Ever wanted to live in a tea estate bungalow? Jungle Tide is available for hire as a whole bungalow on a staffed basis.
Rates shown below are for self-catering groups. They include cleaning and servicing, bed linen and towels, electricity and gas. If you want our staff to prepare meals for you this can be done for an extra charge – see prices below.
For longer stays at Mulberry Cottage, please see the page A Longer Stay. For extended bookings of the whole house (two weeks or more) please enquire for special rates.
The maximum number of people the house can accommodate is 12. This includes two people using folding beds; if everyone is in a ‘proper’ bed the maximum number the four bedrooms can hold is 10. The bedrooms are a family room (sleeps 4), two doubles and a twin room. We also have a cot available.
We also have a separate two-bedroom house, Mulberry Cottage, which sleeps 4 people and this can also be hired for an additional charge. This house has a large living/dining area, bathroom, kitchen and a study area. It has a small garden and terrace by the stream. Mulberry Cottage is our budget accommodation. It is delightful but does not offer the same standards of comfort as the main Jungle Tide bungalow.
Unfortunately due to previous experience we do not accept single sex adult groups.
Jungle Tide is a staffed bungalow. Our housekeepers, Martin and Rani, live on site in their own separate quarters and will keep everything spotless. They will also manage the pool and gardens, wash up and generally deal with everything, all included in your price – so you can relax! They can also arrange local transport for you if required.
Rani is a renowned cook and she will prepare meals for you for an additional price per person if you do not want to do your own cooking – see below for rates. Rani will also do your laundry if required.
We are active on several house exchange sites and often exchange a week or more at Jungle Tide for places we want to go to, or for “guest points”. If you are interested in a house exchange please contact us. House-swappers also receive preferential rates if we cannot agree an exchange but they still want to come as paying guests, either for the whole house or just one or two rooms.
March – June | Sept – Nov
Jul – Aug | Dec – Feb
Meal rates – Breakfasts £2 LKR800/- | Dinners £5.50 LKR2,500/-
(half price for children aged 6-12; free for kids under 6)
Full terms and conditions will be provided when you book. The essentials are:
Rs30,000/- is payable when you book your stay, in advance of arrival. It is repayable no later than 14 days after your departure date if your group has complied with the main requirements, which are:
Respect for our staff
Jungle Tide is their home and they need time off and to be treated at all times with respect. If our staff report behaviour which we consider to be exploitative or inappropriate your entire security deposit will be forfeited.
Reasonable care not to damage our property.
Of course we expect occasional breakages but if our staff report that damage was caused either deliberately or by negligence on the part of anyone in your group, including children, replacement costs will be deducted from your security deposit. (For example we have had instances of beds being broken by children jumping on them unsupervised by the parents.)
If you want to bring pets please discuss this with us beforehand as we have 2 (friendly to humans) dogs. So we need to decide if your pet will be safe/happy in our home. You will not be required to look after our dogs! They do sleep in the house but are not allowed in bedrooms or on furniture. Both are very docile and child-friendly and they will also accompany you on walks if you wish.