Lavender House Sri Lanka
Colonial luxury in a world away from the city
The Lavender House, Pussellawa is located between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya tucked away in the misty mountains of Sri Lanka. It a beautiful chic bungalow that originally belonged to a planter in the eighteenth century. It has been comprehensively renovated by its present owners to fit in with today’s modern traveler however yet it has retained its Colonial history and this is passed through to the guest in the architecture and the feel of the house. It is the ideal place for the traveler who is looking for an excursion of peace and seclusion.
Lavender House is situated in the dense tea plantations of the Pussawealla Estate. It stands on seven acres of beautifully manicured gardens. Once in the property the guest is cut away from the rest of the world and is plunged into the peaceful tranquility which the house emits. The house is made of grey granite and the large chimneys give the house its warm character. The house boasts of beautiful antique furniture and paintings of a bygone Colonial era and this is all complimented by the infinity edged swimming pool which is the perfect place to unwind with spectacular views of the surrounding mountainside.
The area has plenty of walking trails through the tea estate as well as a jogging track round the bungalow. For the tennis enthusiast there is also a clay tennis court.
This striking house with all of its five suites may be rented on its own and is perfect for large family gatherings and groups of friends. The Lavender House has five extravagant suites that possess beautiful furnishings and private courtyard gardens and modern en-suite bathrooms. There is also a bright and breezy conservatory that overlooks the tendered lawns where high tea is often served. There is also a sitting room with a fireplace. Guests can also enjoy a game of billiards in the billiard room. The wine cellar in the formal dining room is rumored to be the best in the Hill Country.
The stunning appointed suites at The Lavender House are different from each other. They are beautifully furnished and decorated and they each have their own courtyard gardens. The antique beds are dressed in linen and silk. There is a fireplace as well as cupboards, writing desks and en suite bathrooms with toiletries. Four of the rooms are facing the east of the courtyard and the fifth overlooks the entrance driveway. The whole house can comfortably hold up to ten persons.
The Master Suite has its own private entrance and overlooks the lush lawns. It has its own separate dressing room. The second room is a homely double room which has a modern bathroom and French windows that lead to a private terrace with loungers. Room three is the same and includes a cost bed and French windows which lead to a terrace. There is a twin room which has a large window seat with the view of the gardens perfect for reading or day dreaming or simply relaxing. The terrace is very large and has planter’s chairs. Room Five is another beautiful room which is white and blue. It has wooden ceilings and is filled with Colonial beauty. There are four poster beds and a private garden which overlooks the entrance.