Amazing Colonial Villa
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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
'Malgedara' is a spectacular house, fully enclosed for privacy, yet with 1 acre of lush tropical surroundings for you to experience nature and beauty up close. One side of the garden overlooks a paddy field vista with grazing bullocks and the odd monkey swinging across the swaying coconut palms. The house itself is furnished to the highest standards while retaining its colonial heritage. There are 4-poster teak beds in all rooms, air-con and fans and hot and cold water.
All your entertainment needs are taken care of in the small sitting room with TV, DVD and stereo system including Internet access for those workaholics. There are two veranda seating areas one being a huge 15 metre long area at the front of the house, complete with dining for 10 and lazy chairs and sun loungers. The kitchen is huge and fully equipped for all your needs with a separate laundry room with washing machine. The garden is beautiful and will keep all you horticulturists fascinated for hours.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Koggala 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Colombo 200 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 4 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
There are 2 bedrooms inside the main part of the house and 2 guest rooms behind, connected by a small covered courtyard. All bedrooms have large 4-poster teak beds, mosquito nets and lovely Indian cotton bedding. All bedrooms have fans and air-con for your comfort and wooden shutters that can be opened for fresh air and for the beautiful view of tropical flowers and trees. Our Housekeeper will turn down the beds each evening and close the shutters at dusk to ensure a comfortable night's sleep.
Each bedroom is served by a huge bathroom; three en suite and one opposite guest bedroom 1.
The very large kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs. Alternatively, select dishes such as cashew nut curry from our Malgedara menu and sit back while our cook serves up his culinary treats. The cashew nuts come from our own tree in the garden. Another specialty is passion fruit curry and sear fish with rice.
You can choose how you would like to arrange the house; self catering or catered, breakfst only or partially catered. Once a booking enquiry is received we will send a detailed information sheet on what can be provided. We work to satisfy your needs to ensure a relaxing and unforgettable Sri Lankan experience.
As can be seen from our availability calendar, the villa is sought after and our tenants return again and again.
MALGEDARA WAS FEATURED IN THE FAMOUS CHANNEL 4 MAGAZINE "A PLACE IN THE SUN" IN SEP 2007. SEE http://www.channel4.com/4homes/magazine/july_07/expatdiary.html FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
|Further details outdoors|
The villa is very special and your experience will be equally special. The garden is a tropical oasis with fruit trees and tropical flowers. Enjoy a King Coconut juice from the special tree next to the house. Nilame, our gardener is very adept at climbing the tree using nothing more than rope around his feet. The house offers easy living with a flavour of past days gone by. The staff will attend to your every need, thereby ensuring an amazing holiday that you are sure never to forget. We can also offer 3-wheeler and car services should you require.
We are delighted to have secured an excellent chef at Malgedara who is available to cook up delicious culinary experiences for our guests on a fully catered or semi-catered basis. Our Malgedara menu has been upgraded to offer superb dishes including Crab, King Prawns and Lobster caught fresh each morning from the shores of the Indian Ocean nearby. Should you wish to order daily from our menu or arrange your holiday fully catered, we are happy to help.
About this location
Southern Province region
From the 300-year old UNESCO listed Galle Fort to the beaches of Unawatuna to the National Park at Yala, you can experience the diverse landscape that only Sri Lanka offers in such short distances.
The sheer number of places to eat, trendy boutique shops and amazing unique sites to visit, demands attention by the most discerning of travellers. We have listed but a few of the most memorable.
Galle, 116km south of Colombo
The Fort, as it is known, is fast becoming one of the most fascinating places to visit in the world. The enveloping calm that surrounds you upon entering the Fort is a welcome respite from the busy streets outside the perimeter of Galle town. Newly purchased properties are rapidly being renovated in the traditional style with a colonial air about them. Large verandahs look onto narrow streets, fans whir away the warm breezes, shuttered windows keep out the midday sun. The Fort is an experience that is changing each time you visit. My advice would be to get there sooner than later.
Places to eat around Galle
The Lighthouse Hotel is a magnificent structure designed by the late, well-known Geoffrey Bawa and well worth a visit if only for the style and architecture.
In the walls of Galle Fort you can taste the more up-market delights of the Galle Fort Hotel, the old Oriental Hotel now part of the Aman group, or head for the Rampart Hotel with a view over the Fort wall for a great selection of fish, or Sri Lankan curry.
Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa both have a number of places to eat. Along Galle road you can also stop at some of the newer spots to have opened in the past couple of years and taste their wares.
The villa is located near to Koggala Lake, a beautiful area abundant with birds and perfect for canoe rides around the different islands, the most popular being Bird Island. The village of Kathaluwa is a lovely, friendly village approximately 20 minutes drive (10 km) from the famous 300-year old UNESCO World heritage site of Galle Fort. A number of well-known beaches can be found between Koggala and Galle Fort: Koggala beach (2km), Talpe beach (3km), and of course the better known Unawatuna beach (6km).
The great location of the villa makes it handy to stroll to the Lake, nip to the beach in a tuk-tuk or go a bit further to Galle Fort. When taking longer trips to see elephants or visit tea estates, we can help with organising your transport and guide.
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18 Feb 2013
"Peaceful and tranquil - just what we needed after days of travel!!!"
We hired this villa after spending four days traveling around Sri Lanka and deciding that we needed somewhere to kick back and relax. This was the place to do it. A very quiet setting that suited ou… More
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