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Ashburnham Estate

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We are a family of 4 from London with two boys aged 12 and 14. We arrived just before lunchtime to a cool drink and were shown adjacent airy rooms looking out over the estate and into a valley with the Knuckle Mountains in the distance. Our driver took care of the bags and joined the other drivers in their...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I have just spent two magical days at Ashburnham Estate in the hills above Kandy. We drove from Galle and I would recommend if possible you fly. It was an epic 7 1/2 hour journey. Unfortunately the plane was full. Apparently only takes 12 passengers. It was night when we arrived and I woke in the morning to the most...

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North Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Ashburnham was a highlight of our time in Sri Lanka. The view is spectacular. The managers Ollie and Laura make you feel at home straight away. Ashburnham provides a great balance between a hotel room and a BNB. If you want alone time the rooms were spacious but if you wanted to talk there was always company. The waiter /...

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Tim G, Director of Sales at Ashburnham Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give your lovely feedback. We will make sure that your comments are passed on to the rest of the team. Hopefully one day we can welcome you back again. Best wishes, The Ash Team

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A long drive in a remote hillside location but to be expected when visiting a tea plantation at altitude Upon entry you feel like you have been transported back in time to an elegant and charismatic colonial residence. What we liked: Being greeted very well upon arrival with chilled, fresh coconut water. Excellent, attentive and friendly managers, Ollie and Laura...

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Tim G, Director of Sales at Ashburnham Estate, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had a wonderful stay with us and thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely feedback. It always makes our day when we read comments like this. Do come back again. Best wishes, The Ash Team

Englefield Green, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We spent 5 nights at Ashburnham & thoroughly enjoyed the experience, Laura & Ollie & the very adept staff really excelled with excellent service & very good food our stay was one of the highlights of our recent tour of Sri Lanka, we would certainly recommend this establishment. The tea plantation enjoys a rustic setting with many varied walks enjoyed...

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We stayed at Ashburnham for 2 nights, along with our 3 kids (14, 12 and 10). This was a lovely place - small, welcoming and full of "old, colonial charm". It felt more like staying in someone's home than at a hotel. We were able to wander in and out, play board games, lie around reading, sit on the terrace,...

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

A huuugggge shout out to Ollie, Laura and their team at Ashburnham Estate in the hills near Kandy. View was breathtaking, tour of the estate/plantation was fantastic and the candlelit dinners on our first and last nights were truly amazing. We cannot thank you enough for making our honeymoon so special. Best experience ever!!!!! Jo & Pete Frempong xx

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Tim G, Director of Sales at Ashburnham Estate, responded to this review

Dear Jo & Pete, thanks so much for writing such a lovely review. It was our pleasure to have you and to help celebrate your honeymoon. We hope the rest of your honeymoon was equally wonderful in its own way. Take care and all best wishes for your married life. Do come back and visit us again one day. The...

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We have just spent 5 nights at Ashburnham Estates and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Laura and Ollie are the driving force behind a team of local staff that provide a warm and homely service . Nothing is too much to ask ! The views are spectacular as are local walks to include local nature and invigorating waterfalls ! Tea...

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We only had 2 nights to stay at the Ash, and quickly wished we had double the time! I've traveled all over the world, and this in the top 5 places that I have stayed. You feel like you are in a friend's house, not a hotel. Laura and Olli were very helpful, but also left us to our own...

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Tim G, Director of Sales at Ashburnham Estate, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We're so glad that you had a wonderful stay and that the kids had an enjoyable and fun filled time too. We'd love to welcome you back again and we can get the bikes out :-) Best wishes, The Ash Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We really loved this place! Great location, beautiful house and fantastic rooms. Really good team led by Max who was helpful, knowledgeable and very friendly. We loved meeting the other guests and sharing tales around the dinner table together. It was a highlight of our time in Sri Lanka and our young son loved it! It's an hour from Kandy...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the foothills of the Knuckles Mountain Range, between the Cultural Triangle and Kandy, our 98 acre tea estate, offers guests a perfect location for exploring Sri Lanka's famous sites.Alternatively Ashburnham Estate, offers you the perfect spot to unwind. Relax on the veranda and enjoy the stunning views and magical sunsets. Or cool off in our swimming pool, 60 foot waterfall or Cascade Pool.With such lush natural surroundings there is ample opportunity to walk through our working tea estate, and help the ladies picking, or onto the hills to enjoy spectacular views.Our original 1930’s Principal Planter’s bungalow, offers 4 double rooms, a family room and our luxurious Ashburnham Suite; all beautifully decorated to offer unique character.So, what are you waiting for, come and enjoy the beauty of Ashburnham Estate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ashburnham Estate

Address: B416 - Elkaduwa Road, Elkaduwa 21012, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Elkaduwa
Price Range: $131 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Ashburnham Estate Sri Lanka/Elkaduwa
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