Sir John’s Bungalow is a refurbished century-old planter’s bungalow set in the remote village of Riverston within the Knuckles Conservation Range. It is surrounded by picturesque mountains and is well-liked for its simple but comfortable accommodation.
Originally the residence of a British tea planter who managed the surrounding estate, this colonial-period bungalow is now a five-bedroom guesthouse blessed by numerous birds and other wildlife, including wild buffalo, barking deer, fishing cats, mongoose and occasionally the elusive leopard. During the dry season from June to September, wild elephants wander about the estate in search of water.
Sir John’s Bungalow retains its old-world charm, with hardwood floors and a fire place in the living room, and has comfortable bedrooms and courteous service. The property follows a strict eco-friendly philosophy, harnessing solar energy for electricity and using water channelled from a spring in the mountains.