Kirchchayn Bungalow, Bandarawela
About Kirchchayn Bungalow, Bandarawela
Kirchhayn Bungalow on Aislaby Estate and Farm is located in the "Uva" tea growing district. It is approximately 15 minutes away from the Bandarawela town centre. The Bungalow stands at an elevation of 1,400 meters. The climate is cooler than that in Colombo and areas down south and is typically cool mornings with warm and pleasant afternoons and crisp cool evenings. Carry a light sweater/ cardigan or shawl to use in the cool mornings and evenings.
This unique tea estate bungalow on Aislaby Estate and Farm is still owned by the only remaining British planting family in Sri Lanka. The family arrived in Ceylon in 1884 and the estate has been in the family since the early 1920's. Set in the cooler climate of the hill country, Kirchhayn provides a wonderful retreat from the heat of the low country. Drive through picture postcard manicured tea to reach this traditional planter's colonial house set in 8 acres of gardens and surrounded by 42 acres of premium quality tea. The house has been lovingly restored by the family of the original owners of the estate and is set in a stunningly beautiful garden and surrounded by tea. The house has been crafted to give maximum comfort after a hard day on the estate and has stunning views over the surrounding area. Kirchhayn Bungalow can be rented as a whole or by the room and is ideal as a retreat from the heat of the south or from the chaos of the roads if you are traveling the country.