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Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles

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Strathisla Tea estate Guesthouse poolside
Strathisla tea estate bungalow
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5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
16 guests
1 night minimum
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Beautiful tea estate accomodation near Kandy in the the hill country of Sri Lanka. Built in 1860, Strathisla guest house is one of the 'grand old ladies' of the tea estate bungalows in Sri Lanka. Situated in the hill country near Kandy, where the days are warm and the nights refreshingly cool, Strathisla tea estate bungalow is now open to all as a charming guest house set on a working tea estate surrounded by tropical spice gardens. Whether its taking a dip in the local waterhole, exploring the local villages and surrounding tea country, hiking the Knuckle ranges or simply whiling the day away with endless cups of tea on the expansive verandah, Strathisla guest house will be sure to provide all with relaxation and peace. For those feeling a little more adventurous, Strathisla tea estate b...Beautiful tea estate accomodation near Kandy in the the hill country of Sri Lanka. Built in 1860, Strathisla guest house is one of the 'grand old ladies' of the tea estate bungalows in Sri Lanka. Situated in the hill country near Kandy, where the days are warm and the nights refreshingly cool, Strathisla tea estate bungalow is now open to all as a charming guest house set on a working tea estate surrounded by tropical spice gardens. Whether its taking a dip in the local waterhole, exploring the local villages and surrounding tea country, hiking the Knuckle ranges or simply whiling the day away with endless cups of tea on the expansive verandah, Strathisla guest house will be sure to provide all with relaxation and peace. For those feeling a little more adventurous, Strathisla tea estate bungalow is perfectly positioned to enjoy day trips to all the major sites in the cultural triangle; Kandy being 50mins to the south while Sigiria is only 80mins to the north. Despite its proximity to the major sites, Strathisla guest house is located in an area completely off the tourist track and therefore makes it the perfect point from which to explore the breathtaking scenery of the highlands. Come and experience the old world charm of Strathisla tea estate bungalow; it will be sure to captivate you! Rates : Per room per night: 20 September 2015 to 23 December 2015: USD $125 per room (2 adults and 2 kids) per night including breakfast. 24 December 2015 to 10 January 2016: USD $140 per room (2 adults and 2 kids) per night including breakfast. 11 January 2016 to 23 December 2016: USD $125 per room (2 adults and 2 kids) per night including breakfast. 24 December 2016 to 10 January 2017: USD $140 per room (2 adults and 2 kids) per night including breakfast. Per entire Bungalow per night (sleeps 16 people): 20 September 2015 to 23 December 2015: USD $450 per bungalow per night including breakfast. 24 December 2015 to 10 January 2016: USD $520 per bungalow per night including breakfast. 11 January 2016 to 23 December 2016: USD $450 per bungalow per night including breakfast. 24 December 2016 to 10 January 2017: USD $520 per bungalow per night including breakfast. Please note: an additional $10 per night will be charged for any additional bed per child and $20 per night will be charged for any additional bed per adult or for any increase in the maximum number of people. The maximum number of additional beds per room is 1. Please also note, there is no charge for meals for children under 3.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
5 Full baths
About the Owner
peter o
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2012
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Reviewed August 3, 2020

Nestled in the Knuckles Mountains near the town of Matale. Bracing climate. Surrounded by tea estates and gorgeous forest. Amazing bungalow from the 19th century. High ceilings. Quaint old furniture. Huge verandah where one can relax and enjoy a glass of wine. Two huge living...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank NireshEliatamby
Reviewed June 17, 2018

We spent almost a week in Strathisla and felt at home from the moment we arrived. The house and gardens are beautiful and set in a very peaceful environment. The staff are non intrusive and among the best we’ve met in Sri Lanka. They just...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank nicolasbellet1
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Hi Nicolas Apologies about the late reply; I only just noticed I hadn't replied to your wonderful review. From all the team at Strathisla many thanks for choosing to stay with us and we wish you happy and safe travels in the future. Be sure...More

