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Rosyth Estate House is a colonial private house situated on 62 acres of land in Sri Lanka’s lower tea hills. With picturesque views and fresh mountain air aplenty, this is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Colombo.
Though there are just nine rooms, there are four different room categories at Rosyth Estate, so that families, couples and those wanting the upmost privacy all have a choice to suit. The Classic Rooms, Classic Suites and Deluxe Rooms are all in the main house, while the Plantation Suites are set fifty metres away and have especially stunning and private views. All rooms reflect the calm, colonial style of the estate, with neutral tones and dark wood furnishings, however the Plantation Suites add a little extra luxury with outdoor baths and spacious living areas.
The Rosyth Estate House makes full use of its acres by growing fresh spices and produce. This home grown produce is then used on the menus wherever possible, to provide a fusion of flavours freshly sourced straight from garden to table. Cooking lessons can also be pre-booked for those eager to try their hand at making some traditional Sri Lankan dishes.
While staying at Rosyth Estate House, guests can enjoy relaxing in the tranquil L-shaped pool, soaking up some rays on the veranda and walking or biking through the estate's paddy fields and jungle terrain. For those wanting to explore further, the village of Kandy is an hour away and well worth a visit for the town Bazaar, Kandy Lake and the Temple of the Tooth. Alternatively visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, which is only 30 minutes away, to feed baby elephants and watch them bathe in the local river. For the truly adventurous, Sri Lanka's sacred mountain - Adam's Peak - lies three hours away from Rosyth and is hiked by many at night to watch the sunrise over the mountains - definitely worth forgoing a night's sleep for if you're feeling fit and ready.
The working estate runs a bio-diverse eco-system and ongoing green initiatives have been set up with a proportion of the profit going towards funding local community initiatives.
Frances, Original Traveller