If you’re looking for a bungalow perched amongst dramatic mountain scenery, a property with great views of gardens or a cosy lake side retreat overlooking nature at its purest form you’ll find it here. Castlereagh Bungalow was built in 1925, at an alleviation of altitude 4025 ft. It is one the most beautiful Ceylon Tea Trails bungalow infamous for its sweeping trails and pretty gardenscapes. Set at close proximity to Castlereagh lake, the bungalow boasts a mere picture of a draling escape in the eyes of a luxury traveler seeking for the best views and serenity instilled backdrops. The Castlereagh is not just another bungalow but at a glimpse, its perceived as a bungalow standing amidst the wilderness and sun kissed in a cold cozy day ready to indulge in tranquility.
Castlereagh Bungalow as beautiful as it is, comprises of not just the luxury tea planters abode but the little summer houses scattered in the premises to soothe and ease in to nature with an authentic pot of Ceylon tea by dawn for when the sun rays drop in filters or even for lovers of sunset, with high tea gazing at sweeping views across and watch natures magic before going to warm your cold finger tips at the fireplace in Castlereagh Bungalow.
Suites and Rooms – Castlereagh Bungalow
The historic nature of the Ceylon Tea Trails – Castlereagh Bungalow means that every room and suite is unique, with quirky original features, however, the truly outstanding feature of almost all Castlereagh Bungalow rooms is the view. Every bedroom is furnished to the highest standards with more than just the comforts of home in all colonial form. It is a chance to re-live the life of a planter and evoke the colonial feels at every nook and corner in the Castlereagh bungalow.
Castlereagh Bungalow comprises of four garden suites and a luxury room. Out of the four suites the Baker Garden Suite is known for its extravagant comfort of its king bed, the bath and walk in shower and most importantly doors being opened to view of stretching tea fields and majestic mountains of the hill country in Hatoon Sri Lanka. Views of verandah and garden also come handy at this suite in Castlereagh bungalow. The Baker suite is of 45 sq.m .
Alston Garden Suite is of 46 sq.m, with a cosy king bed, relaxing bath and walkin rain shower and also offers views of tea fields, private verandah and garden. Palmer Garden Suite on the other hand is rather small (36 sq.m) but as cosy as it is wiith a king bed, bath and walk-in rain shower, view of tea fields and lake, private garden.
Jamieson Garden Suite is of 40 sq.m including a king bed, bath and walk-in rain shower, offering views just as the Palmer Garden Suite.
Tate Luxury Room is of 41 sq.m and comprises of twin beds, bath and walk-in rain shower, and offers tanatalising view of lake & tea fields.
All four suites and the room and extra ordinarily beautiful and different at the same time. Opening doors to nature from any corner of Castlereagh Bungalow is truly mesmerizing as its set amidst sights to behold.
Dining – Castlereagh Bungalow
Gourmet cuisine at Ceylon Tea Trails bungalows are often celebrated with numerous delicious arrangements fresh and fine. Start your day at Castlereagh Bungalow with a tea-kish wake up call from the butler, followed by English or Sri Lankan breakfast of your choice, either to stay in or stay out staring into the misty eye of Hatton.
Ceylon Tea Trails dining is known for its fresh homegrown fruits and vegetables, teas and herbs from its surrounding estates. Enjoy these fresh meals in elegant surroundings at Castlereagh Bungalow, be it at the main dining room or the resplendent tearoom, with vistas overlooking the garden escapes, or in an open dining concept that merges seamlessly into the lush tea grounds around. A four-course dinner menu of your choice of English or Sri Lankan will always come handy to you at Castlereagh Bungalow.
Things to do –Dunkeld Bungalow
The Tea Experience
From trekking through the dense jungle to a tea estate to watch and experience how tea pluckers work their magic with two hands, is a much do excursion for anyone staying at Ceylon Tea Trails bungalows. The trek does not simply end at that, but at the factory where all the tea-talk takes place.
Ride through slopes to mountains and aside tea-estates in the Lankan highlands with cool winds tucking against you.
Scenic side walks and hikes
A walk to remember? Yes! In deed! There’s nothing like getting into shoes and trekking amongst the jungles and beautiful roads and a plethora of scenic escapes where heaven feels like home.
All bungalows have a croquet lawn where you can unleash devious tactics against family and friends, a Pimms No 1 in hand.(Resplendentceylon.com, 2018)
White Water Rafting
Your adventure starts at a beautiful nature base in Kitulgala about 75 minutes from Ceylon Tea Trails. After a safety briefing and a few pointers on rafting technique, you’ll jump right into the action. (Resplendentceylon.com, 2018)
Hop in to kayak across the majestic Castlereagh lake to journey through the cold waters with a plethora of views.
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Carol R Taylor