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In the serenity and lushness of a working tea estate in Kandy, Sri Lanka , lies a mountain home retreat known as Chatsworth that radiates opulence, colonial elegance and expansiveness all in the same breath. Precisely, it is located in the little quaint village of Pupuressa, where hilly terrains and dense foliage are all part of this wonderful landscape. The charming attribute of Chatsworth is that it is converted from a real British country house built in true colonial style by Lord Blackler , and features a touch of the good days of yore combined with a contemporary setting . With 6 large bedrooms to boot, it is part of the Edwards Collections that owns a string of private holiday villas with five-star services. Spread over 2-storeys , this tastefully-furnished home befits the perfect getaway with its breathtaking views and the best that Kandy has to offer for its guests, whether in places of interests that are all within close proximity or a taste of British classical style of living.
A total of 6 gorgeous bedrooms for a group of 12 guests make Chatsworth a vacation home that is worth the enjoyment with extended family members, relatives, and friends. All rooms are posh and refined in its decor and atmosphere, with lavishly-appointed king-sized poster beds, warm glow of lights to cast a cosy and restful relaxation, as well plush ottoman furniture and vintage table and carpets that successfully recreate the authenticity of English-inspired spaces. Guests would be delighted to note that some of the rooms are even fitted with a fireplace! Each room has been thoughtfully designed with its own personality and charisma so that no two rooms look the same or carry the same set of furnishings. Ensuite bathrooms are equipped for all the bedrooms, decadently luxurious and contemporary in look and the use of fittings, such as the marble bathtubs, sinks and toilet bowls.
A spacious outdoor balcony connects the master bedroom , from which one could look out to the green hills and mountains beyond while taking in the cooling breeze from the surrounding tea plantations. An outdoor dining table set is also provided on this terrace where guests could dine alfresco under the skies, or sip on English teas during the daytime. A well-manicured and spacious lawn will certainly impress guests here on which they get to gloriously chill amidst fresh tropical air, have English lunches or breakfasts on the lovely outdoor furniture and appreciate the scenic plantations from which some of the tea leaves are plucked and brewed to go with your teatime treat. Chatsworth also has an organic vegetable plot for guests to hand-harvest their own vegetables as a novelty. Whether guests choose to have picnics on the all-round green pasture or fire up the outdoor BBQ pit , there are plenty of reasons why this villa’s outdoors should be your space of joy.
An interior that is fit for a king , is what guests would come to experience once they step into Chatsworth. Much effort would have been spent sprucing up the interiors to its opulence today so that guests are truly welcomed like royalties . The interiors feature a lot of grand and classical paintings on its walls in all of its communal spaces. In the living room area, plush couch sofas occupy the space along with a slew of wooden furniture like coffee tables and cabinets while huge chandeliers hang from the ceiling above. Floral curtains, drapes and carpets provide the touch of classic English grandeur that keeps to the colonial theme. The dining area is dominated by a long wooden table with a Christmas-like setting , for guests to dine and wine in style and comfort as windows afford views of the tranquility outside. For the usual sessions of entertainment, guests can hook to the television with all the necessary cable networks provided for, including children’s channels.
Guests can come to expect impeccable services provided by the team of staff that matches the class of this villa. From daily housekeeping and security to shoeshine services, these are all complimentary with each stay, while other additional services including a chef for hire to teach cooking classes or prepare themed meals can be requested at extra cost. What’s worth noting is that the villa is also fitted with a bridal suite , a unique feature to round off its various noteworthy elements.
One of the first places close to Chatsworth is The Orange Tree Factory at Panwilatenna , which is a mere stroll away. For a day’s outing, consider a 34-kilometer drive to Galaha where you will bypass sprawling miles of tea estates . Also, definite must-visits are the Kandy Royal Botanic Gardens and also the famous Ceylon Tea Museum that are just 20-kilometers away . The Kandy City Centre Shopping Mall is where you can shop for souvenirs and head for some real shopping, yet the lure of nature around Chatsworth is so great that guests may find contentment simply admiring the uninterrupted valley views or head for the waterfalls to have a cooling dip under.