How would you like to spend a vacation in an old mansion situated in a lush environment away from the city life? If you’re heading to Sri Lanka, the Governors Mansion is for you.
The Governors Mansion is set in the tea trails of Sri Lanka specifically on the Ottery Estate in the Dickoya region. Surrounded by green tea hills and mountains, this is one of the best places to enjoy a truly relaxing and memorable holiday with loved ones.
This English style mansion has been restored to its full glory and offers guests the opportunity to experience elite living in a quiet setting. This used to be what the British planters of the past call home and it could be your home away from home as well for a few days, a week or for several weeks.
Governors Mansion is called as such because this was originally a residence of a British Governor dating back to the colonial period. Most parts of the building have been retained by the Sri Lanka owners. The mansion has paneled walls, floors made from wood, several fireplaces and some old black and white photos displayed around the place. It is also furnished with antique decors, drapes that flow to the floor and fresh flowers taken from the lovely garden outside.
If you’d like to marvel at the majestic mountain views, simply take your seat and relax at the terraced garden. You may also have a picnic at the manicured lawns if you wish.
There are 10 rooms available in this mansion and all provide great views of the mountains and gardens. You can choose from the royal, governor’s and queen suites among others.
While it’s easy to have a laid back holiday here, sports activities and sightseeing tours can also be enjoyed within the area. Dickoya region can be reached via Kitulgala and Ratnapura or via Nuwara Eliya. You can go hiking, cycling, bird watching or explore the tea factory and the old Warleigh church built in 1878 by William Scott, a former owner of the Governors Mansion.
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