Rosyth Estate House is a 1926 colonial planter’s bungalow set in a 62 acre private tea and rubber estate offering 8 individually designed suites and rooms, exceptional food and some unique experiences. It’s located a ten minute drive away from the bustling town of Kegalle, about 90 minutes away from Kandy and a two hour drive from Colombo. Perched on a hillside, and situated at an elevation of approximately 1,000 feet, the house benefits from stunning views from the front veranda towards Kandy and the surrounding ranges of hills, whilst the rear overlooks the estate and jungle covered hill sides. The estate contains walking trail and mountain biking routes and their staff will be happy to suggest places to walk or to guide you through the tea terraces, rubber plantation and down to the paddy fields.
All 8 rooms have been individually designed and furnished to reflect the colonial style of the property. The simple luxuries of high quality 300 thread count linen, comfortable mattresses, rainfall showers and stylish bathrooms have been executed well. It is a great place for families, with treasure hunts and yoga activities available for children. Couples will also find peace in this colonial bungalow, and complimentary extras can be organised for honeymooners. Other experiences include a 10 minute walk to the local working tea factory (with no other tourists), tea picking on the tumbling tea terraces, a guided walk with the Estate Superintendent who has worked for the family for 40 years or a Sri Lankan cooking class. And with Kandy nearby there are plenty of other reasons to stay longer.
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.Bill Bryson