Milton Abbott Estate (Heritage Suites)

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About the Home

  • SaffronStays Milton Abbott Estate is a quintessential late-19th century British colonial estate bungalow with an old world charm perfect for a laidback holiday, 
  • This home in Ooty, just 3 hours from Coimbatore, next to the Ooty Golf Course, is the perfect location if you want to experience Ooty’s original climate. Away from the city center, yet close to the market, the only sound you will hear is the chirping of birds.
  • You can go on a long walk in the whispering meadows, or along the Golf Course; and our caretakers will be sure to help you regain your lost calories with sumptuous Tamil, Sri Lankan and English meals!
  • This home has been the consecutive winner of the Ooty Flower show, so if you love flowers and gardening, be sure to take some tips from our caretakers on-site!
  • Fun Fact: The founders, Deven and Tejas, have personally helped restore the entire estate to its past glory.


    9 Guests for an overnight stay,

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    Meals are available at additional cost.
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    SaffronStays Care

    • The exceptional hospitality by our housekeeping staff will make your time even better.
    • Try out the authentic Sri Lankan, English and Tamilian cuisine prepared by our in-house cook, Allwin.
    • The grounds surrounding the home are monitored by CCTV cameras for security reasons.
    • The home is located on a secure estate with a boundary wall surrounding it.


    Things to know before booking

    Check-In and Check-Out:
    • Check-In Time : 1 PM
    • Check-Out Time : 10 AM
    • Given the increased need for safety, hygiene and sanitization required at the villa, and for the safety of our guests and staff we cannot allow any early check-ins or late check-outs. The check-in and check-out timings mentioned online and in your confirmation email need to be followed.

    House Rules:
    • Outside food is not allowed in the villa.
    • Guests are not allowed to access the kitchen except for infants with prior permission.
    • Guests cannot invite other guests and day visitors during their stay.
    • Bachelor groups & stag parties are not allowed.
    • We do not encourage parties and late-night revelry. Loud music is not permitted beyond 10 pm.
    • Consumption of alcohol is permitted only within limits.
    • Illegal activities including but not limited to carrying/consuming drugs/narcotics and carrying firearms/weapons are prohibited on the property. Management reserves the right to report any such activities to local authorities.
    • Guests are prohibited from smoking and setting up hookahs in the rooms/villa/lawns.
    • The pool (if present) is unguarded. There is no lifeguard on site. Children in the pool must be accompanied by adults at all times.
    • Guests are requested to take care of all personal valuables. Management is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to any items.
    • As required by law, every guest above 18 years must carry government-approved photo ID proof, that shows address. We accept only Aadhar Cards, Driving Licenses and Passports.
    • Inappropriate behaviour or violation of any of the above House Rules will invite a polite refusal to accept a Booking. If already checked in, Management reserves the right to ask guests to leave.
    • Tea/Coffee will be served during breakfast and evening tea time. If you would like tea/coffee at any other time of the day, it can be arranged at an additional charge.
    • No crackers or colours are permitted in this home.
    • All payments for booking the villa, including meals will have to be pre-paid prior to checkin. Security Deposit collected during booking will be returned during check-out or by NEFT within 5 business days after check-out, provided no damages are observed. To avoid inconvenience, we will not be accepting cash onsite for any reasons henceforth.
    • Security deposit 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. Please Note: The Security Deposit is subject to change depending upon the number of nights and the group size. Please check with your holiday advisor at the time of booking.

    About the Property:
    • Please check with the caretaker as you book, to get all the necessary COVID-19 related updates. 
    • Smoking inside the villa is strictly prohibited.
    • The mobile network is patchy. 
    • Apart from the 2 individual suites, this 4.5 acre heritage estate also has 1 deluxe bedroom (SaffronStays Milton Abbott - Heritage Room) and 1 family room (SaffronStays Milton Abbott - Heritage Family Room). 
    • No stags allowed. 

    About the Locality:
    • The All India Radio is just 850 m from the villa, while the Ooty Golf Course is 500 m from the home.
    • If you're in the mood for boating, the Ooty Boat House is only 10 minutes from the home.   
    • Make your stay more memorable by indulging in a bonfire night with your folks and sing songs, share stories or laugh louder. Bonfire is subject to availability and will be provided at an additional cost of Rs. 500 for 2-3 hours. 

