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Hempel House Villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

A truly delightful courtyard house in Galle in Sri Lanka with a large swimming pool. 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, bacon and eggs or a delicious Sri Lankan breakfast!

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 12 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,

A truly delightful courtyard house in Galle in Sri Lanka with a large swimming pool. 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, bacon and eggs or a delicious Sri Lankan breakfast!

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 12 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. 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, 3 dogs and Minky the cat.

Location description from owner

Southern Province region

The house is set in a quiet location just 5mins away from a busy, vibrant local muslim village and only 10mins away in a tuk tuk from the UNESCO world heritage Galle Fort where there's many shops and fantastic restaurants!

In the other direction 15 mins away is the famous fantastic beach of Unawatuna!

Galle

The Village that the house is near is called Milliduwa which is a vibrant, busy Muslim village with a great Indian takeaway and many local food shops selling amazing fruit and veg!

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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

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 3 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
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
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Eduard H
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
26 Jul 2016

Languages spoken: English


This Villa has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Sep 2013. Located in Southern Province, the average weekly rate is £2058.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Jul 2016.

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