Cranford Villa is a spacious luxury heritage bungalow nestled in the lovely hills of Diyatalawa in Sri Lanka’s central highlands. Set against the stunning scenery of fir-robed peaks, lush tea plantations and cascading waterfalls, our villa offers the ideal escape from the warmth of the island’s tropical climate and the bustle of city life.
The design of the bungalow takes its inspiration from Sri Lanka’s colonial past, with it’s bright, cool verendah, teak four-poster beds, and quaint fire-place. Cranford boasts five newly refurbished bedrooms, all of which have en-suite bathroom facilities. The two deluxe rooms have their own television sets with a variety of local and international (cable) channels. You can take a stroll in our extensive gardens, relax in the hot water Jacuzzi or enjoy a game of basketball or badminton. We also offer a range of indoor games like carom, darts and cards upon request, and guests are welcome to make use of our extensive DVD library.
Once a pleasure retreat of European plantation owners, the town of Diyatalawa retains much of it’s old-world charm. Its simple rusticity is enticing to both the world-weary and the adventurous. Blessed with a pleasant, mild climate all-year round and boasting plenty of scenic walks, it offers the jaded traveller the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate his mind. The more energetic will take delight in the region’s hiking trails or choose to visit some of its attractions by cycling.
Cranford is located 20 minutes away from the popular bird-watching region of Ella, and just 3 kilometres from the traditional tea country of Bandarawela. The impressive Dunhinda, Diyaluma and Rawana waterfalls are a short drive away. The striking Victorian viaduct system known as the “Bridge in the Sky” is another notable attraction, while railway enthusiasts might want to visit the famous Demodara Railway loop nearby.
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