A 1926 colonial planter’s bungalow set in a 62 acre private tea and rubber estate offering outstanding accommodation, exceptional food and extraordinary experiences.
The Rosyth Estate House provides guests with the opportunity to experience the beauty and culture of rural Sri Lanka. Explore the estate, visit the local tea factory, chill by the pool or take in the stunning views. Our private house in the hills, run as a boutique hotel is a perfect place to stay. Rosyth is a small working estate and has undergone extensive replanting and improvement over recent years in order to rejuvenate the productivity and sustain the economic viability.
Tea is plucked and sold to the nearby tea factory, whilst latex is tapped, treated and sold to a local rubber factory. Coconuts, fruits, cloves and pepper are grown on the estate. Guests can explore the estate, join the ladies plucking the tea leaves or see how the rubber is tapped. The local tea factory welcomes our guests for a small charge and is happy to explain the process.
Hike to the bottom of our slopes, through our tea terraces and rubber fields and discover the small waterfall and local paddy fields where local villagers cultivate their rice. All of our rooms have been individually designed & furnished to reflect the colonial style of the property. The simple luxuries of high quality 300 thread count linen, comfortable mattresses, powerful rainfall showers and stylish bathrooms, are an important part of making your stay comfortable and memorable. All of our bedrooms have ceiling fans. Mosquito nets are available if required. None of the rooms are air conditioned.
ust over an hour from The Estate House, Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, and is a World Heritage Site. After driving around the Kandy Lake, built by the last Sinhala king Sri WickramaRajasinghe in 1798, visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts centre and a gem museum, followed by a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic. The tooth is believed to have belonged to Lord Buddha himself & is housed in a beautiful temple complex.
Kandy is perhaps most famous, however, for the annual Perahara, a most magnificent sight which sees the scared tooth relic take to the streets accompanied by dancers, drummers and most significantly elephants dressed in all their finery and adorned with lights. The parade which goes through the streets of Kandy builds into a spectacular procession over ten consecutive nights with the number of elephants growing each night. The procession normally takes place annually at the end of July or in early August.
On route back to the Estate House a visit to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens is highly recommended. Dating back to 1371, the gardens are set over 147 acres, with over 4000 species and a spectacular collection of orchids.