The SpaceA long private driveway leads you to this 2 BHK ground-floor, #1200 sq. ft. apartment set in the lush grounds of a 10-acre farm. Tranquille is surrounded on three sides by the 7 sq. km (#2000 acre) Ossudu Lake, a protected bird sanctuary, and is formed as a private peninsula. The apartment has a long verandah in front with a stunning view of the lake, which keeps the farm naturally cool throughout the year.
The apartment has an A/C bedroom (the beds can sleep 2 people) with an attached bathroom with hot water facility, a smaller bedroom with a single bed and an attached toilet, a well-equipped kitchenette and a sitting area. It is elegantly fitted out in traditional antique furniture. We can provide an additional floor mattress for an extra person.
The farm is a family owned property growing field crops and coconut trees. There is a full-time farm manager and daily cleaning is included. The sheets will be changed once in 3 days.
A little away from the dust and din of the town, privacy and solitude in nature characterise this exclusive getaway. However, mobility is not an issue, for you can hire cycles, two-wheelers or taxis and we can help you do it. A peaceful haven to energise you while you tour all the local attractions!
Wake up to the merry chirping of the birds or have a lazy lie-in; watch the sun rise or set over the beautiful lake; cycle around the place, discovering shady nooks and ideal picnic spots or become an avid bird-watcher; spend a relaxed day fishing in our ponds or reading a fascinating novel sitting in the verandah; play with Frisbees with friends or family or a rigorous game of cricket; plant crops or plough the land; enjoy cooking a delicious meal surrounded by nature, or have a special dinner by the campfire, strumming your guitar; or simply do nothing… lie back, star-gaze and dream…
You are free to spend your days as you like! This could be your unique holiday on an idyllic farm! Guest AccessGuests will have full access to all parts of an active farm as well as the lake shore (except for the owners' private cottage). We are pet friendly, but please do contact us before booking. Interaction with GuestsWe may be present some times in a separate house on the farm premises, however your privacy is ensured. Before your arrival, all interactions can be done via emails or over the phone.
If we aren’t present, our farm manager will ensure a smooth check-in / check-out (please present a photo id upon request). The manager will also be present during the day for any help required.
If we are in town, we would love to interact with you and show you around our home. We can be reached by phone. But please respect our privacy from 8:00 pm – 8:00 am (of course, excluding emergencies!!! :) ). The NeighborhoodThe farm is 12 km from Pondicherry town and 2.5 km from the nearest grocery/vegetable stores. The neighbouring properties are privately owned and not accessible to guests.
•Nearest shops: 2.5 km
•Nearest hospital: 3 km
•Nearest police station: 6 km
The closest tourist attraction is the government bird-watching boat trips across the lake. Pondicherry town and the neighbouring area has many heritage places to visit. Stroll around the French quarter and soak in the old-world architecture. Rush around the market-place in the Tamil quarter for an evening full of shopping. The town also has many recreational places for all budgets, such as bars, restaurants with international cuisine and expensive hotels.
We would personally recommend you to visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram at the centre of the town as well as the Auroville township.
•Government Bird-Watching spot: 2 km
•Pondicherry Town: 12 km
•Sri Aurobindo Ashram: 12 km
•Pondicherry Beach: 12 km
•Matrimandir: 8 km
•Auroville: 8 km Getting AroundWe could help you out with some of the transport at a cost and prior notice (min. 2 days):
1.Taxi service from Chennai Airport to the farmhouse: # Rs. 3000/-
2.Taxi service from Chennai town / train station to the farmhouse: # Rs. 3500/-
3.Taxi service from Pondicherry town / train station: # Rs. 500/-
4.Taxi pick-up and drop to and fro from Pondicherry town (Single day trips): # Rs. 900/-
•A request bus-stop for buses into Pondicherry town is around 1 km away.
•Two-wheeler vehicles can be booked in town (owners' will suggest the shops).
•If you are driving down in your own car, clear guidance and directions will be provided. Other Things to NoteFor your stay, we are offering:
1. Well-equipped kitchen – breakfast items, such as bread, butter, jam and some other items will be provided, you are free to cook your meal. Alternatively, if you would like a South Indian breakfast, please inform the farm manager the previous night. This is complimentary.
2. Wifi in the whole apartment
3. Bath soap and shampoo
4. A set of towels
5. Mats to star-gaze under the clear skies
6. Parking within the premises
7. A maid will sweep and mop the floors daily
Please note: Currently the apartment is non-air-conditioned. However, the fans and the surrounding breeze keep the rooms cool. :) The windows have metal mesh to keep out the mosquitoes.
We also offer several recreational activities (subject to availability) such as:
•Frisbees: 2 nos.
•Binoculars: 1 no.
•Balls (small): 2 nos.
•Fishing rods: 2 nos.
•Books: A few novels are kept in the owners’ cottage and can be borrowed
Additionally we can offer these services:
(URL HIDDEN) Snacks can be ordered from town restaurants or the closest restaurants at extra costs and with a minimum of 3 hours prior notice. For Dinner, the guests have to make their own arrangements.
2.We can make a bonfire for you with sufficient prior notice and weather permitting (by 3 pm for the same night). Roast your own potatoes and sing your favourite songs… Perhaps we might even join you! A warm fire, a starlit sky, a mouth-watering meal and your cherished companion – Make this an unforgettable trip!
3.Taxis for day trips or to go to Chennai can be arranged. Please check the ‘Getting Around’ section.