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Named after the man who introduced tea to Sri Lanka, Taylors Hill is just a short drive from the Loolecondera estate, on which some of the first teas were grown in the island. The house was built by a Scottish planter over 100 years ago and is distinctive by its size, architecture and use of local stone in contrast to most estate bungalows.
The property sits in several acres with views towards the hills surrounding Nuwara Eliya. Outside there’s enough to keep all the family occupied with an infinity pool, tennis court, badminton, croquet as well as walking trails, fishing and a visit to a working tea factory within direct access from the hotel. At a reasonable distance to Kandy and its heritage sites, and being amongst up-country tea plantations and unspoiled countryside, guests can enjoy both of these, as well as take time to relax and enjoy the facilities.
On the first floor are the two sitting rooms, a dining-room, a TV room and a dedicated snooker room. The five bedrooms, located on the second floor and styled individually and are named after leaders in the tea industry.
A comfortable deluxe room in bright floral décor, the Lipton room has all the modern comforts of Le Cocq.
A deluxe double room with hints of classic French styling, Le Cocq has a king-sized four-poster bed, comfortable seating space and individual furniture. It also features a drench shower.
A twin room featuring two queen-sized beds, Taylor has an ensuite stone shower and offers beautiful views down through the garden.
Loolecondera is the second most spacious room and is decorated in retro theme with a sitting room, luxurious ensuite bath and shower, and views of the surrounding countryside. Two single beds can be accommodated in the sitting room.
Fitted with a king-sized bed, Pattiyagama features panoramic views over the gardens and countryside. The room has a sitting area, open fireplace and an interconnecting additional bedroom with two extra beds which is ideal for families. The bathroom includes twin sinks, a drench shower and bathtub with glorious views.
Things to do ?
Taylor House serves a delicious selection of dishes ranging from authentic Sri Lankan to Mediterranean. They also prepare a mouth-watering English high tea in the well-tendered lawn. The night rate includes a 3-course breakfast, afternoon tea and cake and dinner.
Just for the kids
Taylor’s Hill welcomes children of all ages.