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The planters house

Probably Sri Lanka’s most remote and beautiful tea estate ‘bungalow’


Welcome to The Planters House

Koslanda, Uva Province

“Splendid isolation” might have been a phrase coined for this place. A 7-bedroom boutique hotel set within a stunning private tea estate high in the hills overlooking the plains that run to the south coast.

The house was in its infancy used by Sir Thomas Lipton, a tea-pioneer in Sri Lanka. Renovated first in the 1930s and then again some 6 years ago it retains entirely its classic colonial estate feel.

The road to the house is a bumpy, the climb at times windy, but the welcome at the top worth every minute.


A quick look at the House & Estate…


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Bedrooms & bathrooms

Just seven bedrooms altogether - 5 in the main house, a beautiful cottage and an exclusive Garden Suite overlooking the tea fields.

Two large suites in the Main House offer private sitting areas next to period fireplaces. All rooms boast antique four-poster beds, lovingly made up. Bathrooms are suitably well-fitted with all but the Garden Suite offering rain showers and lovely deep bathtubs.

House & Estate

The house sits in prime position on a stunning private tea estate of some 150 acres. Truly remote and secluded, the property is reached via a winding ‘estate road’. The drive is worth the effort.

Views from the house and gardens are stunning - the property overlooking a wonderfully untouched part of the island. The tea fields are a short stroll from the house.




Tea plucking to stunning mountain picnics…



Pics from our guests (and some of ours) on Instagram…