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Stone House Lodge
Kandy

A private house a stones throw from Kandy, Stone House Kandy really does feel like a home away from home. The property can be rented as a private holiday home or by the room, and we think this is a perfect option for a larger group or family looking for somewhere they can stretch out and relax in privacy after a busy day exploring Kandy and all its famous sites.

The property has the ambience of a members-only private club, and with sweeping gardens of perfectly manicured lawns and thick surrounding trees, you really feel cocooned from the noises of the city and in your own exclusive corner of Kandy. Stone House Kandy is calm and quiet, a peaceful oasis, and with a friendly and dedicated team to look after you, the experience of staying here is more like staying in a family home than a hotel.

Built in a colonial style, you could be forgiven for forgetting you are in Sri Lanka and not the leafy English suburbs. The house has five en suite bedrooms, all different in size, layout and design, as most houses are, and the lack of uniformity once again gives it the sense of being in someone's home. There are three rooms and two suites, the rooms are located on the ground floor of the house and have views of the gardens, the only exception being Ram room, which is on the upper floor and slightly larger and so can accommodate a third bed. Both suites are also located on the upper floor and they too come with additional space so a third bed may be added. The bathrooms in the suites are opulent and luxurious and larger than those of the rooms, and they also come with grand four poster beds. Kalu suite is the top room category and boasts a jacuzzi bath.

The house has lots of period furniture and art deco inspired bathrooms, it is homey and comfortable yet stylish and elegant. The in-room décor is unique to each room, each having it's own theme relating to the local area with colour scheme, furnishings and artwork to match. It is rather charming. Paintings of paddy fields, sculptures, canvas prints, satinwood and teak wood floors, antique furniture, and Sri Lankan woven rugs make the rooms instantly welcoming and a lovely place to rest.

Dining at Stone House is a delight and the menu is built around the concept highlighting the importance of rice as a staple in Sri Lanka, so guests will enjoy the best possible rice and curry dishes. Even some of the desserts are created with rice as the base. International cuisine is also served, and afternoon tea may be taken on the lawn daily for Ceylon tea and delicious sweet treats. Guests may dine any time of day and within the grounds or restaurant, what takes your fancy.

The house has a small but perfectly formed spa, outdoor swimming pool and sun loungers, and a library for quiet afternoons relaxing at the house. They also have mountain bikes for guests to use for exploring Kandy and enjoying days out taking in the views and the mountain air.

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