The elegant charms of yesteryear are yours to enjoy in the 4 luxurious bedrooms with all the necessary amenities of today such as attached bathrooms with hot/cold bath and showers. A cosy living room, a lounge with Cable TV and DVD player and a beautifully designed period style dining room completes the perfect picture of an authentic plantation bungalow.
Four acres of garden surrounded by tea plantations offers plenty to explore outdoors. The locale is rich in attractions too – both cultural and natural. Learn the art of tea with a tea experience tour; go trekking on the mountain trails and do some bird watching along the way. Why stay close… stray further away and discover the wonders of the hill country on some of our guided tours.
Complete the colonial experience at your mealtimes too. The bungalow cooks are experts at preparing the most hearty, traditional fare to satisfy even the biggest of appetites. Start the day with a good old fashioned English breakfast, take a picnic lunch out in the garden and round up the day with a true Sri Lankan dinner – the ‘up country’ way.
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.
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...