    Cancellation Policy

    Sleeping Arrangements

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Double bed
    Additional mattresses available


    4.9 (65)

    Sachin (5)
    26 May 2022

    Good Managment

    Sumer (5)
    13 May 2022

    Very nice and beautiful place to live will come next year for sure

    Jude (5)
    17 Apr 2022

    Suberb experience. It was excitement all the way. The charm of the vintage property, warm service of the staff, Mr. Lionel's personal touch and genuinity, all made it a memorable vacation for us. Thanks to everyone at Milton Abbott for making this possible. Jude, Ginu and Angeline

    Aishwarya (5)
    25 Apr 2022

    Nice and amazing stay.

    Zigisha (4)
    08 Apr 2022

    The place in terms of location and ambience is excellent. Staff is very courteous and always available. Variety of local cuisine offered was also very good. Overalla excellent property. Furniture upholstery can do with a hand in maintenance. Most of it is soiled.

    Kartik (4.8)
    05 Apr 2022

    Great place, amazing staff! Kudos to Uday, Gokul and the entire team

    Arvind (4.8)
    02 Apr 2022

    Property is well maintained and comfortable. Linen was clean, rooms are big and high. The garden is nice. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Plenty of greenery, chirping of birds and the well polished woodwork that is soothing to the eyes. The caretaker Mr Lionel was very helpful and courteous. Other staff were also good. We got a kettle and heater on request. Acquagaurd is available for water. Wifi was good. Umbrellas were provided for sightseeing. Breakfast was sumptous and they gave us options. The host Amruta was missing. Understand it is a property leased to a company. So you can't expect pampering by the host or even gossip as in a typical airbnb set up. Property is away from the main city and good for those who want to stay away from the hustle and bustle. Transportation to the town is an issue. There is no signboard at the gate or address plate hence difficult to find visually. Open areas need more lighting. Limited food menu. We didn't pre book the meals despite pressure from saffron stays and our decision was good as we realised few meals we had were just about ok. The rule about outside food not being allowed is archaic as even 5 star hotels allow swiggy etc. Home stay should mean freedom bring food and heat it up. The property has 4 suits and only 2 are garden facing. Also each suit has 2 bedrooms that are arranged linearly with the toilet. There is only 1 tv in the common place and that too with many channels not subscribed. No tv in the rooms. a bit disappointed on the rainy evenings as tv channels were restricted and viewing in common area. Yet the property meet my overall expectations and I am generally happy with the experience there.

    Ashish (5)
    28 Mar 2022

    Had a grt stay at Milton…fabulous heritage property…took us back in time Lionel who manages the property took good care of us.. very humble & caring Special mention for Alwin who prepared chicken & mutton curry to die for… highly recommended and also Udhay for his exceptional service… Its a very nice property if ure going in a smwhat big group… we were a family of 3 people and the rooms were so huge that reaching the bathroom at night which was quite far spooked us reminding us of all d horror movies shot in ooty 😊

    Pallavi (5)
    02 Mar 2022

    Lovely Stay

    Pameli (5)
    23 Feb 2022

    We booked the property to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. Initially we were bit skeptical about the amenities of a British era village. But breaking all our notion it stands out. It's been maintained by the staff almost perfectly. I would personally like to thank the manager Lionel Mohan, support staff Gokul & Uday, the cook Alvin. They are extraordinarily dedicated to their work. As cherry on top is the behavior of the Cab person Mathew who guided us to visit coonor and ooty. This place itself is a must visit place in Ooty. We did BBQ and bonfire. In-house meals. All prepared with utmost care and it tastes delicious.

    Pooja (5)
    08 Jan 2022

    Very good service and very friendly staff. Enjoyed our stay.

    Chandra (5)
    12 Dec 2021

    Beautiful location and ambience. Very receptive staff. Excellent home cooked food. Enjoyed the stay.

    Karthika (5)
    27 Nov 2021

    The best private space anybody could ask for. The place was maintained neat and the staffs were very friendly.

    Sweta (4.3)
    24 Oct 2021

    Memorable Stay. The staff were fantastic.

    Varun (4.5)
    17 Oct 2021

    Property- very beautiful and kid friendly Staff- very courteous and helpful Meals- the ghee roast dosa is out of the world!! I would came back to stay for the dosa alone.

