Our house is 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 short 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 both local and international travel and love to get to know people from various parts 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), Peradeniya Botanical Gardens (21 km, 30 minute drive), City of Kandy (28 km, 40 minute drive), Nuwara Eliya (50 km, 75 minute drive), Pinnawela 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), Famous water falls such as St, Clare, Devon & Ramboda (within 45 minute drives)
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, 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||Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
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.