Sir John’s Bungalow

This one hundred year old colonial bungalow nestled within the Knuckles Mountain Range offers picturesque and serene accommodation in the hill country. Situated in the remote village Riverstone, the bungalow was once owned by a British tea planter who managed the surrounding estate. This eco-friendly guesthouse is frequented by birds, deer, fishing cats, mongoose and other animals from the surrounding wilderness. You may even get to see the occasional leopard passing by the estate and in the dry season wild elephants going in search of water. The bungalow has retained its old-fashioned charm with a fireplace in the living room, hardwood floors and spacious bedrooms, while eco-friendly operations of the property harness solar power for electricity and draw water from mountain springs.


Sir John’s Bungalow has 5 bedrooms with twin or double beds and mesmerising views all around.

Verandah Rooms

2 triple and 1 double bedroom open into the airy verandah, where breakfast is also served. The attached bathrooms have hot and cold showers.

Sigiriya View Room

This is a spacious family room furnished with a double bed and three single beds. The attached bathroom has a cast iron bathtub and a hot and cold shower. Room is equipped with flat screen satellite TV.

Sir John’s Room

The master suite has one double bed and a single bed. A level below accessed by a wooden staircase is the bathroom with a cast iron bathtub and hot and cold shower. The room also has flat screen satellite TV.

Bungalow Facilities

The in-house chef will prepare food to your liking, if you have food preferences. Sri Lankan and western cuisine made with fresh produce are offered with fresh juices and tea and coffee. Guests can bring their own alcoholic beverages. Facilities also include a library with books on Sri Lankan wildlife, board games, children’s playground, room service, packed lunches and doctor-on-call.


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