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A boutique hotel inspired by the Farms in Suffolk, England at Jim’s Farm Villa

Located just 3 kilometers inward from the A9 road in the town of Matale, Jim’s Farm Villa offers guests a unique experience of luxury blended with an organic farm stay in the tranquility of their 50 acre organic farm. Founded on the principles of relaxation to it’s guest’s mind and body, the boutique hotel was inspired by the scenic farms in Suffolk England - a little piece of English heaven in Sri Lanka. 

The boutique hotel offers 3 villas, with a total of 14 rooms and since the hotel is located on such a vast plot of land, the hotel also grows its own fruits and vegetables and rears its own herd of cows - where the hotel’s dairy and meals are sourced from its own garden whilst other product which aren’t grown in-house is sourced from local neighborhood farmers

Apart from the attractions of the hotel’s organic garden that supplies most of the fruit and vegetables to the kitchen as well as the cattle that are bred in-house, the 50 acre land is set amidst wooded hills and next to scenic paddy fields. The surrounding location makes the hotel a paradise for ornithologists as there has been a record of over 102 species of birds in this plot of land. 


Our policy in discouraging Animal Cruelty, Tourist Traps and Staged Tourist Shows

Animals Are Friends Too: Discouraging Animal Cruelty, Tourist Traps and Staged Tourist Shows

We at ExJ stay away from tourism experiences that are staged and involve animal cruelty and shopping traps that are contrived to exploit and deceive clients.

Even though some of the popular ‘attractions’ are not included in our programmes due to the above reasons, we have no objections in our clients making their own arrangements with our Drivers to visit these places.


Why we do not promote following attractions


Turtle Hatcheries

As this concept has serious negative aspects in terms of conservation, we do not encourage our visitors to patronize the turtle hatcheries, as not all of them are really turtle-friendly. We instead encourage them to observe turtles in their natural habitats.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

When we became aware that the animal welfare standards there were questionable, we stopped encouraging our clients to visit the orphanage. We are pleased to observe that the Born Free Foundation has now adopted similar measures.

Elephant back rides – Habarana

There’s uncertainty surrounding the attitude of this place towards animal welfare. There may be a few ethical operators, but in general, we are not in agreement with how the place is run. We all would love a photo of us riding an elephant, but is a lifetime of pain caused to these magnificent mammals really worth a few fleeting likes on social media?

Traditional Village Tour with a Canoe Trip and Bullock-Carts – Habarana

This is a tourist trap where a lot of the trip is ‘staged’ for commercial purposes. Such fake touristic experiences will not give our visitors an idea of what life in the country is really like, so join us as we show you the real side of Sri Lanka. And at the end of every vacation, always ask yourself, “Did you feel that your holiday was ethical, eco-friendly, and reduced environmental impacts?”

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