Ideal for family reunions, groups of friends or anyone wanting a relaxing getaway. The villa is situated in a stunningly beautiful and peaceful location on a hillside overlooking Koggala lake, just over a mile from the beach and 25mins from Galle, Set in a 1.5 acre tropical garden, at the end of a finger of land extending into the lake, it is accessed via a 200m single track through the cinnamon plantations which are the only neighbours.
The villa has 4 staff and our villa manageress, Sonali, speaks excellent English and will ensure you have a wonderful time. She is also an exceptional cook and will prepare all your meals and shop for you, if you wish. All dietary requirements and preferences can be catered for. Meals are not included in the rental price, but the only additional cost is for the ingredients and transport, so you can eat and drink what ever you like.
Completed in mid 2012 gaining a National Construction Association award, using antique flooring, doors and windows, the villa is a mix of traditional charm and modern comforts, laid out to maximise the glorious views across the lake. The villa was designed to be naturally ventilated, benefiting from a 35-50ft elevation over the lake and its cooling breeze. However, to give additional choice, the two downstairs bedrooms now have aircon as well as fans.
Entering the property you have fantastic views across the 50ft infinity swimming pool to the lake and the extensive garden which surrounds the villa. The main living room (40ft x 20ft) has a comfortable sitting area with 3 large daybeds, cool polished cement flooring and a grand staircase. The fully equipped kitchen with 5 ring oven and 2 large fridges is accessed through an archway while the other end of the sitting room leads you to an aircon cinema /games room with 49in TV screen, hard drive film (1000+) and plenty of reading material. 4G WiFi with up to 5Gbs/day usage is also included.
Panel doors open out from the kitchen and sitting room onto the 65ft veranda which forms the main outdoor dining room and living area. The dining table comfortably seats 10 and the living area has plenty of loungers, chairs and a large coffee table, all overlooking the 50ft x 22ft infinity pool. All outdoor floor surfaces (including the inviting pale green slate of the pool) have been chosen for comfort and are non-slip under your bare feet.
All bedrooms have views of the lake, large ensuite walk in shower rooms, lockable wardrobes and both ceiling and floorstanding fans. Two are located upstairs, offering a panorama of the whole lake. The master bedroom (25ft x 20ft) has wooden flooring re-laid from two antique houses, a 4 poster superking (6ft wide) bed and a wall safe, while bedroom two (16ft x 13ft) has a polished cement floor and two large single 4 poster beds. They share a vast balcony with built in seating to either end and a wooden balconied central area with wooden loungers which forms the perfect spot to relax and take in your beautiful surroundings. Upstairs balcony doors and windows may be left open at night, allowing you to wake up to the glorious morning light on the lake.
The third bedroom (16ft x 13ft), with 4 poster superking bed, has its own veranda and sits alongside the pool. The fourth bedroom (16ft x 13ft) is situated gardenside, offering a particularly private location closer to the lake with private veranda and seating, with superking size four poster bed. In addition to fans, both these bedrooms now have aircon.
A toddler bed and high chair are also available.
Wheelchair access is possible to the ground floor. Bed 3, Lounge, Kitchen, TV room, Dining area and Veranda are on a single level. All doors are wide and the carport is linked to main house by a flat path.
The garden attracts a variety of colourful birds from kingfishers to peacocks, with birdwatching guests reporting sighting over 50 varieties. Monkeys and monitor lizards are regular visitors and a special attraction is the dusk fly-past of hundreds of fruit bats, as they circle the lake on their nightly flight to the inland jungle to feed. On a clear night the lack of light pollution makes stargazing a must.
Chill by the lake and call out to the local fishermen for their catch of prawns, fish and crab and have Sonali prepare them for you. Walk down the cinnamon track and along the road to the sandy beach (around 20-25 minutes), stopping to chat with the local schoolchildren. If you can tear yourself away from the villa, the World Heritage site Galle fort is about 25 mins drive away and makes an enjoyable day out. Whale watching, diving & snorkelling, temples, wildlife safaris, beaches, shopping and restaurants are all easily accessible and transport will be arranged on request.