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Ceylon Tea Trails - Dunkeld

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Colonial luxury in the glorious tea hills

Welcome to Ceylon Tea Trails, a range of luxurious planters’ bungalows in Dickoya, found approximately 4,000 feet above sea level in the southern highlands of Sri Lanka’s tea country. Tea Trails comprises five classic colonial bungalows, built for British tea estate managers in the days of the Raj. Each bungalow is different, combining both classical and contemporary styles: the effect is quintessentially luxurious and colonial, a stroll back in time but entirely resplendent in modern amenities. Within the confines of each bungalow guests will find over-sized rooms with four-poster beds, lavish bathrooms and a blazing log fire in the dining and drawing rooms. The meticulously maintained gardens also feature sun-decks and summer houses where traditional English Cream Teas are served by the bungalow’s resident butler. Enjoy reading by the pool, having high tea in the summerhouse or a gin and tonic on the terrace.

The Dunkeld Bungalow, which was built in 1925 and stands at 4,750ft, is the latest addition to the Tea Trails bungalows and offers five bedrooms in four categories of suites: Master Suite, Garden Suite, Luxury Suite and a separate one-bedroom suite in the Taylor Owner’s Cottage. Settled high above the Castlereagh Lake, the bungalow affords a spectacular view of the lush green tea fields of Dunkeld estate and the tea factory.

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Dunkeld Luxury Rooms

Allen (50sqm) is the only Luxury Room, has twin beds and a view of the garden and mountains.

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Dunkeld Garden Suites

Anderson and Clark are both 66sqm in space, and each have a private veranda with a garden, view of the highlands, king-sized beds, walk-in showers and private verandas.

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Dunkeld Master Suite

Greig (82sqm) is the only Master Suite in Dunkeld, with a view across the Castlereagh Lake. It has a king bed, separate living room, bathtub and walk-in shower.

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Taylor Owner’s Cottage

A stand-alone bungalow spanning 180sqm, offering lake views, a heated outdoor Jacuzzi, master bedroom with a king-sized bed, living area, veranda and a small second bedroom with twin beds.

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Cuisine

Sri Lanka’s ‘green gold’ is a large component of the Ceylon Tea Trails culinary experience: the innovative dishes are infused with the tea that lushly carpets the hills. Fresh herbs such as basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, tarragon and mint inspire dishes that, combined with tea and fresh home-grown vegetables, create truly unique takes on classical British and Sri Lankan cuisine. All food and drink is included at Tea Trails; everything from your steaming cup of ‘bed tea’ in the morning to your delicious four-course dinner accompanied by fine wines, spirits and cocktails. Each bungalow has its own staff that includes a very talented chef and a personal butler who will take care of your every need. Breakfasts are lavish affairs where the full English must be tried at least once. Lunches are typically light and informally-served on your veranda, although you could indulge in a delicious Sri Lankan rice and curry. Picnics of salads and roast beef sandwiches are provided if you want to go exploring. Be sure to return by 4pm to treat yourself to the delicious cream teas! Dinners are formal affairs. Expect lavish set menus and generous desserts that include cinnamon tea poached pears with butterscotch ice cream and a wicked chocolate biscuit cake!

Just for the kids

The bungalows are all family friendly. Children can enjoy walking the tea trails as well as learning about tea and how it grows.

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