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Jims Farm Villas,


Price From : US $ 216.45


Jim’s Farm, named after its British owner’s ancestors, offers a distinctive holiday experience: complete relaxation mixed with an experience of living on a farm. Accommodation is in 14 well appointed bedrooms set in three separate villas – Hill top villa, Spice Garden Villa and the newly added Mango Villa which was completed in 2014. Matale is well known for its rich fertile soil where aromatic spices such as cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper; fruits and vegetables grow in abundance. Jim’s Farm cultivates all this and more with much emphasis on organic farming and rainwater harvesting. Spring water from the mountains is put through a complex process of filtration and used on the estate. Take time to explore the farm; pick your own herbs and vegetables; and even learn to cook traditional Sri Lankan dishes. Bird watching is rewarding here with over 80 species of birds that can be spotted including the Grey Hornbills and Serpent Eagles.


Accommodation is in 14 well-appointed and spacious units with good degrees of privacy, set in three separate villas – Hill Top Villa, which sits on a hillock with spectacular mountain views; the Spice Garden Villa, set closer to the farm entrance, and also housing the reception area; and Mango Villa, also blessed with hilltop views and housing the restaurant at a lower level. Family rooms are available. Each villa can be booked as an individual unit or exclusively. The villas have timber floors, high roofs and most open on to a verandah with mountain or garden views. Interiors are well furnished with custom-made, hard wood and rattan furniture including king-size beds dressed in fine linen. In-room facilities include a/c, overhead fans, tea/coffee facility, wifi and safe. Ensuite bathrooms have h/w showers and bathtubs. Only some rooms have TV so this facility should be requested if you require one.

Spice Garden Villa:  There are four spacious bedrooms on the upper floor. Two of the bedrooms are interconnecting and are ideal for families. The main reception, office and kitchen are also located on the ground floor. There is a small TV lounge cum library.

Hill Top Villa:  A five minute tuk-tuk ride from reception. This villa has one single bedroom on the ground floor and four double bedrooms on the upper floor all with mountain views. The ground floor has an open plan living and dining area opening on to the front gardens and mountain views at one end; and the swimming pool on the other end. The swimming pool is shared by guests in all three villas. There is also a fully equipped, modern kitchen at Hill Top Villa which can be staffed on request.

Mango villa:  The Mango villa has five ensuite bedrooms of which three are Family Rooms. All rooms have scenic views of the Knuckles Mountain Range and Riverston National Park as well as views across Jim's Farm and village paddy fields. A main restaurant lies on the lower deck with outdoor and indoor eating areas, bar and small area for tv and pool table.


  • Swimming pool
  • Bicycle hire
  • Cable TV
  • iPod station
  • Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Laundry service
  • Child friendly
  • Eco friendly
  • Bird Watching

Dinner is a relaxed, communal affair on a grand outdoor dining table at Mango Villa where a varied set menu is offered and tales can be exchanged. Dinner may be served in Spice Garden Villa during off-peak periods. You can also request a meal in the privacy of your own verandah (or your own villa if you book one exclusively) if you prefer, and requests for adjustments to menus can also be accommodated. Sri Lankan and international cuisine is prepared with fresh farm produce including herbs, fruit, vegetables, milk and eggs.

Jim’s Farm can be explored on foot or in one of the tuk-tuks (trishaws) that belongs to the estate. Join the in-house naturalist who is also in-charge of the plantation, on an early morning walk. Jim’s Farm is well staffed with a resident Manager, experienced chef, and friendly staff.

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Jim’s Farm Villas is an escapist and hilly eco-retreat set on a 50-acre coconut and spice estate in the village of Pallepola near Matale. Equidistant between Kandy and Dambulla, both less than an hour away, this is a splendid property in a beautiful location which is off the tourist beat whilst being within reach of all attractions.


22/02/2018 - 31/10/2018 BB $ 163 $ 216 $ 216 $ 270

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Sep 29, 2017 : Very Happy here also.
Aug 07, 2017 : Food was good though extra food was overpiced comman meals worked well. Visit of heal buddist place & helpful.
Dec 28, 2016 : Lovely place and great staff.

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