Full board private annex on 50 acre tea estate

Entire guesthouse hosted by Katy

5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bath
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Nestled amongst the tea bushes the Library Suite is perfectly situated in the garden of Haldummulla Estate Bungalow, a planters' house in the middle of its very own private 50 acre organic tea estate. The suite sleeps two in a large studio bedroom with bathroom. Wake with the chirping of birds , skip through the tea with monkeys, hike through forests, or simply laze on the lawn with a book. Haldummulla is a place to unwind in a homely uncluttered open space. We love it, and hope you will too.

The space
The suite is in the garden of the main house and has a "studio" double bedroom with open fireplace. Opening off this room is the dressing room, a spacious bathroom and the dining terrace which has panoramic views down the valley towards the southern plains.

You will be looked after during your stay by Priya who lives on site. Wonderful aromatic curries are always simmering in her little kitchen which is shared with the main bungalow. For more exotic western fare you are welcome to help her to prepare; she loves to learn new dishes.

Because of its remoteness, the Haldummulla Estate Library Suite is offered on a full-board basis. Before you arrive we will discuss your menus with you and Priya will shop for you in advance. She can buy more groceries for you when you are there but remember she may then be gone for a couple of hours as we are quite remote!

We have plenty of fresh vegetables growing on the land and neighbouring properties, and fresh cows milk and eggs. However please bring your own alcohol and any food items that you cannot live without and that you can imagine would not be available in a remote location such as this.

Do check with us if you are unsure what to bring.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

What this place offers

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Breakfast
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Where you’ll be

Badulla, Uva Province, Sri Lanka

The 50 acre estate is situated on an undulating plateau just under the high pass and quaint railway station of Idalgashinna, on the famously scenic Kandy to Badulla line.

The land is a mixture of tea and wilderness with spectacular views over the plains below to the south.

Watch the tea being plucked by brightly clad women and give them a helping hand. You may soon make some friends to visit in their equally colourful homes bordering the estate.

There are plenty of activities and walks to do in the area. Bambarakanda Falls, Sri Lankan's tallest waterfall, is a short drive away. The remains of an old Portuguese Fort sits in a forest adjoining the land and there are many ancient archeological remains in and around Haldummulla. Or you can simply Be, and instead soak in the fresh mountain air, eat lovely curries and rest.

Hosted by Katy

  1. Joined in June 2014
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Originally from England but now proud to call South Sri Lanka home where I live on a beautiful sandy beach with views over the bay to Dondra Head Lighthouse, the very southmost tip of the island. As well as welcoming guests to my own home, I manage the bookings for a number of other superb Sri Lankan properties on behalf of their owners - a collection of South Coast luxury villas and a charming hill country cottage.
Originally from England but now proud to call South Sri Lanka home where I live on a beautiful sandy beach with views over the bay to Dondra Head Lighthouse, the very southmost tip…

During your stay

Priya and her family will look after you during your stay. Priya has basic English enough to deal with food, housekeeping and basic requests, and with the help of a bit of mime and the occasional drawing more complex requirements too! In exceptional circumstances the Superintendent of the neighbouring tea estate is on hand to assist. He has good conversational level English and is fabulously unflappable.
Priya and her family will look after you during your stay. Priya has basic English enough to deal with food, housekeeping and basic requests, and with the help of a bit of mime an…
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    Things to know

    House rules

    Check-in: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Checkout: 10:00 AM
    Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
    No parties or events
    Pets are allowed
    Smoking is allowed

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