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Set amidst a 100-acre tea estate just one hour north of Kandy, Ashburnham Estate is a stylish boutique hotel boasting generous views of the Knuckles Mountain Range. Lovingly renovated to retain its 1930s charm, the bright interiors are splashed with soothing colors whilst the polished white floors enhance the old-world feel. Comfortable sofas in the living space instantly ease a weary traveler. Ashburnham has six rooms, each with unique décor; the absence of air-conditioning will hardly be felt as the weather here is cool. The resident naturalist ensures plenty of outdoor exploring; the estate is home to waterfalls and a variety of birds, squirrels, monkeys and butterflies. Ashburnham is ideal for those seeking some quiet adventure and picturesque surroundings.
This elegantly furnished room is ideal for a couple or even two single travelers and opens out to a terrace.
With views of Mount Hunnasgiriya, this double room is ideal for honeymooners and has its own balcony.
As the name suggests, this room – situated at the front of the house – has beautiful views of the sunset. With its four-poster bed and sofa to curl up on, the Sunset Room is suited for couples. It is also ideal for parents traveling with children as it connects to the Hideaway Room.
This versatile room can host a couple, be split as a twin or be made into a triple, and is interconnecting with the Sunset Room, an ideal combination for a family. This room can be accessed via the front terrace and looks out to a beautiful view of the hills.
The Ashburnham Suite
This spacious suite comes furnished with its own sofa, armchairs and even a writing desk. Running along the length of one side of the house, the suite has a private terrace offering views of the tea estate. Two extra beds can be added to accommodate families.
The Family Suite
Situated towards the back of the house, this suite is well-equipped for families with young children. With two single beds and a full chest of toys, young children are sure to be kept happily occupied when staying in here. The Family Suite is also a good option for couples if needed.
Things to do ?
Using mostly home-grown produce, the resident chef cooks up simple, delicious meals, both Western and Sri Lankan. Evening tea is accompanied by beautiful scones to enjoy, along with the view from the veranda.
Just for the kids
The kids will be treated with the vast gardens to run around and a visit to the waterfall. The accommodation offers options to give children their space and ensure the parents a restful evening.