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Bonnieland Bungalow  Price rating for Bonnieland BungalowPrice rating for Bonnieland Bungalow East Hill Country



An Oxford educated Ceylonese gentleman, Mr Selviah, trekking with his Irish sweetheart Bonnie, stopped to catch a breath and stumbled upon this fascinating location, and promptly named it ‘Bonnieland’.

The dressed stone cottage built in 1908 still stands rock solid, overlooking Badulla town. The bridle paths in the lower and upper gardens offer excellent morning exercise with scenic mountain views. A mahogany tree lined driveway leads to the cottage and a further 17 acres of coffee, spices and mahogany. The gardens urge you to reach for a botanical textbook.

Breakfast tea on the front pavilion reveals the glorious sight of overhanging passion fruits and flowers growing beside the beautiful Pride of Burma tree.

Old Panama hats, stags’ heads and Burmese silk tapestries vie for attention in the 3 sitting rooms. From the minute you enter this charming holiday home of Mr & Mrs De Mel, you will be transported to halcyon days. Boasting the hottest climate and cleanest air, Badulla is a peaceful setting to relax and recharge the batteries. Easy walks, ancient temples, living monasteries and tea estates are all close by.

Accommodating up to 6 people, this is a perfect retreat for retired couples, bird lovers or gardeners, who are often all three.



  • At night, look down in the valley at a ‘thousand twinkling stars’.
  • The clean air and wonderful walks
  • The bathrooms lack modernisation.
  • Standard of English is moderate so comunication can be tricky unless the wonderful Sinikka is there to host you. 



Overall Quality
Overall grade varies between 80% and 90%
Quality of Restaurant
Restaurant grade varies between 70% and 80%
Command of English
English grade varies between 60% and 100%
Quality of Service
Service grade varies between 70% and 80%
Quality of Bathroom
Bathroom grade varies between 60% and 70%
Child Friendly
Groups Welcomed
Maid Service
Landscaped Gardens
Spice Garden
Private Cook
Dining Room
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Bonnieland Bungalow, Badulla - check availability and book online for Bonnieland Bungalow in Badulla, Sri Lanka - visit Boutique Sri Lanka now for more details. Bonnieland Bungalow in Badulla: An informal Sri Lankan hill top home enjoying hot days and cool evenings. Fabulous views, gardens and birds.