The Hermitage Overview
Escape the ordinary and discover a hidden oasis in The Hermitage. Built on the site of an ancient hermitage over 600 metres over sea level, this luxurious villa offers the ultimate experience in lush Sri Lankan nature and sublime privacy above the madding crowd. The villa is set amidst a staggering six acres of natural forest populated by countless species of exotic birds, monkeys, deer and other wildlife. The healing herbs grown by the original hermitage are still being used in the villa’s kitchen to this day. Nestled high up in the mountains, the villa is surrounded by a pleasant climate of some 25 Celsius and as a result, has no need for air-conditioning. The Hermitage has three bedrooms and ample living areas, all beautifully styled with curated antiques and art sourced from the enchanting city of Kandy.
Sleeps: 6 guests
- Private pool
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Free Wi-Fi access
- In-room safe
- Breakfast daily
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Villa manager
- Security guards
- Extra bed USD $50 per night
- Priced menu available
- Spa services
Last Minute & Early Bird Bookings
Contact our Villa Specialists to find out if your dates are eligible for our Last Minute and Early Bird discounts.
The Hermitage Living
The Hermitage is a once-in-a-lifetime mountainside villa with deep historic roots in the fertile soil surrounding the villa. What was once a remote hermitage inhabited by monks has been meticulously converted into a luxurious villa catering to the tastes of discerning travellers looking for a Sri Lankan escape a cut above the ordinary.
The villa’s ample living areas are styled with luxurious furniture, rich textiles and curated art, striking the perfect balance between historic charm and luxe modern polish. The lounge room is a relaxed, fan-cooled space with beautiful stone floors, timeless leather furniture and walls lined with cabinets decked with fascinating pieces of art and curios. On an upper floor, a second lounge are is surrounded by windows on all sides, offering an elegant setting for drinking in the treetop views.
The dining room is a stunning space crowned by a double height ceiling, with views looking out to the surrounding natural forest. The space is dominated by an elegant dining table long enough to seat all six guests staying in the villa with ease.
To call the villa’s vast grounds a garden would be an understatement to say the least. Spanning some six acres of land, the natural forest wrapping around the villa is home to 41 species of exotic birds, along with monkeys, lizards, deer and more. Positioned high above sea level, the villa enjoys an average temperature of 25 Celsius. One of the many highlights of this magnificent villa is the stunning infinity pool which seems to spill into the lush forest and blend in with the shimmering waters of the lake below.
The Hermitage Bedrooms
The Hermitage has three bedrooms. Each room is furnished with a king-sized four-poster bed and adjoined by an ensuite bathroom. The rooms are ornately decorated with classic furniture and artful details, creating a luxurious setting for rest and recuperation.
The Kundalini bedroom is positioned on the second floor and offers views of the lake and surrounding treetops. The room is furnished with a grand four-poster bed, a wardrobe and an antique writing desk. The ensuite bathroom is decorated with art and antiques and features a bathtub and shower, with views looking out to the lake.
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Bath + Shower)
The second bedroom Samatha bedroom is located on the first floor together with the swimming pool and above the spa room. This room looks out to the lake on one side and over the forest on the other. The room has a four-poster bed and includes beautiful antiques from Kandy. The ensuite bathroom has a shower.
1 King Bed
The Vipassana bedroom overlooks the lake and forest and is neighboured by a family of wild parrots. The grand room features a king-sized bed, dressing room and an antique library with a collection of rare coins and ivory artwork from Kandy. The ensuite bathroom has indoor and outdoor showers and an over-sized bathtub. Even the bathroom is filled with antiques and offers beautiful views of the lake.
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Bath + Shower)
The Hermitage Layout
The Hermitage is a large three-bedroom villa set over six acres of natural forest. The villa features generous living and dining areas, three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a private swimming pool.
The Hermitage Staff
Your stay in The Hermitage is made enjoyable by the professional staff. The Hermitage’s staff have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly hospitality.
The Hermitage’s experienced and knowledgeable manager is responsible for the overall operation of the villa. The villa manager will oversee and coordinate the staff and property and assist you during your stay.
You didn’t think you would be expected to clean while enjoying time off did you? All of our villas include housekeeping to tidy up the villa, arrange the laundry services, wash up and simply make sure you don’t lift a finger whilst on holiday with the family.
Butlers are on hand every day to assist with serving during meal times and attend to other guest requirements throughout your stay.
The villa’s skilled private chef will happily prepare anything from the Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s suggestion menus, as well as discuss special requests and dietary requirements.
It’s nice to know you have security and many villas will have full-time guards or night time security available. Additional security can also be arranged if the villa doesn’t include any in the daily rate.
The Hermitage is located in Kandy in Sri Lanka. The villa is located in the heart of the island, elevated some 600 metres above sea level with cool mountain air keeping the average temperature at a pleasant 25 Celsius. The sight of an ancient hermitage, the villa is a destination in its own right, with the forest clad six-acre property home to over 40 species of birds along with monkeys, deer and other wildlife. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the city of Kandy through the winding mountain roads, where you can visit the famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
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- Minimum stay: Low Season: 3 nights, High Season: 3 nights, Peak Season: 3 nights
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