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.
The Gold Standard For Boutique Luxury in Sri Lanka
Five historic tea planters' homes repurposed
1st Relais & Chateaux resort in Sri Lanka
Home of the world famous Ceylon tea
Spacious suites are filled with charming heritage furniture – some with four-poster beds and freestanding bathtubs – whilst a spacious lounge and billiards room ...
Abound with 50’s character, Norwood Bungalow offers breathtaking views of the eastern end of the Bogawantalawa Valley.
Interiors are inspired by a traditional members club, whilst the expansive gardens are home to an infinity-edge swimming pool and hot tub. The secluded Taylor’s Owner’s Cottage is a romantic one-bedroom hideaway blending seamlessly into the surrounding tea fields, complete with twin bathtubs and a private jacuzzi.
Poised high above Castlereagh Lake, Dunkeld Bungalow offers panoramic views across the valley and the spectacular Great Western mountain range.
Castlereagh's spacious garden suites have been recently refurbished with an eclectic and colourful style, whilst a large drawing room opens onto an expansive terrace, swimming pool and jacuzzi. The bungalow's summerhouses are scattered across the extensive grounds, perfect for a spot of afternoon tea or indulging in a good book whilst the sun sets over the water.
Nestled into a wooded dell close to the water, this century-old bungalow offers unrivalled views across the spectacular Castlereagh Lake.
Exuding the laid-back air of a country cottage, this five-bedroom waterfront bungalow is home to a spectacular infinity pool, croquet lawn and cosy lounge. Elegant suites offer large four-poster beds and freestanding bathtubs, some with private gardens.
Sitting right on the banks of Castlereagh Lake, Summerville enjoys magnificent views of the water and the rolling hills beyond.
Steeped in old-world elegance and charm, each suite celebrates its original design, with polished teak wood floors, high ceilings and four poster beds. Wander the glorious rose terraces, visit the clay tennis court or relax in the large swimming pool and raised garden that offer panoramic views of the tea-carpeted mountains leading towards the World Heritage Horton Plains National Park.
Built in 1888, Tientsin is the oldest bungalow in the valley and named after the Chinese village from which the original tea seedlings came.