    Mr. Raman (5)
    04 Oct 2021

    Very nice place. Great hospitality

    Sukanya (4.8)
    11 Oct 2021

    What can I say about Milton Abbott Estate!! Anything I write would be an underestimation. Firstly, would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the people of the Estate, Lionel (the caretaker), Gokul (for anything and everything you need!) and Alvin (the masterchef)! Words cannot describe how welcomed, warm and well fed we felt because of these three gentlemen! Food was scrumptious and so homely. The estate environment was so cosy, perfectly located, away from the hustle bustle of the town area, yet just 15 mins drive away.. The flowers, the herbs, the trees in the estate, the two adorable puppies, everything just made our stay so memorable. There's walking trails inside the estate. However, I would like to point out that the booking process of SaffronStays (this has nothing to do with the staff at Milton Abbott since SaffronSatys handles all this) was not great. Firstly, the list of rules while booking any SaffronStays property will likely scare you away! Then after the booking, I got emails saying that for the 4 nights I stayed there, I need to give meal preferences or else we won't be served which was really rude and put me off initially. But thanks to the amazing staff at Milton Abbott (each individual human being there who don't handle the booking process but just takes care of the property and the guests) who melted our worries away! So a big thumbs up to them but SaffronStays, I am sure you can do better! And please don't let go of the amazing crew you have at Milton Abbott. Overall, an incredible experience.

    Narmadha (5)
    21 Sep 2021

    Memorable stay and good property.

    Ganesh (4.8)
    13 Sep 2021

    The bathroom fittings need a revamp and toiletries are not sufficiently stocked .

    Adyasakti (5)
    12 Sep 2021

    Very nice stay. Enjoyed every moment. Lionel was most friendly and took care of everything.

    Janet (4.8)
    08 Sep 2021

    Comfortable rooms.

    Phalgun (5)
    31 Aug 2021

    Lionel and the team at Milton Abbott took extra special care of us. This is our 2nd stay after 2 years in the same cottage, and we felt more special than ever. Allwyn (the cook) made amazing homemade food. We really enjoyed our stay because of the homely feel of the place and the care we received from the staff. Just keep continuing your good work. Next time we're bringing our respective families and booking out the whole cottage :)

    Harsha (5)
    17 Aug 2021

    Greta stay

    Nirupam (5)
    17 Aug 2021

    Had a wonderful stay at Milton ABOTT estate .We pretty much liked everything about the property. Villa is well maintained, rooms are spacious and food served was excellent. Caretaker Mr.Gokul was on top notch to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Highly recommend to everyone looking for a perfect vacation in a home away from home.

    Deepa (5)
    16 Apr 2021

    Had a wonderful stay at Milton Abbott. the staff and cook were great.special mention to gokul who was always available for any needs

    Gayatri (5)
    04 Apr 2021

    Really good stay and very good food

    Anshul (4.8)
    26 Feb 2021

    Excellent food and care from the staff, loved their personalised and homely approach. The wifi was good so that we could work from there. Lionel and team took great care of us.

    Rajeev (5)
    22 Feb 2021

    Fantastic place. Very nice meals were served. Our stay was awesome and you guys score best in all the ways. Keep up doing the great work. Thanks

    Signature (5)
    17 Feb 2021

    We had a lovely Family Outing ! One can spend hours & days with nature, doing nothing & just relaxing at the property.

    Sagar (4.8)
    13 Feb 2021

    Very nice services & beautiful surroundings

    Ani (5)
    10 Feb 2021

    Awesome property, well behaved staff and good food too.. will definitely come back next time.

    Arvinth (4.8)
    08 Feb 2021

    Staff were courteous and friendly. Kept the place neat. Accommodated our requests regarding food. Overall not bad, but the place was cold cold

    Deep (5)
    25 Jan 2021

    Thoroughly enjoyed every bit of my stay here with my family. The estate suite is vintage yet contemporary. Staff was so welcoming and so was the food! Ill go back to this place a 100 times n still won't get bored!

    Sivakumar (4.3)
    18 Jan 2021

    Very good home stay suitable for 4 families with children

    Shalik Abbas (5)
    08 Dec 2020


    Amith (4.5)
    02 Dec 2020

    Well maintained property and excellent service by all the staff.

    Jaspreet (3.8)
    01 Dec 2020

    Food was bad, pasta and grilled vegetables and dry pepper chicken all full of oil! Soup and tea were fabulous. The worst thing was charging 500 bucks extra for a bonfire from folks who had already paid 15000 for a one night stay. Bonfire place is already setup, who charges for a fire? Very cheap.

