Jims Farm Villas - Kandy
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You can choose to stay in Hilltop villa or Spice Garden villa, offering you the very best of Sri Lankan luxury living, plus fantastic in-house dining, using seasonal, locally sourced produce. Centrally located, midway between Dambulla and Kandy, within the Cultural Triangle, you can either relax on the farm, at the poolside, or enjoy memorable day trips to nature parks, ancient temples or fabulous heritage sites, like Sigiriya. Set amongst wooded hills and next to paddy-fields, the farm is a haven for birds - 96 species have been spotted so far!

All the stylishly decorated bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, with solar hot water, plus individually controlled air-con and fan, with free Wifi.

Eight double bedrooms are located on upper floors, with your own private balcony, and 3 single bedrooms are at ground floor level, for guests with limited mobility.

You can rent individual rooms or a whole villa – the choice is yours. Either way you will enjoy the tranquillity of the 50-acre organic farm, only 3 kms from the main Dambulla to Kandy road, and learn more about life in a Sri Lankan village, with its seasons and traditions. Jim’s Farm Villas is a great alternative to larger, more traditional tourist hotels, and represents excellent value, given unique location, modern luxurious style and personal service, including fine dining.


Specially designed to showcase the best of Sri Lankan craftsmanship, rooms have cool kumbuk flooring, vaulted wooden ceilings and lime plaster walls. Hotel has used local craftsmen to make all the custom made teak and rattan furniture.

Hilltop Villa - 5 bedrooms

  • Upper floor - 4 luxury spacious double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and private balcony
  • Ground floor - 1 single en-suite bedroom with bath/shower
  • All rooms have personally controlled air-con and fan, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer, plus luxury white Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels
  • Large, airy open-plan living and indoor dining space with widescreen TV, games and library
  • Poolside, veranda or cabana outside dining/bbq

Spice Garden Villa - 4 bedrooms

  • 2 x extra large luxury bedrooms, which can be used as Family rooms (extra children’s beds available) with en-suite bathrooms with bath and semi-outdoor shower, plus private balcony
  • 2 large double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms and semi-outdoor shower and balcony


All rooms have personally-controlled air-con and fan, free wifi, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer, plus luxury white Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels.Spacious first-floor terrace for outside dining, plus communal lounge.Ground floor library with flat-screen interactive TV.Extensive DVD library available for use with flat-screen TVs in your room.Open-plan reception area on ground floor adjacent to kitchen, where breakfast is served.

Things to do

JIm's Farm Villas is ideally situated in the heart of the Cultural Triangle within easy reach of Sri Lanka's leading UNESCO World Heritage sites which are a must-see for most visitors. Here are some suggestions:

  • Sigiriya and Dambulla

Considered by many in Sri Lanka to be the “eighth wonder of the world”, Sigiriya is a twelfth-century summer palace built atop the famous Lion Rock by one of Sri Lanka’s powerful kings. The Rock Temples at Dambulla, unchanged for 2,000 years, are a major site of Buddhist pilgrimage, crowned by the largest Buddha on the island. A visit to the bustling, multicoloured Dambulla vegetable market late in the afternoon is not to be missed - 40 minutes’ drive north from Jim’s Farm

  • Polonnaruwa and Minneriya National Park

Enjoy a cycle ride around the extensive and peaceful ruins of thirteenth century Polonnaruwa, one of the major ancient capital cities in the heart of Sri Lanka. En route, visit a local wood craft shop and return via Minneriya National Park to see Sri Lanka’s largest herd of wild elephants grazing in the late afternoon sun by the huge Tank (manmade lake) - 60 minutes’ drive east from Jim’s Farm

  • Matale and Kandy

Visit some of Sri Lanka’s most amazing Buddhist and Hindu temples in Matale, including the historically important Aluvihare Rock Temple; it was here that Buddhist texts were first written down in Sri Lanka, so paving the way for the Sinhalese alphabet. Then on to the Botanical Gardens in Kandy with its broad avenues and rare plants. Plus seats at the unique early evening Kandyan Dance display, and finally a visit to the stunning world-famous Temple of the Tooth at sundown - 60 minutes’ drive south from Jim’s Farm

  • Anuradhapura plus Aukana

Anuradhapura is the jewel in the crown, the largest of the ancient cities, which remains a major centre for Sri Lankan Buddhism. See the Buddha’s bodhi tree, brought here 2,500 years ago from India, one of the oldest living things on earth. En route visit the Aukuna, the largest standing Buddha carved from a single piece of rock -- Two hours’ drive north-west from Jim’s Farm

  • Tea District

Nearby Matale is home to some of the best tea estates in Sri Lanka. Guests can go to see the daily tea picking and weighing in, followed by lunch at a traditional estate bungalow, then on to a nearby tea factory to see the tea processing and enjoy a tea tasting session. Combine with a spice garden tour on your return - One hour's drive south-east from Jim’s Farm

  • Elephant Orphanage

Visit the world-famous, unique Elephant Orphanage at Pinnewela. Feed the baby elephants; watch the whole herd parade through the village for their daily bath. Great to combine with an afternoon visit to the Botanical Gardens in Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth tour - One and a half hour's drive west from Jim's Farm. A new Elephant Orphanage has opened at Rittigala, near Habarana; currently 8 baby elephants are being cared for before their release back into the wild - One and a half hour's drive from Jim's Farm

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