Are you thinking of the bungalow with your favorite pool at Ceylon Tea Trails? Then you’re reading the right article. The newest addition to the Ceylon Tea Trails family, Dunkeld Bungalow stands high above the Castlereagh lake of mature tea-estates and gardens in the Highland town of Hatton, majestically overlooking the mountains and beyond to the lake of Castlereagh. The Dunkeld Bungalow boasts two main residencies, The Dunkeld Owner’s Cottage and the Dunkeld Bungalow, with master suites and lovely bedrooms with a lush view, all elegantly furnished and individually designed. The Dunkeld Factory is one of the prime locations of the Dunkeld Bungalow and one of the sunniest spots in Ceylon Tea Trails. Enjoy the scenic riverside walks, take a stroll on the sun bathed gardens and capture the memories over the views of Hatton and the Great Western mountain range.
Originally built in 1925, the bungalow sits at an altitude of 4750 ft as an owner’s home in the 19th century, the Dunkeld Bungalow has seen a number of improvements, including the addition of the infinity-edge swimming pool that offers unimaginable panoramic views, whilst the hot tub seemingly floats above the lake surface. This is also well known for its beauty for it can host a variety of functions and events. This perhaps is your perfect location to celebrate you weddings in the hill country with the perfect weather and ambience including Ceylon tea Trails bespoke services. This venue at the Dunkeld Bungalow also comes handy with the capacity to accommodate up to 350 delegates for any of your special occasions or events. The hospitality of the delightful Ceylon Tea Trails team is matched by the warmest of welcomes that awaits you at Dunkeld Bungalow.
The Taylor Owner’s Cottage
Taylor Owners Cottage is also known as the Dunkeld Owner’s Cottage and it is a standalone, beautiful and coziest Bungalow in Dunkeld Residencies. It comprises of one master bed room with a king size bed, living room and a varendah. Taylor Owner’s Cottage also includes a heated Jacuzzi and the Cottage alone captures scenic view of the lake side. It is 145 sq.m in size in total.
The Dunkeld Bungalow – Rooms and Suites
The main bungalow of the Dunkeld Bungalow comprises of 4 bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, Billiard room and also a Library. The Dunkeld Bungalow perhaps is your go to Bungalow if fancy private verandahs, majestic mountain views, and English gardens for morning walks.
The Greig Master Suite is the biggest suite in the Dunkled Bungalow. It offers a kind bed with spate living room space for your relaxation, a bath and a separate walk in shower and offers soothing views across the lake.
The Anderson Garden Suite is the second largest room of 48 sq.m including a king bed, bath, walk in shower and a private verandah also garden and mountain views. The Clark Garden Suite is also 48 sq.m in size that includes a king bed, a bath, walk in shower, private verandah, garden and mountain views.
Apart from the main 3 suites the Dunkeld Bungalow also has a luxury bedroom. The Allen Luxury Room is as big as a suite with 48 sq.m with twin beds,a bath, a walk in shower, and also complementing garden and mountain views.
Dining – Dunkeld Bungalow
Gourmet cuisine at Ceylon Tea Trails bungalows are often celebrated with numerous delicious arrangements fresh and fine. Start your day at Dunkeld Bungalow with a tea-kish wakeup 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 Dunkeld 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 Dunkeld 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 sidewalks 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)
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Carol R Taylor