The Lake House, Koggala
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Luxury, architect designed, contemporary villa on Lake Koggala near Galle in Sri Lanka. Fully staffed with a particularly good cook. Four double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, some outdoor and a further room which can be made up as a twin, also with en suite. Set around a courtyard and overlooking the lake witha huge swimming pool and a tropical garden, this house is a tranquil spot but close to beaches and the historic town of Galle. Access to a private beach can be provided. Transport to and from airports arranged. A tuk tuk is available for use and more can be hired. Trips of Sri Lanka can be arranged from the villa or it can provide an excellent stop off point before or after a tour of the rest of the island. Snorkelling, swimming, bike rides, body surfing, full surfing and boat trips can all be arranged, including boat trips to see blue whales.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Columbo international airport 145 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, Staffed property|
|General||CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
The Sri Lanka Southern Coast region
The last house along a track and overlooking the beautiful and tranquil Koggala Lake, the Lake House is ideally located to provide total seclusion but yet be close to the historic Fort of Galle. There are luxury hotels and restaurants nearby where you can sip a cocktail, dine out or even go dancing. Beaches of all kinds are within easy reach and the house is so close to the sea that you can hear the gentle sound of the waves at night.
There is lots to do: go bike riding into the country lanes and tea plantations, play tennis, body surfing, surfing, scuba diving and snorkelling, boating and fishing on the lake and exploring Galle.
The area near Galle in southern Sri Lanka is one of the prettiest and most popular destinations in Sri Lanka. The pace of life is different, the food is good and the people are delightful. The coast is relatively unspoiled and Galle Fort has been carefully protected to maintain its historic buildings and atmosphere. For those interested in wildlife, Yala national park is not too far away with plenty of game: elephant and leopard in particular. But, even if you just stay at the Lake House, all manner of wildlife will cross your path from giant porcupine to monitor lizards, and the monkeys swing through the trees next to the house and, much to our annoyance, sit on our roof. (its annoying because they can break the tiles!)
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3 Nov 2013
"Idyllic, amazing, fabulous,.."
From the moment we arrived we felt very at home and relaxed. The team of staff, especially Ranga, bent over backwards to make our stay enjoyable. Setting and outlay of the villa was simply amazing. We were very concerned with mosquitos prior to our arrival, however, the owner spent sometime explaining the breeze which is enhanced by the villa structure and it's lakeside location reduces the problem of insects. We found this to be totally true.
Food, the pool, the resident dog all made our stay perfection.
We will definitely be returning.
22 Oct 2013
"Idyllic private house set on the tranquil Koggala Lake"
This was the perfect house having travelled around Sri Lanka for two weeks. A beautifully designed home with well-proportioned rooms , with its team of enthusiastic staff to look after us, from the ga… More
21 Oct 2013
We arrived at the Lake House after a week of travelling and spent a week unwinding in the most beautiful of settings. The photographs don't capture the full beauty of The Lake House. It has the … More
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