Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Lavender House

A one-way, winding gravel road led us to our next accomodation.

Located in Hellboda Estate, Katukitula, Pussellawa, Sri Lanka,

the Lavender House is a renovated 1890's planter's bungalow.

Upon arrival we were greeted with refreshing lavender-scented towels

and then led into the conservatory. As it turns out, this was also the only room with a tv.

The bungalow is nicely decorated with antiques from the colonial period.

There are only 5 bedrooms and fortunately for us, we were the only guests for the two days we were there.

The kids room had a lovely bay window.

Our room was big and spacious.

The bathrooms had clawfeet tubs and reproduction plumbing fixtures.

Dinner was served in the dining room each night.

But dinner needs a post all to itself because each meal was absolutely exquisite. Even the kids thought so and kids can be so picky!

Sending Saturday salutations to one and all! Have a great day! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy


Anonymous said...

Lucky indeed to have the place to yourselves. Oh, how pretty...the bedroom is georgeous!

I'll patiently await the food you were served! I can only imagine how tasty it was!

Happy weekend,

Mariette said...

Dearest Tammy,

You had a lovely trip, the elephants and the architecture of the cities you visited. Quite a lot of impressions...
This estate is also very nice and the food makes me jealous as I love it so much!

Lots of love,


Susan said...

Wowsers, Tammy. You all definitely stayed in stylish quarters. Looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Celestial Charms said...

So very beautiful, Tammy. I would love to have a holiday there. Looks so peaceful, and I love the furnishings.

Diane said...

I was waiting for this one Tammy and it was worth it. What a lovely place to stay.

Serena said...

Beautiful pics....I love the conservatory! The dining room looks lovely and I sure hope you'll talk more about those exquisite meals. ~:)

A Vintage Chic said...

What a beautiful place to stay, Tammy--lucky you! Lavender is one of my greatest joys...

So glad you're sharing your trip with us, my friend...hope your weekend is wonderful!

P.s. Thanks for your kind and loving words on my post--I always love when you stop by for a visit...


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Tammy,
I didn't know it was your birthday--Happy Birthday!!! And what a fabulous trip...WOW!!! Your life seems like a dream to amazing!!!
Happy Mardi Gras to you from New Orleans.

Sheila R said...

It looks so peaceful... I am so glad you had it all to yourselves!

Can't wait to see what the meals were.

Brenda Kula said...

I get to visit so many places through your blog! I thank you for that!

Linda said...

It looks beautiful. However, my husband detests the smell of lavender, so I avoid that scent at all costs. :)

Anonymous said...

How lucky that you had the place to yourself. The road to get there looks like an adventure itself. Looking forward to the delicacies that were served.


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hi honey
I am so glad I stopped by today because I loved reading about your trip. Wow this looks like the prefect place to stay.
Your pictures are lovely and that bay window where the kids stayed is really pretty.
How are you? I have missed coming by here and saying hello. Even though I am behind in blogging I do think of you often wondering if you are okay

crochet lady said...

Wow, what a beautiful place!

Anonymous said...

Your trip this time looks totally different from your first trip to Sri Lanka last year. Honestly, this Lavender House looks like a small piece of heaven. I cannot believe how lovely everything is. It looks like you had an amazing time last week. How wonderful for all of you!!!


Kathleen said...

Wow, what a beautiful place to stay in. I really need to look up some info on Sri Lanka, I never would have expected old property like that. No wonder you had a lovely time.

Claus said...

so this is what they would call a "boutique" hotel, right? Because of the few rooms and good service? Looks lovely!, and very inviting. Very relaxing as well. Lucky girl! Thanks for sharing!

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