Constructed along the lines of the early 18th century Cape Dutch bungalows, the Dutch House is a luxurious home tastefully designed by its British and Sri Lankan owners. Set on an extensive flowering garden, with magnificent views of the Bandarawela town and the mountains beyond, the Dutch House can accommodate upto 6 people. This two-storey villa incorporates design elements from the colonial bungalows found in the south of the island including columns and verandahs, a satin wood and ebony staircase, and boarded floors. Interiors are luxurious with Dutch period furniture, flowing raw silk drapes, rare pieces of porcelain and art - all from the owners personal collections. Only one booking is taken at a time here ensuring privacy and giving guests the use of the entire property. In the interest of safety, the house is not suitable for children below 12 years.
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.Bill Bryson