Stafford Bungalow

Nuwara Eliya | Deluxe

Initially built by Scottish planters back in 1884 and set on a 50-acre working tea plantation you don’t get much more authentic in the way of Tea Country accommodation than Stafford Bungalow!

Located in the picturesque hamlet of Ragala, around 40 minute drive from Nuwara Eliya, tea plantations stretch as far as the eye can see. Surrounded by this scenery, sitting in manicured gardens, Stafford Bungalow oozes old-world colonial charm. Service is wonderfully personalised and nothing is too much trouble, with thoughtful little touches that include hot water bottles on chilly evenings.

The bungalow itself was renovated in 2013 but still maintains its colonial charm. Four spacious bedrooms are elegantly furnished in teak, with wooden floors and cosy colouring. The Garden Deluxe bedroom, at the front of the bungalow, enjoys views over the gardens and there’s a large Family Suite that will comfortably accommodate a family of four.

There’s plenty of space both in and outside the bungalow in which to relax with a good book and a cup of tea (naturally!) Two large verandas make the most of the scenic views, the Living Room and library are cosy retreats for cooler days and there’s a Games Room, equipped with board games and a TV, which is as ideal hang out den for younger guests. Home-cooked meals are served in the colonial style Dining Room or the beautiful wooden dining pavilion in the rear garden. Don’t leave without trying the Stafford’s High Tea – freshly baked scones and homemade jams, served on the front lawn.

Activities, as you would expect, are heavily tea-oriented! Explore the surrounding estate on a guided tour, by bicycle or simply wander along one of the walking trails. For a hands-on experience head to the tea garden and pick-your-own tea shoots; or enjoy a tea-tasting demonstration and learn how to identify the grade of tea by taste (it’s all about slurp-roll-twist-spit)!

We Say
A charming property that offers a break away from conventional hotels - a more personalised experience.


Ragala, Nuwara Eliya

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 4 Rooms & suites
    • Deluxe room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Dining room
    • Al-fresco dining pavilion
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Tennis court
    • Bicycles
    • Board games
    • Scenic walks & hikes
    • Tea related activities

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