House On The Rock
The house is only 5 minutes drive from the centre of Kandy, up into the hills surrounding the town. The house is beautifully decorated and consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fitted western style kitchen. There is a large garden facing fantastic panoramic views over the Knuckles range of mountains and the Mahaveli river. It is a bird watchers paradise and is ideal to use as a base to travel around Sri Lanka.
Can sleep up to 9 people.
We also offer Sri Lankan packages and refund full/half of the booking charges charged by this website. Please see our optional services for more information.
More about the house
The house is situated in a quiet and secluded location overlooking spectacular panoramic views and you can wake up to the sounds of birds and other wildlife. To the back of the house is a large 3 tier garden facing views of the Knuckles mountain range and the Mahaveli river. The sun shines on the garden for most of the day as it faces west, north and east. The garden has plenty of room for fun and games or just to relax and get a tan. You can witness exotic birds and butterflies and beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the comfort of your room.
We can also offer other optional services such as home made Sri Lankan meals, traditional Ayurvedic treatments and head massages. Ask on site for more information.
The price includes water, electricity, bottled gas, local taxes and linen (bed sheets and towels) based on 6 people sharing.
Amenities in Kandy Town Centre (5 minutes drive):
Supermarkets, banks, Post Office, train station, bus station, churches, mosques and temples (Buddhist and Hindu),
Kandy is 100km (62miles) north east of Colombo and although the town lacks an airport, there are a number of buses and trains running between the two destinations.
It is Sri Lankas hill capital and, at 488 metres above sea level, has a much cooler and more pleasant climate than Colombo or the southern towns. Kandy is classed as a World Heritage City by UNESCO and is home to the famous tooth relic of the Lord Buddha.
Kandy is the venue of the Esala Perahera, easily the most colourful festival in Asia, held in July/August each year, in honour of the tooth relic. The torch-lit streets are filled with elephants and costumed dancers as they pay homage to the casket of the sacred tooth relic carried by the king of the elephants. The procession moves along the streets for seven consecutive nights and concludes on the day of the August full moon.
The tooth relic is housed in a golden temple known as the Dalada Maligawa - the Temple of the Tooth. It is home to wonderful architecture and paintings, thanks to the patronage of the Kandyan kings.
Other attractions in Kandy include walking round the large and wonderful botanical garden, watching elephants bathing, taking in an evening show of Kandyan dancing and traditional fire walking, to say nothing of the museums, historical buildings, and the lovely views of the mountains and the lake.
A Portable AC available if necessary
Baby cot and high chair.
Ceiling and standing fans.
Deckchairs, Telescope, Private parking.
Internet and telephone services available as an optional extra.
Please note that the house does NOT possess an oven, dish washer and has NO separate accommodation for maids or drivers rooms.