Price range :
Stafford Bungalow is currently offering special flexible terms and conditions to help you book Sri Lanka with confidence despite the uncertainty surrounding global travel at the moment. Read our blog or contact one of our expert trip planners to find out how you can take advantage of this special policy. Set on a 50-acre working tea plantation in Ragala, just a 30-minute drive from Nuwara Eliya, Stafford Bungalow was first built by pioneering Scottish planters in 1884 and today allows travellers a taste of what life was like for a planter in the British colonial period. Wander along the winding trails through the plantation, or sit out in the garden and enjoy a cup of Ceylon tea with some scrumptious scones. The bungalow has four bedrooms and a cosy study complete with big reading chairs and a comprehensive collection of books about the rich history of Ceylon tea, a key part of Sri Lanka’s heritage. The four spacious, elegantly-furnished bedrooms each has its own attached bath, modern amenities, teak furniture and stylish wooden floors.
There are two Deluxe Rooms, which have views over the tea plantations and open to the garden, and a Master Suite furnished with a four-poster bed and a private sit-out. The large Family Suite is slightly separate and can sleep up to four people, ideal for a family with small children. A room for a nanny and a cot can be organised on request.
TV with cable
TV with cable
Things to do ?
The chefs here still employ culinary skills which have been passed down to them by those who worked for the planters who once lived in this area. Old-fashioned English dishes are on offer, alongside more modern Western and Asian cuisine. Meals here are not formal, and recipes are inspired by authenticity and fresh ingredients, many of which are grown at the nearby farms. Breakfast is comprised of eggs, bread and fresh fruit, whilst lunch is usually a local rice and curry. The ‘Stafford High Tea’ includes freshly baked scones with liberal helpings of butter, homemade jam and cream, as well as an assortment of sandwiches and cakes and aromatic local tea. Dinner is a sumptuous three-course meal, which includes the special ‘soup of the day’ with a basket of freshly baked bread, a main dish which includes wholesome vegetables and salads, and an irresistible dessert.
Just for the kids
Stafford Bungalow is family friendly and welcomes children of all ages.