Ashburnham Estate - Kandy
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Overview

Experience the enchantment of Old Ceylon in our 1930’s Principal Planter’s Bungalow, set on a 98 acre working tea estate. Homely guesthouse is nestled in the foothills of the Knuckles Mountain Range offering an idyllic retreat to unwind and enjoy stunning scenery. The estate is situated within the Cultural Triangle, between Kandy and Dambulla, offering guests the perfect location for exploring some of Sri Lanka's most famous sites.

Accommodation

Ashburnham Suite
A beautifully appointed suite with ensuite bathroom, walk-in-ward, separate lounge and dining, opening onto a private terrace overlooking the gardens. Enjoy breakfast or tea on your own private terrace amongst the tropical garden.

Family Rooms
The spacious family room can comfortably sleep four people and has a stunning view of Hunasgiriya Mountain.

Double Rooms
All rooms have garden views and views of the surrounding mountains.

All rooms contain a modern ensuite bathroom.

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool

Relax on the sun deck and enjoy the warm Sri Lankan sunshine and then take a refreshing dip to cool off!

  • Tennis Court

This is perfect for a fun tennis match during the afternoon when the temperature has cooled slightly. The space can also be used for football, cricket and badminton. The equipment can be provided for all these sports.

Things to do

  • Tea Estate Tour

Learn more about Sri Lankan tea with a tour of the tea estate, lead by Mr Das the estate manager. Find out about the different varieties of tea planted on the estate, the yield they produce and how many kilos are plucked each day. Meet the ladies that pick the tea and learn the best leaves to pick, before having a try yourself.

  • Hatale Tea Factory

Now you know how the tea is picked, discover how the freshly picked leaves from the field get dried and ground into the black tea that you drink. Hatale Tea Factory provides an informative tour of their factory. You can then relax in their Tea Shop and enjoy a cup of their tea.

  • Hatale World’s End

Guests visiting the Hatale Tea Factory can take a short hike from the factory up to Hatale World’s End. This hidden gem offers breathtaking views of the Knuckles Mountain Range and Victoria Reservoir, which rival those of more well known locations.

  • Sembuwatta Lake

From Ashburnham Estate guests can enjoy the walk up through the tea fields to Sembuwatta Lake. This lake provides a beautiful spot to relax away the afternoon.

  • Sri Lankan Cooking Class

The excellent chef enjoys teaching guests the tricks to making delicious Sri Lankan curries. He will talk you through how to make a meat curry as well as 4 vegetable curries. He will let you know all his secret tips, which you can take away to impress your friends!

  • Local Walks

Due to its picturesque location there are several interesting short and long walks that guests can enjoy in the area surrounding Ashburnham Estate. These include hiking to an old tea factory or taking in the spectacular mountain views from One Tree Hill.

  • Hiking in the Knuckles

For those of you looking to explore the higher peaks of the Knuckles Mountain Range , you may wish to pre-arrange a guided hike to the top of a stunning peak in the centre of the National Park, Hunasgiriya. This is a full day's walk.

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