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Ashburnham Estate

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$149*
US$118*
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm almost reluctant to write this review as when you find somewhere really good you want to keep it a secret! I can't however do Gonnie and Pieter the disservice of not singing our praises for their amazing hospitality and making our all too brief stay very special. We will remember our specially arranged candlelight dinner by the pool with...

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Kabul, Afghanistan
Reviewed 1 week ago

"Ash", as the ones in the know call it, is a little haven of luxury, tranquility and a home away from home - all wrapped into one! Pieter, Gonnie and all of the staff at Ashburnham Estate are dedicated to make their guests feel at home in that wonderful villa in the mountains. The grounds, the house, the rooms -...

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Tim G, Director of Sales at Ashburnham Estate, responded to this review

What a wonderful review. Thank you so much. A lot of time and effort go in behind the scenes from Pieter, Gonnie and the whole team so they will be delighted to hear your lovely comments. Do come back soon. Kind regards, The Ash Team

Chiang Rai, Thailand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastically informal, quiet retreat on top of a mountain, a working tea estate surrounded by birds, squirrels and native trees, a short walk to a waterfall and bathing pond. Unspoken elegance throughout (particularly, I guess, if you are English and of a certain age) and wholesome home cooked food (including a full English Breakfast in a hopper) for all...

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Tim G, Director of Sales at Ashburnham Estate, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review and we're delighted that you and the rest of your group had a great stay. We'll pass on your feedback to the rest of the team here. Thanks for coming to visit and do come back.

London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an arduous journey to the Ashburnham Estate, but well worth it when you finally arrive - like finding a secret garden. The grounds are glorious, a waterfall can be found not too far away, there's a cute (but cold) swimming pool. The porch is really lovely, we had great conversation with our fellow guests and had our excellent breakfast,...

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Tim G, Director of Sales at Ashburnham Estate, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for your feedback. We will be taking every comment on-board and aiming to come up with a solution so that the next time you come back you'll see the changes. Thanks again, The Ash Team

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Our family (kids aged 8 and 10) had the most wonderful stay for 4 days at Ashburnham. After nearly 4 hours car ride from Negombo, we reached the place and were warmly welcomed by the friendly and helpful host couple Gonnie and Pieter. We geared down immediately thanks to the lovely and relaxed atmosphere in the entire house including the...

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Tim G, Director of Sales at Ashburnham Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we're delighted that you and your family had an enjoyable stay with us. It sounds like you certainly made the most of the surrounding area and activities which is great. If you are heading back out this way please do let us know as we'd be delighted to welcome you back....

Crowborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We spent 4 wonderful days at Ashburnham at the start of our holiday in Sri Lanka and it couldn't have been more perfect. Connie and Pieter were great hosts and the staff were fantastic. All the food we had was delicious and the afternoon teas with a different cake every day a real treat. There is a lovely walk down...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My friends and I had a three days of bliss at this fantastic place in the hills. Delicious food and beautiful rooms. What's not to like. I would definitely recommend this as a perfect retreat. You will be very well looked after by the fantastic management team and enjoy watching the sun set on the terrace with the best gin...

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AshburnhamEstate, Director of Sales at Ashburnham Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and glad you enjoyed your stay with us in the hills. Come back soon :-)

Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

All the operational details you need to know about this wonderful place are contained in other reviews. We were a party of four on a tour of Sri Lanka and we stayed for 3 days at Ashburnham to rest and recuperate. We could have stayed for 3 weeks, or 3 months or 3 years - it has that sort of...

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AshburnhamEstate, Director of Sales at Ashburnham Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this. Its so nice to hear feedback which sums up what we are trying to achieve. We will pass this on to the whole team. Best wishes.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I would def recommend doing the cookery class with Reggie, who is charming and patient! Max, Connie and Pieter all make this place very special, nothing is too much trouble, they are intent on making your stay one of the best ever, quite remarkable in this day and age to get that sort of personal service. All the staff are...

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AshburnhamEstate, Director of Sales at Ashburnham Estate, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review. We do appreciate it. We are so glad that Ash left its mark on you and hope you can come back again before too long. Best wishes from The Ash Team.

Sylvania, Ohio
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect ending to our month long journey through Sri Lanka. We loved this place. Excellent meals are served on the well appointed veranda with stunning views. There are about 5 choices on the menu for each meal, and there is high tea at 4:00. What a treat. Everything we had was excellent. I never took advantage of...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the foothills of the Knuckles Mountain Range, between the Cultural Triangle and Kandy, our 98 acre tea estate, offers guests a perfect location for exploring Sri Lanka's famous sites.Alternatively Ashburnham Estate, offers you the perfect spot to unwind. Relax on the veranda and enjoy the stunning views and magical sunsets. Or cool off in our swimming pool, 60 foot waterfall or Cascade Pool.With such lush natural surroundings there is ample opportunity to walk through our working tea estate, and help the ladies picking, or onto the hills to enjoy spectacular views.Our original 1930’s Principal Planter’s bungalow, offers 4 double rooms, a family room and our luxurious Ashburnham Suite; all beautifully decorated to offer unique character.So, what are you waiting for, come and enjoy the beauty of Ashburnham Estate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ashburnham Estate

Address: B416 - Elkaduwa Road, Elkaduwa 21012, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Elkaduwa
Price Range: $138 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Ashburnham Estate Hotel Elkaduwa
Ashburnham Estate Sri Lanka/Elkaduwa
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“The Hideaway room is slightly away from the main rooms, however the other rooms we saw looked just as good.”
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“all the rooms are good”
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“There is one very large room with stunning views and a large sitting room and a private mini terrace”
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“All the rooms are lovely.”
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