If you're looking for a good budget guest house option in an extremely beautiful setting go to Bandu's house in Shantipura, the highest village in a Sri Lanka surrounded by the greenery of the Oliphant tea estate. It's called Highest Village Bungalow but we came across Bandu at the bust station. The rooms are clean, have fans, the ensuite had hot water and it has wifi. The owner, Bandu, is extremely helpful and friendly and his wife is the best cook in Sri Lanka-you should definitely eat dinner there, it was our best meal of the trip! We had a beautiful walk around the village and saw a stunning temple as well as the tea plantations.
All in all this accommodation is very good value for money. We just stayed one night but would really recommend it. It's very close to Nuwara Eliya but Bandu is happy to drive you in and out of the town free of charge. Fab place for fantastic views and serenity!