About this listing
A great large room in a courtyard house, with a 50ft swimming pool. Close to Galle Fort and Unawatuna. Tropical, green and lovely.
Great example of a period house from the colonial era and is set around a courtyard pond with turtles & fish.
Large Luxury Master double room facility within listed property 'Charming Courtyard House'. En-suite inside/outside bathroom and AC equipped.
A lovely courtyard house in Galle in Sri Lanka with a swimming pool. Close to Galle Fort and Unawatuna. Fresh eggs from our chickens. Tropical, green and lovely.
Delightful example of a period house from the colonial era. It is set around a courtyard featuring a pond with tropical fish, turtles and sweet scented frangipani tree at its center. It has been tastefully restored by the Hempel Family who have been living there for the last seven 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.
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 and paddy fields. 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 (one a great dane) and Minky the cat.
•Two living rooms.
•Outside/inside dining area.
•Fully equipped modern kitchen.
•Separate staff & Driver quarters with own facilities.
•Washing and drying machines.
•50 ft Swimming Pool and Ambalama
•Parking for three cars.
•Internet (through a dongle
•10 minutes from Galle Fort & 15 minutes from the beaches of Thalpe.
•Including chef, house lady, and Gardner and night security.
•Baby sitters by separate arrangement.
Nothing is off Limits in this House and you have access to anything that you may need. If there are other guests in the House, the Seating areas, Dining area and Pool area will obviously be shared. If you need a towel for the pool or beach please ask our House keeper, Nalani.
Interaction with Guests
Emma will be there to welcome you into the House and answer any of your questions. She will also be there to say Goodbye and will call or pop in to see if all is well. The owner may also stay there from time to time.
Milidduwa is a bustling village full of life. We are set back away from the road so no noise is heard from the village.
We can arrange you a driver to bring you to the House or there is parking space here if you have your own car.
If you wish to travel by train to the House, Galle train station and bus station is 10mins away by Tuk Tuk.
Galle Fort is also 10 mins away and we can arrange a tuk tuk for you or you can get one from the road.
Other Things to Note
Please note there are 3 dogs (one is a great dane) and 1 cat at the property.