Overview of Cranford Villa DiyatalawaDiyatalawa 4 hour drive from Colombo (215 kms)
, once a pleasure retreat of British planters during the colonial era, the town of Diyatalawa retains much of it’s old-world charm. Considered now as a health retreat due to its mild climate throughout the year (16 “C maximum). Diyatalawa boasts plenty of scenic places and walks and strategically located with easy access to several key tourist attractions of Sri Lanka. To name a few,
- Horton Plains National Park – 1 ½ hours drive
- Lipton’s Seat – 1 hour drive
- Udawalawe National Park – 2 hours drive
- Breathtaking “Ella Gap” – 30 minutes drive
- Dambatenna Tea Factory built by Thomas Lipton in the year 1890
- Adhisham Monastery – 30 minutes drive
- Ravana Falls and Diyaluma Falls – 40 minutes drive
Cranford Villa, a five bedroom colonial style villa nestled in the mist capped hills of Diyatalawa that embrace up country rail track, Cranford Villa is surrounded by vineyards, vegetable plantations and a beautiful garden
. Ideally suited to spend a peaceful holiday and to relax while you enjoy the nearby attractions. FEEL LIKE HOME.
The design of the bungalow takes its inspiration from Sri Lanka’s colonial past, with it’s spacious veranda facing the garden, teak four-poster beds, and quaint fire-place. You can take a stroll in our extensive garden or enjoy a game of basketball or badminton. Guests can use range of indoor games like carom, darts and cards upon request.
Reaching Cranford Villa in Diyatalawa by road is a comfortable 4 hour drive from Colombo while a train journey from Colombo Fort Railway station to Diyatahalawa Railway station is surely a memorable one. Cranford Villa offers pickups from Diyatalawa train station to its guests.Accommodation at Cranford Villa Diyatalawa
Cranford Villa Diyatalawa boasts five bedrooms, all of which have en-suite bathroom facilities with hot water. The two deluxe rooms are fitted with televisions with satellite feed.Dining at Cranford Villa Diyatalawa
We understand it is your holiday. There is no set time for meals, you may request it at the time you need it. Our kitchen is well capable of handling any type of meals to delight your taste buds and you decide where to enjoy your meal. Be it inside our dining room, veranda, in the landscaped garden or in our summer hut. You name it we will set it up. How about a romantic candle lit dinner in the garden?
We grow most of the vegetables in our own garden and they are directed to our kitchen once they are freshly picked ensuring a healthy meal.