Taylors Hill is a colonial-period Sri Lanka planters bungalow named after James Taylor who introduced tea production to old Ceylon. An hour from Kandy, it was built by a British planter more than 100 years ago and is distinct from most other plantation bungalows in the hill country in its architecture, imposing size and stone façade. This spacious five-bedroom bungalow has been refurbished, offering luxurious comfort and a cosy ambience, and enjoys a picturesque setting surrounded by mountains The stylish interiors are bright and airy and decorated in vibrant colours, soft furnishings and plush sofas. Taylors Hill is set on manicured lawns edged with colourful flower beds. The room rates at Taylors Hill include a three-course breakfast, afternoon tea and cake, and dinner. Lunch can be included on FB basis. A minimum of two nights stay is recommended in order to experience this wonderful holiday retreat.
There are five individually-designed bedrooms, all with garden and mountain views. Interiors are stylish and furnished with artistic custom-made beds fitted with mosquito netting, wardrobe and lounge chairs. Rooms are equipped with overhead fans and the ensuite bathrooms have h/w showers.
Pettiyagama: A spacious double room furnished with a king-sized bed. There is a living area with a fireplace which can accommodate two additional beds for families. Ensuite bathroom also has twin vanities and bath tub.
Loolecondera: A spacious suite with king-sized bed and sitting area that can accommodate two additional beds if required. Ensuite bathroom has twin vanities and a bath tub.
Taylor: A twin room with two queen-sized beds. Can accommodate an additional bed for families.
Le Cocq: A standard room with interiors decorated in a French style. Furnished with a king-sized bed.
Lipton: A standard room with floral décor furnished with a king-sized bed.
There are two cosy sitting rooms and a TV room with a film library. There is also a Snooker Room and a playroom for kids. Sumptuous Sri Lankan and western cuisine is served in the dining room and high tea is served in the gardens. The manicured lawns are ideal for a game of croquet. The infinity edge swimming pool is set down the hill and has scenic mountain views. Other facilities include a tennis court, badminton, Wi-Fi and room and laundry service.
Why We Like It
This grand manor house allows you to explore a lightly-travelled alternative route through the hills between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya
Taylor's Hill is set on the extensive Pettiyagama estate in the village of Deltota, about an hour away from Kandy town.