Reviewed April 15, 2018

This is a beautiful estate set in a quiet, gorgeous part of Sri Lanka. Peter and his family are just wonderful, kind and friendly. They are also excellent cooks. My daughter and I had our best holiday here in Sri Lanka. definitely stay here again....More

Date of stay: January 2016
Thank Karen S
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Exceptional service, delicious food and a truly gorgeous location in a beautiful colonial house. This is as good as it gets. What was particularly special was the fascinating guided walk around the valley through tea plantations and jungle where we learnt a huge amount about...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Itchyfeet_1234
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Hi James So great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Strathisla bungalow. of course with such lively guests as your selves it does make our job a whole lot easier. Anyway I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Sr...More

Reviewed January 6, 2018

The villa is beautiful, set in a wonderful garden and facing out over the hills. We enjoyed wonderful sunset skies whilst drinking on the terrace with the other guests and using the pool. The food was amazing and suited all tastes - it is prepared...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Childebert
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Hello, thank you for your lovely review of Strathisla, which is much appreciated. Thank you for staying with us and for your wonderful feedback. Safe travels - Peter.

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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here with the family the first 4 nights in Sri Lanka. This tea estate bungalow is surrounded by mountains of lush beautiful forests and gardens. So many things to see and do, an informative tea and spice walk, a walk through the lush jungle...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Priya S
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you, Priya, for your wonderful review and for staying with us. Come back again please! Best wishes, Peter.

Reviewed August 11, 2017

We were welcomed very warmly by owners Peter and Mozelle at their romantic, sympathetically-restored Plantation Home to a wonderful Lunch on the terrace overlooking 25 acres of exotic gardens with far-reaching views to jungle, mountains and valleys. Jaykumar the manager runs the estate efficiently, and...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Christopher K
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

Hi Kris Many thanks for your kind words. It is always gratifying to hear that our guests enjoyed themselves. I wish you happy and safe travels in your remaining travels and please know you are always welcome back at Strathisla Bungalow. Best regards Peter

Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

I can not recommend Strathisla enough. Peter and Moselle are wonderful hosts! Priya's cooking is amazing and JKo is a fantastic tour guide. It's off the beaten track which is what makes it so special. However, there are plenty of adventures to be had close...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank 584kellieg
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2017

Hi Kellie Thank you so much for your very kind words and most gratifying to hear you all enjoyed yourself so much. You will be warmly welcomed back anytime ; until then , from all the team at Strathisla we wish you happy and safe...More

Reviewed May 13, 2017

This is BY FAR the best place we stayed at in all of Sri Lanka and BY FAR where we had the best food in all of Sri Lanka. I would strongly recommend staying here. This is a beautifully restored tea estate bungalow accommodation just...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank intrepid_pixie
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Hi Intrepid Pixie Many thanks for the wonderful review and great to hear you enjoyed yourselves so much. It was our absolute pleasure to host you and your dad. From all of us here at Strath, we wish you both the safest and happiest travels...More

Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful stay - only downside was that it was so short. We even had a. Interesting and informative walk and exploration of the local area organised by the charming owners. Would definitely visit again.

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank gilln422
Pador, VR Owner at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2016

Hi Gillian Many thanks for your kind words; we are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay. From all the team at Strathisla, happy travels and please come again! Best regards Peter

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Strathisla is located in the foothills of the stunning, World Heritage-listed Knuckles Ranges described because they resemble the knuckles of the human hand. Our property is surrounded by scenic tea and spice gardens; cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, just to name a few. There are several scenic walks suitable for various degrees of fitness that take you through local villages, buddhist rock temple, waterfalls (ideal for a refreshing dip), tea estates (where tea tastings can be arranged) and lush vegetation teeming with birds and squirrels. The property also serves as a small forest reserve in which several native species of mammal, including deer, giant squirrels, civets, mongoose, monkeys and wild boar, exist. The gardens are particularly rich in bird life, including kingfishers, sun...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles

  • Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles is able to accommodate up to 16 guests. See all property details.

  • Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

  • Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stays at Tea Estate Accomodation, Sri Lanka, STRATHISLA Bungalow, Kandy, Matale, Knuckles must last at least one night. See all property details.