Wake with the chirping of birds , skip through the tea with monkeys, hike through forests, or simply laze on the lawn with a book. Haldummulla is a place to unwind in a homely uncluttered open space. We love it, and hope you will too.


The 50 acre estate is situated on an undulating plateau just under the high pass and quaint railway station of Idalgashinna, on the famously scenic Kandy to Badulla line.

The land is a mixture of tea and wilderness with spectacular views over the plains below to the south. Watch the tea being plucked by brightly clad women and give them a helping hand. Or join in the making of our fine hand rolled artisanal teas. Check out OUR TEA EXPERIENCE page.

There are also plenty of activities and walks to do in the area. Download Haldummulla Estate walks on WIKILOK for detailed walks and accompanying curated playlists by Miguel!

We are on stage 12 of the famous PEKOE TRAIL

Bambarakanda Falls, Sri Lankan’s tallest waterfall, is a short drive away. The remains of an old Portuguese Fort sits in a forest adjoining the land and there are many ancient archeological remains in and around Haldummulla.

Or you can simply Be, and instead soak in the fresh mountain air, eat lovely curries, rest and browse our books in the Library room.


You may never want to leave the bungalow and its lawned gardens. Laze on a daybed with a book on the lawn, sit round the garden fire-pit toasting marshmalows in the evening or indulge in long lazy lunches. However for those more adventurous in nature we highly recommend you get out and about. Take a walk around the estate with our three lovely dogs Bindi, Slushy and Lucky, or stray further afield to a neighbouring 17th century Portuguese Fort in the midst of an eerie fully grown pine forest, and bring back some pine cones for the fire (30 minutes walk). Check out WIKILOK for all the walks around the estate. Or visit our tiny Harry Potter inspired tea factory and learn how to make fine artisanal teas. See OUR TEA EXPERIENCE. An hours walk takes you to a picturesque and colourful village of tea workers clinging to the side of the mountain. And a good two and a half hours walk would take you on a loop that takes in the colouful village, and the quaint railway station of Idalgashina on the top of the mountain. Even further afield is the market town of Haputale (30 minutes by Tuk Tuk) or the famous Bandarakanda waterfall (40 minutes by Tuk Tuk and a short walk) For kids there is even a trampoline to use at your own risk!


Lovely Priya and her family will help look after you during your stay. Unlike in a hotel we do not hire hotel trained staff but rather encourage former tea pluckers like Priya to step up to the table and shower you with the warmth and authentic hospitality that the people of these parts are famous for. Wonderful aromatic curries are always simmering in her little kitchen. For more western fare we suggest you help her to prepare. Though she has been fast to learn some great chicken dishes, pastas and soups from the fresh garden vegetables growing in the adjoining garden. We have plenty of fresh vegetables growing on the land and neighouring properties, and fresh cows milk and eggs. However please bring your own alcohol and any food items that you can imagine would not be available in a remote location such as this. Do check with us if you are unsure what to bring.


All rates below are on a full board basis with delicious home-cooked rice and curry or western fare by the fabulous Priya. The Bungalow There are two large double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a third bedroom with toilet only. One of the bedrooms has an extra set of single bunk beds. The entire Bungalow (sleeps a Maximum of 5 adults and 2 children) is available on a full board basis from $210 per night for two people. Extra adults at $50 p/p p/n and children at $30 p/p p/n The Library suite The Library Suite (Sleeps a Maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children) consists of a large luxurious open plan living room/bedroom with an en suite bathroom and separate TV room with a double bed. The Suite costs $190 per night per couple plus $50 per extra adult or $30 per extra child in the adjoining TV room. The Whole Complex We can accommodate a maximum of 7 adults and 4 children in both the Library suite and Bungalow. The cost for this using all available beds is $670 per night full board. There is a minimum stay of two nights. Bungalow Terrace Room: Large double with en-suite plus one set of bunk beds (Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children) Middle Room: Large double with en-suite (Sleeps 2 adults) Single room: Small double with toilet ( Sleeps 1 adult or child) Library Suite Main Room: Large Double with en-suite (Sleeps 2 adults) TV Room: 6' Double with shared bathroom (Sleeps 1 adult or 2 children)

What a great weekend we had. Plenty of great walks and absolutely stunning views. Next time we will make it up to the railway station! Pria was an absolute angel and nothing was too much of a bother for her though communicating with our non existant Tamil was often hilarious. Nandri!
jane Simpson

…and yes, for those that absolutely must, there is Wifi 🙂