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Ellerton was built 100 years ago in the delightful, hilly centre of Sri Lanka just 45mins outside Kandy, the traditional seasonal escape route from the coastal humidity for colonial settlers and their families.
The original Main House with its 2/3 spacious bedrooms has been joined, just 300 yds away, by newly built Valley House with a further 3 /4 bedrooms.
Here hot sunny days and refreshingly cool evenings offer the best of the Island's weather. The beautiful gardens are full of colourful flowers, birds and butterflies, a large kitchen garden area supplying vegetables and fruit for the table and an infinity edged swimming pool. As this is fed from the estate's own bore hole it is almost chemical free.
Main House has been preserved and refurbished to blend the charming colonial character with modern convenience. It is home to the English owners when in Sri Lanka so the style is relaxed, comfortable, "˜country house'. The large sitting room is furnished with antiques, oriental rugs and comfortable armchairs and sofas. Books and magazines are to hand and tv, music, games and cards. The dining room seats 12 and a library/study has international satellite tv for keeping up with world events.
Valley House is near the swimming pool and as the name suggests has magnificent views for 20 miles or more down the valley, especially from the huge veranda where you may choose to have your meals, or simply relax with a book or your thoughts.
All the rooms have high ceilings and overhead fans which is quite adequate for comfort in this hill country climate.
- A home from home .
- Clean air on the outskirts of Kandy
- Accomodates families and easy drive to elephant orphanage and peredeniya gardens
- Keen gardeners will revel in the conversations with your host (a UK landscape expert)
- A slightly longer drive to Kandy than some hotels but the scenery to compensate