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