(Just under an hour’s drive from Kandy, Central Sri Lanka, in the foothills of the Knuckles Mountains)

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Ashburnham Estate (or Ash) is a small boutique hotel set in its own 100-acre tea estate, around an hour north-east of Kandy, in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. The estate boasts stunning waterfalls and far reaching views up to and across the Knuckles Mountains, not to mention around 60 acres of lush tea fields, plucked each day.

The house has a funkier edge than most estate bungalows. It very much retains, though, its 1930’s planter heritage. You’ll soak that up with sundowners on the terrace or by the ‘Aga Bar’.