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College House, 170 year old colonial heritage home located by Colombo Harbour – Home 1285007 House

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

College House, 170 year old colonial heritage home located by Colombo Harbour – Home 1285007

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  • House
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

House / 6 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

This colonial heritage 170 year old house was the home of the warden of Sri Lanka's famous public schools St. Thomas College, The Rt. Rev. James Chapman when it was founded in Mutuwal in 1851. The college moved to Mount Lavinia in 1918 and the house was restored as a dance school and home of a famous Sri Lankan dancer Ranjana Thangarajah and her mathematician husband and their children in the early 1950s. The house is situated close to the Colombo Port and is 3 kilometers from Pettah and Fort.

The house is airy, spacious and relaxing. The beautiful original features now sit side-by-side with modern art-deco and traditional fabrics. College House, surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden and high walls, is an oasis in the busy city.

Guests can sit out in the garden. The property is available by the room, as a 3 bedroom apartment or in its entirety. Tea & coffee and other guest requirements can be made available before arrival. The 2 modern bathrooms are shared by

This colonial heritage 170 year old house was the home of the warden of Sri Lanka's famous public schools St. Thomas College, The Rt. Rev. James Chapman when it was founded in Mutuwal in 1851. The college moved to Mount Lavinia in 1918 and the house was restored as a dance school and home of a famous Sri Lankan dancer Ranjana Thangarajah and her mathematician husband and their children in the early 1950s. The house is situated close to the Colombo Port and is 3 kilometers from Pettah and Fort.

The house is airy, spacious and relaxing. The beautiful original features now sit side-by-side with modern art-deco and traditional fabrics. College House, surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden and high walls, is an oasis in the busy city.

Guests can sit out in the garden. The property is available by the room, as a 3 bedroom apartment or in its entirety. Tea & coffee and other guest requirements can be made available before arrival. The 2 modern bathrooms are shared by all guests.

We can also provide a vegetarian lunch or dinner cooked by Kala our housekeeper for rupees 700 per person for vegetarian and non veg chicken or fish for rs 1200. Prawns will cost 1500 rupees. We provide a complimentary tea or coffee on arrival. Tea or coffee is available throughout the day for rupees 200 per mug.

The 2 modern bathrooms are shared by all guests and cleaned frequently to our high standards. .

Location description from owner

The Western Province region

Colombo

Situated close to Colombo Port and is 3 kilometres from Pettah & Fort. The Dipaduttamarama Buddhist temple near the house was where in 1885 for the first time the Sri Lankan Buddhist flag was flown and jewels found in the Buddha stupa in Piprahwa enshrined in the Ratna Chetiya in 1908. With the Colombo harbour on its waterfront, Kotahena was the first port of call for every visitor.Three hundred years ago, when Kotahena went Dutch, everyone joined in the feast. Out of all the suburbs of Colombo, Kotahena was the sorbet of the banquet. You have to experience the cultural, religious and commercial diversity of Kotahena, Bloomedhal, Wohlfendhal, Pettah and Mutuwal to experience old Colombo

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 6 Double Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Kamal T
Response rate:
55%
Calendar updated::
04 Jan 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This House has 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Jan 2014. Located in Western Province, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £266.

The Owner has a response rate of 55% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 Jan 2017.

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