Stafford Bungalow, Nuwara Eliya
About Stafford Bungalow, Nuwara Eliya
Set amongst the stunning tea plantations in Sri Lanka, Stafford Bungalow is a family heritage holiday home, initially built by the pioneering Scottish planters in 1884. It is located in the outskirts of the Hill resort of Nuwara Eliya, approximately 30 minutes' drive through the picturesque tea country and bordering the town of Ragala.
Stafford Bungalow is now open to guests to share the experience of living in this exclusive planter's bungalow within a 50 acre working tea plantation. It is located amongst one of the finest tea fields in the world, in a private and stylish ambience. Rest and rejuvenate while enjoying the salubrious cool climes of the 'Tea Country', take a walk along one of the many trails that wind their way through the luscious tea bushes, or just simply enjoy freshly brewed tea and scrumptious baked scones on the perfectly manicured 'Blue Grass' garden, immersing in nostalgia of the days gone by.
Unwind, reflect, explore, and discover.
Location of Stafford Bungalow, Nuwara Eliya
It is located in the outskirts of the Hill resort of Nuwara Eliya, approximately 30 minutes' drive through the picturesque tea country and bordering the town of Ragala.
Accommodation at Stafford Bungalow, Nuwara Eliya
Welcome to our holiday home in the hills - Stafford Bungalow -which provides the perfect choice for couples or families. Stafford has 4 spacious bedrooms each with its own character and ensuite bathrooms. The rooms are large and very tastefully furnished. All rooms are tastefully refurbished with teak furniture and wooden floors, and have attached bathrooms and are made up with rain water showers and elegant layout. A cosy, study/snug, adds to the charm and furnished with reading chairs. Browse our bookshelves to find an engrossing collection of books and magazines and a special collection of reading material on the rich heritage of the tea plantations. The bungalow is also family friendly and has its own nanny room and a cot on request, supported by a family-friendly staff.
Facilities at Stafford Bungalow, Nuwara Eliya
The Stafford Bungalow is set in a 50 acre working tea estate, which is available to explore at your leisure. The Bungalow is built on an area of approximately 5,360 sq. ft. (498 sq. mtrs)
Within the main house there is a large Morning room at the entrance with a corner fitted with satellite television and DVDs. An elegantly furnished Living room, furnished with period antique furniture and local artwork. Off the living room there is a cozy Library which contains a range of books. The elegant dining room being connected to the Living room has facilities for common or separate dining. Both the living room and the dining room have a working fireplace to keep the areas warm.
The Games Room or 'hand out den' has a sitting area with a working fireplace. It is well stocked with board games and Satellite television and DVDs
Library which contains a range of books, Dvds and a TV with satellite television. The large verandas, both front and back provide the perfect place to recline and absorb the stunning view of the surrounding area.
The dining pavilion, crafted out of beautiful local wood and which appears to float off the rear lawn, has outstanding views to the rear of the property. Scenic Walks and Hikes
Explore the 50 acre Tea plantation and surrounding villages and plantations through a leisurely walk or an adventure trek , to experience the serene landscapes, flora, birdlife and the activities involved in plantation life. A guide can be provided or self-walk on advised trails.
Monopoly, Scrabble, Carom, and Chess are available. Just ask if you are interested in borrowing these.
The cool breezes and breathtaking landscape around the hotel are perfect for exploring the area by bike. And most of the tracks around the bungalow are with limited traffic, so you can concentrate on enjoying the views.
Our excellent bikes are well suited to the rugged terrain and are regularly checked and maintained for your safety and comfort.
If you are looking to create your own grand slam tournament , our private tennis clay court , within the Bungalow premises and surrounded by the lush tea fields , would be an ideal setting. From the pioneering days it was a practice that after a strenuous morning of supervision in the fields and tea factory, The British planters enjoyed their afternoon game of tennis. Racquets and balls are available on request.
Excursions and Day Tours from Stafford Bungalow, Nuwara Eliya
Tea Related Activities
Stafford, Ragala- Nuwara Eliya is a unique geographical location that brings you a collection of teas that are amongst the finest in the world. Guests are free to explore the estate. The Estate contains walking trails mountain biking routes and our staff will be happy to guide you through the tea plantation. Enjoy a mornings activity by wrapping on your sacks, and head for the tea gardens with the tea baskets to hand pick the best shoots or "two leaves and a bud", which by late noon the gatherings will reach the factory before becoming your cup of tea. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to a local tea factory and see the process first hand. Our Tea Superintendent can also enhance your tea tasting skills, by presenting a unique tea tasting demonstration on request. Slurp, Roll, Twist, Spit - an interesting group experience to do while you taste teas to identify its various grades, comparing same with your colleagues. For those keen to understand the plantation neighborhood, a meeting with the local villagers can also be arranged.