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Ceylon Tea Trails, Summerville Bungalow

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Ceylon Tea Trails is a collection of five carefully restored planter's bungalows, situated in different locations in a stunning area of Sri Lanka's hill country and owned by Dilmah Tea. Built between 1890 and 1939 each bungalow has its own style, but they all combine classical and contemporary styles.

Summerville's style is that of a country cottage, but with the luxurious touches, varied cuisine and professional service of a top end hotel. With only four rooms, Summerville is the smallest of the Tea Trails bungalows, and unlike Castlereagh and Norwood, it does not have a swimming pool. It does offer a summer house, sunbathing deck, garden dining and in room spa treatments, making it a wonderful place to relax on the shore of the Castlereagh Reservoir.

It's not just the tea and their beautiful bungalows but the humanitarian work they do honouring their privilege as stewards of these pristine locations. One such initiative includes the Peak Ridge Forest Corridor to protect the leopard population, empowering workers on the tea estates and supporting their families, the creation of model montane forests and more. It's worth mentioning that 15% of profits go to their charitable foundations that serve communities around Sri Lanka in areas of healthcare, support for disabled children and their families, education, and vocational, environmental and entrepreneurship development.

OUR RATING: Deluxe

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