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The Paddyfield Hideaway and Octagon Retreat

Distant view of Athlone House, the Octagon and Queen's Comb Mountain
1 of 9Distant view of Athlone House, the Octagon and Queen's Comb Mountain
Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Gampola, Kandy District, Central Province
The Paddtfield Hideaway and Octagon Retreat is a comforting rural idyll away from crowds, noise, pollution and stress. It has an aura of belonging and welcoming. Windows, balconies and verandas overlook a paddy field that a farmer cultivates by hand, as his ancestors have done for seven hundred years.

Guests have free use of the Octagon: a sublime space for calming down, for feeling well, relieved of anxiety and pressure. Designed by an Irish poet in 2012 for meditation or yoga, for reading or writing, painting or playing a musical instrument, and for sitting still. Standing on the brow of a circular tea-garden contoured with stone paths that prevent erosion in thunderstorms, the Octagon has a commanding view of wooded hills and cultivated valleys that will uplift your heart.

We welcome the elderly or anyone in need of special care. Al...
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Listing #HL1721125
About the Owner
Desmond R
Response Rate:57%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2014
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

We stayed for 3 nights at the paddyfield hideaway. We were 4 people and we were sharing a room and a bathroom. We had breakfast included: a lot of fruits, soup and and another type like rice & curry, pancakes, roti. We also had dinner...More

Management response:Responded 25 December 2016

Thank you very much we had many different people different countries mostly every body pressed our food as a guest you all very friendly to us and help full we love to have people like you Thanks again Desmond

Reviewed 14 May 2015

I stayed here for four nights and had the most brilliant time. Desmond and Naomi are so welcoming, and the famous Irish poet who lives on the property was so interesting and entertaining. The room was beautiful and had a lovely balcony overlooking a paddyfield...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2015

A quiet restful few days away from the hussle and bussle. Idyllic site overlooking ancient paddyfields surrounded in the evening by the chorus of frogs and cicadas and fireflies. Food was traditional and plentiful and our hosts were simply delightful. Our bedroom was large and...More

Thank Emilyknysna
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fax
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    3 Fulls
    1 King
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We are 12 miles (30 minutes) south of Kandy in the rural heartland of temples, paddy fields and wooded hills.
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