Time stands still when you step in through the doors of our painstakingly restored heritage homes.
India is home to some of the most characteristic historical monuments and homes. In fact, if history and heritage were a currency, we would be the richest country in the world. SaffronStays has several ancient homes, estates and even forts with restored grandeur in its kitty that stand a class apart. Consider staying at any of our 7 heritage homes across India on your next holiday. Their charm and character will leave you feeling overwhelmed…
SaffronStays Kurinji Estate, Kodaikanal
SaffronStays Kurinji Estate in Kodaikanal is an intriguing amalgamation of an echo of years gone by with a modern twist. The stunning antiques lend the heritage property a ‘living with history’ vibe. Wreathed in hedges and vines, this picturesque 1930’s built Thanjavur-styled stone cottage looks like something straight out of a fairytale. One can spend hours in admiration of the age-old craftsmanship and the efforts done to protect a slice of heritage.
SaffronStays Nossa Bella Casa, Cuelim
Nestled within the scenic hinterlands of South Goa on 3 acres of field view acreage, SaffronStays Nossa Bella Casa is a far cry from the usual humdrum of the urban establishments. Intricate column carvings and ornate Belgian-glass candelabras perfectly mirror the rich Indo-Portuguese culture of the land. Rare porcelain from Macau pepper the walls of this 350-year-old Portuguese mansion. A statue of Mother Mary, imported from France, sits in its 150-year-old chapel.
SaffronStays Milton Abbott, Ooty
Miles away from the grime and noise of urban living is an untouched summer retreat built in the mid-1860’s. Inspired by the glorious manors of a colonial era, SaffronStays Milton Abbott is a sophisticated and luxurious retreat that reflects the magical merging of inspiration and architecture. Every room has luxury infused in every corner. The timber floors and high ceilings have been skilfully designed to remind you of the English countryside.
SaffronStays Jaipura Garh, Jaipur
Among the most quintessential heritage homes across India is SaffronStays Jaipura Garh. Once the erstwhile home of the Jagir of Jaipura, this enchanting 18th-century Fort-House-turned-heritage-haveli has been tastefully re-built by keeping the natural state of the property intact. It is handsomely located amidst fields of gold in the village of Jaipura, around 40 km away from the city of Jaipur. Aesthetically-pleasing interiors, courteous staff, and regal hospitality make a stay at this 200-year-old palace a trip to remember. Inside, the hallways echo with whispers of history and there are stories weaved in every painting, photo frame, chandelier, and silverware.
SaffronStays Calamondinn Bungalow, Coorg
At the far end of a long gravel driveway in the southernmost part of the “Scotland of India”, SaffronStays Calamondinn Bungalow sits amidst nascent coffee plantations and a pocket of light, semi-woodland. At the height of its sumptuousness, it used to be the jewel of the land in the late 19th century. But even now, its pertinence and grandeur have endured. The house is indeed Elizabethan, with intricate, wooden framed mirrors decking the walls, ornate chandeliers, a gramophone, grandfather clock and oil paintings of men and women in tunics and ruffs.
SaffronStays Ananta, Kamshet
Tucked away on a bountiful 3-acre estate, SaffronStays Ananta will remind you of the simple, warm homes that were shown in yesteryear’s black and white movies. The white exterior walls, red shingle roof, and the courtyard are reminiscent of a traditional Wada home. Decorated in muted tones and simple decor, SaffronStays Ananta retains a classic aura. The 3-bedroom farmhouse is nothing less than a treasure trove of an era gone by.
SaffronStays Parsi Manor, Matheran
SaffronStays Parsi Manor is a traditional 19th-century colonial bungalow that once belonged to an erstwhile Parsi family from the hill stations of Matheran. With the recent restoration, the current owner has preserved a rich legacy for perpetuity. This 130-year old Parsi-owned bungalow with its priceless curios, vintage honeycomb tiles, and earthy decor emanates an old world charm. The 4-bedroom heritage bungalow reflects a strong Parsi cultural influence.
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