The Sunday Times Travel: June 2013: A guide to the world’s best lakeside holidays

You can live the life of a tea planter up in the Bogawanthalawa Valley, where four classic colonial bungalows around Castlereagh Lake have been fully restored. All have great views over forest and the tea estates. The four-bedroom Summerville has the feel of an English country cottage transplanted to a tropical setting, with the addition of a swimming pool. All the houses have a manager, a chef, a butler and the houseboys, and you can spend your days biking, trekking and whitewater rafting – or simply pass the time gazing over the lake until the first sun downer puts in an appearance. Read more: Sunday Times Travel_23rd June_Ampersand1 copy


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