Anilana Craigbank

AREA Hill Country
LOCATION Nuwara Eliya
FROM COLOMBO 180 km - 5 hours 30 minutes


Anilana Criagbank is the hill country arm of the esteemed Anilana collection of boutique properties. It is located just above Nuwara Eliya town but offers complete seclusion all the same, while offering unparalleled views of the 100 year old golf course and the sweeping mountainside. The drive from Kandy will take approximately three hours.


Anilana Craigbank is housed in a 160 year old colonial property and has in its embrace ample garden space. Originally designed by a Frenchman, this European style home can seem like something out of an old country novel. The calming mountain air does wonders to soothe a weary soul and the child friendly atmosphere makes it an idyll for families traveling together. The interiors are aesthetically pleasing with carefully chosen antiques and furniture while every modern convenience balances this antiquity. Anilana Craigbank is truly evocative of a bygone era and can even seem like a passage through time. It is also in close proximity to the town of Nuwara Eliya- a hillside hamlet, which was once called ‘little England’ and British colonial influences have been well preserved. Craigbank’s own canine duo- Labrador retrievers named Gin & Tonic are up for a game of fetch with a young one at any time.


There are four bedrooms on offer and each of them are well decorated and feature working fireplaces which are lit every evening. There are also heaters and the attached bathroom has hot water, bath tubs and twin vanities. They are also painted in different colours so that each have a distinctive personality.The master bedroom features a large double bed and a fireplace in the bedroom as well as in the bathroom. Large French windows will take you out onto the gardens.


Anilana Craigbank has several places in which to observe the views, enjoy a cup of the finest Sri Lankan tea or curl up with a good book. Both the drawing room and the verandahs are examples of this. There is also a flat screen TV, DVD player and a library of books- some new while others are old, as well as board games. The ten seater dining table is an option for mealtime, while others include the verandahs or the privacy of your own room. The resident cook prepares a variety of cuisine consisting of Sri Lankan and international dishes. The housekeeping staff will assist whenever required and the gardens are great for evening walks.


Do take the time to explore Nuwara Eliya, where old colonial homes and immaculately clipped English lawns will make you question where it is you took a holiday to. The Golf Course offers a challenging game as well as an opportunity to play in a comfortable climate. For a full list of activities, visit our Hill Country Destination profile.

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