Bungalows

Gracious living in the heart of emerald tea blanketed mountains

Sweeping lawns and swimming pools. English gardens filled with roses, dew filled agapanthus and spring crocus. Tea on the lawn with Dundee cake, scones, strawberries and cream or lunch alfresco by the pool, a summerhouse to meditate in or watch the forest wagtail flit from tree to tree. Tennis, swimming, croquet and classic board games all come together for a leisurely lifestyle at the five historic tea planters bungalows that comprise Ceylon Tea Trails.

Summerville, Castlereagh and Dunkeld overlook the Castlereagh lake, Norwood is at the other end of the valley about 15 minutes away by car and Tientsin is about 30 minutes away in the next valley. Each house comes with its own chef, butler and houseboys and from 5 to 6 rooms each. Master Suites with a separate living room and private gardens, Garden Suites with verandahs to private gardens and spacious Luxury Rooms of great character. Dunkeld has an Owner’s Cottage set away from the main bungalow.

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Five historic tea planters' homes repurposed
1st Relais & Chateaux resort in Sri Lanka
Home of the world famous Ceylon tea
Norwood abounds with 50’s character.
Built 1890, rebuilt 1950, altitude 4300 ft.
A beautiful view of the eastern end of the Bogawantalawa valley from the Northwood Bungalow at Ceylon Tea Trails in Hatton.
Charming interior of the Northwood Bungalow at Ceylon Tea Trails in Hatton.

The bungalow at Norwood commands a fine view of the eastern end of the Bogawantalawa valley and rests in the shelter of one of the finest bamboo stands to be found anywhere.

High Colonial is the perfect way to describe Tientsin
Built 1888, Altitude 4600 ft.
Beautiful panoramic view from the swimming pool of the tea-carpeted mountains at the Tientsin Bungalow at Ceylon Tea Trails in Hatton.
Private butler at the entrance to the Tientsin Bungalow at Ceylon Tea Trails in Hatton.

Step into the world of Tientsin and step back in time. Named after the Chinese village from which the original tea seedlings came, this very British residence is a historical landmark.

Summerville has the air of a country cottage
Built 1923, Altitude 4000 ft
Magnificent views of the lake and tea planted mountains outside the Summerville bungalow
Fireplace and interior view of the Summerville bungalow at Ceylon Tea Trails in Hatton.

High above the lake at the edge of a tea plantation, Summerville stands sentinel. This five-room bungalow enjoys magnificent views of the water and beyond to tea planted mountains in the distance.

Dunkeld offers a panoramic view of the lake.
Built 1925, altitude 4750 ft
View from the jacuzzi of the magnificent scenery at Ceylon Tea Trails in Hatton.
Interior at the Dunkeld bungalow  at  Ceylon Tea Trails in Hatton.

Poised high above Castlereagh lake, the bungalow looks down on the verdant tea fields of Dunkeld estate and the tea factory, with spectacular views of the Great Western mountain range.

Castlereagh boasts an eclectic style of its own
Built 1925, altitude 4025 ft
Tantalizing views across the lake outside the Castlereagh bungalow at Ceylon Tea Trails in Hatton.
Gorgeous views of the beautiful scenery surrounding the pool at  the Castlereagh bungalow at Ceylon Tea Trails in Hatton.

Travelers approaching Castlereagh from the road can glimpse tantalizing views across the lake of this magnificent symbol of the glory days of colonial life.

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