This sophisticated property still manages to have an earthy and organic style…
This magical Villa is nestled into the slopes of Ubud’s scenic Sayan Ridge, overlooking a wide tapestry of rice paddies bordering the Ayung River, it really is like a work of art. A thoughtfully conceived and elegantly executed Luxury Bali Retreat, and only a 7 minute drive from the center of Ubud.
Each of the three Suites has its own private space and extensive garden surrounding it. Three Suites are made from reclaimed teak houses – a “Joglo”, a Java house and a “Gladak”. Each grass–roofed Suite features a spacious double bedroom, luxurious bathroom and a large wooden deck with an outdoor lounging area and open spaces for early morning Yoga or Meditation. The downstairs bathroom of the Joglo Suite is more than spacious and features a unique shower – which leaves one breathless with admiration – and its own wooden deck overlooking the valley. Spectacular!
The fourth Suite, “Marian’’ Cottage” – is a two-bedroom stucco cottage with a large Living and Dining Verandah leading off the Master Bedroom. A smaller Double Bedroom interconnects, great for those travelling with children. Both bedrooms have their own private garden bathroom and separate entrances. The Double Bedroom also has a private patio with table and chairs overlooking the verdant tropical gardens.
The Estate boasts not one but two beautiful dining areas! To the rear of the Suites one finds a full kitchen and cosy, comfortable open-air dining room, whilst a separate Dining Pavilion sits atop the Pool House offering spectacular views across the river to the rice fields and the mountains beyond, and to the sunset and the distant ocean. A smaller but fully equipped kitchen adjoins, whilst the Pool House below houses shower, bathroom and dressing room. The Dining Table and Benches in this Pavilion have been hand-made on the property from large pieces of old buried teak. In fact, almost all of the furniture has been hand-made on site from reclaimed teak or old ulin (iron wood) by Javanese artisans. The unique stone featured in the Pool House and some bathrooms comes from the island of Sumba.
Two Meditation Gazebos are located in secluded spots further down the hillside towards the organic vegetable and herb gardens. They are fan-cooled with large comfortable couches, mosquito nets and, of course, amazing views!
Guests can enjoy spa treatments, guided tours of the area, cooking classes and cultural shows on request. Popular also are the in-house yoga clasees where guests can enjoy this world class tropical studio. The private villa property also boasts its own pure natural spring from which cool water is pumped up for the pool, the organic vegetable and herb gardens and for household use.
Villa Hartland Estate is available for rent as a 4-bedroom property for short stays and as a 5-bedroom for short and longer stays.