food/beverages. In case there are other guests on site, please adjust and use the common fridge accordingly.

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

Yes, alcohol consumption is permitted within limits. There is ample ice stocked in the fridge. Snacks and other beverages can be arranged if advance notice is given to the caretaker. This amount will need to be paid to the onsite caretaker in cash, at the end of your stay.

Payments

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.

Security deposit is to be paid two days prior to check-in via PayTM. If no damages are observed, the deposit will be returned during check-out itself or by NEFT within 2 business days after check-out.

Things to do

Milton Abbott is a gorgeous 4.5 acre estate, ideal for scenic long walks. For those who like to walk, the Indu Films factory is a short distance from the estate. You can also visit the neighboring golf course for a day on the greens. For those who prefer to stay in, there is a lovely space on the property where bonfires can be arranged at an additional cost of Rs. 500 per event.

No, there are no pool facilities at this estate.

No, there are no beaches close to this estate.

No, there are no water bodies within close proximity to the estate.

House Rules

No, loud music is not permitted. Guests are requested to consider the comfort of the other guests on the premises. Should you wish to play mild music in your room, do carry along portable speakers.

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.

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. Additional charges will be applied.

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.

No. Guests will only be able to access common areas on the estate such as the communal TV lounge, gardens, etc. Guests are strictly prohibited from crossing into neighboring properties under any circumstances. We request our guests to respect the privacy and personal space of our neighbors.

Safety

Yes, the home is located on a secure estate.

Yes, the grounds surrounding the home are monitored by CCTV cameras for security reasons.

No, the home is located within a fenced property.

Yes, there is a boundary wall surrounding the estate.

Yes, we do have a first-aid kid onsite, stocked with Dettol, band-aids and over-the-counter medicines like Metacin, Crocin etc.

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 closest airport is Coimbatore. From there, guests can catch a taxi or board a State Transport bus.

Others

There is an estate manager and his well-trained staff available to assist guests.

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.

Yes. Please note that both guests should be adults and should have with them government-approved Photo IDs (that clearly show their residential address) at the time of Check-in.

Accommodation

If given advance notice, accommodation for up to 4 drivers can be arranged at an additional cost of Rs 500 per person, per night. Please note that this does not include meals. Additional charges for meals should be paid to the caretaker onsite, in cash.

If requested in advance, separate accommodation may be arranged for domestic help at an additional cost of Rs. 500 per person, per night. Please note that this cost does not include meals. Additional charges for meals to be paid to the caretaker onsite, in cash.

Yes, parking is available onsite for up to 4 cars.

Yes, the estate has open grounds that could be used for outdoor picnics. Please note that the maximum capacity for an overnight stay is 16 people and that meals will be provided on site at an additional charge (per person, per meal). During the day, guests will be allowed to use the washrooms and other amenities at the villa. The home is also stocked with indoor games like Pictionary, Jenga, UNO, chess, etc. for the use of guests. Depending on the event, you are allowed to erect a small stage, stall or tent for your event purpose.

Yes, we do allow events at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval. Meals can be arranged at an additional cost (per person, per day). Please note that a maximum of 16 people can be accommodated at the estate for an overnight stay. Depending on the event and its requirements, a refundable deposit and additional charges may be applied. Please note that loud music (if needed for your function) will only be permitted during certain hours. Any other permissions required for photoshoot/functions will need to be taken by the guests themselves. If you wish to book our home for functions/shoots, please send a message to the host on our website or send us an email at [email protected]

Yes, we do allow shoots at the villa, subject to Home Owner's approval. Meals can be arranged at an additional cost (per person, per day). Please note that a maximum of 16 people can be accommodated at the estate for an overnight stay. Depending on the event and its requirements, a refundable deposit and additional charges may be applied. Please note that loud music (if needed for your function) will only be permitted during certain hours. Any other permissions required for photoshoot/functions will need to be taken by the guests themselves. If you wish to book our home for functions/shoots, please send a message to the host on our website or send us an email at [email protected]

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