• Maid Service
  • Woodland
  • Cultural Sites
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Private Cook
  • Sculpture/Art
  • Dining Room
  • Hiking
  • Flora/Fauna

Leave the cultural hubbub of Kandy and just 15 minutes away is a private house, overlooking the city and from the misty Hunus Falls to the Knuckles mountains on the horizon. The hedge- lined stony path climbs to the plateau and 30 year old lodge designed by renowned Sri Lankan architect Justin Samarasekera. A birthday present from father to son, host Asoka now opens his ancestral home to guests.

Asoka's laid back approach to life saves this cosy retreat from adopting any formalities. The staff will cook when you're hungry and clean your rooms at your convenience.  The teak-ceilinged lounge and dining room are full of beautiful antiques but the Chesterfield sofas invite you to curl up with a book from the library.  Educated in England, Asoka chats with guests each night sharing new and old adventure stories.

The long stone foyer opens out on to the well-manicured and brightly coloured Hibiscus Gardens and overlooks Kandy's popular Rugby Club and valleys. Take a hike into the countryside, admire the many cultural sites of Kandy or just take "˜time out' at this haven.  Watch the resident mongoose scurry around the garden pond and bamboo shoots and the flying squirrels nesting in the trees by night against the starry skies and full moon.

   

 Highs
 

 Lows

  • Sipping cool beer as the sun sets over the purple mountains
     
  • Early risers can catch sunrise over Hunusigiri Peak, with fresh coconut juice and an orchestra of red and yellow hummingbirds
  • The bedroom furniture lacks the elegance of the rest of the house and the bathrooms are rather old fashioned.
      
  • No swimming pool, but Kandy has a moderate climate
     
  • The house is not child friendly for under 4 years as their are open stair cases in the house and un fenced ponds in the garden

 

     

 

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