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Set amidst the verdant backdrop of the Watawala Estate, Craig Appin is a glorious early nineteenth century granite planter’s bungalow situated on the outskirts of Dickoya, near Hatton. Although the bungalow’s period features are redolent of yesteryear, it has been brought into the twenty-first century with recent renovations including the recarpeting of rooms, the remodelling of bathrooms and the plush reproduction of colonial fittings and furnishings that comfortably complement the past. Black and white photographs of Ceylon tea estate workers further infuse a sense of history, contrasting with the bungalow’s own striking panoramic views of the lush tea plantations as they stand today. The bungalow is home to five cosy garden-view bedrooms and a pair of living rooms decked out with squashy sofas, luxuriant drapes and intricate chandeliers. Carpets and rugs are snug underfoot, and the soft glow of lamps evokes a warm ambiance at night. The dining room is a fittingly formal place for enjoying hearty Hill Country cuisine – English breakfasts, Sri Lankan lunches and three-course set dinners are the norm – although the food seems to taste even better when the tables are placed outside in the fresh mountain air. The bungalow stands at an elevation of around 1,200m, so you can expect warm sunny days, and comfortably cool nights. Craig Appin is staffed by a small team, including a chef to cater to all of your culinary requirements. Rates include breakfast with all other meals priced per person per meal. French windows from the bungalow look out across the driveway onto a lush garden that tumbles colourfully down the small hill atop which the bungalow privately stands. Swings on the lawn are a hit with the kids, and the potential for delving into the rich tapestry of the enveloping countryside is endless, making this bungalow an ideal retreat for family groups who enjoy the great outdoors. Attractions in the area include tea factories, spice gardens, old churches and reservoirs, and the sacred mountain of Adam’s Peak – a place of pilgrimage – is only an hour’s drive away.


Bandaranaike Intl Airport
137 KM
Dickoya Tea Factory
2 KM
Carolina Herbal & Spice Garden
8 KM
Warleigh Church
15 KM
74 KM
Nuwara Eliya
49 KM
130 KM
Adam's Peak
45 KM
1 KM
4 KM
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Bedrooms:  5
Sleeping Capacity:  11
Location:  Hill Country

Bedrooms setup

• Bedroom 1 King+Single
• Bedroom 2 King
• Bedroom 3 King
• Bedroom 4 King
• Bedroom 5 King


  • Manager (Restricted hrs)
  • Housekeeping (Full time)
  • Chef/Cook (All meals)
  • Security (Night time only)
  • Garden/Pool Staff
  • Service Staff
  • Shopper

Key Amenities

  • Car Parking
  • Laundry Service (Extra)
  • Bed Linen
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • BBQ
  • TV (Satellite/Cable)
  • DVD Player
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Hairdryers
  • Bicycles
  • Generator
  • Baby Cot (Extra)
  • Extra Bed (Roll away/mattress) (Extra)
  • Main Dining (10 persons)

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