The Sri Lanka Travel Specialists
Dunkeld is one of five luxurious bungalow under the Tea Trails collection, perched high above the spectacular Castlereagh Lake near Dickoya and overlooking the lush green tea plantations of the Dunkeld Estate. It is a four-bedroom luxurious bungalow with a standalone cottage in Sri Lanka’s central highlands.
The Ceylon Tea Trails Experience:
In central Sri Lanka, lies the Golden Valley of Tea. This is home to old Ceylon. Here, five classic colonial bungalows, built for British tea estate managers in the days of the Raj, have been caringly restored by Dilmah Tea with the cooperation of Bogawantalawa Tea Estates. Each bungalow is different: Summerville
has the air of a country cottage, Castlereagh
has an eclectic style, Tientsin
is unashamedly colonial, Norwood
is more modern, abounding with 1960's character. Summerville and Castlereagh are situated opposite each other on the shores of the Castlereagh lake. Dunkeld
is 30 minutes from Castlereagh, Norwood is at the other end of the valley about 15 minutes away by car and Tientsin is about 30 minutes away in the next valley. Each house comes with its own manager, chef, butler and houseboys and between four and six luxurious suites. And when Tea Trails say all-inclusive, they mean it. No properties in Red Dot's extensive portfolio are more consistently praised for their excellence. All five bungalows are listed as Relais & Châteaux properties.
The bungalow has four types of suites: Master Suite, Garden Suite, Luxury Suite and the separate one-bedroom suite in the cottage. All suites are complete with beautiful furnishings influenced by colonial-period décor and have spacious ensuite bathrooms with a bath. Rooms are sold on an all-inclusive basis, which covers breakfast, lunch, an afternoon cream tea, dinner (inclusive of wine) and soft and non-premium alcoholic drinks.
The bungalow includes a swimming pool, a heated outdoor Jacuzzi, library and various indoor games. They serve a selection of delectable meals including authentic Sri Lankan and gourmet western dishes.
Dunkeld nestles amidst the verdant hill country in Dickoya in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. The bungalow is approximately 2hrs from Nuwara Eliya and 5hrs from Colombo's airport. five hours from Colombo, or consider air taxi options. You can also head to the south coast via a daily sea plane service between Hatton and Koggala.
Red Dot Average Score - 36 Reviews
Ratings based on real traveller reviews in the past 4 years
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