Come and visit us in Sri Lanka's beautiful hill country. We are situated 35 minutes drive from the ancient Hill Capital of Kandy -Unesco's World Heritage City, where you find the Temple of the Tooth "The Dalada Maligawa" one of Budism's most sacred sites.
15 minutes from the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens (the first to be established in Asia). Our hill top location providing stunning views of the Mahaweli river and Hantane hills help you to relax and unwind. Not too far from the city, but far enough that you can unwind and relax in a country atmosfere. Days are warm and sunny whilst nights are always cool with a refreshing gentle breeze.
Relax by the pool and enjoy the bird life-we are regularly visited by crested hawk eagles and other bird life. If you feel more energetic you could play badminton, hike through the hills (Maps of hiking routes could be provided)
We have a vast knowledge of the local area and can take you off the beaten track to lesser known sites. Visit a tea estate and see the attached local school and Hindu Temple. Visit little known caves in the area and ancient temples in Galioya dating back to 17th century B.C.
We can arrange your rail tickets to be picked up from Colombo Fort railway station.
Shopping in the capital city of Colombo could be arranged with your own personal shopper to whiz you through a memorable shopping experience before you head off to the airport!
Transport to ongoing destinations could also be arranged at reasonable rates.
As a guide to distances - Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage 1Hrs drive, Adams Peak- 2 and half hours, and white water rafting in Kitulgala- 2 hours drive from us.
Set away from the main house, these charming garden chalets boast of a double/twin room, attached luxury shower room with hot water, together with a private terrace, for secluded dinning/relaxing.
Upstairs: a luxury suite with attached bathroom, separate shower and private balcony.
Double Room with separate bathroom, with patio doors.
Both these rooms have panoramic views of beautiful mountains with breathtaking sunsets. from your bed at night you can enjoy the scene dotted with fairy lights in the valley or rise to a vista of floating clouds with mountain caps peeking through.
Enjoy your breakfast from your private balcony/Terrace, or join the family rabble in our dinning room! We serve fresh fruits,eggs cooked to your preference, baked breads, butter jam and marmalade,yogurt & honey, tea and coffee. This is included in the room rate. Full English breakfast extra. Other meals may be enjoyed, either traditional rice & curry cooked in clay pots on an open fire. or choose from a wide variety of European dishes.
WHY NOT enjoy a sundowner by the pool.
The AYURVEDIC Hut: This is indeed the 'Summit View' - you will be carried to a higher plateau in mind and body. From here the tranquil mountains streach ahead of you while you have Ayurvedic treatments to soothe your tired body and weary soul. Choose from full body massage, soothing herbal baths, Ayurvedic facials and scrubs. Chase your aches and pains away with a hot pack treatment of special Ayurvedic herbs. OR just relax with a head or foot massage.
Communal facilities include large swimming pool, dinning room, sitting room, internet access and satellite TV with all the international news channels. Indoor games room as well as a small library of novels and DVD films is available. Laundry service provided at nominal cost. Kitchen area is private, and fridge ect. can be used on request only.
Interaction with Guests
We offer our guests the unique opportunity of enjoying a tranquil environment far away from the hustle and bustle of oriental life and sharing our daily life - we have two children, 4 dogs, a cat, ducks and chickens!!!
We chat to our guests, help with their travel plans and get train tickets for them in advance of them coming to SL
The mountains are spectacular and the panoramic views make you want to stay longer.
We can guide you on walks to local rivers for swimming, ancient temples in the area, suspension bridges etc.
We offer free initial pickup from town to avoid detailed direction also due to condition of the road So please to avoid all this difficulty. Take us up:)
The road at the bottom of the hill is broken in places (Private car hire-beware drivers complain and sometimes refuse to come up in which case there is an alternative route up to the house or we could provide transport too)
We also provide airport pickups and whole tours at competitive prices for our guests. We have a scooter that you can hire.
Other Things to Note
We have 3 dogs, 2 dalmations and 1 german sherperd who are very used to people and are harmless. but they are part of the family and don't like being locked up, they roam freely. If you are very, very scared of dogs you will get used to these ones!!
You have very few restriction at summit view, We like to be informed in the morning if you require a night meal, and stuff like that.
Liz made my family feel very welcome and her staff even went as far as giving my brother Sri Lankan cooking lessons.
It is a great location for peace and quiet away from busy Kandy. The location lived up to its descriptions with really lovely panoramic views.
Lovely neighbourhood with lovely walk to local stream for swimmimg.
Stunningly beautiful scenery, beautiful and gracious hostess LIZ, as we carefully introduce local everything, and to provide a variety of delicious, especially the local dessert - yogurt with honey tree, her son LUC become our playmates and provide us a cocktail, awesome!!! Shy and lovely daughter, three M 'names the dog is very warm. If there is enough time, recommendations can stay for a few days, just walk near, dining in the LIZ home, do not go to the attractions, because here is the beautiful scenery!!!!
Liz do everything for you to have a great holiday there. we really recommend to go in her house. Her family and staff was very helpful.
We had a fab time stay at Lizs for 2 nights during our honeymoon. The chalet was lovely, simple clean and comfortable with its own private shower room which was a high standard. It was Lizs birthday the night we arrived and her daughter had made a lovely cake we all shared and her son was a perfect host. We had a fun evening lighting fireworks! Their place is stunning with gorgeous views and their cook made delicious inexpensive meals which were some of the best we ate in Sri Lanka. The pool was a lovely bonus to cool down after a hot day and we also had a very good reasonably priced massage that liz organised. She was a very helpful host, giving us tips on activities in Kandy (note this is a little out of Kandy, but Liz provided transport at reasonable cost). Liz even kindly posted on my phone charger I accidentally left!! Thanks for a great stay. Sarrah and Chris
A serene and beautiful escape from busy Kandy. The location and view make Liz's place really special. Other than a few sites there isn't really that much to Kandy, staying at Liz's place was definitely the highlight! With a refreshing hill top pool overlooking amazing views of green valleys, simple, clean rooms and delicious food we couldn't really have asked for any more.
On top of that, Liz and her family were so helpful and welcoming. They were really flexible to some last minute travel changes and indecision by us and organised a tour of Kandy at our request.
The place is quite remote - you go there to escape the busy streets (it's 45 minute drive to Kandy) - so don't expect to be able to just walk out for dinner, bars or sightseeing.
Beautiful place with an amazing view. Liz and her family are really nice and give some helpful advices on the country and the area.
I stayed at Summit View during my last trip to Kandy and I was extremely impressed all round with the experience. Liz and her son Luc really went out of their way to make us feel special and they really did a very good job. The property is spacious, modern and clean, the views are spectacular and the pool is a big bonus for a guest house this size. The food was also great! I would like to say a special thanks to Luc for giving us what was no less than 5 star hospitality. We will definitely be staying again and I will be recommending Summit View to others without exception. Thanks for a wonderful stay guys :-)
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Hi I am Sri Lankan but lived in the UK for 30 years, married a French/Irishman and returned to Sri Lanka to live. We found our present location and fell in love with the beauty of it and built the house of our dreams here. I love entertaining, I give parties to our circle of friends regularly, love cooking both french and other western food(I leave the local SL cooking to my very capable cook - Lillie)This got me into the hosting business. I have built two chalets by the pool for your own space as guests but my house is open to you to enjoy!