Turn back the clock to the comforts of another era where 3 beautiful old-worldly bedrooms and a spacious suite complete with 21st century amenities are yours to stay in true colonial style. Relax in the warmth of the living room or the cosy lounge/library where Cable TV and DVD player will keep you up-to-date and entertained, but let the exquisitely authentic décor of the dining room take you to the glory days of the past as you sample the cuisine to match.
Whether you prefer to take it easy or are eager for some action, you have plenty to choose from. It may be tea country, but it offers a diverse array of interests – nature, culture, history, lifestyles, and more. You can choose from our listed excursions and experiences or talk to our resident naturalist and plan some to suit your own interests too.
Plantation life was built on simple pleasures – good, home cooked fare was one. Culinary traditions are still strictly observed and meals prepared the old fashioned way. Our menu serves an array of Sri Lankan and Western dishes - so pick and choose to suit your mood. However, do take time to enjoy a traditional High Tea on the lawn – with plantation fresh tea, of course.
Mountain Biking: Try out some awesome rides off the beaten track with amazing scenery to inspire you to peddle on. Two routes are marked from each bungalow: Trail 1 - 5km to 10km (Easy) Trail 2 - 10km to 30km (Challenging). Take them on your own or with our Naturalist guide.
Whether you are an experienced hiker or just want a quiet walk exploring the scenery, we have some perfect trails for you. Two standard routes are planned and marked out from each bungalow: Trail 1 - 2km to 5km (Easy) Trail 2 - 5km to 12km (Challenging) Our Naturalist guide can accompany you if you wish, or you can set off on your own too. White-water Rafting: Thrills and spills await you! Ride the rapids of Kitulgala River and watch the forest and villages go by as you paddle the calm stretches. We provide transport, guide, entrance tickets and refreshments to get your energy back after all that action.
Bike & Train Trail:
Two adventures, one unforgettable ride. Ride over the mountains, and ride back by train. Our Naturalist guide will be with you throughout the trail. Option 1: Hatton - Watawala by train back to bungalow by bike. Train starts 07.00am, train journey approx. 30 minutes.,
Option 2: Hatton - Thalawakele by train back to bungalow by bike. Train starts 07.00am, train journey approx. 40 minutes. We provide transport, train tickets and snack.
Plantation Life - bungalow to bungalow: Discover your surroundings and our plantation bungalows. Walk with our Naturalist guide from one bungalow to another for lunch and on to the other for high tea. Our vehicle will bring you safely back in time for a well-earned dinner.
All about Tea: There is no better way to learn the true art of tea than a tea experience tour. Our expert guide will take you around the plantation, the factory and you can even pluck your own two leaves and bud if you wish to.
Excursions: Take some longer journeys to explore the wonderful diversity of Sri Lanka’s ‘Up Country’. Choose from our standard excursions to Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Adam’s Peak and Horton Plains or talk to us about creating your own...