A beautifully renovated fisherman’s cottage, Saffron Cottage welcomes you to relax, unwind, and enjoy the beauty of its beachfront setting. Saffron Cottage Mirissa was an abandoned fisherman’s cottage which has been lovingly restored by its current owner as a beachside escape.
The owners have opened this beautiful cottage to guests who are looking to experience the simple beachside living in Sri Lanka’s Southern province. Situated just few a minutes from the famous Mirissa beach, the stunning beachfront cottage oozes charm and style.
Kamburugamuwa is a peaceful village located approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes by car from Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.
Situated near the Southern tip of Sri Lanka, the crescent shaped tropical beach is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Boasting clear waters that are ideal for snorkeling, Mirissa is well-known for whale and dolphin watching and its spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
The famous Mirissa beach is approximately 3 km from the cottage which is around 7 minutes by Tuk Tuk.
The town of Matara is about 5km in the other direction, also along the Galle Road. It is a larger town with international supermarkets including Arpico and Cargills from which most regular groceries can be purchased.
If you enjoy eating out, there are numerous small restaurants in the area where you can sample an arrangement of local and international cuisines. We recommended the beachfront restaurant at Lantern Hotel, which is a short walk from Saffron Cottage.
A Tuk- Tuk (three wheeler cab) is great for local trips and offers a cheap and easy way to get around.
Buses and trains are regularly available and are an inexpensive, mode of transport. Buses can be hailed from near the front of the cottage and travel along the Galle road regularly. The train schedule from Matera can be found at eservices.railway.gov.lk/schedule. Both forms of transport can be quite crowded although they offer a more authentic Sri Lankan experience and can provide views of the country not always accessible by car.
If you prefer to travel by car, please let us know and we will provide you with contact details for a licensed taxi.
We can also provide information on airport transfers if required.
63, Galle Road, Kamburugamuwa 81750
Mirissa, Sri Lanka.
Take Southern Highway and take Matara exit. Head towards Galle Road and take a right turn towards Galle. Approximately 3km away on Galle road arrive at Kamburugamuwa town. Drive towards the petrol station which is on your right and opposite is Lantern Boutiqe Hotel on your left. 50mts past Lantern is Saffron Cottage with a black gate and a white boundry wall.
Spacious and welcoming, the living space in Saffron Cottage is comfortable and stylish. Its combination of classic whites coupled with contemporary fabrics and a sophisticated selection of hand crafted furniture, all contribute to the understated luxury of Saffron Cottage.
Saffron Cottage boasts a large contemporary ensuite bathroom designed with comfort and style in mind. Bright and spacious with a large walk-in shower and plenty of storage, the bathroom has everything you could need to ensure your showering experience is both enjoyable and luxurious.
The back of Saffron Cottage has a large garden which leads directly onto the beach. There you can relax and enjoy the beautiful sunsets while listening to the sounds of the sea. Whether you are resting on a sun lounge or enjoying a drink in our outdoor dining area, you will be able to watch the waves sweep in and out from just a few feet away.
The bedroom also offers two single beds for those travelling with children which are also suitable for adult guests. These beds and mattresses are also handmade, guaranteeing your children (and you) a restful night sleep. ….of course, we understand that a good night’s sleep also depends on the bedroom not being too hot or too cold. To make sure the temperature is always just right, two ceiling fans have been installed and an AC unit.