Taylors Hill Kandy - SLK020

Steeped in colonial history, we're sure this stylish former plantation house high in the Kandy Mountains will be your cup of tea.

5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Satellite TV
Snooker Room
Children’s Playroom
Tennis Court
Badminton Court
Croquet Lawn
Bicycles available

Located less than 30km from Sri Lanka’s old capital Kandy, this boutique guesthouse takes its name from James Taylor, a British citizen who introduced commercial tea production to Ceylon in the 1800s. The house was built by a British planter and is more than a century old. Today it’s a colourful and contemporary retreat, which is still full of old world charm.

The house has five individually styled bedrooms on the upper floor, including a mix of doubles and twins. All of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms and views of the gardens and countryside beyond. The Loolecondra Room and the Pattiyagam Room are perfect for families. The Loolecondera Room can accommodate 2 extra beds for children if needed; while the Pattiyagam Room has an additional connecting room which if required can accommodate two extra beds.

Downstairs the rooms are bright and spacious, with two Sitting Rooms, a Dining-room, a TV room with a 42 inch flat screen TV plus numerous digital channels and movies to choose from, a dedicated Snooker Room with a full size snooker table, and a Playroom for kids.

The food at Taylor’s Hill is Asian fusion, featuring dishes like Tamarind potatoes, pork in cinnamon with pomegranate stuffing and beetroot curry, as well as traditional British fare like chicken with rosemary, fish and chips and rhubarb and apple crumble. This is also the perfect place to enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea with a variety of freshly baked cakes.

The property sits in several acres of pretty lawns and gardens, with a beautiful infinity pool looking out over the hills, plus tennis court, badminton court and croquet lawn to keep you busy. You can also explore the surrounding countryside on foot or by bicycle, provided free of charge.

A trip to the nearby Loolecondera Estate and Tea Factory is a must to learn more about the wonderful history of tea in this region. A trip to the old capital Kandy is also recommended. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with lots to explore including the sacred Buddhist Temple of the Tooth and the Botanical Gardens at Perediniya.