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The Bungalow, Makuludola Estate, Dampella, Telijjawila (A Plantation Bungalow)

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
1 night minimum
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The Bungalow at Makuludola Estate, inland from Matara on the south coast, is set on a hill 270 feet above sea level overlooking our cinnamon and rubber plantation and villagers’ paddy fields. The Bungalow has been built into the side of a hill overlooking the cinnamon fields.to a design and supervision by C Anjalendran, formerly an associate of the iconic Sri Lankan architect, the late Geoffrey Bawa. The Bungalow is spacious and open in character, with broad, granite-paved verandas and steps, high timber ceilings, teak furniture, and has a stunning view of the surrounding countryside. Entrance is from the car park forecourt up granite steps to the south-facing veranda where the glistening blue of our infinity swimming pool contrasts with the verdant surroundings of cinnamon bushes, fore...The Bungalow at Makuludola Estate, inland from Matara on the south coast, is set on a hill 270 feet above sea level overlooking our cinnamon and rubber plantation and villagers’ paddy fields. The Bungalow has been built into the side of a hill overlooking the cinnamon fields.to a design and supervision by C Anjalendran, formerly an associate of the iconic Sri Lankan architect, the late Geoffrey Bawa. The Bungalow is spacious and open in character, with broad, granite-paved verandas and steps, high timber ceilings, teak furniture, and has a stunning view of the surrounding countryside. Entrance is from the car park forecourt up granite steps to the south-facing veranda where the glistening blue of our infinity swimming pool contrasts with the verdant surroundings of cinnamon bushes, forest and hills. Guests are greeted with a welcome freshly squeezed fruit drink to sip while gazing at the view and hearing wild peacocks cry. The veranda runs the width of the main reception area of lounge with sofas and armchairs and its adjoining dining area where a solid slab of mara timber forms a dining table that seats twelve. Beyond is the garden courtyard with a library and guest rooms on the west and east sides. A back interior veranda with wrought iron sliding gates and ancient Indian swing is a private area for relaxation.  Each bedroom has a high timbered ceiling supported by solid concrete beams complemented with brushed cement floors.  Each bedroom has independently controlled air conditioning as well as a central ceiling fan.  Peo TV with over 100 local & international channels in each room.  Telephone extension to each room with IDD & automated billing.  Data outlet including Wifi provided through a dedicated fibre optic leased line.  Washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities for guests’ use.  Filtered water, pressure pumped from our own tube well, 180 feet deep.  Underground wiring system (no cables spoiling the view).  Roof solar panels for water heating and electricity generation.  Standby generator (45kva) on auto mode.  Active lightning protection conforming to EU standards.  For relaxation, there is:  an interior veranda at the north side of The Bungalow with an ancient swing;  an interior grassed courtyard;  a reading room/library;  a large living room with armchairs and sofas;  a dining area with long slab table seating 12;  a south-facing veranda,  an infinity swimming pool overlooking the hills and valleys;  a pool pavilion and two spacious gardens with a spectacular view.  Bo Tree with a natural rock platform for meditating or Yoga adjoining The Bungalow.  Private estate paths for walking, hiking or jogging without disturbance.  For nature lovers, a large variety of birds and unusual fresh water fish in the streams.  There is a provision to build a helipad behind The Bungalow during the next stage.  4x4 vehicle with driver for guests to travel to and from the National Parks at Yala, Udawalawe, Sinharaja or to any other location including the south coast beaches.  Comfortable chauffeur-driven transfers from and to the airport (under three hours) or from/to the Matara railway or bus stations. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
No smoking inside the enclosed areas of the building. Parents should take care of the children / kinds.
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
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About the Owner
Sathis A
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2017
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

The Bungalow is quite honestly the best place we have ever stayed! Everything from start to finish was lovely. Sathis and his wife are the warmest, most welcoming hosts. The food is delicious and the service is top class. We cannot fault this beautiful, peaceful...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Natteebee
Guide05082574672, VR Owner at The Bungalow, Makuludola Estate, Dampella, Telijjawila (A Plantation Bungalow), responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Thank you for patronizing us. We certainly enjoyed your lovely company and the charm you added. Please accept our very sincere appreciation for writing a carefully worded review with a beautiful description of the bungalow. Looking forward to hosting you again and all the very...More

Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

We spent our honeymoon at this wonderful place. It was just a woow from the welcome to the farewell. The most hospitable hosts that i ever seen, they gave us the most pesonalized service which you can ever experience. The food was so delicious, which...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Guide05082574672, VR Owner at The Bungalow, Makuludola Estate, Dampella, Telijjawila (A Plantation Bungalow), responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2019

Thank you for appreciating our services and the property by giving a vivid description of all what you experienced. It is very encouraging to see that the value proposition we are offering to our guests i.e. less for more is working well. In a Home...More

Reviewed May 29, 2019

Dear Sathis, Just writing a note to say a very big thank you to you and your lovely wife for giving us the best holiday we’ve had in a while. I’m writing on behalf of my husband and all our friends who traveled with us....More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Guide05082574672, VR Owner at The Bungalow, Makuludola Estate, Dampella, Telijjawila (A Plantation Bungalow), responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Dear Jovanka, Please accept my most sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude for expressing your frank opinion using carefully chosen words. This is one of the most comprehensive and heart-worming reviews I have received during our 29 months operation. As much as you enjoyed your stay,...More

Reviewed May 17, 2019

Absolutely wonderfull stay at Makaludola Bungalow, the view from the swimming pool is amazing, the food Satis and her team made for me was the best I received in Sri Lanka, it was the most beautifull place I stayed while visiting this country. Thank you...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Guide05082574672, VR Owner at The Bungalow, Makuludola Estate, Dampella, Telijjawila (A Plantation Bungalow), responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Thank you for taking time to write a beautifully worded review. As much as you enjoyed your stay at Makuludola Bungalow, we too enjoyed your lovely company. Please do come again and all the very best!

Reviewed March 18, 2019

This is the most wonderful place. Spotlessly clean, beautiful furnishings some of which are antique.Extremely comfortable rooms, with lots of hot hot waterin the bathroom. It is in a Cinnamon plantation and we were taken to see the cinnamon being stripped and oil being made,...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Grummy
Guide05082574672, VR Owner at The Bungalow, Makuludola Estate, Dampella, Telijjawila (A Plantation Bungalow), responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Thank you for taking your valuable time to write a beautifully worded review. As much as you enjoyed your stay at Makuludola Bungalow, we were privileged to enjoy your lovely company and charming presence. Please do come again and all the very best!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Parking
Private Garden
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Staffed Property
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bungalow, Makuludola Estate, Dampella, Telijjawila (A Plantation Bungalow)

  • The Bungalow, Makuludola Estate, Dampella, Telijjawila (A Plantation Bungalow) is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

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