The Octagon, for yoga and meditationThe Living Room
The Paddyfield Retreat and Octagon
Hosted by Desmond
Desmond is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Tucked away in the hills above Kandy, The Paddyfield Hideaway is a rural sanctuary away from the noise and pollution of city life. Guests have free use of the Octagan, a sublime space for yoga and meditation. It is a place to come and unwind

The space

Tucked away in the hills above Kandy, The Paddyfield Hideaway is a sanctuary from the noise and pollution of city life. The tall beautiful house overlooks paddy fields that have been cultivated by hand for the last seven hundred years.
Walking the quiet lane-ways of this rural idyll will bring you to a nearby Buddhist Meditation Centre, and through unspoilt jungle villages where you will see people drying out spices and living very traditional lives.
Guests have free use of the Octagon, a sublime space for calming down. Designed by an Irish poet in 2012 for meditation or yoga, for reading or writing, painting or playing a musical instrument.
Standing on the brow of a circular tea-garden, contoured with stone paths that prevent erosion in thunderstorms, the Octagon commands a view of wooded hills and cultivated valleys that will uplift your spirit.
We welcome the elderly or anyone in need of special care, and likewise children are welcome. All our water comes from our own deep spring well. We can provide full board, of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine at little more than the cost of the food.
it is not a place for those seeking action and nightly entertainment. It is a getaway from it all.
This is the home of a famous Irish poet.

Guest access

Kitchen, Sitting Room, TV Room, Verandahs, Tea Gardens, The Octagon, Swinging Bench, Free Wi-Fi, Spring .Water supplied by our own deep well.

Interaction with guests

Well and warmly. Fluent English! Irish poet in residence

Other things to note

The Padytfield Retreat and Octagon is part owned by famous You Tuber Caspar Lee!

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets

As if at home! Smoking outdoors only.


1 night minimum stay

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Joined in February 2014
Desmond User Profile

1 am an energetic young man with a wife and daughter. I speak fluent English and invite people to come and share my home in the Hills above Kandy. My wife, Naomi is an excellent cook , and we both very much enjoy meeting and entertaining visitors from all over the world.

Languages: English

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