from £378 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £378 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 Home 181218
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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10
With its tree-fringed exterior discreetly opening onto Lighthouse Street in Galle Fort, family-friendly Ambassador’s House hides its generous proportions well. Step inside, however, and be amazed by the villa’s luxuriant amount of space. Comprising two buildings connected by an inner palm-spiked courtyard garden, the villa’s thick walls, archways and ornate plasterwork are reminiscent of the Dutch in Ceylon whilst period furnishings elegantly complement the era.
At one time this property was the residence of the Bangladeshi Ambassador and many functions must surely have been held here. The various living and dining areas would certainly have been large enough to host a large group of people although these days the villa is designed for more relaxed pursuits. Families – their kids especially – and groups of friends will love the luxury of these big, social spaces, which are also dotted with quiet corners allowing for moments of solitude. The five bedrooms at Ambassador’s House are also well laid out for families and groups; the upstairs two – a double and a twin – make an ideal family suite while the three downstairs bedrooms are good for couples, singles or independent teens, and open directly onto the inviting, elongated lap pool.
Ambassador’s House comes fully serviced with an experienced chef who prepares meals from a flexible suggestion menu (groceries on guest account) and an efficient on-call management team. The villa is very well equipped for kids and the staff do their best to keep them entertained. Stair gates have been installed in the house and facilities include car seats, cots and trunks full of toys and games.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Furniture||Double beds (5)|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool|
|Access||Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Southern Province region
Stretching between Galle and Hambantota, the south coast is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations in Sri Lanka. Characterised by historically significant fortified towns, numerous picture-perfect palm-fringed beaches, a sultry turquoise sea, swathes of iridescent green paddy fields fringed by lush green jungle, ancient Buddhist temples, expansive waterways, nature-filled rainforests and tea-carpeted hills it offers enough variety to be a destination in itself; fabulous for families, groups and couples alike.
Galle is one of the region's most significant attractions for its sixteenth century Dutch fort filled with an evocatively rich collection of buildings, boutiques, museums and luxury digs that hug a peninsular to the south of town. Galle's popular beaches are better-facilitated, more developed and safer for swimming than those in and around Tangalle, but the further you travel east the more expansive, deserted and nature-filled they become.
Surfing, snorkelling, diving, whale watching, sailing, fishing and kayaking can all be done along this magnificent stretch of coastline as well as cycling, walking and trying your hand at Sri Lankan cookery. Inland, the scene varies as the westerly wet zone's lush jungle interior gives way to the arid dry zone plains a little beyond Tangalle. Taking off by bicycle is often the best way to explore the hills, plains, sanctuaries and jungle whilst a boat is a must to navigate the scenic lakes and rivers that wind in between.
Some of Sri Lanka's most popular national parks – Uda Walawe for elephants and Yala for leopards and bears – as well as a trio of its most accessible rainforests – Sinharaja, Kottawa and Kanneliya - are easily visited on a day or overnight trip from anywhere along the south coast.
The historic city of Galle is one of the island's biggest attractions; as once the most important port on the island, Galle's natural harbour attracted seafaring traders long before the arrival of the fort-building European colonialists who were to turn it into a flourishing market town. Galle's new town is a hive of activity where noisy traffic-filled roads overflow with frantic shoppers, and hawkers of luscious fruit, fish and vegetables loudly promote their wares. The newly created promenade beside the sea is a picturesque place to walk and contemplate the oceanic scene as fishermen, yachts and navy boats come and go from the harbour.
In stark contrast to the town of Galle, the sleepy, historic fort offers serenity and calm. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its seventeenth century ramparts, now retired, are filled with an evocative collection of period properties, intimate boutiques, interesting museums and tiny cafes whilst its nostalgic ambiance and cosmopolitan vibe further highlight its charm. The international cricket stadium, located between the old and new towns, is famed for having one of the most picturesque backdrops in the world. There's a railway station plus are plenty of banks, ATMs, pharmacies, shops, restaurants, money changing facilities and supermarkets in town.
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Calendar last updated:09 Oct 2015
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