Complete privacy, set between two fabulous beaches
Directly south across the veranda
Two horizons merge; south across the pool's infinity edge
Panoramic views directly south; 100 metres of rocky shoreline
Outdoor living; open & covered verandas and pool
250 metres down a quiet lane to Horseshoe Bay; idyllic, safe swimming and a year-round surf break
Grand entrance, simple living
Master Bedroom Two, handmade furniture & hand polished floors
Looking south west from the veranda on a cloudy night

The Saffron House

Ocean-front villa

Panoramic views

Complete privacy

Beautiful beaches

Tropical gardens

Simple luxury

Sleeps eight +

The Saffron House occupies one of the finest locations on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Set in nearly three acres of tropical walled gardens, this fully staffed villa provides stunning panoramic ocean views, sea breezes, 100 metres of dramatic rocky seafront, simple luxury and complete privacy.

The villa lies about 15 kms from the southern tip of the island and about 45 minutes from Galle. It has four double bedrooms, with extra beds available for children.

The entrance lies up a quiet lane, 30 metres above sea level, the highest point on this small headland and sandwiched between two of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches, each just a few minutes’ walk away. Hiriketiya (Horseshoe) Bay, a 250 metres stroll, is idylic, with safe swimming and a year-round surf break.

There are large open and covered verandas for dining and relaxing. The swimming pool adjoins the veranda and main courtyard and all have stunning views to sea. There are four en-suite double bedrooms, three of which are set around the courtyard, with the fourth bedroom closer to the sea.

The gardens include bougainvillea, heliconia, Japanese araliya, hibiscus, mango, wood-apple and much more, including a vegetable garden. Below the main lawn, a coconut grove slopes down to the dramatic rocky shoreline; all to explore. Watch the sun set over Dondra lighthouse on the southern tip of the island and later, the fishing lights out to sea at night.

Directly ahead, across 5,000 miles of uninterrupted water, lies the coast of Antarctica. We have seen blue whales passing close to the bottom of the garden; few places on earth offer such an opportunity. There are also monkeys, tortoises, many types of birds, including sea eagles and most evenings the local peacocks arrive to roost in the coconut trees.

"This is such a beautiful place. Fantastic gardens and simply magical at night with the lights from the fishing boats."

Caroline Dunsmore, UK

"The staff were all wonderful. Thank you!"

Sarah Khan, Singapore