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....read more
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....read more
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....read more
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....read more
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 ...read more
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 . :)...read more
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.
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.
No, we don't have a problem with mosquitoes.
Food and Beverages
Breakfast is inclusive in the tariff. Yes, all meals are provided onsite at an additional cost. Please note - Fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals which are payable in cash to the caretaker onsite.
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.
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.
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. Fish and mutton preparations shall be charged extra, at actuals which are payable in cash to the caretaker onsite. Please note that this will be subject to availability of ingredients.
Yes, there is a steady water supply.
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.
This is not a self-catered home.
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 5 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 14 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 14 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 14 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]
|Normal capacity (per Room)||2|
|Extra People allowed (per Room)||2|
|Num of Rooms||3|
|Security Deposit (per Room booked)||₹ 4000|
|Check In||1 PM|
|Check Out||10 AM|