Overview of Strathdon Bungalow Hatton
Planted in 1913, Strathdon Estate first belonged to the Scottish Ceylon Tea Company Ltd. One of the earliest plantations in the hill country, its success continues to this day with colourfully garbed tea pluckers dotting the lush green slopes just as they did a century ago.
Famed for their distinctive qualities and unique taste, the estate produces some of the world’s finest teas today. The tea grown and processed at our Kenilworth Estate and factory is globally renowned as one of the best.
Built in the early 1900’s in the style of that era, the Strathdon bungalow was home to ‘planters’ who presided over the Estate. Its colonial ambience is preserved today in the elegant decor; the simple luxury and the warmth of service that makes the Strathdon Bungalow so unique.
Location of Strathdon Bungalow Hatton
145 km from the capital Colombo, Strathdon Bungalow is located on the outskirts of Watawala, high in the South Central hills at an elevation of around 4500ft. Reach us by road; a scenic 3-4 hour drive from the airport, or via an exciting train journey with truly breathtaking views.
The area records an average annual rainfall of 5023.6 mm and the cool temperate climate of around 16Co can drop to about 2Co at night.
Accommodation at Strathdon Bungalow Hatton
Step back in time and wake up to the charms of 19th century decor. Old prints of colonial heyday adorn the walls.
Heavy drapes, feather soft pillows, linen and lace and thick pile carpets - comfort embraces you from all around. Snuggle up in a cosy armchair with an ancient volume on Tea, and admire the view of lush estates outside your window.
However, every modern facility and convenience - from hot showers to cable TV is also yours to indulge in.
The Garden of Strathdon Bungalow Hatton
Spread out over acres of land, the expansive garden offers a beautiful vista into the valley below and the rolling slopes of the tea estates that surround the bungalow.
The ancient groves of giant bamboo contrasts wildly but perfectly with the intricately landscaped look of an English country garden. There are plenty of scenic spots to pick for an alfresco meal, a quiet read or just a few hours of solitary contemplation with just the birds and the view for company.
Dining at Strathdon Bungalow Hatton
Enjoy the delights of our extensive menu with a choice of Western and Eastern dishes carefully prepared to suit your tastes. Whether you fancy a good old fashioned breakfast, a decadent dessert, some true home-grown plantation cooking Sri Lankan style or anything else in between; fine cuisine is yours to savour at any time. The extensive menu – specially created with hand-picked dishes, offers a diverse array from home and away. And if you have particular dietary requirements, they can be catered to as well. You can pick your spot in the cosy dining room - sunny by day and candlelit by night or out on the terrace with its inspiring views.