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Hempel House

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Front entrance and balcony

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 7

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Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

A truly delightful courtyard house in Galle in Sri Lanka with a large swimming pool. No one comes comes to this house without loving it. Close to Galle Fort and Unawatuna. Tropical, green and lovely. Staff available to serve breakfast and lunch. Delicious breakfast included. Try fresh fruit and buffalo curd. Or bacon and eggs with fresh eggs from our own chickens.

This is a charming example of a period house from the colonial era. It is set around an internal courtyard pond with tropical fish, turtles and a sweet scented frangipani tree at its center.

Tastefully restored by the Hempel Family who have been living there for the last 10 years, it is just 10 mins from Galle Fort and fifteen minutes from Unawatuna and the beaches of Thalpe.

The house is surrounded by a lush tropical garden which is a bird watchers paradise. Monkeys, mongoose, monitor lizards and squirrels dart amongst the trees.

Whether having a lazy breakfast of Nalani's delicious egg hoppers, or a long lunch of Sri Lankan curry, sambals and chutneys, (all from local produce or catch of the day) this is a place to relax and unwind. The open dining room faces onto the jungle, where women collecting firewood and buffalo stroll past. The house with its internal courtyard and pond is designed along the lines of a Buddhist mandala.

Guests can swim in our 50 ft swimming pool or at Thalpe beach just fifteen minutes away. If you are feeling more active the shops, restaurants and hotels of UNESCO world heritage protected Galle Fort are just ten minutes away while the surf beaches are within 20 to 30 minutes.

At sunset, stroll through village streets, past corner shop vendors and paddy fields. Light an oil lamp at the local Buddhist temple, view a private show of Kandyian dances performing the devil dance under the stars, or just listen to the night sounds of the crickets, watching the fireflies with a glass of chilled wine in hand.

At the end of a long day, curl up in one of the antique four poster beds knowing the house is secure under the watchful eye of Saman the Night Watchman, 2 dogs and Minky the cat

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Unawatuna beach 5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Driver can be arranged 150 km, 4 km
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

Southern Province region

Galle

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      Eduard H.

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      Calendar last updated:29 Jul 2015

      Based in Sri Lanka

      Languages spoken
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