Colonial Bungalow in a Rubber + Tea Plantation with Lovely Views

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Last updated: 04/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description


Owned by a German national, who has been living in Sri Lanka for over 30 years, this beautiful holiday bungalow is comfortable, welcoming and homely.

The Bungalow, Pantiya Estate, Sri Lanka was a planter's colonial residence. It was built in 1907 by a British planter. It nestles in the hills of Pantiya Estate, which is a producing rubber, coconut and tea plantation.

The building retains its old world charm. Its spacious bedrooms, extensive gardens with a swimming pool, views over rolling hills, and the mild climate all combine to make The Bungalow, Pantiya Estate, Sri Lanka an inviting property for families or friends.

The property is ideal for families with children due to the large gardens and space. There are a lot of interesting things to do bringing everyone closer to nature and enjoying a relaxed hillside holiday.

The Bungalow has 2 family rooms with high ceilings and British colonial features. These rooms have a double bed and an attached bathroom. Each suite room can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 kids or 3 adults purely due to their size and spaciousness.

The 3 guestrooms are overlooking the pool. They are comfortably furnished with twin or double beds and have en-suite bathrooms. A long veranda outside the guest rooms with lounge chairs is the perfect setting to read your favourite book or just relax by the pool.

All bathrooms have showers, natural daylight, and ample space.

Inside The Bungalow, the living room has cosy sofas and antique furnishings from Sri Lanka and Germany.

With its 7-seater table and chairs, the dining hall is where our guests enjoy the scrumptious home cooked Eastern and Western cuisine.

NOTE - Rates quoted are per room per night based on double occupancy.

Meals can be ordered from The Bungalow too - please email us! We have a fantastic cook who will prepare this for you.

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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 900 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

  • Room 1 - Garden view: 1 queen, 1 child bed

    Large en-suite room with high ceilings and garden view...moreless

  • Room 2 - Garden view: 1 queen, 1 child bed

    Large en-suite room with high ceilings and garden view...moreless

  • Room 3 - Pool view: 1 double

    Double room with en-suite bathroom and shared terrace...moreless

  • Room 4 - Pool view room: 1 double

    Double room with en-suite bathroom and shared terrace...moreless

  • Room 5 - Pool view room: 1 double

    Double room with en-suite bathroom and shared terrace...moreless

  • All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. They are comfortable and spacious. The 2 Garden view rooms are larger than the 3 Pool view rooms and thus ideal for families with children. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic


  • Forests

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    8 chairs in main table, however there are many other tables which can used and joined to the main table. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking


  • Kitchen:

    There is a small pantry for guest use (no cooking facilities available)...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator available for guest use ...moreless


  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large extensive gardens all around the premises...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ available as a meal option - can be arranged in the garden or by the pool...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Two verandahs - both overlooking the pool...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Private pool in the bungalow premises only for guest use...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Standard Rate
Mar 1 - Nov 30, 2016
1 night min stay
2016 Seasonal Rate
Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2017
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $61.05
  • No additional mandatory fees



Meals can be ordered from the bungalow. Please send us an email with your meal requirements and we can advise prices accordingly.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/08/2016
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100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Bandaranaike International Airport
21 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Kalutara Railway Station
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Southern Express Way
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

- Rubber Tapping (experience within premises)

- Tea Plucking (experience within premises)

- Kalutara Bodhiya (tour inside a pagoda)

- Pahiyangala (Rock cave temple)

- Makeli Ella (Natural Waterfall)

- Bentota Turtle Hatchery

- Madhu Ganga (River Boat rides)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: We are the Family Hendrichs. The Bungalow is our holiday retreat, but Iresha spends most of her time here as it is a large property and requires management to ensure it is maintained to high standards for our guests. Iresha will always be at The Bungalow to welcome you and ensure your party is looked after during your stay. Whatever you need, she is the person to ask and she will organise it for you. We also have other staff members in the property including a cook and cleaner, who are managed by Iresha.

Why the Owner Chose Matugama, Sri Lanka:
The Bungalow is a lovely retreat. It is a spacious and comfortable property which will feel like your home away from home. It is located on top of a mountain, so there are no neighbours or any traffic thus making is a very quiet and relaxing environment. The bungalow is surrounded by a plantation of various trees such as coconut trees, rubber trees, fruit trees and even spice plants. You are surrounded by nature which you can appreciate with the natural food and environment. We also have a fantastic cook, who is specially good at making Sri Lankan food. Your food will be cooked to order, so you can decide what you would like to eat for each meal and he will prepare this for you.

The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
- Quiet and Relaxing - Large space to spread out and enjoy - No other tourists or people to disturb you or invade your space - Local experience as it is located in a village which is not touristic - Bungalow is surrounded by greenery and gardens - Fantastic food, most of if home grown and fresh - Large garden with fruits, which you can pluck off the tree yourself - Various herbs and spice plants (cinnamon, pepper, cloves, etc.)

Contact us

Speaks: english, german, Sinhalese

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