Bungalow | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The Bungalow is very clean and comfortable offering relief and tranquility to the weary traveller. Situated just 20 minutes from the Katanayake airport you can be settled in, showered, changed, and enjoying a meal within a couple of hours of collecting your luggage at the airport.
The Bungalow is situated within its own delightful walled garden with Coconut trees, Banana Trees, and Papaya etc.
No more than 1 minutes walk to the Beach, Nearby Hotels and restaurants. Pool facilities etc are available for just a nominal charge. Eating out is very cheap, either at the Hotels, or one of the local, colourful restaurants which are paradise for the lover of sea food, and for the adventurous who can sample the delights of the Sri lankan curry dishes.
We recommend taking several days to rest and explore the locale, and then plan a 2/3 day trip away, which can be flexibly planned to suit yourselves, followed again by a few days back 'home'
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Colombo 12 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||DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The bungalow is airy, spacious and very comfortable. The tariff includes an English breakfast. Mathilda the Housekeeper, who is fluent in English and German, as well as Tamil and Sinhala, will look after all your needs whether it is refreshments, snacks, washing and ironing, or arranging trips and tours through our driver/couriers, or just general advice as to the Do's and Don'ts when in Sri Lanka.
Two rooms with Double beds. Two rooms with Twin beds. All have ceiling fans as well as air conditioning
Fax and phone. cable TV with English films and sports.
|Further details outdoors|
Set within its own walled garden, it has sitting areas front and back, and a wealth of trees shrubs and flowers. The garden can be lit up at night providing a real spectacle. Chamaeleons are often seen on the coconut trees and many exotic birds visit the garden. The house has its own resident Star tortoise and Black Turtle. Sun beds are available with Towels provided.
One room one night only : £35 total price, 2 people included
One room per week : £195 total price, 2 people included
One room per month: £650 total price, 2 people included
The complete house would be £650 per week, total price, 8 people included.
It is also ideal for those travelling on, to stop over and rest on their First and Last nights nights in Sri Lanka
The Western Province region
Negombo, being centrally located on the West Coast makes it ideally situated for the many diverse trips which can be arranged for you, with our well known and trusted driver/couriers. Visitors who only base themselves in the South, face a journey of several hours to reach their destination, and then find themselves far away from the fabulous Elephant Orphanage at Pinawalla, and other favourites such as Kandy, Dambulla and Nuwara Eliya.
Being well in the tropics at about 6 degrees North, the Sea and air temperature is warm all year. Typically sea temperatures are around 28 degrees, and air temperature 28 - 35 degrees. Tropical thunderstorms with heavy rain can be experienced at various times of the year, and will often occur at the end of the afternoon.
Negombo is a small provincial Town about 1 hour from Colombo. It is one of the liveliest resorts within Sri Lanka having a diverse selection of restaurants. Negombo is a fast developing place with a diversity of modern shopping facilities alongside the traditional markets and shops, where haggling is expected.
A Visit to the Fish market is a 'must'. This was featured by Rick Stein on his travels, and is open every morning except Sunday
Sunbathing on beach or poolside. There is often sufficient surf for surfboarding. There are Body boards at the bungalow.
Sea fishing trips can be arranged, where you might typically catch Barracuda.
The local Buddhist Temple is well worth a visit, rivalling the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy for splendour.
Shopping trips can be arranged into Colombo, where you can buy many items at very cheap prices, in particular clothing and luggage, bags and handbags of superb quality
White water rafting is available for the novice or the experienced, at Kitulgala on the Kilani river, which is the main film location for 'The Bridge on the River Kwai
Visits to the following places are highly recommended:
PINAWALLA, the Elephant Orphanage best arriving for the breakfast feeding time. The very young are hand fed bottles of milk.
After breakfast you will see the Trouping of the herd down to the river where they bathe, play and enjoy themselves for some time. This can be viewed from an adjacent restaurant where you enjoy all of this whilst having lunch or light refreshments
KANDY, where you can visit the Temple of the Tooth which is considered to be the bedrock of the Buddhist faith, and is home to the Tooth of the Lord Buddha. The fabulous Botanical gardens at Perideniya with its amazing variety of Trees (ie the coco de mer) and many splendours such as the colonies of Fruit Bats and Macaques.
