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Kirchhayn Bungalow

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  • About this holiday

    Kirchayn is a tea planter's bungalow in the highlands near Bandarawela, offering an authentic experience of plantation life. Recommended as part of a touring holiday that takes in the highlights of Sri Lanka.

    Client testimonial: "An enchanting experience, especially seeing the tea pluckers hard at work."
    Mr & Mrs C, April 2016

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Afternoon tea.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan London to Colombo return in economy, private car transfers, bed and breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,560 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Sri Lanka 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Sri Lanka by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020 and receive a reduction of £150 per person.

    Hotel code

    EXH1084

    Our opinion

    Kirchhayn is ideal for those seeking tea plantation life in comfort and seclusion.

    Hotel description

    Kirchhayn is the 1920s colonial planter’s bungalow of Aislaby tea estate, surrounded by its own 50 acres of manicured tea slopes and sprawling gardens in the secluded highlands around Bandarawela. Having remained in the hands of the founding Bostock family until a few years ago, Kirchhayn gives guests first hand experience of the old traditions and tea plantation life. This is a world of croquet on the lawn and evening log fires in the living room.

    Start your day with divine home-grown ‘bed tea’ and enjoy breakfast in the bedroom, dining room or the garden patio. Egg or string hoppers and home-made passion fruit jam are on the list of ‘must try’. The chefs at Kirchhayn can also serve Sri Lankan curry, light lunches or a western three-course dinner with choice. Most of the ingredients are sourced from the estate’s own fruit and vegetable garden and small farm. Your days can drift by in and around Kirchhayn, participating in gentle activities such as croquet, mini-golf and a walk around the tea estate to a scenic viewpoint called Bostock Seat. Several endemic species of birds can be seen around the gardens. All five bedrooms at Kirchhayn bungalow are traditionally furnished, spacious and on ground floor level.

    Location

    Attalapitya, near Bandarawela

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    Closest airport

    Colombo

    Room types

    All 5 rooms at Kirchhayn Bungalow are situated at ground floor level and are accessible by wheelchair.
    Both double and twin rooms are available and all rooms are equipped with ceiling fan, mosquito net over bed, hairdryer, ensuite bathroom with bath and shower.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Kirchayn Bungalow include: Dining room, Living room with CD, TV and DVD player, Indoor games, Lawned gardens, Swimming pool, Laundry service available, Safety deposit box at reception

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Grass tennis court, Croquet, Mini-golf /3-hole golf course, Guided nature walks

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Kirchayn Bungalow is located on Aislaby Farm and Tea Estate, about 8 km (20 minutes drive) from the hill town of Bandarawela, in the southern central highlands.
    Local to Kirchayn Bungalow are the hill town of Bandarawela; Hakgala Botanical Gardens; Rawana waterfall; tea factory and estate visits, mountain scenery.
    Special Events Bandarawela Perahera in June

    Sports nearby

    Golf at Nuwara Eliya Golf Club (65 km, 2 hours drive away). 

     

    Children

    Children of all ages welcome. Extra beds are available at a supplement. Cot available free of charge

    Minimum stays

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