Ferncliff, built in the early 1800s is one of the first bungalows in “Little England” a name Nuwara Eliya is still known by. Steeped in History the deed for our land goes all the way back to 1831, and they say that the great white hunter Sir Samuel Baker (credited with founding the town in 1846) walked these gardens and used the original house for his stable boys.
In more recent times renown author, and Booker Prize winner, Michael Ondaatje used to holiday here with his family, and makes repeated reference to Ferncliff in his literary biography “Running in the Family”. The family that purchased the land from the Crown in the 1840s, still own it, and the portrait of F C Loos, the first Ceylonese landowner in Nuwara Eliya, hangs over our mantelpiece.
Ferncliff is a heritage site and a family home. With renovations that have retained its colonial charm, Ferncliff is set to capture your imagination, and is one of the last links with ‘Little England’, the idyllic valley, once full of elephants, deer and wild boar.
The property is set on approximately two and a half acres of land with large expansive gardens that have been uniquely landscaped and also includes secluded benches for reading and relaxation on fine days.