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Dutch House

Planted deep in the blue mountains of Bandarawela, 195-KM from the buzzing city gardens of Colombo is a bespoke retreat locked in another time: ‘Dutch House’.

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Drowned in an expansive country garden, the ‘Dutch House’ is enfolded in a riot of trees that bear their flowers and fruits munificently. The atmospheric two-storey villa is built along the lines of the 18th century Cape Dutch architecture, with nods to the Ceylonese heritage by way of locally-sourced antiques and art.

The Experience

Perched on a hillock, the private, two-bedroom villa is designed to accommodate up to 4 guests. Nestled upstairs, the airy, loft-style bedrooms - one, equipped with a queen size bed, and the other, with twin beds - feature sloping roofs with exposed timber beams and hard wood floors.

The ground floor houses a cosy fireplace, dining room and a kitchen. The satinwood-and-ebony staircase and period furniture adds to the villa’s elegant character. The breezy veranda offers views across the bloomy gardens and the eternal hills whilst the indoor swimming pool offers respite from boring daily routines. Serviced by an in-house chef, the kitchen basks in traditional Sri Lankan and Continental recipes.

Around and About

Lying amidst Sri Lanka’s rolling countryside; Bandarawela is a sleepy town, smothered in pastoral scenery. From rambling glistening tea fields on a windy morning, to strolling the rose-terraced, Tudor-style country bungalow gardens of Adisham and exploring the ancient heritage of the Dowa Rock Temple, there are plenty of activities to keep one busy amidst the golden-green hills. Nestled 17-KM from Bandarawela, the idyllic nature’s bolthole of Ella, cradles fabled attractions like Ravana Ella Falls, Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Ella Rock and Little Adam’s Peak.

As you roam about the velvety green hills, brisk, new-sprung winds quicken your pulse. Countryside, keeping her age-old ritual of loveliness.

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Recreation

Indoor Swimming Pool

TV Room

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Amenities and Facilities

Wi-Fi

Kitchen

Fire Place

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Type

Villas and Bungalows

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