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“Serendipity in Sri Lanka”

Castlereagh Reservoir
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Hatton
Certificate of Excellence
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Nr Frome
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120 reviews
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“Serendipity in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

Castlereagh is one of four bungalows on the TeaTrail estate. It is a superb small exclusive hotel with just four or five rooms in each. The largest of these bungalows being Castlereagh, it is set above the reservoir near Hatton in the tea area of Sri Lanka.
The staff were extremelŷ friendly, good excellent, building built in the colonial style. It certainly takes you back in time. The rooms are large and left unlocked, which gives you the feeling of being a guest in someone's home. The only down side is the state of the roads which still are single track with pot holes but once you arrive you will not want to leave. Beware that it is all inclusive, three meals a day plus afternoon tea and the quality of the food will not help anyone's diet.

Would come back.

Visited November 2013
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radlett
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“Lovely area”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

The whole area around is beautiful; with small boats and lots of local fishermen plying their trade. The old tea plantation bungalows are well worth a visit as is the lovely old Christian church perched above the lake.

Visited November 2013
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

All of it, even the amazing tropical storms added to the occasion.
Only dislike was the journey to and from bungalow. Please get the govt. to fix the roads.

Visited August 2013
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Colombo
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“A typical Loch”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

The Castlereagh Reservoir is tucked away in an over-looked valley in Hatton and it is not a major tourist attraction, but should be! A calm and clear body of water surrounded by rolling green hills...on a gloomy day you almost wander if a Sri Lankan version of the Lochness Monster would surface! We learnt that, most guesthouses in the area would arrange a boat out onto the reservoir, mostly during the dry season. We visited during the monsoon season where it was at spill level.

Go up to the dam and look back for the most spectacular scenery. Unfortunately photography is prohibited for security reasons at the dam.

The Warleigh Church, 2 Tea Trails Bungalows and Rivendell Guesthouse are situated around the reservoir.

Visited June 2013
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