For those looking to spend a few relaxing days before or at the end of a holiday, Rosyth House near Kegalle, at the heart of a working plantation in central Sri Lanka, offers a noise and pollution free environment that encourages letting go. Perched at an elevation of about one thousand feet, guests can get to Rosyth House by road or by rail. Rambukkana, a major railway junction is half an hour away from the property. The hotel arranges pickups on request. For those coming by road a driving guide is available on the hotel website.
The country atmosphere of Rosyth House is enhance by being decorated in a traditional style. Plantation style furniture is found throughout the hotel. The spacious and comfortable bedrooms are necessary features for relaxation and are perfectly in sync with the hotel’s peaceful ambience.
Meals at the hotel are designed around fresh local produce and traditional Sri Lankan cuisine offering an excellent opportunity for guests to sample local fare. Guests can also rent the house tuk tuk to shop for fresh produce at the Kegalle market which the hotel chef will be pleased to turn into their choice of dish. Keen cooks can avail of the cooking classes under the guidance of the resident chef.
Take a plantation tour to visit the old rubber processing facilities and to see how tea is picked to make that perfect cup. Walking and mountain biking trails enable guests to go right down to the valley where the local villages are. On their way back they can cool off at a waterfall.
The attractions include spice gardens, ancient temples and natural features such as waterfalls and caves. Kandy is 25 miles from Kegalle. Read more about this lesser known Kegalle in our blog here.