Horathapola Estate - Kandanagedara

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Hidden in the vast green coconut belt that stretches from Negombo to Puttalam and inland up to Kurunegala lies Horathapola Estate. Its grand planters Bungalow has been renovated in 2003. Within just an hours drive north from Katunayake International Airport, it is an ideal spot for guests from abroad to spend the first or last few nights in Sri Lanka.

Built in the early 1920ies by the then British owner of the property, the two-storey bungalow has maintained its charm of a bygone era. Surrounded by a large lawn and tall flowering trees, it is hidden from the still functioning estate belonging to the Fernando family since the 1940ies. Coconut, rice, cashew nuts,mangoes and other fruits, as well as spices and hardwood trees are cultivated on 50 acres of lush land.
   PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Products & Services :The Bungalow has 3 large suites and one two-bedroom family suite. All rooms in the main house are furnished with antique four-poster beds and furniture of the epoch, while in the d├ępendance, a slightly more modern room has been added with an in-built cement bed with ebony lining. The bathrooms are splendidly redone and very spacious. Each of the rooms has a private veranda or balcony.
   OTHERS
Meals
Traditional curries are still prepared in clay pots on the firewood stove. A variety of the ingredients are grown on the estate itself, the spices freshly plucked and ground. Selected western dishes and vegetarian meals are also available.

Things to do
  • Walks under the shady trees of the estate, a plunge in the 50 foot pool or the Jacuzzi, an extensive library and plenty of space to spread out and relax make the dream of a holiday in an authentic homestead come true.
  • A bullock cart ride around the estate to see how the fruits and spices are grown is one of the highlights of every stay, enjoyed by children and adults alike.
  • Visits to the nearby village temples, to the local markets (Saturdays and Wednesdays), bicycle rides on the quiet village roads
  • Trips to the west coast beaches (30 minutes drive to the nearest beach)
  • Daytrips to the ancient city of Panduwasnuwara and to the ancient rock temple Yapahuwa, to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
LOCATION
Wadumunnegedara, Kandanagedara.
Check-in/Check-out Time
Normal Check-in Time is 12.00 noon and Check-Out time is 11.00 a.m. Earlier Check-in Time or later Check-out time could be requested on a case by case basis and the hotel may agree depending on availability.

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