the space

The Danish Court is a restored and extended form of its original design with modern comforts whilst still retaining and conserving its heritage. Overlooking the pristine shores of the eastern coastline, and situated in a lesser-known former Danish colony of India. Time stands still here in this sleepy village with beautiful streets a rich heritage and a stunning beach, a few steps away from the property. The property is the culmination of years of travel experience married to love for elegant architecture and functional design. Constructed using lime, a biodegradable and environmentally friendly material giving the house the vintage character that it nonchalantly exuberates. What is more exciting about the property though is that the experiences are built around responsible tourism and luxury that can be enjoyed in a sustainable manner. The property draws a large part of its power from the solar panels mounted on the terrace. The toiletries and insect repellents offered are all-natural and 100% plant-derived. The dip pool is a saltwater pool, a healthier alternative to commonly found chlorinated swimming pools. The hosts have also made a conscious decision to use recyclable cloth-based garbage bags as opposed to plastic ones in order to minimize the plastic waste generated by the property. All in all, the Danish Court is beautifully and aesthetically designed, with ample privacy for every guest.

comforts

The Danish Court is designed around a beautiful courtyard open to the sky, with gorgeous trees and plants adorning its surroundings. The property has four tastefully maintained bedrooms with attached bathrooms and air-conditioners. A beautiful, fabricated staircase spans one of the buildings, serving as a support structure for greenery to encompass the space whilst giving the house a contemporary feel. The antique furniture has been handpicked to add to the charm of the property. A dip pool occupies a part of the central courtyard, offering the perfect waterbody to dwell in and cool off during the hot Tamil summer! The Danish Court is operational all year.

food

In keeping with responsibility for the environment, The Danish Court is a completely vegetarian homestay. Expect home cooked style South and North Indian cuisine with a few secret recipes from the host’s family. Ingredients and produce are locally sourced or come straight from the organic farms run by the family.

ideal for

The property is suitable for families, groups, and couples. Guests who appreciate history, heritage conservation, local culture, a quiet beach, etc are welcome to be part of an experience that exudes grace and character.

getting there

The property is located two hours south of Pondicherry. Accurate details will be provided at the time of confirmation.

things to do

The Danish Court is located by the beach and one can take leisurely walks to the shore or enjoy swimming in the sea. Boat trips can be organised along the coast, with possible visits to fishing villages and homes of friendly fisherfolk. The highlight however is a large Danish fort that adorns the coast from where the sun rises offering a majestic view. An archaeological museum is situated inside the fort that holds a collection of curios artifacts dating back to the 1600’s. It also has fossils of early centuries, coins, fish bones, Chinese porcelain, and weapons. One can visit an ancient temple, built in the 1300’s which combines Chinese architecture with Tamil architectural technique, possibly in an attempt to attract Chinese merchants who were visiting India.

price

The property is priced at Rs. 6000/night for double occupancy inclusive of breakfast and taxes.

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