The Planters House

Overview

The House is a stunning colonial property, situated in the Uva Province within the original Lipton estate. It sits just below the famous Lipton’s Seat at an altitude of 1,200 metres.

The House has five en-suite bedrooms, as well as a guest Cottage. There is spacious living accommodation, which includes a study, drawing room, dining room, long room, veranda and inner courtyard. There is also a pavilion by the swimming pool.

Staying with them, there are many opportunities to explore this beautiful region. At the House, you can relax by the infinity swimming pool, enjoy a game of badminton or croquet, indulge in a spa treatment or stroll around the tea estate. Locally you can explore the area on foot, by bike or by car. You can visit Lipton’s Seat, along with Dambatenne Tea Factory to see the process through which the world’s most famous drink is made. Further afield, there are a number of full and half day trips. The half-day trips include the Buduruwagala Rock Carvings and the Diyaluma Falls, Adisham House and the ThangamaleBird Sanctuary. For a full-day trip you might like to consider a visit to Nuwara Eliya along with the Hakgala Botanical Garden, or the Udawalawe National Park, or Yala National Park, where you can see leopards and elephants. Some of our more adventurous guests have even ventured to the surfing beach in Arugam Bay.

During your stay, you can opt for the tradition of Bed Tea, served by a Butler. In keeping with their relaxed and homely ethos, there is no formal restaurant and there are no set dining times. Where possible, their food is locally sourced or home grown. They offer delicious Sri Lankan and Western food, including a lovely Afternoon Tea.

Accommodation

  • The Peacock Suite - A beautiful suite with an extra long super-king sized four-poster bed, with a cosy sitting area around the fireplace. The room has wonderful views over the tea fields and the valleys below.
  • The Sunbird Suite - A lovely suite with a super-king sized four-poster bed, with a spacious sitting area in front of the open fireplace. The room has wonderful views over the tea fields and the valleys below.
  • The Sunbird Suite & The Bunk Room - The Suite has an adjoining room with a bunk bed; perfect for kids.
  • The Oriole Room - A lovely room with a king sized four-poster bed. The room has wonderful views over the garden, tea fields and the valleys below.
  • The Fantail Room - A lovely room with a king sized four-poster bed, with a cosy sitting area in front of the open fireplace. The room has wonderful views over the gardens, tea fields and the valleys below.
  • The Bluebird Room - A lovely twin room, on the ground floor, with two single four-poster beds. The room has a comfortable sitting area and views over the garden.
  • The Cottage - A one-bedroom Cottage, which is separate from the main house. There’s a sitting room and small kitchenette, along with a beautiful private garden with views directly over the tea fields and the mountains beyond.

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2 Nights for 2 people at The Planters House on BB Basis