Set amongst the stunning tea plantations in Sri Lanka, Stafford Bungalow is a family heritage holiday home, initially built by the pioneering Scottish planters in 1884. It is located in the outskirts of the Hill resort of Nuwara Eliya, approximately 30 minutes' drive through the picturesque tea country and bordering the town of Ragala. Stafford Bungalow is now open to guests to share the experience of living in this exclusive planter's bungalow within a 50 acre working tea plantation. It is located amongst one of the finest tea fields in the world, in a private and stylish ambience. Rest and rejuvenate while enjoying the salubrious cool climes of the 'Tea Country', take a walk along one of the many trails that wind their way through the luscious tea bushes, or just simply enjoy freshly brewed tea and scrumptious baked scones on the perfectly manicured 'Blue Grass' garden, immersing in nostalgia of the days gone by. Unwind, reflect, explore, and discover.
It is located in the outskirts of the Hill resort of Nuwara Eliya, approximately 30 minutes' drive through the picturesque tea country and bordering the town of Ragala.
Tea Related Activities Stafford, Ragala- Nuwara Eliya is a unique geographical location that brings you a collection of teas that are amongst the finest in the world. Guests are free to explore the estate. The Estate contains walking trails mountain biking routes and our staff will be happy to guide you through the tea plantation. Enjoy a mornings activity by wrapping on your sacks, and head for the tea gardens with the tea baskets to hand pick the best shoots or "two leaves and a bud", which by late noon the gatherings will reach the factory before becoming your cup of tea. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to a local tea factory and see the process first hand. Our Tea Superintendent can also enhance your tea tasting skills, by presenting a unique tea tasting demonstration on request. Slurp, Roll, Twist, Spit - an interesting group experience to do while you taste teas to identify its various grades, comparing same with your colleagues. For those keen to understand the plantation neighborhood, a meeting with the local villagers can also be arranged.