CRAIG APPIN BUNGALOW
Hidden amidst one of the earliest plantations in the hill country is a beautiful old colonial residence that was home to planters in the days of British rule. A sea of green ripples across the landscape, with wave upon wave of tea in neat rows leading the way up to clear blue skies. Ancient Spathodea trees ablaze with flame coloured flowers stand tall, side by side with spruce and pine. Down in the valley below the famous colonial landmark of the hills – the Darawala Club, continues to host games of cricket as it did in its heyday. From the perfectly manicured lawn of Craig Appin Bungalow you can breathe in these sights of tranquillity and believe that you have indeed, turned back time.
A luxurious retreat for those who wish to relive the past on an authentic journey to days gone by, the charms of yesterday, in all their glory beckon you inside. The decor is distinctly colonial with furnishing and fittings to match. From intricate chandeliers to exquisite tapestries; the paisley print embossed drapes to soft pile carpets and the grand old fireplace – a little bit of old Scottish country home will meet you at every turn. The soft golden glow of lamps flicker against the polished wood; the dark duvets contrast sumptuously with crisp white pillows. The mood is yesteryear, but at Craig Appin all the indulgences of today are never forgotten.
Whether you prefer to take it easy or are eager for some action, you have plenty to choose from. It may be tea country, but it offers a diverse array of interests – nature, culture, history, lifestyles, and more.
You can choose from our listed excursions and experiences or talk to our resident naturalist and plan some to suit your own interests too.
Plantation life was built on simple pleasures – good, home cooked fare was one. Culinary traditions are still strictly observed and meals prepared the old fashioned way.
Our menu serves an array of Sri Lankan and Western dishes – so pick and choose to suit your mood. However, do take time to enjoy a traditional High Tea on the lawn – with plantation fresh tea, of course.
A BEAUTIFUL OLD COLONIAL RESIDENCE THAT WAS HOME TO PLANTERS IN THE DAYS OF BRITISH RULE, IT IS NOW A LUXURIOUS RETREAT WHO WISH TO RELIVE THE PAST ON AN AUTHENTIC JOURNEY TO DAYS GONE BY