4-bedroom Villas in Kandy Region, Hill Country, Sri Lanka

Due to its easily defensible location amidst steep, jungle swathed hills, Kandy was the last Sinhalese kingdom to fall into the hands of the European colonialists. Also known as Maha Nuwara or the ‘Great City’, Kandy dates back to the fourteenth century and is often referred to as Sri Lanka’s cultural capital, its inhabitants proud of the city’s independent roots. Home to one of Asia’s most venerated Buddhist shrines, the Temple of the Tooth, which hosts the island’s most famous festival, the Kandy Perahera (annually in July or August) there are many other notable temples both in the city and hidden within its picturesque hinterland, such as Embekke, Lankatilake and Gadaladeniya near Gampola that make up the famous Three Temples Loop. At an altitude of more than 500m above sea level, the Kandy area has a distinctly cooler climate where frequent rain showers and hot sunshine result in a region bursting with colour; villages tucked on hillsides and between deep valleys are adorned with constantly blooming plants ranging from English roses to hibiscus and tropical bougainvillea. In Kandy itself there are a range of banks plus a selection of restaurants, the best of which are found in the city’s hotels. Many attractions are to be found in the countryside surrounding the town such as the lush Royal Botanical Gardens at the University town of Peradeniya on the banks of the Mahaweli River, Sri Lanka’s longest, as well as the Udawattekele Sanctuary and the Hantana Forest Reserve with its interesting Tea Museum. To the south of Kandy are acres of rolling tea fields and at Loolecandera you can visit the site of Ceylon’s first commercial tea plantation and the remains of the home of its pioneer, James Taylor. To the east of Kandy is the expansive Victoria Reservoir that along with the rugged Knuckles Mountain Range – one of the island’s last great wilderness areas popular for trekking and bird watching - provides an exceptional setting for the International Golf Course. Kandy, the gateway to the Hill Country, is a wonderful place for enjoying the great outdoors!

more...
Search Results: 1 Villa(s) in 1 page(s)
Your search does not have result. Please search again.
The Weir House

The Weir House

Sri Lanka » Hill Country » Kandy Region

If you’re looking for a secluded, stress-free environment then this is the place for you. The Weir House celebrates escapism and from the moment we arrived we felt enveloped by the relaxing ambiance of the location and pampered by the small but able staff team who unobtrusively kept the house in order and prepared the most excellent meals for us. Because, breakfast and a three-course set dinner are included in the rate (as well as unlimited coffee, tea and fruit juice) we felt that it represented good value for money for couples and groups alike; especially since the villa rate varies according to the number of people staying. And lunch is only an extra $5 per person. The house itself is contemporary, minimal and although a little colourless, photographs of the owners and their book collection in the lounge did make it feel like a home. We loved the plunge pool. It might be small but it has a great location in the garden; we enjoyed lounging in the Jacuzzi whilst meditating over the mountain views which were at their best at sunset. Although the house doesn’t have internet (this is a place to get away from the world anyway), it does have satellite TV, a good music system, a DVD player and a few board games. There’s a children’s play area on a lower lawn and benches in hidden spots in the garden for reading and relaxing away from everyone else. As there are a lot of steps and slopes we don’t recommend The Weir House for the elderly or disabled (for similar reasons the owners do not deem it suitable for children below six years old). The villa has good eco-credentials: waste is recycled; showers are solar-heated; some of the fresh veg comes from its organic garden, and tap water comes from natural mountain springs.
more...
Save my faves
* Additional charges may apply for maximum occupancy
Search Results: 1 Villa(s) in 1 page(s)
Please wait...
sign up for a slice of heaven
sign in with facebook or

No thanks, holidays are not for me