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Jim's Farm Villas

Matale, Hill Country, Sri Lanka

Built on 50 acres of farm, Jim's Farm is a lovely boutique resort between Dambulla & Kandy offering a comfortable stay in midst of a beautiful spice plantation.

At a Glance

  • Cosy home on a large spice plantation, perfect for relaxation

  • Well located, close to Cultural Triangle, Dambulla Rock,

  • Plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained

  • Hilltop villa is perfect for families with its own lounge, kitchen, dining area and pool

  • The villas have been designed very stylishly with timber floors, high roofs and broad verandahs

Villa, Couples, Family

Insider's View

Enjoy a fun ride on the tuk-tuk between the two villas

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Insider's View

Stay in the hill top villa for amazing views and to enjoy the swimming pool right outside.

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Insider's View

Amazing for families looking to explore the local sights at a leisurely pace.

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Insider's View

If you want to have a stay with a pool, make sure to request the hill top villa.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Jim's Farm Villas or take a look at our itineraries to Hill Country


Jim's farm is a beautiful boutique styled resort built over fifty acres of Spice Plantations in Mandawala area between Dambulla & Kandy. Though the initial uphill drive to spice country can be slightly bumpy, the resort is ideally located with fantastic views and complete relaxation, perfect for families and couples

Mr Kevin Abbott's family hilltop home, carries the warmth & feel of a perfect summer home. A lovely team ensure that you are really comfortable and well looked after. Jim's Farm Villas is perfect to combine with the cultural triangle for a relaxing stay at the end of your vacation or good if you want to break your journey between the cultural triangle and traveling to the hill country.

Split between three villas, there are a total of fourteen rooms at Jim's Farm Villas. We reccomend the Spice Garden Villa and Mango Villa which come with spacious family rooms which can fit extra children's beds. 

The resort offers plenty of activities for families and couples looking for a more active vacation and a large pool area for those who just want to lay back and absorb the beautiful settings.Local visits to nearby village or a visit to the farms can also be arranged. With easy access to other parts of the Cultural Triangle, it makes for a great base from which to explore,


The Spice garden villa has four rooms and the Hilltop villa has five rooms and a pool close by. There are common living areas and all rooms have attached en-suite bathrooms.


Children are more than welcome at Jim's Farm Villas and the Mango villa works perfectly for families traveling together. There are plenty of facilities, making Jim's Farm Villas a dream base for both kids and parents alike. Children meals can be specially catered for, as well as baby cots and highchairs.


Meals include, a good breakfast consisting of a fruit plate, fruit juice, marmalade, hot breakfast prepared from fresh farm produce. Dinner can be Sri Lankan specialties or Western cuisines and the chef is happy to adapt their dishes to your preferences with prior intimation.

Breakfast is served outdoors on your villa terrace with amazing views of the plantations all around. Evening you are served pre-dinner drinks with a range of canapes. Dinner is served in a common dining pavilion and is hosted by the manager in the house. A liqueur license has been requested. There is also a portable barbecue that adds to the dining experience.


Jim's Farm is ideally located forty minutes from Dambulla Rock Caves and thirty miles from Kandy, It's a perfect location for families looking for a more active vacation and would like to explore the interesting cultural part of the country. Visit to Knuckles range can also be arranged along with cooking lessons, cycling and table tennis.

A tuk-tuk ride between the two villas and around the resort can be enjoyed. Visit the local village or go on a tour of the farm.

Location & Directions

Matale, Hill Country, Sri Lanka

Located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, Jim's Farm is 45 minutes from Dambulla Rock Caves and about a 1-hour drive from Kandy city.

When to go

Year round destination. Because the Hill Country it so high up it rarely gets unbearably hot. The months of December to April are probably the best time to visit, as temperatures rise to around 28C during the day but cool down at night. During the monsoon season from October to December you can expect heavy downpours. June to September are the driest months here, when there’s almost no rain at all.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Jim's Farm Villas or take a look at our itineraries to Hill Country

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