About this listing
6 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 10 staff whole of villa or by room rental. Historical Dutch Colonial Villa on active coconut plantation. Unlimited free wifi, private meals, plunge pool, antiques, 4 poster beds, mosquito net, breakfast daily. Extras eg walks, massage, cooking classes. $99 per room.
A secret, serene, private villa stay, just moments away from the heart of Galle and the historical Dutch fort.
Villa Templeberg is built in the colonial style of a Dutch merchant house (c.1864). Each room has been lovingly restored and updated to modern standards. The beds in each room are larger than standard king size and the quality linen and mattresses have been custom/handmade.
The villa has:
•Unlimited free wifi
•western fully equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities
•a small plunge pool
• free laundry and daily breakfast
•ten full time staff including cook
•easy access to the South Coasts major tourist attractions.
Templeberg Villa and Templeberg bungalow are discreetly hidden on a working five acre coconut plantation, between emerald green paddy fields, water buffalo, pristine beaches and a 46 foot high Buddha statue.
While we're near the tourist track, it's hard to believe that these pieces of paradise are only four kilometres from the historic, UNESCO protected Galle Fort and the famous pure beaches of Talpe and Unawatuna – great for surfing, relaxation, water sports and swimming.
•is set 150 metres back from the jungle’s edge,
• is designed on an open plan basis with high ceilings, fans, polished terracotta floors and overhanging eaves in order to enjoy the cool hilltop breeze while also bathing in the temperate Sri Lankan light.
• has three separate large suites each with ensuites and a double bedroom cottage, with shared bathroom. Adjoining the entrance way is a separate dining room and built in lounging sofa.
• option of indoor and outdoor dining by the pool, side verandah or in the garden.
We're largely undiscovered having previously been a private residence. We offer several responsible tours that are opportunities for our guests to learn about our local surrounds, pick up a new skills such as Sri Lankan cooking or unwind and relax through massage.
We tailor Sri Lankan holiday packages to suit our guests needs. Our in house Sri Lankan Tour Guide Sandrew can arrange day trips to Yala National Park, afternoon teas at nearby hotels in Galle or walks to the nearby rainforest.
Consistently ranked in the Top 10 B and Bs in Galle on TripAdvisor for the past year.
Unlimited wifi, laundry daily, cooking classes, massage, walking tours, temple visits, wildlife, peace and serenity, nearby access to the Fort and Jungle
Interaction with Guests
Daily interactions with staff and Owner. Morning walks and guests get to encounter many locals along lane ways.
Buddhist Temples, local village life, little roadside stalls, our silk factory down the lane, the mangrove river within 10 minutes walk, the monkeys in the trees, our jackfruit and coconut trees
Convenient Bus Route at end of road which takes guests in to Galle Main Bus Station. Multiple Buses around the island from the main station.
Other Things to Note
All inclusive food and beverage offers available.
Local Drivers stay off site and their own arranged accommodation.
Pick ups from the bus and train station in Galle can be arranged.
Treat our Villa as your home Away from Home. If you would like to bring in outside guests make prearrangements. We encourage guests to relax and unwind and to always have a good time but to respectful of each other, the environment and Sri Lankan customs.
Lovingly restored Dutch Colonial on a working Coconut Plantation. Villa complete with Antiques and rustic charm awaits. Built 1864.