Bungalow | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12
With an excellent location at the northern end of Nuwara Eliya town overlooking the century-old golf course, the misty mountains and Single Tree Hill, Brockenhurst is in a wonderfully peaceful part of town. This excellently-maintained fully-restored century old property offers plenty of colonial character and charm. Set in a beautifully manicured child-friendly garden with an extensive two tired front lawn edged with beautiful flower beds, it feels very British indeed. Under the shade of fragrant pine trees, whose feathery leaves are a popular sanctuary for visiting birds, is an excellent place for children’s ball games, a BBQ or relaxing with a book and sipping afternoon tea.
In the evening a log fire can be lit in the lounge, transforming it into a toasty and ambient living space that invites conviviality between friends and family. Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails here before you move into the dining room to feast on a hearty meal cooked by the chef using the delicious fresh produce that this agricultural region is famous for. The bungalow takes in only one booking at a time ensuring total privacy for the guest.
At Brockenhurst you can still revel in the cosy life of a planter at home with all its luxurious comforts and perks! Each of the staff at Brockenhurst is an expert in authentic hospitality, who anticipates your every need and carries everything out with a polite balance of discretion and warmth. It is this excellent balance of comfort, service and location that make Brockenhurst such a good choice in Nuwara Eliya.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bandaranayaka International Airport 175 km, Nearest railway: Nanu Oya 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Brockenhurst is a spacious bungalow with its four bedrooms, living and dining areas located over two floors. The entrance to the property is through a fully-glazed verandah/TV room with rattan sofa seating and windows overlooking the garden that make the most of the light and views.
In the centre of the house is a hallway with hardwood staircase. To the right, an intimate dining room with table for ten overlooks the side garden. To the left is a comfortable lounge with luxurious sofas and armchairs and a coffee table arranged atop a fine rug. Beautiful oil paintings, which is a feature throughout the bungalow adds to the charm. The fireplace brings a welcome dose of nostalgia at night when it is lit and friends and family gather for drinks and conversation whilst warming themselves by the flames. At the rear of the hallway, a corridor leads towards the back of the house to a fully fledged pantry, kitchen and staff area.
To the far left of the hallway is a double bedroom that overlooks an intimate garden to the front of the house. It has a colourful ensuite bathroom with shower. Next to this bedroom is another bathroom, this time with mosaic tiled tub and overhead shower, designed to be used by one of the two upstairs bedrooms.
At the top of the staircase is a small reading area with a collection of books; whilst to the left is the master bedroom. More of a family suite since it contains two double beds and one single bed; it has views both to the front and side of the house. This bedroom has a wood-panelled cupboard, a dressing table, a fireplace (not working) and an ensuite bathroom with shower.
To the right of the reading area, the third bedroom, with both a double and a single bed, also overlooks the front and side garden. The fourth bedroom is an intimate double, which is especially cosy with its low ceiling. This bedroom has views to the side of the house. The bathroom on the first floor is closest to this double room and has a bathtub with overhead shower.
|Further details outdoors|
Brockenhurst is advantageously sited on a slight rise overlooking Nuwara Eliya town, the century-old golf course and the enveloping tree-carpeted mountains. Set amongst residential homes and looking down over the lush herb and vegetable garden of the St Andrew's Hotel, it is private and very peaceful. Looming up behind the villa is Sri Lanka's highest mountain – Pidurutalagala (2,555m) – whose slopes are enveloped by a misty cloud forest. Guests can explore this beautiful natural area on foot from the villa or sit back in the garden and watch the many visiting birds from the comfort of a garden chair. The town is just a short walk down from the bungalow where alpine-styled homes are bordered by English country gardens and sandwiched between carefully moulded vegetable plots.
The Central Province region
Drive into the highlands from Kandy and discover Sri Lanka at its most dramatic: a land of gurgling mountain streams and steep hillsides cloaked in luminous green tea, sweet-scented Cyprus and Eucalyptus trees. Nuwara Eliya, nestled at the foot of a mountain, was made into a summer retreat by the British in the early 1800s and much of its colonial character still remains. Dickoya, Bandarawela, Haputale and Ella are all quaint hill country towns and villages where life is peaceful and unhurried. Those who have travelled this uphill journey by train will confirm that it is one of the most enchanting train journeys in the world.
Nuwara Eliya is a mountain station at 1,868 m (6,128 ft) of altitude, in a splendid landscape. The city pretends to be particularly well-kept and neat, and the always green grass gives to the locality an aspect of “colonial British style".
Nuwara Eliya was built entirely during the 19th century and its architecture mimics that of an English country town, with red-brick walls, country house like hill club and mock-Tudor half-timbering.
Blessed with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; it's hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 Km from the hot and humid Colombo. Temperatures are 14C-21C (Jan- April) 16C-18C (May-Aug) 15C- 18C (Sept-Dec).
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18 May 2014
"Great place to stay"
We have spent five days at brockenhurst and we really enjoyed the place. It was calm an clean place with superb view. very close to city and indeed a majestic place. Specially the crew including chef … More
20 Apr 2014
"Live a life of a planter of colonial era"
We arrived in Brockenhurst in a cold and rainy night and the garden was fully covered in mist. We were greeted by the friendly staff, the bungalow caretaker Karu, the chef and the lovely dog Sky(you c… More
26 Feb 2014
we arrived late evening in the dark and had to ask for the way but our driver was given good directions. we were greeted very friendly and one of the staff started the fire in the sitting room, very… More
28 Jan 2014
"Lovely -but very cold house"
This stately old house is lovely and the staff very friendly and helpful. There are 2 problems though. This is a very cold part of the world (and we are from Melbourne that gets cold in winter) and th… More
9 Oct 2013
"Beautiful house with gorgous garden and a lovely doggy!"
We travelled in a big group of 15 pax, everyone likes the big and beautiful house. The garden is very large and gorgous, and there is a big doggy very gental and nice. Kids loved it very much! Room is… More
3 Jul 2013
"Unforgettable Experience in Nuwara Eliya"
We are from Singapore and I travel back to Srilanka with my wife and kids and wanted a Beautiful Getaway in Nuwara Eliya , We had my Extended Family also Joining us and wanted some Extra Room , A Fami… More
22 Jun 2013
"Unique old world charm"
A beautiful colonial era multi-story bungalow situated on a hillside overlooking the city. Gives you a glimpse of the luxury in which the tea planting set enjoyed! A panoramic view of distant hills a… More
17 Jun 2013
"Wonderful venue with genuinely friendly staff"
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Sri Lanka. It's a beautiful four-bedroom bungalow, run by three extremely friendly, accommodating and professional staff. They went out of their way … More
19 Feb 2013
"Wonderful experience !!"
We were 2 families that stayed over New Year's at Brockenhurst and had the most wonderful experience . The bungalow is well maintained and tastefully done up, and very spacious. Most importantly… More
29 Dec 2012
"An elegantly preserved house, in a tranquil setting with impeccable service"
A beautiful house which is over 100 years old (as told) that has been well maintained and elegantly preserved. The family room with the fire place which is lit on request by the staff is a wonderful p… More
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