Adisham Bungalow is an early twentieth-century British period building, which was modelled on Leeds Castle in Kent, England. Sir Thomas Villiers, a distinguished British resident in Sri Lanka, used it as his country house. Sir Thomas spared no expense to ensure that his country home was luxurious. The roof was covered with flat Burma teak shingles. The doors, windows, panelling, staircase and floors were also of Burma teak. The spacious rooms of the house contain handsome fireplaces to keep the inhabitants warm.
Later it became a Benedictine Monastery. The community still maintains the orchards surrounding the monastery and the Monks, with the help of a few village workers, cultivate strawberries, guavas, Seville oranges and other vegetables.
It is famed for its orchards, roses & market gardens, and the fruit of the orchards is used to produce Adisham’s renowned natural jams, cordials and jellies.
A trip to Adisham House could be done in conjunction with the Dambatenne Tea Factory and Lipton's Seat.