Twenty-eight acre organic estate with bungalow and Homestay

$750,000

place Amitirigala

size 28 acres

This 28 acre organic estate is set amongst coconut and rubber plantations in the hilly Kegalle District between Colombo and Kandy and has been in the hands of same family since 1761 when but one of the last kings, Sri Kirthi Rajasinghe, one of the last kings of Ceylon, bestowed it as a gift in return for bravery.

The plantation bungalow, built in 1940, was fully renovated in 2004 and has subsequently been well maintained. In 2012 a new architect-designed building comprising a processing unit and two guest rooms was built.

As well as a being a working estate the property has was licenced in 2014 as a Homestay and attracts guests from Europe, Australia and the USA.

Extending over an area of 28 acres the estate promotes traditional farming methods, runs a rainforest reforestation project, supports social infrastructures such as schools and hospitals, and creates employment for the local community. The plantation includes the following crops:

Crop                        Number of Plants

White Tea                           3,500
Normal Tea                         5,000
Pepper                                    520
Coconut                                  244
Cinnamon                           5,000
Arecanut                                500
Pineapple                            1,500
Lemongrass                       4,000
Banana                                   100
Fruit (various)                         70
Paddy                                2 acres
Reforestation area           4 acres

The plantation is organic certified by Control Union from the Netherlands.

The asking price includes all the furniture, installations and machines required for the processing of the products, fixtures, fittings, two generators and an extensive watering-system, which is fed from various wells situated within the plantation.

The price further includes sixteen cows, two water-buffaloes and a bio-gas unit which provides the kitchen with enough gas to cook for ten people and produces 50hl of cowdung-water a month to manure the plants and paddy fields. Attached to the cowshed is a composting-system that provides approximately one ton of compost per month.

Please contact us for further details and to arrange a viewing of this unique property.