Travellers approaching Castlereagh from the road can glimpse tantalising views across the lake of this magnificent symbol of the glory days of the tea planter’s life. Nestled in a wooded dell close to the water, this century-old bungalow offers unrivalled water views and superb garden suites to suit every taste. Elegant parquet floors all around with open fireplaces in the dining and drawing rooms, evoke recollections of the life and times of the tea planters who once lived here. In the extensive grounds, summerhouses can be found where tea is served, and a good book enjoyed until the sun goes down over the water and it’s time for sundowners on the terrace overlooking the lake.
45 sq.m – king bed, bath and walk-in rain shower, view of tea fields & mountains, private verandah & garden.
Alston Garden Suite
46 sq.m – king bed, bath and walk-in rain shower, view of tea fields, private verandah and garden.
Palmer Garden Suite
36 sq.m – king bed, bath and walk-in rain shower, view of tea fields and lake, private garden.
Jamieson Garden Suite
40 sq.m – king bed, bath and walk-in rain shower, view of lake & tea fields, private garden.
Tate Luxury Room
41 sq.m – twin beds, bath and walk-in rain shower, view of lake & tea fields.
Historic homes of the pioneers of Ceylon Tea
Summerville, Castlereagh and Dunkeld Bungalows overlook 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. Marked trekking and biking trails connect the bungalows, or take a guided walk between them, enjoying stunning panoramas along the way. Guests can choose to dine in any of the other bungalows.