About Ellerton

Ellerton was built for the manager of a large tea estate more than 100 years ago. Now owned by Cary & Richard Goode, it retains the character and tranquillity of those colonial days.

The Main House

At 2,400 feet Ellerton combines the best of Sri Lanka's weather. The sun in the day is hot, while the evenings and nights are relatively cool without the stickiness of the coast, nor the distinct chill of the hill country.

The Garden

Set in beautiful gardens, Ellerton has 7 comfortable double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, a swimmimg pool fed by our own spring and wonderful views in all directions.

We are rated the best hotel in the Kandy District by our guests see Trip Advisor.

Our hospitality

Our aim is to give you the feeling you are staying in a friend's house and not a hotel. We deliberately lack many of the features of hotels but these are more than compensated for by a genuinely relaxed and informal atmosphere.

This is our home when in Sri Lanka so Ellerton is furnished in a relaxed country house style.


Two chefs produce delicious meals with local produce and Sri Lankan curries are always available as an alternative choice to the daily menu.

Dining at Ellerton

Soft drinks, tea and coffee and local alcohol are available all day and are included in the room charge. more