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|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 2 en suites|
|Check in time:||13:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|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|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, 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|
|Furniture||Double Beds (5), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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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.
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).