Nestled amongst tea plantations, Somaland Estate is a colonial plantation bungalow with most of its original architecture surrounded by quiet village life. Built in the late 1890s by a businessman from the southern part of the island, the bungalow shows signs of southern architectural influence with wood lattice panels and a central courtyard, making its design one of a kind. The bungalow is now owned by a former Dutch diplomat who has furnished the house with pieces from different parts of the world where he has served, including India, China and Philippines. The owner stays at the property for approximately three months of the year, in a separate annex building. If you are lucky enough to meet him, Somaland will be brought alive by his stories. Every chair, painting or piece of furniture has a story behind it, making Somaland not just another property, but a place where guests can walk through history.