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Minimum Stay None
Per Month $ 972








Captain's Lodge

Whole unit
Private bath
Mixed household


Captain's Lodge situated 4Km from the Colombo Kandy road lies this fascinating bungalow called 'Captain's Lodge' a time forgotten place owned by an Airline Pilot. The tranquil surroundings, scenic settings, it's unique view of Lankathileke temple and incomparable location in the loop of the 'three temples' makes it an unforgettable holiday experience. The bungalow itself is surrounded by a lush tea plantation and many species of birds are regular visitors to it's garden 'Hambawa' the elusive nocturnal flying squirrel has been spotted feasting on Jak fruits and a group of langur monkeys have dropped in to say ' hello' also a lone peacock has been spotted loitering in the garden. Colonial architecture, antique furniture, old family photos derive a sense of it's aristocracy of the family whose history connected to kings of bygone era where some members were custodians of the tooth relic in Kandy. One member was knighted by the present Queen Elizabeth for services to the British Empire. The ancestors of this family was once entrusted to look after young 'Robert Knox' a famous British sailor and plaque to this event is still preserved close by. on the wall hang pictures of Ceylon Aviation history where the present owner comes from an Aviation back ground with his father, the first jet captain in Ceylon which creates a museum type feeling. Well known author Royston Ellis once a visitor to Captain's Lodge and returned again to savor the delights of it's peace and tranquility. The caretaker whose ancestors with the family for 2 centuries will take care of you with authentic Kandyan Sri Lankan food with fresh vegetables obtained from the gardens of the nearby villagers. Villagers are very friendly and helpful as there ancestors worked for the family and used to mainly European tourists taking a short cut through estate.


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