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Colonial Bungalow located in a rubber and tea plantation

Bedrooms 5
Space 9,687 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow


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)

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Owner/Manager

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.

Owner/Manager purchased this bungalow in 1980

Why Owner/Manager chose Matugama

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.

What makes this bungalow unique

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.


Matugama Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 9687 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Suite Room 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Large room with high ceilings and ensuite bathroom
    Suite Room 1 - 1 double , 1 child bed , Large room with high ceilings and ensuite bathroom
    Pool view Room 1 - 1 double , Double room with en-suite bathroom and shared verandah
    Pool view Room 2 - 1 double , Double Room with En-suite bathroom and shared verandah
    Pool view Room 3 - 1 double , Double Room with En-suite bathroom and shared verandah
  • 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.
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $132.68

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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