"Kirchhayn Bungalow on Aislaby Estate and Farm is located in the "Uva" tea growing district. It is approximately 15 minutes away from the Bandarawela town centre. The Bungalow stands at an elevation of 1,400 meters. The climate is cooler than that in Colombo and areas down south and is typically cool mornings with warm and pleasant afternoons and crisp cool evenings. Carry a light sweater/ cardigan or shawl to use in the cool mornings and evenings. Day time temperatures range from 19-24°C and the evenings can drop down to 10°C and below."[Read more]
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Surrounding Areas:

Close to the town of Bandarawela, are many sites of historic and cultural value. Short drives away from the estate you will be spoiled for choice by the variety of things you can experience.

Nuwara Eliya: 1.5 hrs:

Considered to be the Queen of hill resorts and fondly known as ‘Little England’, Nuwara Eliya lies in the Central highlands at an altitude of 1868m. Samuel Baker founded it as a popular hill resort for the British during the colonial area. Many buildings including the Hill Club and the Grand Hotel retain wonderful colonial features and allows visitors to wallow in its nostalgia. It boasts one of Asia’s most beautiful golf courses, a manmade lake and wonderful gardens making it ideal for long walks, treks, bird watching and pure relaxation.

Horton Plains: 1 hr

The grassy plateau lies south of Nuwara Eliya at 2130m and is secluded and haunting. Rare species of birds and butterflies can be spotted by the lucky few who venture there. Your eyes will be delighted by the blood red dodendhrons, flowering primroses and bright yellow daffodils. Luck being on your side, you may spot leopards, the Sri Lankan sambar deer and the endemic purple faced langur.

Ella Gap: 40mins

North of Haputale, is ‘Ella’. Famed for its stunning views of ‘Ella Gap’ which overlooks a spectacular gap in the southern mountain wall where the land falls away in a scenic drop of down to the coastal plain a mighty 1000m below on towards ‘Dondra Lighthouse’- The southernmost point of the Island.

Bogoda Bridge: 1 hr

Only roofed 16th century Kandyan bridge left in Sri Lanka. Constructed entirely of wood with massive tree trunks for buttresses. No nails have been used in the construction.

Demodara Railway Loop: ˝ hr

The railway loop was designed and built during the British Colonial period in the shape of a turban, this railroad loop is a unique feature in the hill country. The rail track goes around the mountain in a loop and through a tunnel beneath the Demodara Railway Station.

Rawana Ella: 45 mins

A beautiful natural wonder associated with legend is the Rawana Ella (Ravana Falls) located near the village of Udunuwara on the Ella-Wellawaya Road. A cave ("cave of gold") hidden behind the falls is believed to be one of several places where Rawana hid his lovely Indian Princess Sita after abducting her.
Other Waterfalls nearby:

• Diyaluma Falls

• Bambarakanda Falls

Udawalawe National Park: 1.5 hrs

Yala National Park: 2.5 hrs

Adisham Bungalow:

Originally the country seat of Sir Thomas Villiers, the house is designed in Tudor style to resemble the Leeds castle in Kent. Every detail an Elizabethan country mansion with gardens laid out in the traditional English manner. Today Adisham is primarily a monastery, where a small community of six novices and a few monks follow a schedule of prayer, meditation, work and service. Adisham has made itself famous for fine products such as strawberry jam, orange marmalade, wild guava jelly and fresh fruit cordials.

Bostock Suite::

The master bedroom is named after the owners of Kirchhayn Bungalow. The large airy bedroom accommodates a wonderful king size four poster bed. Tall classic French windows lead out to the manicured garden just outside the room. Attached is a large dressing room. The bathroom entertains both the classic and contemporary with both a wonderful antique claw-footed bath alongside a walk in shower.

Pyman Suite::

Fondly named after Mark Bostock’s maternal grandfather, the bedroom has two queen size beds and also a small sitting area that looks onto the front garden.

Wickwar Suite::

This suite is named after A.J. Wickwar. He was the surveyor general and original partner of Norman Bostock who was also instrumental in the building of Aislaby Estate. This room holds some classic pieces of furniture and a time honored selection of books to tempt you.

Lushington Suite::

The suite is named after Mr. Ronnie Lushington, the former expatriate manager of the Aislaby Estate. It has a four poster queen size bed with a separate courtyard entrance. A sitting area with rattan furniture is also a feature in this suite.

Taylor Suite::

Also known as the Honeymoon Suite. It is names after James Taylor, who started planting tea in Ceylon in the year 1876. The room has a four poster queen size bed and is in a more secluded area of the bungalow. A sunken bath and marble bathroom complete the suite.