    Sridhar (5)
    27 Nov 2020

    Very nice.needvto have WiFi in place.otherwise it was excellent. Also you can put a swing in the tree where you can lie down in the sun and read a book.

    Amul (5)
    10 Nov 2020

    Loved it. Will definitely visit again.

    Kadambari (5)
    29 Oct 2020

    Beautiful property and the best staff ever. Lionel and his team of staff are the most genuine people I have met in a long while. So helpful and considerate. We absolutely loved the rooms and the green premises, not to mention the fire set up for us each night.

    Gopinath (4.3)
    07 Oct 2020

    Shoumik (5)
    18 Oct 2019

    Amazing stay, the location was very peaceful and the caretaker took good care of everything. Good food and good people.

    Pranit (4)
    28 May 2022

    Anuradha (5)
    10 Apr 2019

    Experience the old world charm of a gorgeous Ooty manor built in 1865, complete with lip-smacking South Indian / Sri Lankan food. Surrounded by scenic beauty, Milton Abbot is perfect for estate walks or morning treks to the Ooty Golf Course. Tucked away from the crowds, this charming 4.5-acre estate in Ooty is a heavenly retreat.

    Amit (5)
    14 Jan 2019

    We had a great time felt like home stay. Food was awesome. Rooms were very clean and well maintained. Lionel & his wife are very nice to everyone, felt like we know them from long time.. :-)

    Vinutha (5)
    28 Dec 2018

    It was a wonderful stay. Food was awesome. Lionel was very helpful!!

    Anand (5)
    28 Dec 2018

    It was our 1st Airbnb stay and I must say we enjoyed every bit of it. We are sure to come back. Lionel & wife you were fabulous and I am extremely grateful for your hospitality and super yummy food :) Truly a SUPER HOST!!

    Sneha (5)
    27 Dec 2018

    The entire experience was beautiful. Mr and Mrs. Lionel were wonderful hosts and the food, stay, service was great. The place is very well maintained. We will definitely visit again!!

    Vikram (5)
    29 Dec 2018

    Mr. Lionel and Mrs.Lionel were very kind and humble. Beautiful garden and suit. Excellent stay. Food was amazing!

    Mr.Ashok (5)
    31 Aug 2018

    Stay & Hospitality was nice. Great hospitality, Lionel (caretaker) is very humble. The cottage is beautiful and we loved our stay here.

    Victoria (5)
    24 Aug 2018

    Absolutely wonderful stay. What a beautiful house & surroundings!! The staff (Lionel) were amazing & very hospitable. Food was delicious. Thank you Mr & Mrs Lionel for a lovely time.

    Asifulla (5)
    24 Aug 2018

    We had a absolute delightful and a lovely time. Hospitality was wonderful. Thank you!!

    Roopa (5)
    27 May 2018

    We enjoyed a lot. It was amazing stay. Especially the food. It was very clean and well maintained. It was the best stay so far. Whenever we come to Ooty we will surely stay here only. WE ALL LOVED IT VERY MUCH ! THANK YOU

    Manish (5)
    27 May 2018

    One of the best home stay experiences so far. Great property, awesome food, and unmatched hospitality. Kids had a lot of fun and we were very well taken care of. Will come here again when in Ooty. Keep it up !!!

    Aniruddha (5)
    27 May 2018

    Fantastic Stay. So comfortable and we were taken great care by Mr Lionel & his Family and staff. Very courteous and prompt. Loved the decor and ambience. "THE FOOD WAS AWESOME !!! " Best cook in ooty, i think. We will surely be back. Many Many THANKS !!

    Kamalika nandy (5)
    27 May 2018

    Wonderful stay matched with Excellent food and unsurpassed hospitality. A Home away from Home. Thank you Mrs & Mr LIONEL for taking such good care of us.

    Rahul (5)
    27 May 2018

    Great place to have quality time with family/ friends. Great food and very helpful caretakers especially Mr Lionel .

    Anand (5)
    27 May 2018

    Service was good, food too. Nice property. Nature marvelous Thank you very much.

    Ananda (5)
    27 May 2018

    When in Ooty be at MILTON !!!!!

    Chandan (5)
    09 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.

    Balarama Krishna (5)
    09 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.

    Sampath Kumar (5)
    19 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.

    Manikanda (5)
    09 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.

    Vishakha (5)
    19 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.

    Akshima (5)
    02 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 . :)

    Hari (5)
    02 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!

    Soumya (5)
    02 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

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