9 December 2020
Stafford Bungalow is a 130-year-old refurbished planter’s bungalow located amidst a working tea estate in the village of Ragala in the Sri Lankan hill country. Built in 1884 (upgraded in 2013) by a Scottish plantation manager, this four-bedroom Nuwara Eliya bungalow has an old-world charm and is designed with wooden floors, fire places and gabled roof. The property has 2 deluxe rooms, one which leads out onto the front lawn and the other, set in between the two suites, overlooks the landscaped rear garden. The Master suite is a large room featuring a four poster bed and private sit-out. The family room consists of 2 interconnecting rooms with a shared bathroom.
Activities at the bungalow include a game of tennis or croquet, a selection of indoor games, guided walks around the tea plantations, visit to a local tea factory and for the more adventurous 1-2 hour hikes see waterfalls and enjoy panoramic vistas. Delicious meals are prepared by the chef and his team and include Sri Lankan specialties, an English high tea complete with scones, clotted cream and home made jams and marmalades, tea themed 5 course dinners and more.