HALDUMMULLA ESTATE

50 ACRES OF ORGANIC TEA AND WILDERNESS IN THE HILLS OF SRI LANKA

SIMPLE - REMOTE - CALM

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 BUNGALOW

The house has a living room with open fireplace and dining room, both with large bay windows overlooking the lawn towards the panoramic views of the south. The two double bedrooms, both have en-suite bathrooms. Nestled amongst the tea bushes the house is perfectly situated right in the middle of your very own private 50 acre organic tea estate. The estate is part of the oldest organic tea estate in Sri Lanka.

THE SURROUNDINGS

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. You may soon make some friends to visit in their equally colourful homes bordering the estate. There are plenty of activities and walks to do in the area. 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 and rest.

HUNGRY?

Lovely Priya and her family will help look after you during your stay. Wonderful aromatic curries are always simmering in her little kitchen. For more exotic western fare we suggest you help her to prepare. 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.

PRICE?

For our first year of operation we are offering the entire bungalow for up to 4 adults and 2 children (there is a set of bunk beds in one of the bedrooms) for $250 per night Full Board. We think you will find this very good value. 2 extra children can be accommodated on an additional double mattress on the floor if necessary at a cost of $10 per child per day. If you are only using one room (max 2 adults and 2 children) we can still give you the house for $200 Full Board. When you book we will work out a meal plan for you and Priya will shop for you in advance. She can buy more groceries for you when you are there but remember she may then be gone for a couple of hours as we are quite remote! Minimum stay is 2 nights.

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 🙂