Welcome to Ashburnham Estate
Ashburnham (or Ash) is a beautiful boutique hotel set in its own 100-acre tea estate, around an hour north-east of Kandy, in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. The estate boasts stunning waterfalls and far reaching views up to and across the Knuckles Mountains, not to mention around 60 acres of lush tea fields, plucked each day.
The house has a funkier edge than most estate bungalows. It very much retains, though, its 1930’s planter heritage. You’ll soak that up with sundowners on the terrace or by the ‘Aga Bar’.
Uniquely styled rooms
Each of Ash’s six bedrooms are unique. All have large four-poster beds, with great mattresses, toppers, and duvets – the latter not always a necessity!
It offers cosy doubles, a very large suite and a great ‘Family Room’ perfect for 3-5 people.
Two of the doubles join neatly to make another good family option.
Fresh local fare
Reggie, the houses wonderful Kandyan chef, produces great food, both western and Sri Lankan.
The place doesn’t hanker after Michelin stars but we love what he serves up; superb curries; uncomplicated but great European fare; and excellent scones and cakes each afternoon. The kitchen uses as much produce from its own vegetable garden as possible and sources other ingredients locally.