Lodge | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Sunnyside Lodge was built for our personal use and having really enjoyed spending our family vacations, we thought that it was best we share the joy of family with others! Hence, it is available for you to enjoy your family vacation!
Hidden away from noise and traffic and surrounded by a lush Tea plantation, fruit trees and a very natural habitat, the cool and calm natural environment at Sunnyside is only for those who would like the peace and solitude that would help a family to spend quality time together. Our objective is to help you discover how you can enjoy an effective, positive and rewarding vacation and really be together as a family at Sunnyside Lodge!.
At 'Our Nature Home on the Range', we have tried to provide you with a variety of tools to support your family vacation, including different physical activities to keep your body and mind interested. There are also many activities around the Lodge such as nature trails, water falls, tea plantations etc, where you can easily access by walking or riding (oh yes, we do have bicycles for you too!)
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arugam Bay 130 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||600 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bandaranaike International Airport 250 km, Nearest railway: Ella 400 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Staffed property|
|General||CD player, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Our three bedrooms are furnished to make your stay comfortable. On a cool night, blankets are also supplied. Board games are provided for you to enjoy the indoors should the weather prevent you from being outdoors.
In addition to what is listed above, the Pantry is equipped with a gas stove, oven and grill and all the needed cutlery and crockery. Also added is a tea & coffee machine and other necessities that will surely make you feel at home!
The kitchen at Sunnyside Lodge uses Natural Bio Gas produced in our own premises as well as the traditional firewood stove and the cooking is done on earthen pots, giving you a special taste that nature has to offer.
|Further details outdoors|
The garden area extends to about 5 acres or 2 hectares. Playing areas for Children, walking tracks as well asa mini farm is within this property. Fresh Cows milk and eggs are available during most times of the year. Fresh free range chickens are also available. Our paddy fields produce brown rice and can also be purchased. During some months, you will be able to harvest your choice of vegitables and use for your consumption whilst at Sunnyside Lodge.
Tea time at the summer house or a BBQ night are activities to look forward to.
The Uva Province region
Uva is Sri Lanka's second least populated province, with 1,187,335 people, created in 1896. It consists of two districts: Badulla and Moneragala. The provincial capital is Badulla. Uva is bordered by Eastern, Southern and Central provinces. Its major tourist attractions are Dunhinda falls, Diyaluma Falls, Rawana Falls, the Yala National Park (lying partly in the Southern and Eastern Provinces) and Gal Oya National Park (lying partly in the Eastern Province).
The Gal Oya hills and the Central mountains are the main uplands, while the Mahaweli (Sinhalese: great-sandy) and Menik (Sinhalese: gemstone) rivers and the huge Senanayake Samudraya and Maduru Oya Reservoirs are the major waterways.
Ella is a beautiful small sleepy town on the southern edge of Sri Lanka's Hill Country. It's situated in the middle of beautiful countryside, with small vegetable plots in the valleys, tea plantations on the hill slopes and forests on the tops.
The climate throughout most of the year is typical of the high Hill Country, with a hot sun by midday, but a moderate air temperature. It will often rain in the afternoon, but only for an hour or so. A sweatshirt, or light jacket is needed at night. In December it can rain a lot and the temperature can be close to 16 degrees.
There's not much to do in Ella itself, with a handful of small shops and only a few restaurants. It's basically a nicely relaxing base for exploring the surrounding country.
Ella has a small post office and one bank (Bank of Ceylon) with an ATM.
Things to do around Ella:
* Kinnellan Tea Factory - 5 minute walk
* Little Adams Peak - 15 minute drive
* Rawana Water Falls - 15 minute drive
* Bandarawela Town - 20 minute drive
* Horton Plains and Worlds end - 1.30hr drive
* Hakkgala Botanical Gardens - 1.30hr drive
* Nuwara Eliya (Little England) - 2hr drive
* Yala National Park - 2 hr drive
* Katharagama - 2hr drive
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29 Apr 2014
"Homely, comfortable property with excellent food"
Property: My family loved this homestay. It was comfortable and well-ventilated with high ceilings and a cute dining area. The property is perched next to a tea plantation and amidst a lot of trees. I… More
2 Feb 2014
"Great place to be take care of!"
Sunny side lodge is an interesting place to stay in. While it is only about 8min walk away from the train station and the small sleepy town, we had arranged for transport, and the owner had gotten a t… More
25 Jan 2014
"Beautiful setting, great house"
We loved this place. Such a beautiful setting. A well tended garden overlooking the terraces of a tea plantation. So peaceful & calm, with great views. The house is immaculate & well maintained. Not u… More
20 Jan 2014
What a treat to have a whole 3 bedroom house to ourselves with tennis court play ground and stunning views over hills and tea plantations. Best spot to stay in Ella. Our family loved it.
16 Jan 2014
"Fantastic place to rewind"
Very clean and comfortable homestay with serene surroundings. The food was great and the view from the dining room is spectacular. The tennis court is fantastic with a serene background and children enjoyed watching the hens and cows on the plantation. End of the visit we felt refreshed and energized.
15 Jan 2014
"Western comforts of home"
This was an exceptional holiday home with all the Western world's amenities (actually reminded us of our Canadian cottage experience:)). Was well designed, with a great cook, friendly, and most … More
18 Aug 2013
"Fabulous place to stay and eat..."
This is a really great place to stay. Views of the tea plantation and right across the valley. 3 really good rooms with everything you could need and a great sitting room, dinning area and kitchen. … More
24 Jul 2013
"Beautiful villa! Highly recommend"
We are a family of 6 (4 adults & 2 children). The driver's quarter was provided. This bungalow was everything we wanted. It has 3 nice rooms with ac and hot water. The best part was that the coo… More
14 Apr 2013
"Highlight of my time in Sri Lanka"
I can't recommend this house enough. It's an oasis of calm set on the edge of a tea plantation, about 5 mins+ walk away from the main street. The house is fantastic and has everything you… More
4 Feb 2013
"Très belle maison au panorama époustouflant, à l'accueil attentif"
merveilleux souvenir que cette grande et belle maison neuve et élégante où nous n'avons passé qu"une nuit, mais que nous aurions bien aimé prolonger.La vue sur la vallée est splendide,… More
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