This what was one of the most impressive places we experienced over the years in Asia. If you want to get away from all of it, this will be the place I will name. I put location on top marks, however, it will be a big disappointing for those who are looking for entertainment and late night parties.
Carol and Rex are lovely hosts and the three dogs Ash and Burne and Ham (guess where these names are coming from) are caring companions while you are hiking down the plantation trails to the waterfalls and smaller jungles. There is plenty to do to keep you active and time has it's own rhythm over there with breakfasts on the terrace overseeing the valley in front of you, afternoon teas and dinners with all guests on the long dinning table sharing their stories and life over a nice wine or Gin Tonic. It is a bit of warping back to the old times where entertainment was mainly driven by sitting together and talking and exchanging stories.
It is clearly on my plan to be back once in a while to hang my soul into the wind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the foothills of the Knuckles Mountain Range, between the Cultural Triangle and Kandy, our 98 acre tea estate, offers guests a perfect location for exploring Sri Lanka's famous sites.Alternatively Ashburnham Estate, offers you the perfect spot to unwind. Relax on the veranda and enjoy the stunning views and magical sunsets. Or cool off in our swimming pool, 60 foot waterfall or Cascade Pool.With such lush natural surroundings there is ample opportunity to walk through our working tea estate, and help the ladies picking, or onto the hills to enjoy spectacular views.Our original 1930’s Principal Planter’s bungalow, offers 4 double rooms, a family room and our luxurious Ashburnham Suite; all beautifully decorated to offer unique character.So, what are you waiting for, come and enjoy the beauty of Ashburnham Estate. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ashburnham Estate Hotel Elkaduwa
- Ashburnham Estate Sri Lanka/Elkaduwa