You are welcome to our home located in a tranquil setting endowed with stunning beauty of the central hills of Sri Lanka. We are a professional couple in retirement. The place is great for relaxing and to have day trips to major tourist attractions in the region. Having much surrounding space, it is great for relaxing and enjoying the nature, while listening to the sound of the birds & the nearby Mahaweli river. We too enjoy traveling and love to get to know people from rest of the world.
Each room Contains: Queen-size bed, Sofa, Table with chairs, TV & DVD Player, Bath with tub and shower. Pantry with wash basin, Refrigerator/freezer, Microwave oven, Toaster, Electric kettle & Clock radio
Amenities: Hot/Cold Water, Bed/Bath Linen, Tea/Coffee in Room, DVD library, Wi-Fi, Laundry (extra small fee)
Places of Interest Close-by: Mahaweli River (15 minute walk to bathing), Kothmale Hydro Dam (11 km, 15 minute drive), Royal Botanical Gardens (21 km, 30 minute drive), City of Kandy (28 km, 40 minute drive), Nuwara Eliya (50 km, 75 minute drive), Pinnawela Zoo & Elephant Orphanage (50 km, 75 minute drive), Ambekke Devalaya & Lankathilaka Temple (18 km, 25 minute drive), Ambuluwawa Bio-Diversity Center & Lookout Point (13 km, 25 minute drive).
We're an eco-friendly entity, where solar energy is used for water heating and rain water used for toilet flushing & gardening.
1-Day Excursions from site:
1. Kandy City, Temple of the Tooth, Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya
2. Pinnawala Zoo & Elephant Orphanage, Gadaladeniya, Lankathileke & Embekke Temples
3. Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains, Labukele or Bluefield Tea Factory (start early)
4. Scenic drive in tea country via Nawalapitiya, Hatton, Thalawakele (see famous Devon & St.Clair waterfalls), return passing Kothmale Reservoir/Dam & Gemunu Dagoba
5. Trek up Adam's Peak (5,200 steps, 2-3 hours climb to the summit) to see the sunrise next morning
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||14:00|
|Check out time:||12:00|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Colombo International Airport, Katunayake 115 km, Nearest railway: Gampola, on Colombo-Nanu Oya Line 7 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||King Beds (2), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
City of Kandy is just 28 km away from the house and is famous for The Temple of Tooth and for annual Esala Perahera, the Asia's most colorful pageant that is held in August.
The city of Gampola was made the capital of Sri Lanka (1345-1412 A.D.) by King Buwanekabahu IV and his successor Buwanekabahu V ruled for 29 years. Among the remnants of Gampola era are the most famous temples of Lankathilaka, Gadaladeniya and Embekka Devalaya. The Ambekka Dewalaya possess a large collection of wood carvings. No other temple in Sri Lanka owns such a high quality collection.
Atabage is bordering Kothmale, which was home to King Dutugemunu before he assumed the throne.
The gorge along Mahaweli River, which is joined by Kothmale Oya at Ulapone. The mountainous terrain mostly covered by forest reserves that protect the water source. There arescattered villages with small populations. The main occupation of the residents is agriculture, spices such as pepper and cloves being the specialty crops while tea is grown both in small and larger scale. The landscape provides wide vistas highlighted by the Nature Reserve at Ambuluwawa off Gampola.
Elevation being around 900 meters (3000 feet above sea level), the climate is close to Mediterranean with average temperature being 20C.