Days of Raj elegance live on behind the white picket fences at the Stafford Bungalow. The roads to Ragala snake, writhe and wriggle forever upwards through the tea fields of Sri Lanka’s central region. A mile above sea level, in Sri Lankan hill country, sits the Stafford Bungalow. A luxury boutique villa with full service.
Set amidst a working 50 acre plantation, dotted with yellow acacia trees and morning glory plants, the bungalow recalls the luxurious lifestyle of the colonial tea planters. Built in 1884 the black-and-white timbered architecture looked to the Home Counties for its inspiration.
Although the original planters Sir G.H.D. Elphinstone and J. Paterson Senior were Scottish, the local area became known as Little England. Not just for the billiard-table flat green lawns and English country garden roses but also because of the cool climate and regular rain.
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