Ferncliff is a charming Nuwara Eliya heritage property with four bedrooms, caringly maintained as a holiday home for generations. It boasts extensive gardens flanked by Mount Pedro (Piduratalagala) - Sri Lanka’s tallest, perfect for children to play in safety. The bungalow has a cozy lounge, with fireplace; four spacious bedrooms opening out to garden views, and a dining area looking out to a courtyard and mountain views. Interiors blend colonial period antiques and modern touches; soft furnishings in vibrant handlooms and muted batiks on silk; and black and white photographs of bygone days. Ferncliff has an informal feel and can be booked by the room or as a whole bungalow, accommodating up to eight guests.
The four bedrooms are spacious and furnished with twin or king-size beds, wardrobe and planter’s chairs. The bedrooms also have a sitting area with views across the gardens and are equipped with satellite TV and electric heaters which can be used on cool nights. Ensuite bathrooms have h/w showers.
Meals are served in the dining room or in the attractive garden. Ferncliff serves Sri Lankan as well as western dishes, home baked cakes, desserts, fresh juices, and a range of Ceylon teas. The chef plans a daily menu based on freshly-available garden and market produce. The rear courtyard leads to the vegetables gardens with Mount Pedro looming over. Learn to cook Sri Lankan curries with the chef. Other facilities include wifi, croquet and bicycles to explore the town.
Why We Like It
Scrumptious high tea and cosy rooms in an attentive colonial-style setting.
Ferncliff is in an attractive part of Nuwara Eliya. This famous old colonial hill station lies more than 6,000 feet above sea level and is about three hours from Kandy.
Location: Nuwara Eliya, Hill Country
Style: Tea Bungalow
No. of Rooms: 4
Key Features: Colonial-style architecture