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Colonial Bungalow in a Rubber + Tea Plantation with lovely Views

Bedrooms 5
Property type bungalow



About the property

5 bedroom Colonial Bungalow with Swimming Pool + large gardens


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.

More Details

Natascha Hendrichs
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, Sinhalese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2016

About Natascha Hendrichs

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.

Natascha Hendrichs purchased this bungalow in 1980

Why Natascha Hendrichs chose Western Province

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.

What makes this bungalow unique

- 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.)

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you want to experience Sri Lanka rather than be a tourist then this is the place to stay. The bungalow is set on the top of the Pantiya Estate plantation in lush green vegetation with a view out over the valley.

We were welcomed with bougainvillea garlands and a coconut drink after our long journey from the airport.

It was a great place for our family reunion and Iresha, Lionel and Adi couldn't do enough to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. They arranged our transport and helped us plan our outings to Udawalawe, Galle, Bentota, local markets, temples. Iresha came with us on some of our trips and acted as a knowledgeable guide.

The wonder of waking to the sounds and smells of the plantation will stay with me, I wish you could 'bottle it'. Watching monkeys in the treetops from the patio, sharing breakfast of local foods and luscious fruit on the balcony, laughing at the nephews playing 'chuck the chicken' in the pool or playing carrom (local board game) in the evening all added to a very special week of new and exciting experiences.

Yes there was a constant trail of ants in the bathroom, the cockerel can wake you anytime from 4 am, you can hear the local temple horn at 5 am, the DVD player didn't work, the drive from the airport is long (this will be improved as the last section of the expressway is opened), and the road up to the plantation is bumpy BUT you get a comfy bed at the end of each day and a warm welcome each morning.

It is well worth experiencing a truly adventurous holiday of a lifetime.
Dec 2013
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Matugama Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 900 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Room 1 - Garden view - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Large en-suite room with high ceilings and garden view
    Room 2 - Garden view - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Large en-suite room with high ceilings and garden view
    Room 3 - Pool view - 1 double , Double room with en-suite bathroom and shared terrace
    Room 4 - Pool view room - 1 double , Double room with en-suite bathroom and shared terrace
    Room 5 - Pool view room - 1 double , Double room with en-suite bathroom and shared terrace
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Bandaranaike International Airport
Nearest Train
21 Kilometres
Kalutara Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Southern Express Way
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
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)


Rates & Availability

Matugama Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Seasonal Rate
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $62


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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