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Colonial Bungalow Located in a Rubber and Tea Plantation

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Last updated: 05/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

5 bedroom Colonial Bungalow with Swimming Pool and Large Gardens in an Estate

Owned by a German national, who has been living in Sri Lanka for over 30 years, this beautiful holiday bungalow nestles in the hills of a 10-acre plantation rich in rubber, tea and coconuts with rolling views of the beautiful Sri Lankan countryside.

The Bungalow at Pantiya Estate, Sri Lanka is a lavish planter's colonial residence. It was built in 1907 by a British planter. Majestically 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 comfortable and spacious bedrooms, extensive gardens with a large swimming pool, magnificent views over rolling hills, interesting location near the south coast and the mild climate all combine to make The Bungalow at Pantiya Estate, Sri Lanka an inviting property for families or friends.

The Bungalow has 2 suites with high ceilings and British colonial features. The suites 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 ensuite bathrooms. A long verandah outside the guestrooms with lounge chairs is the perfect setting to read your favourite book or just relax by the pool.

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

Living and Dining room
Inside The Bungalow, the living room is a haven with cosy sofas and antique furnishings from Sri Lanka and Germany. Likes of a deer antler chandelier and brass artifacts are not out of place in this tasteful space.

Dining Hall
With its grand solid oak 8 seater table and chairs, the dining hall is where our guests enjoy the scrumptious home cooked Eastern and Western cuisine.

Sri Lankan cuisine
Sri Lankan cuisine is one of the most complex cuisines of South Asia. Food in Sri Lanka is normally hot and spicy. Rice is consumed daily while spicy curries are favorite dishes for lunch and dinner.
Our Sri Lankan food is made on a traditional Sri Lankan kitchen which consists of a mud stove with a log fire using clay pots and wooden spoons!
See and try it for yourself while you are there!


There are many activities you can do during your stay at The Bungalow. These are within the premises of The Bungalow as well as outside.


In the premises
Nature Trail walks - Take a casual stroll around The Bungalow or for the more adventurous a hike through the rubber estates, crossing streams, climbing rocks overlooking breathtaking views.

Take part in the estate - we can organise for you to spend time with the tea pluckers as they identify the best leaves in the bush! OR with the rubber tappers who expertly carve the barks of rubber trees with special chiseled knives, and collect rubber milk in coconut shells!

Visit a rubber or tea factory - There is a functioning rubber and tea factory only 2 miles away from The Bungalow where you can see how tea is dried and packages or how rubber milk turns into elastic sheets! We can organise for a visit to these factory when you are staying with us!

Learn to cook Sri Lankan food - our chef in the bungalow will be thrilled to teach you how to make simple tasty Sri Lankan food, which you can then try at home to refresh your memories of your stay. From cutlets, lentil curry to hoppers... there's a favourite for everyone!

Activities within an hour's drive from The Bungalow:
Bentota - for Ayurveda and Watersports on the lagoon
Madhu ganga - river boat rides to little islands through mangroves
The Bawa Trail (architectural marvels)
Kalutara bodhiya (tour inside a pagoda)
Pahiyangala Rock Cave
Sinharaja Rain Forest (national park)


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 900 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    We LOVE to have children stay with us. Babysitting can also be arranged with a local maid if required for a nominal charge. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Only well behaved and trained pets are allowed. We have some pets of our own too - a monkey, cat and dog, however they are well behaved and not a hindrance to the guests. During meal times, etc. Pets will need to be kept away from the dining area and all furniture for hygiene purposes. ...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    There are many outdoor areas and spaces with a lot of ventilation, so smoking is accepted. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The bungalow is located on one floor with hardly any stairs, making it accessible. There are also many staff members who can support with any less able guests. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Suite Room 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Large room with high ceilings and ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • Suite Room 1: 1 double, 1 child bed

    Large room with high ceilings and ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • Pool view Room 1: 1 double

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

  • Pool view Room 2: 1 double

    Double Room with En-suite bathroom and shared verandah...moreless

  • Pool view Room 3: 1 double

    Double Room with En-suite bathroom and shared verandah...moreless

  • All rooms are furnished with a mixture of antique and modern furniture. All beds have new comfortable mattresses and linen is provided. The suite rooms are larger than the Pool view rooms, but they each have their own characteristics. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower


  • All bathrooms have a w/c, shower and hot water. They are large spacious bathrooms with windows for ventilation. Amenities are not provided, so please bring your own. Towels are provided, but guests are recommended to bring additional towels too for use by the pool, etc. ...moreless


  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Forests
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Lovely scenery and views of rolling hillside. The surroundings are of a rubber, tea and coconut plantation. Lush greenery. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room


  • Kitchen:

    There is a chef in the Bungalow who will prepare your food. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator


Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    There is one pool for The Bungalow. It is within the premises and thus privacy is maintained. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$317 $1,294
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $129.36


Standard Rates of £35 or £50 per night are per double room per night NOT the whole bungalow.

Christmas Season only - Rates of £250 per night are for the whole bungalow (5 double rooms). Please contact us for rates for individual rooms based on availability.

Rates include all taxes. Meals are charged separately - please contact us for prices.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/14/2017
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100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

The nearest large town to The Bungalow is Matugama town. The town is approximately 2 miles away from the property.

Matugama is a bustling town which is approximately 1½ drive /60 km from Colombo. Matugama is 25 km from the beach village of Bentota.

Despite its distance from the major cities, most products and services are available from banking to grocery shopping.

The Sunday market is very popular in the Matugama Town as inhabitants from surrounding villages come here to purchase fresh produce from local vendors.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: We are the Hendrichs family and The Bungalow is our holiday home. Helmut bought the property when he arrived in Sri Lanka from Germany over 30 years ago. Iresha manages the property ensuring all guests are well looked after and their needs catered to. Natascha helps with the bookings and answering any questions you may have before you arrive.

Why the Owner Chose Matugama, Sri Lanka:
This property will be your home away from home in Sri Lanka. The warm hospitality and excellent food make this Bungalow a rare opportunity to enjoy your holiday comfortably and still experience Sri Lanka with a more local touch.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
It is a getaway. Located on top of a hill and surrounded by a plantation, it is a very quiet and serene environment. The large space allows you the freedom to walk around and make the most of the property in your own time. Warm local hospitality and fantastic food are the words which have been used to describe experiences by our past guests.

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Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

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