Although a private residence the house contains 3 personalysed guest bedrooms, decorated with vintage furniture, for relatives, close friends and special invitees, all located on a dedicated (1st) floor with breathtaking views, either to the North or to the South.
Full four-poster bed with canopy. Size: 200x180 cm. antique flower satin/ebony cupboard. Oil painting decorations, shower, bathroom furniture in satin/ebony. Balcony with vista to West (sunset over the hill), North and the Bougainville garden with an out of this world Uva valley panorama, including Mount Pedro, Fox Hill end the military HQ of Diyatalawa.
With kitchen. Full ebony bed, 215 cm wide, with canopy.
Antique satin cupboard.
Attached bathroom with bathtub and satin furniture.
Balcony with vista to the West (sunset over the valley)and the North and the Bougainville garden with an out of this world Uva valley panorama, including Mount Pedro, Fox Hill end and in the night the ‘sparkling’ military HQ of Diyatalawa.
Low antique Jaffna door (MIND YOUR HEAD). Four-poster bed (180x200 cm) with satin wood massive columns and full canopy. Antique cupboard cum writing desk. Oil painting decorations, shower, bathroom (attached) furniture in satin/ebony, balcony with Southern vista over Ruhunu till the Indian Ocean on clear days. Night view: dazzling Hambantota and the South coast. Star gazing!
Re eating and drinking, the sumptuous breakfast is included(*). in this unique place guest are pampered to create a home-feel. In a high-class place like this there is no charge for every last sip of mineral water, tea or coffee.
(*) As one guest put it: “A breakfast to die for”
As from the 2nd floor we enter – via a panoramic covered terrace equipped with a Burma teak railway bench and a breakfast table – the private quarters of the owners
The entrance door carries still the label showing that the Kandyan house it was salvaged from, once belonged to the British crown.
Inside the room is dominated by a huge fireplace – the Haputale temperature is several degrees below Colombo’s – and oil paintings covering all the beams, depicting on one hand the 17 virgins of Sigiriya and on the other hand scenes of the life of the Buddha, the Hell ( “Apaya”) and the Kandy Perahera.
Furthermore there is a room with the last remaining original “Science Laboratory” door of the Jaffna University. A large open hearth and a sauna complete the set up…