The Epitome Of Luxury In The Highlands
A quick glimpse at Ceylon Tea Trails…
Dare to adventure on a holiday like never before? A luxury adventure that is a little different to your last, unwind at Ceylon Tea Trails, your holiday home located in the idyllic Sri Lankan tea country. The five Tea Trails bungalows lies nestled among the hills of the Bogawantalawa region in central, Bandulla district in south central Sri Lanka. With beautiful Vistas and tea-infused gourmet cuisine, it is a perfect slice of paradise. Ceylon Tea Trails is the worlds first tea bungalow perched at an altitude of 1250 metres in Ceylon tea region. What makes Ceylon Tea Trails the ultimate holiday escape is the bungalows that it is comprised of. It is the ideal setting for trekking and biking against the breath taking backdrop of mountains lakes and waterfalls. In fact, Ceylon tae Trails comes with a view that will never cease to amaze you. Either to laze in or be out and about Ceylon Tea Trails is an icon of paradise on earth.
The maketh of Ceylon Tea Trails is none other than the infamous Resplendent Ceylon luxury chain of resorts around Sri Lanka. As we have already taken you through Wild Coast – Yala, Ceylon Tea Trails is the other most truly beautiful resort in the Resplendent Ceylon chain.
Comprising of five resorted colonial era residencies,
1. Norwood Bungalow
2. Tientsin Bungalow
3. Castlereagh Bungalow
4. Summerville Bungalow
5. Dunkled Bungalow
Ceylon Tea Trails is a truly immersive experience in the beautiful highlands of Sri Lanka. The five Tea Trails bungalows are located between 2 km and 15km from each other.
Norwood Bungalow – Ceylon Tea Trails
Set 1,250 metres above sea level amongst tea trails and mountain-scapes, Ceylon Tea Trails Norwood Bungalow is built as a long extension from an existing 1890s planter’s residence with architecture dating from the colonial era. Promising splendor, romance and nostalgia, the interiors hark back to its grand colonial heritage with tall French doors, timber-beamed ceilings and plantation shutters combined with the colours and textures of Asian silks. This is mirrored in the friendly service, where traditional English charm merges seamlessly with discreet Sri Lankan hospitality.
Norwood Bungalow comprises with five elegant, beautiful and timeless suites and an easy cozy bedroom that’s situated at the Far East end of Bagawanthalawa valley, Hatton. Endearingly can be known as the ‘little piece of England in Sri Lanka’, the cool climate on the picturesque plateau and its hilly greenery are tailor-made for rounds of cycling, pink-cheeked rambles along jungle trails, tea plantations, farms or gardens, afternoon Ceylon tea at the croquet lawn with scones. Play rounds of Billiard and indoor games and hop to the large swimming pool and sun deck where you can unwind and stare at the soothing sceneries. With your in-room spa treatment celebrate the restorative powers of tea, after your treks in our highlands.
At Norwood Bungalow the elegant interiors, lush surroundings and five-star care, set the tone for the perfect highland getaway filled with trails, tales and traditions where Norwood Bungalow is nothing but the epitome of highland lush in Sri Lanka.
Suites and Rooms- Norwood Bungalow
Norwood Bungalow at Ceylon Tea Trails comprises of four suites and two luxury rooms, each with its own unique view and comfort that is crafted to suit the cold weather and lush landscapes.
- Hazel Master Suite is a spacious and large area of 62 sq.m with a king bed, separate living room, bath and walk-in rain shower and also with an extra ordinary view of private garden and tea fields.
- Irvine Garden Suite is 45 sq.m in size and includes a king bed, bath and walk-in rain shower and French doors that opens view to the private garden.
- Andrews Garden Suite is 46 sq.m with a king bed, bath with rain shower, and a view to private garden.
- Trevaldwyn Garden Suite is 39 sq.m with a king bed, bath and walk-in rain shower, also obliges view to private garden.
- Jeffery Luxury Room is 31 sq.m including a king bed, bath with rain shower, garden view, and direct garden access.
- Wyatt Luxury Room is 30 sq.m including twin beds, bath and walk-in rain shower, garden view, and has direct garden access.
Dining – Norwood Bungalow
Gourmet cuisine at Ceylon Tea Trails bungalows are often celebrated with numerous delicious arrangements fresh and fine. Start your day at Norwood 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 Norwood 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 Norwood Bungalow.
Things to do – Norwood 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.
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Carol R Taylor