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Taylor's Hill

Kandy,  Kandy

Overview

The majestic architectic of Taylors Hill speaks for itself. Quite distinctive by its size and use of local stone, it’s a reflection of its creator.  Named after James Taylor who is believed to have introduced tea planting to Ceylon over a Century ago, the House sits close to neighbouring tea Estate Loolecondera.

A fellow British planter built this very house in contrast to the traditional bungalow to gain full advantage of the views of Nuwara Eliya hillside.  Located on the slightly lower hill country, it is a perfect base for excursions to Kandy and the East Hill country waterfalls and is somewhat protected from the misty cold nights/mornings of Nuwara Eliya.

Ideal for couples or families, Taylors Hill is home to two sitting rooms, pretty gardens equipped with lawn tennis, a croquet lawn, TV room and snooker table, and lest I forget a playroom for the children.

The infinity pool is a popular is a popular attraction for the idle traveller and if you fancy working up an appetite for the spectacular afternoon teas, stroll through the Estate trails or turn your hand to a spot of Lake fishing.

The current owners are a well-established Boutique operator and Taylor Hill’s stylish interiors, scrumptious menu and friendly hosts are no exception.

With 5 bedrooms, this estate is ideal for the discerning traveller or a group seeking a tranquil location for a few nights.

   Child Friendly
   Swimming Pool

Rooms

5 individually styled and luxurious bedrooms

 

 

Dining

Taylors Hill is offered on a Half Board basis which includes a 3 course Breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3 course dinner.

The set menu is changed daily and Chef will check in advance for guest preferences.  Lunch can be included on request or provided as a picnic but most guests explore the local café’s of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya.

The wine cellar is stocked with the classics but note that all wine is imported so range and pricing is not always utopia.

Surrounded by fruit estates, the Hill country juices and Jaggery (fudge) are a must to try.

Things to do & local tips

ˇ         -Visit Loolecondera working tea factory and ‘Taylor’s seat’.

ˇ         -Activities: Nature trails, croquet, Badminton, Mountain biking, white water rafting ( in season), lake fishing.

ˇ         -Excursions: Kandy, Hill country waterfalls and scenery, bird watching.