The House is a stunning colonial property, situated in the Uva Province within the original Lipton estate. It sits just below the famous Lipton’s Seat at an altitude of 1,200 metres.
The House has six en-suite bedrooms, as well as a two-bedroom guest Cottage. There is spacious living accommodation, which includes a study, drawing room, dining room, long room, veranda and inner courtyard. There is also a pavilion by the swimming pool.
Staying with us, there are many opportunities to explore this beautiful region. At the House, you can relax by the infinity swimming pool, enjoy a game of badminton or croquet, indulge in a spa treatment or stroll around the tea estate. Locally you can explore the area on foot, by bike or by car. You can visit Lipton’s Seat, along with Dambatenne Tea Factory to see the process through which the world’s most famous drink is made. Further afield, there are a number of full and half day trips. The half-day trips include the Buduruwagala Rock Carvings and the Diyaluma Falls, Adisham House and the ThangamaleBird Sanctuary. For a full-day trip, you might like to consider a visit to Nuwara Eliya along with the Hakgala Botanical Garden, or the Udawalawe National Park, or Yala National Park, where you can see leopards and elephants. Some of our more adventurous guests have even ventured to the surfing beach in Arugam Bay.
During your stay, you can opt for the tradition of Bed Tea, served by a Butler. In keeping with our relaxed and homely ethos, there is no formal restaurant and there are no set dining times. Where possible, our food is locally sourced, or homegrown. We offer delicious Sri Lankan and Western food, including a lovely Afternoon Tea.
We look forward to welcoming you at The Planters House.