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Gammaduwa Colonial Bungalow and Tea Estate

Private room in bungalow hosted by Dave & Sengli
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 private bath
FREE LARGE BREAKFAST! Gammaduwa Deluxe Heritage Bungalow is a 120 years old colonial tea plantation property in 7 acres of traditional tea estate at 2700 feet in the hills overlooking Riverston and Knuckles Mountain Range with spectacular mountain views. Guests chill or go hiking or use our mountain bikes to explore the surrounding tea trails and hills. Others swim in the waterfall pools not far away. Our "Banksy" twin room has French doors that open onto the rear garden with mountain views.

The space
We offer a complementary Srilankan/European fusion breakfast and there is a serve-yourself Guest Refreshment Corner open 24 hours with water, tea, coffee, or squash for free together with a fridge full of bottled drinks at reasonable prices. Finally, don't miss our British Afternoon tea at 4pm when we serve our own complementary homemade tea with homemade cake.

Guest access
There is a guest only library/living room, dinning room, and a large veranda as well as the Dutch Colonial hall with period Burgermeister chairs and settee. All are for guests to enjoy and find spaces to share and spaces to be alone.The gardens have outside furniture to enjoy the views and bungalow grounds.

Other things to note
We can offer half day and whole day trip to surrounding area eg. Bambarakiri Ella water falls, Little World's End, Riverston Peak, and Temples and Spice Gardens in Matale.
FREE LARGE BREAKFAST! Gammaduwa Deluxe Heritage Bungalow is a 120 years old colonial tea plantation property in 7 acres of traditional tea estate at 2700 feet in the hills overlooking Riverston and Knuckles Mountain Range with spectacular mountain views. Guests chill or go hiking or use our mountain bikes to explore the surrounding tea trails and hills. Others swim in the waterfall pools not far away. Our "Banksy" tw…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Iron
Hangers
Hair dryer
Breakfast
Essentials
Lock on bedroom door
First aid kit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide entrance for guests

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide hallways

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Location

Matale, Sri Lanka

The bungalow overlooks a small Tamil Hindu Village with its own brightly painted red and yellow temple. There is a small cafe in the Gammaduwa Bazaar and local shops selling village wares. Bungalow guests always find a friendly and inquisitive welcome there.
The bungalow tea estate grows, plucks, produces and markets its own artisan hand rolled black and green "Monkeytail Tea" which is now sold by speciality tea suppliers in the UK and elsewhere. Why not book a tea making day with us?
The bungalow overlooks a small Tamil Hindu Village with its own brightly painted red and yellow temple. There is a small cafe in the Gammaduwa Bazaar and local shops selling village wares. Bungalow guests alwa…

Hosted by Dave & Sengli

Joined in July 2016
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Dave came to Sri Lanka in January 2009 as a VSO volunteer supporting local peace and human rights organisations helping Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities heal and move forward together after the 35 year civil war here which ended in May 2009. Sengli is an ethnic Kachin from Myanmar who worked with Dave in Myanmar in the rights field. They both love Sri Lanka, the world of tea, and entertaining our guests.
Dave came to Sri Lanka in January 2009 as a VSO volunteer supporting local peace and human rights organisations helping Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities heal and move forward…
During your stay
The bungalow is a guest house and also our home so we will usually be around to chat and help out with advice or help arrange visits if guests wish.
  • Languages: English, Français, 한국어
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 1:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm