Luxury in the Village….
A few kilometres to the northwest of Canggu, a towering banyan—one of the ‘elders’ of the tree kingdom—heralds the turning to Seseh, a traditional beachside village approached via an avenue of coconut palms.
At the Villa each bedroom is separate and features an open-air terrace at the front, lit by colonial-style bell-jar lanterns; one terrace is furnished with an antique daybed on wheels, and the other with a built-in cushioned daybed. Each air-conditioned bedroom is furnished with a king-size netted bed upon a wooden floor complete with a shagpile rug, under a soaring roof. The layout suits two couples with young child or baby holidaying together or two couples.
Resting on 1600 square metres of land in a beautiful walled garden complete with 20-metre swimming pool, the traditional architecture and artefacts celebrate the heritage of Bali, incorporating the symbolic elements of Balinese Hinduism. A series of five stand-alone pavilions are positioned in accordance with ancient cosmology, while the interiors are contemporary, stylish and romantic, incorporating both modern and antique furnishings as well as 21st century facilities. This includes WiFi internet access, LCD screen satellite channel TVs and DVD players, an iPod and three docking stations, imported kitchen equipment, and a genset to ensure that the villa always has electricity in case of power failures. There is also a secure covered car-park and a staff service area.
Each bedroom is equipped with a wall-mounted LCD screen satellite-channel TV, DVD player and iPod dock. The delightful air-conditioned ensuite bathrooms are decorated in earthy tones and fitted with a sculptured terrazzo bathtub for two, and double washbasins upon a terrazzo vanity unit which faces a window to ensure plenty of natural light. Glass doors can be opened for a semi-alfresco bathing experience, complete with an outdoor rain shower set in a private walled courtyard with a pebbled floor and a serene Buddha statue. There is also a handheld shower in the bathtub, and a circular skylight that channels the moonshine. Both rooms also feature a spacious dressing room furnished with a wardrobe, chair and dressing table that doubles as a desk. An additional single bed with mosquito net can be assembled in in one of the rooms on request.
The main living pavilion has both indoor and outdoor zones, so you can cosy up to watch a movie in the comfort of air conditioning or enjoy the open air lounge in true tropical style. All decor has been tastefully selected and the Villa is both comfortable and furnished to a high standard. The overall feeling is one of relaxation and luxury and guests feel instantly at home. All that you need to enjoy your day is catered for at the Villa, with one of the most spectacular gardens to enjoy. From the moment you enter Seseh village and cross the threshold of the Villa, guests will experience the warm hospitality, history and culture of Bali. Several original antique water carriers are showcased at the villa, along with an antique ‘jineng’, which is a traditional thatched Balinese rice barn and a symbol of social status, indicating that the family who owned it had land for rice culture. The jineng now serves as a place to relax or as a playhouse for kids. The villa’s imposing entrance gate is a copy of an 8th century Hindu temple gate at Angkor Wat in Cambodia and, after passing through this, guests will cross a lily pond complete with a bubbling water feature and a Balinese guardian statue. There is also an antique ‘bale gede’ from Bali’s royal Gianyar regency. This lovely old open-sided pavilion made from the timber structure of a Balinese two bedroom pavilion was also used for Balinese ceremonies and is now used for relaxation and massage. The Villa sits in a traditional street, which is well lit at night. A nearby pathway offers walks through the village to the river, rice fields and beach.
Families can explore on the bicycles provided and the hipster scene of Canggu with cafes and shopping is a mere 10 minutes by car.