SIGIRIYA, the ancient mountain fortress with it's 3000 year old Frescoes provides Stunning views from the top.
Sigiriya is also close to DAMBULLA, which has game reserves and Hotels set in the Jungle where diverse wildlife can be observed from the Hotel. Monkeys can come onto balconies, but can also be seen feeding in nearby shrubbery while you are taking refreshments near the poolside. Wild Elephants can sometimes be observed passing the Hotel going down to the Lake for water, and many exotic species of Birds can be seen closeby, as well as the occasional Mongoose, Giant Hare, and there are plenty of Mantis's, Geckos and bats seen around the Hotel, in the evening.
NUWARA ELIYA, nicknamed 'Little England', at 7000 feet above sea level, provides cool relief from the heat, and is worthy of a stop-over in your itinarary. You would pass through the Tea Plantations of the High country and this can be taken as a stunning Train Journey.
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26 Apr 2013
The property had average lounge area, the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen was very dated and in need of update. On a positive note the garden was lovely. If the property didn't have a live in maid(who was lovely), it would have been depressing.
29 Jan 2013
"Home from home...."
Absolutely fabulous place to stay whether it be for a couple of nights or a few weeks. Matilda and Kulan have done a fantastic job of looking after the property. Each room has it's own individual colour scheme along with en-suite. The garden is perfect and very well looked after with it's orchids and fruit trees, well done Kulan. We had a fabulous three week stay here over the Christmas period. Matilda cooked a full English breakfast each morning which was a perfect start to the day. The property is within easy walking distance to the beach, restaurants and bars. Negombo town is a short tuk-tuk ride away and the train station is very accessible for commutes in to Columbo or further afield if you so wish. Matilda and Kulan are such good people and couldn't do enough for us. They've become really good friends of ours and we remain in touch with them. We'd definitely recommend staying here, it's in the perfect location and not too far from the airport. We hope to go back very soon.
29 Jun 2012
"Lovely hosts but overpriced given our other experiences in SL"
The hosts Mathilda and Kulan are lovely generous people. The rooms are small, bathrooms adequate, AC effective, mosquito nets had holes in them and breakfast curious. This is a B&B not a holiday ren… More
18 Jun 2012
"Home away from Home"
This is a great home to stay in, close to the beach and close to town, quiet and very comfortable. This home has live-in housekeepers, Matilda and Kulan. Two of the nicest people you will meet anywher… More
10 Mar 2012
"Perfect accommodation in Negombo"
We stayed here for a week with two friends, and it exceeded all expectations. The bungalow is excellent in every way - comfortably furnished, lots of room, and all top-class necessary facilities. The garden is immaculate and patrolled by two tortoises, Hercules and Ulysses. The house is ideally located for the beach, the town, as a base for sight-seeing the major Sri Lankan attractions, and for shopping expeditions to Colombo! While at the bungalow, you will be meticulously looked after by Mathilda and her husband Kulan. Her English breakfast is something else, and she will cook anything else that you require. We highly recommend this accommodation, and are planning to stay here again soon.
11 Sep 2011
"Fantastic Base to relax or explore beautiful Sri Lanka"
Stayed here for two weeks with family and friends and have to say it was fantastic, the Villa (which can be booked for 8 or less people) was ideal for our group of eight (two families) its only 5-10 minutes to Negombo's beach, and many restaurants and shops etc. We used to breakfast in the lovely garden every morning, and (if you want it) the very helpful and lovely Matilda (the housekeeper) will cook breakfast for you. We were very well looked after by her and Kulan (her husband) during our stay. The Villa is ideally based to explore Sri Lanka, and Matilda can out you in touch with the local agent who can book tours for you. We went to the lovely paradise beaches around Bentota (in the south) to the turtle farm (fantastic) and also to the Elephant orphanage (a must!) as well as Kandy and the Temple of the tooth. There are some great hotels with pools very nearby (Camelot Beach - Paradise Beach - Golden Star Beach Resort) or the Jetwing Blue - all of which you can but pool tickets at to use their facilities all day (pool restaurants and sunbeds with towels) Prices are cheap and vary from £2.50 a day up (as of Aug) We had a fantastic stay in Sri Lanka - great weather, and Sunset Strip is a clean, comfy and very reasonably priced base in which to stay. I would thoroughly recommend!!
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