The Pepper Cottage
A community-based guesthouse experience in jungle bordering the Knuckles Mountain Range east of Kandy, Sri Lanka
The guesthouse is set-up as a community-based initiative. This to make sure the surrounding villagers will benefit from tourism. Pepper, which is largely available in the gardens, is harvested by different neighbours who maintain the pepper fields and keeping a large part of the profit. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be ordered or eaten at other neighbours houses. You can go on village-walks with the neighbours who will be more than happy to show you around their area!
All large and small renovations, as well as maintenance in and around the property, again will be taken care of by contracting people from the area.
The house is surrounded by a lush green garden and a small estate where mainly pepper and other small crops are growing, which offers nice opportunities for calm walks along its borders and to sit, relax, meditate or practise yoga.
The Pepper Cottage has a spacious living room / pantry and a wide kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and some extra sleeping possibilities if necessary. The front of the building has a small veranda with a lovely bench and on the eastside a spacious terrace overlooking the surroundings, with a clear view of the Victoria Lake.
Around The Pepper Cottage there is enough to do! Walks, hikes, waterfalls, village experience, Ayurvedic massages and even a swimming pool!