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Experience the Real Sri Lanka in the Knuckles Mountains, Tranquility !

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Last updated: 07/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kandy house description

We have renovated the old Priests house keeping its simplicity, allowing people to enjoy the outstanding views over the Victoria Dam and Knuckles mountains.
There are 7 acres of gardens, orchards and nature paths leading to the Knuckles Range National Park which is a Unesco world heritage site,
The house its self has 1 double bedroom, 1 triple bedroom with connected bathroom and place for 5 more to sleep on the 1st floor loft room.
There is a large living room with a simple kitchen and huge covered terrace to relax in the shade and enjoy the view.
There is a housekeeper and cook (Shamarla) meals are prepared and served in the restaurant unless you wish to cook for yourselves.
The Old priests house is situated in central Sri Lanka so most of the tourist attractions are within driving distance we offer several tours with our driver Sanjewa throughout the Island as well as Trekking in the Knuckles mountains.
We dont have a swimming pool but just 10 mins away through the tea plantations is a natural bathing pool by the waterfalls.
Our aim is to give you what you want just ask as its said in Sri Lanka 'everything is possible in Sri Lanka'
A little taste you can ride elephants, trek, white water raft, learn to cook Sri Lankan food,whale and dolphin watch, Visit the rich cultural centers of Kandy, Dambulla, Sigiria and Anuradhapura.
Visit the beaches for surfing and sunbathing.
´The restaurant and lounge have WiFi and free tea and coffee whenever you want, you can often pick your own fresh fruit for breakfast from the fruit orchards otherwise all food is sourced locally..

Property Type

  • House
  • 150 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Included In Price
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Car Available
      • Chauffeur
      • Concierge
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff


      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        18 years old plus...moreless

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Events Allowed
      • Children Welcome:

        Children are very welcome Jowena 4 and Jonathon 2 always love new playmates...moreless

      • Smoking Allowed:

        Only outside the building...moreless

      • Wheelchair Inaccessible
      • Pets Not Allowed

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 7-10

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


      • Large bathroom with electric shower toilet and sink


      • Television:

        There is a television in the lounge of the restaurant ...moreless

      • Games
      • Books


      • Adventure
      • Away From It All
      • Budget
      • Family
      • Historic
      • Romantic
      • Sports & Activities
      • Tourist Attractions


      • Arboretum
      • Botanical Garden
      • Caves
      • Churches
      • Festivals
      • Forests
      • Live Theater
      • Pond
      • Rain Forests
      • Restaurants
      • Waterfalls

      Leisure Activities

      • Bird Watching
      • Eco Tourism
      • Sight Seeing
      • Walking
      • Whale Watching
      • Photography
      • Scenic Drives

      local services and businesses

      • ATM/Bank
      • Hospital
      • Massage Therapist
      • Medical Services
      • Babysitter

      Location Type

      • Rural:

        2,500 ft high on the border between tropical and temperate zones...moreless

      • Downtown:

        Kandy 30 mins away...moreless

      sports and adventure activities

      • Fishing
      • Fly Fishing
      • Freshwater Fishing
      • Golf
      • Hiking
      • Hunting
      • Mountain Climbing
      • Mountaineering
      • Surfing
      • Swimming
      • Whitewater Rafting

      breakfast meal type

          • Included In Price

          catering options

              • Catering Available


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people

              dinner meal type

                  • Booking Possible


                  • Internet:

                    WIFI in the restaurant and lounge...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    The housekeeper will wash your clothes for you...moreless

                  • Parking
                  • Living Room:

                    On the 1st floor there is a multi purpose room with a large french window fantastic views...moreless

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included


                      • Kitchen:

                        simple kitchen with 2 ring gas stove cupboards and sink...moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Pantry Items

                      lunch meal type

                          • Booking Possible


                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Lawn / Garden

                          Pool / Spa



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                              • Taxes Not included


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                              Last updated: 07/17/2014
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                              100 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              25 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              6 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              A 26
                              120 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              20 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Victoria Golf club
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Welikande villas own, traditional Sri Lankan food

                              Car: Recommended

                              Trekking in the Knuckles range mountains Cultural tours, surfing, swimming,whale watching. Birdwatching, cookery courses, train journeys etc.......


                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2011

                              About: I am 54 and English, but have lived with my wife and 3 children in Demark for the last 15 years. I travel to Sri Lanka 4 times a year for a month at a time as I am completly besotted with Sri Lanka and its people.

                              Why Kandy:
                              We brought this property by chance we had come to Sri Lanka to look at another house but in true Sri Lankan style it had been sold 3 days before we arrived by chance this property had just come on the market and we fell in love with it. My connection to Sri Lanka was made in 1984 when I was travelling and ended up in Unawattuna on the beach for 3 mths.This my home run by a family that I trust 100%, part of the project is to help Sri Lanka get over its last 30 years of war and the terrible tsunami by helping the local people we support the local school and local buisnesses.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              The views are simply fantastic you can watch the sun come up over the mountains often with the valley filled with clouds and then the sun set over the Victoria Dam reservoir. The wildlife and particually the birds (we have a game over breakfast of how many different breeds we can spot 21 is the record).During the day you can watch the eagles fly by at eye height. The weather is idyllic- cool in the evenings and rarely above 28C during the day, if it rains its in the late afternoon accompanied by thunder and lightning.The very best thing is the service Shamarla and the unflappable Jeyakumar give without being obsequies just plane old fashion curtersy.

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                              Speaks: danish, english, Tamil Singalese

                              Guestbook comments from the property manager

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                              • The old Priests cabana

                                The old Priests cabana

                              • Triple bedroom

                                Triple bedroom

                              • Kitchen and dinning room

                                Kitchen and dinning room

                              • View from the terrace

                                View from the terrace

                              • Side entrance and garden

                                Side entrance and garden

                              • Electric shower

                                Electric shower

                              • Double bedroom

                                Double bedroom

                              • Bathroom


                              $150 per night (USD)

                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

                              View calendar: Updated 07/17/14
                              Minimum stay: 1 nights
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                              Speaks: danish, english, Tamil Singalese
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