Tea Country, Sri Lanka
Stafford Bungalow is nestled on a 50-acre working tea plantation overlooking the mountains, near the hill station of Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka’s hill country. Built by Scottish planters in 1884 and carefully restored in 2013, this luxury boutique cottage combines colonial charm with modern style and sophistication. There is plenty of space and two large verandahs with breathtaking views of the verdant landscape. A butler will be on hand to attend to your every need.
Offering warm hospitality, impeccable service and charming accommodation, Stafford Bungalow will appeal to couples or families seeking a relaxing and unique hideaway in an enchanting setting.
The cottage provides four spacious and individually designed rooms, which are decorated in a blend of classic style with contemporary comforts.
There are plenty of activities on offer in and around the estate and Lightfoot Travel can create a bespoke itinerary to ensure you make the most of your stay. Go for a stroll or cycle around the estate, play a game of tennis, visit a nearby tea factory or sip freshly brewed tea and homemade scones in front of the fireplace. You can also visit the charming town of Nuwara Eliya, Hakgala Botanical Gardens and Horton Plains. Boating on Lake Gregory is a must.
Stafford Bungalow Information
- Location & Getting There:
Stafford Bungalow is located around 30 minutes from the hill station of Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka. It borders the town of Ragala and is 2 hours from Kandy, 3 hours 45 minutes from Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport and nearly 5 hours from Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo.
The cottage accommodates up to 10 guests in 4 spacious rooms (a 57-sqm Master Suite, 2 Deluxe Rooms and a 58-sqm Family Suite). Each room has been finished to a high standard and features a king-size bed, teak furniture, wooden floors and a large bathroom. The magnificent Master Suite comes with a four-poster bed and sit-out area. The cottage can be rented on an exclusive basis or rooms can be rented individually.
-Dining room and outdoor pavilion
Activities on the property are heavily tea-orientated. There are walking trails and mountain biking routes through the tea bushes, you can pick your own tea, which can be sampled later, or visit a tea factory and enjoy a tea tasting demonstration. You can also play tennis. Nuwara Eliya, Hakgala Botanical Gardens and Lake Gregory are all worth a visit.
The cottage is a great spot for families. There is plenty of space for the children to play and there is a large family suite as well as a nanny room.