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The Hermitage

In the midst of a bosky landscape in the Hill Capital of Kandy, lies the serene private villa, ‘The Hermitage’. The tranquil countryside forest gardens are nestled 4 hours’ drive from the cosmopolitan centre of Colombo.

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Gracefully poised on the edge of the Victoria Reservoir, with a water frontage of more than 1-KM, ‘The Hermitage’ occupies 6 acres of natural virgin forest, vibrating with birdsong. Standing open to the environment, the non-air-conditioned villa is designed to let in, rollicking breezes that drift from the Hunnasgiriya Mountain Range.

The Experience

Each of the 3 suites at this boutique villa in Kandy affords views of the swimming pool and the lake. Named after an uplifting Yoga pose, the Kundalini Suite offers an antique work table and a bathroom filled with period works of art. Perfect for romance, the cosy oasis of the Samatha Suite brims with charming Kandyan antiques. Airily furnished, the Vipassana Suite features an antique library bristling with ivory art and ancient coins. All suites are furnished with elegant four poster canopy beds, to repose the traveller in style.

An infinity pool interfuses into the rolling green gardens, letting guests cool off in its waters whilst taking in the lush woodland scenery. Blending oils from ancient herbal plants that still thrive on the fecund soil, ‘The Hermitage’ offers an array of head, body and foot massages designed to uplift and soothe one. The forest-retreat specializes in fresh lake fish dishes and traditional Ceylonese recipes.

Around and About

Penned in by leafy mountains, the old-world citadel of Kandy unleashes a world of timeless beauty between its confines. The last Sinhalese Kingdom of Sri Lanka, the quaint city houses a mélange of traditional Kandyan edifices and magnificent colonial buildings. The golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the crystal-watered Kandy Lake and the flower-filled botanical gardens of Peradeniya are prime attractions of this former Hill Capital.

As you wander the perpetual woods of Haragama, hundreds of sparkling birds swoop against the orange-kissed heavens. Countryside; a river of music…

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Library

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