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Siyambala House, Koggala Lake, Galle Villa

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

With its high-vaulted ceilings, traditional freezes over the windows and doors and inlaid floors, Siyambala House can best be described as a modern take on the Sri Lankan vernacular. It is light, airy and, at more than 4,000 sq ft, very spacious. The covered terrace benefits from a wonderfully calming breeze from the water, providing the perfect place to eat, take in the views, socialise, or doze. There are five large air-conditioned bedrooms: four doubles and one twin; two on the second floor and three downstairs. Three bedrooms have en suite bathrooms.Add to this the spectacular 15-metre infinity pool, the comfort of the huge atrium as well as five full-time staff, and you have all the ingredients in place for a tropical holiday to remember. For those who want a tranquil getaway with the choice to be active or not and who do not want to do any catering or other chores! Perfect for weddings, intergenerational groups or reunions. We have an excellent wedding planner on staff!

With its high-vaulted ceilings, traditional freezes over the windows and doors and inlaid floors, Siyambala House can best be described as a modern take on the Sri Lankan vernacular. It is light, airy and, at more than 4,000 sq ft, very spacious. The covered terrace benefits from a wonderfully calming breeze from the water, providing the perfect place to eat, take in the views, socialise, or doze. There are five large air-conditioned bedrooms: four doubles and one twin; two on the second floor and three downstairs. Three bedrooms have en suite bathrooms.Add to this the spectacular 15-metre infinity pool, the comfort of the huge atrium as well as five full-time staff, and you have all the ingredients in place for a tropical holiday to remember. For those who want a tranquil getaway with the choice to be active or not and who do not want to do any catering or other chores! Perfect for weddings, intergenerational groups or reunions. We have an excellent wedding planner on staff!

Location description from owner

Southern Province region

Southern Sri Lanka boasts some of the most idyllic stretches of coastline in Sri Lanka, offering the ideal holiday destination for families, adventure travellers, or culture-vultures, alike. The region not only has exceptional diving, surfing, windsurfing, and parasailing, but also whale and dolphin watching, turtle farms, birdwatching and a rich supply of spas, yoga centres and ayurvedic treatments.It is also rich in culture. The southern coastal city of Galle boasts a huge fort whose entire area is an UNESCO World heritage site. Built by the Portuguese, enlarged by the Dutch, and finally taken over by British invaders the fort is a preserved honeycomb of living history. Some of the professionals and merchants that reside here have family histories spanning 300 years. Galle was trading centre for the lucrative spice trade of the East Indies and the huge warehouses for storing cinnamon are just as they were. So are the spectacular fort ramparts where families and lovers take their evening walk to enjoy the sea breezes. Cricket lovers can enjoy test matches and an array of first-class matches at Galle International Stadium, just outside the ramparts. Every house and civic building has a story to tell in Galle and we offer our guests a free historic tour of the town to introduce them.

Koggala

Tranquillity is guaranteed at the 43-acre Koggala Lake, which is a protected site, for its bird life in particular. You will see fishermen rowing out to catch fresh prawns and other delights, including kestrels, kites and fruit bats which festoon the sky at sunset. From the house you can take a boat or swim out to some of its small islands such as Cinnamon Island, where a family still harvests the bark of this plant and is happy to demonstrate and brew up a refreshing cup of cinnamon tea, the Buddhist temple on another of the islands, or Ananda Spice Garden.If you can tear yourself away from the house, the local area offers a wealth of excursions. Just speak to our manager Nalaka, who will arrange everything.Koggala Beach – one of the World's Most Beautiful beaches (a 15-minute walk away) Turtle farm Tea plantations Cinnamon Island The Koggala stick fisherman Galle Fort Martin Wickramsinghe Folk Museum Kataluva Purvarama Maha Viharayatemple Unawatuna Ananda Spice Garden Surfing (including board hire and lessons, if needed) Wind surfing Wreck diving Snorkelling Whale and dolphin watching Spa treatments Gem and antique shopping Museums and history tours Tickets to cultural and sporting events Sea-fishing Lunuganga gardens Gourmet dining

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Bed & bathroom

  • 4 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 3 En suites, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Boat available
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

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

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Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed

About the owner

Chris H
Response rate:
70%
Calendar updated:
11 Jul 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
Hong Kong

Languages spoken: English


This Villa has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Jul 2011. Located in Galle, it has 18 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1909 to £2214.

The Owner has a response rate of 70% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 11 Jul 2016.

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“Fabulous villa in spectacular secluded location”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2012

We spent a wonderful week in Sri Lanka with Siyambala House as our home from home. Nalaka and his staff looked after us extremely well. Day trip to Yala National Park is worth the 3 hour journey each way particularly if you are lucky enough to spot a leopard as we did. Galle is nearby and also worth a visit - Nalaka can arrange a stroll on the hallowed turf of the test match pitch for cricket fans. We routed back to the airport via Kandy which made for a long day but it was good to experience inland Sri Lanka and The Temple of the Tooth Relic is a must see. Otherwise relax and enjoy the stunning view from the patio and pool.

“Amazing, beautiful, stunning place”

Reviewed 28 Apr 2012

Thank you for an amazing stay, our group loverd every minute of it. Superb stunning villa in a great location with amazing views of the lake. Nalaka was a superb host and couldn't do enough for us, as were all the team who were all superb and made our stay. Food was great when we ate in. Nothing was too much trouble for Nalaka and the guys. We used the van each day going to the cricket, and Nalaka was more than happy to take us where we wanted to go. He managed to organise some trips and a night in Kandy for our spare night we had, which was great, The villa is paradise and spotless, we had a group of 10, and there was plenty of room for us all. Great pool that we couldn't spend enough time in, the pictures don't lie, this is what you call paradise Booking process with Alison & Chris was very simple, great communication with them from first enquiry, up to and after our stay. I know where to stay when going back to Sri Lanka as a group again Thanks again for an amazing 8 nights here

“Perfect Location, Good Quality finishing and Excellant Staff”

Reviewed 19 Nov 2011

We travelled as a group of 10 to celebrate a birthday occassion. Property was excellant, in very good conditions, great location and perfect for a relaxing break. Staff are very friednly and accomodating, nothing is too much trouble. This is a great location if you want to shut yourself away and have the freedom to relax and come and go as you please. Property sits on the lake and has fantastic sunset views. The beach is about 10mins drive, you could walk it but would be a good 30min walk, although the staff onsite are happy to drop you off and pick you up as required. Would definately return and recommend to anyone.

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