Goatfell, Nuwara Eliya

Serene four-bedroom bungalow Goatfell enjoys a lofty position on the top of a mountain near
Kandapola, a 30-minute drive from Nuwara Eliya. Surveying an easterly panorama of hills,
verdant tea estates and distant Ragala town, the bungalow epitomises the character and
beauty of Sri Lanka’s Hill Country. Although its extensively refurbished interiors have a fresh
contemporary feel, the atmosphere of this century-old former tea manager’s bungalow retains
its nostalgic colonial-era atmosphere. Bedrooms open directly onto the lush gardens, and the
bungalow’s seclusion makes stays here feel private and exclusive – perfect for gatherings.

Relax on the convivial garden terrace and dip into the infinity swimming pool, which offers
some of the best views in Sri Lanka. The lawned and wooded gardens wrap around the
house and melt into the neatly manicured tea bushes of the surrounding Concordia Estate.
Walks through the surrounding tea estate and to secret viewpoints are some of the activities
on offer here, and the bungalow’s team of butlers promise to pamper groups with their high
levels of discreet personalised service.

Each bedroom at Goatfell has a private furnished terrace and an ensuite bathroom with a tub
for warm soaks. The open-to-the-garden terrace is the venue for sampling Sri Lankan dishes
and international fare, while an open hearth in the lounge is the pefect spot for sipping pre-
and post-dinner drinks with friends. At this elevation – 2,000 metres – the climate is warm
during the day yet feels much cooler at night.


  • 4 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • Sleeps a maximum of 10 guests (with 2 rollaway beds)
  • Rates include meals, drinks and credit for local experiences
  • Spectacular tea country views
  • Infinity swimming pool
  • Fully staffed, including butlers & chef
  • Idea destination for scenic walks & rambles
  • Located 30 minutes drive from Nuwara Eliya


  • Sit on the terrace and sip Ceylon tea whilst taking in the panoramic views
  • Have a swim in the cool infinity swimming pool, drinking in the mountain vistas
  • Explore the surrounding tea estate and enjoy a picnic at a scenic viewpoint
  • Learn about the tea production process on a hosted visit to a local tea factory
  • Tour the quirky colonial sights of Nuwara Eliya, a former British hill station
  • Day trip to Horton Plains, high altitude grasslands offering superb walking
  • Travel onwards by train from Nanu Oya to sister hotels Camellia Hills in Hatton, and Nine Skies in Demodara


  • The hotel is located near Kandapola
  • Nuwara Eliya is a 30-minute drive away
  • The nearest train station is Nanu Oya, 20km distant
  • Distance to Colombo is 170km
  • Distance to the Bandaranaike International Airport is 166km