Sitting opposite the Lake Gregory, this well-maintained cottage is a luxurious option in the heart of the Nuwara Eliya town. Fronted by neat lawns scattered with flowers, cosy interiors and pleasing shades throughout the property, Hill Rise revolves around the world of horses and this becomes quickly evident by the many saddles and trophies that greet you at the entrance. This single-storey villa is well-equipped and the four rooms located close to each other makes for an intimate and homely space which means it is perfect for families or friends travelling together. Hill Rise is part of the Edwards Collection which includes Villa Mayurana in Koggala and The Frangipani Tree in Thalpe amongst others.
The plush furnishings at this comfortable cottage are accompanied by a range of trophies and ornaments, most of them relating to the world of horseracing. The lounge area invites plenty of sunshine and is a reasonably large yet warm space. Much of the cottage, including the bathrooms have carpeted floors. Each bathroom has toiletries as well a hair dryer. There is Wi-Fi throughout the property.
Hill Rise will not be given out to more than one party at a time and can be booked as a whole or just by room.
The Governors Suite: Painted in a pastel shade of green, this room consists of a four-poster king-sized bed as well a 400-year old writing table, an interesting piece of furniture. There is also a fireplace as well as an en suite bathroom with a bathtub and all amenities. A bunk bed can be added to accommodate for two children if required.
Natalma Room: This room is one of calm; it is spacious and consists of a wrought-iron four-poster bed and furnishings in shades of pleasant blue and white. The en suite bathroom is large and consists of a shower. One extra bed can be added if required.
The Queens Room: This smaller room is still as inviting as any other and is perfect for a couple. With furnishings in shades of brown, the Queens Room has a king-sized bed as well as a large set of drawers and a cupboard. The en suite bathroom is spacious and has a shower.
La Dona Room: With interiors of light green and white, this medium size room has windows which open out to the views of the garden and lake across the road. The en suite bathroom is reasonably spaced and consists of a shower.
Hill Rise is equipped with a washing machine and dryer, telephone, cable TV, and an iPod music system. There is also a DVD player with a selection of movies, a good collection of books and board games as well bicycles for guests to use.
The dining room has a large twelve-seater dining table and is decorated with more horseracing trophies. The chef is able to cater to a range of cuisines including Sri Lankan and European.
The lawns provide an excellent space to enjoy the evening with your family, accompanied by a pot of tea and some cookies and warm snacks.
Why We Like It
Victoria has much to admire in its contemporary take on a traditional Sri Lanka villa.
Hill Rise is well located in the heart of Nuwara Eliya, with views of Lake Gregory. The Nuwara Eliya Race Course, Golf Club and the Hakgala Gardens are a short drive away. Take the train from Kandy to Nanu Oya to enjoy a four-hour scenic journey or travel two-and-a-half hours by road to reach Hill Rise.