Tucked deep in the heart of a lush tea plantation this pretty colonial bungalow dates back to 1884. A 40 minute drive from Nuwara Eliya, the hamlet of Ragala where the Strafford bungalow is situated was once under the rule of the British Raj. Stafford is believed to derive its name from Old English to mean "a landing place", 'fjord' or 'brook' because of the stream running through the tea plantation, established long ago by a Scotsman.
The bungalow has been renovated to bring in a more contemporary touch but still retains its colonial essence and charm. It is reminiscent of a pretty cottage in the English countryside. Its beautifully manicured lawns, sturdy old trees whose blossoms carpet the path and pretty flowers of every shade, paint a charming picture. The cares and worries of city life just ebb away and you will feel revived and rejuvenated. The air is crisp and fresh. Verdant hills and valleys gaze back at you from all vantage points.
In a typical home-from-home experience you feel unfettered and unrushed. The world will move in pace with you. There are no set meal times, and no wake up deadlines. Best of all, the warm, courteous staff are child-friendly and don't seem to mind at all the happy noise and clutter that fills the air. All these are reasons to choose this happy little bungalow, because it feels like home and gives you so much more.