Rustic Luxury Colonial Garden holiday rental/B&B
Rustic Luxury Colonial Garden holiday rental/B&B
Experience a peaceful location immersed in a lush tropical garden setting for total privacy.
Treat yourself to a rustic luxurious jungle experience with a private room stay in Templeberg's original Dutch Colonial manor Home comprising of six bedrooms, five bathrooms built in 1864 and updated yearly.
The property has a newly built 30m jungle infinity pool that is perfect for health and wellbeing as well as relaxing.
Ideal for everything from a romantic getaway to a family vacation. In addition to a breathtaking location, a stay at Templeberg Villa includes one-of-a-kind activities: Temple Walking Tour, Trixie's Sri Lankan Cooking Class, or Tyron's Heath and Well-being Package. Private or Group Yoga in the gardens from just $2,500LKR per session.
Templeberg villa is perched high on a hill surrounded by jungle, coconut trees, frangipani and terraced cottage gardens. Space and privacy are ensured with a range of different accommodation options available.
Rates for Templeberg start at just USD100 a night for a generous Queen room with private ensuite and increase as guests pick different room options and amenities.
Rent a two bedroom, one bathroom private bungalow for USD $150 perfect for families and singles or the whole Villa for between USD400-USD600 for a private stay with rustic luxury.
All rooms have ceiling fans, antique custom-built four poster beds, antique furnishings and mosquito nets. The 80 square metre suites of which there are two are complete with front verandah, chaise lounges and walk through wardrobe. The two bedroom garden bungalow is complete with private ensuite, verandah and exterior garden dining.
Breakfast is included, unlimited free wifi across the property inclusing in the garden, linen towels and fully equipped kitchen and lounging areas. Hammocks and bean bags to lie poolside or by a tree overlooking the jungle.
The Indian Ocean is just 10 minutes away by Tuk Tuk. Visitors will enjoy the serenity that a five acre working coconut plantation with tropical gardens and 30 metre pool has to offer, including: 200 year old hand cut terraced paths and walls carefully laid out gardens, resident monkeys, iguana, birdlife, mongoose and easy access to the South Coastâ€™s major tourist attractions.
Templeberg Villa is discreetly hidden on 5 acres of paradise, supplanted between coconut trees and paddy fields, pristine beaches and a standing Buddha statue towering over 5 metres high. Our local village is charming and welcoming. It's hard to believe that these pieces of paradise are only 4 kilometres from the historic UNESCO protected Galle Fort and the famous beaches of Thalpe and Unawatuna - great for surfing, relaxation, water sports and swimming.
We aim to provide relaxed kiwi hospitaltiy where where you feel free to unwind but with the added bonus of 10 full time staff.TripAdvisor property ID 4405248...Read more
Rustic Luxury Colonial Garden holiday rental/B&B Galle, Sri Lanka
Additional Location Information
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 Buddha statue in a charming traditional village on the south coast of Galle.
Getting to Templeberg from Colombo is easy. After leaving the Galle exit of the Southern Expressway, turn left at the first set of traffic lights into Akuressa Road. After driving about 300m the first lane on the left leads you uphill to the plantation gates and the curving drive up to the main villa.
The UNESCO protected Fort is 4km away as is Unawatuna and most spots such as Thalpe and Koggala Lake are accessed by a short 10 minute tuk tuk ride.
More About This Location
City vacations, Warm winter getaways
Nearest train station: Galle Nearest airport: Colombo Car is not necessary
“Templeberg is a charming villa perfectly situated 10 mins from G”
Left on 08/07/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 7, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
The bungalow was a large and airy oasis for myself and son (9) and daughter (13) with a beautiful verandah and lawn just outside. The staff were helpful. Cooking classes in the villa were a highlight as was watching the monkeys in the trees whilst enjoying breakfast/brunch.
Left on 06/14/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 14, 2013Stayed May 2013
It is a charming old colonial Villa with spacious rooms with comfortable 4 poster beds.
One must try the delicious traditional and healthy Sri Lankan cuisine which is a delightful mouthwatering experience of its own! You could even customize your menu to match your own taste buds.
Set in a natural and peaceful environment away from the hustle and bussle of the city life, we were able to see nature at its best. Having said that, the Villa is only a few minutes away from the City by a cheap but reliable tuk tuk ride.
We also took the opportunity to try out the relaxing ayuruveda massage which was one of the best. This is a must to try out if you want to enjoy some calming and peaceful moments.
Since the Villa is situated near the historic Galle Fort, we were able to see many amazing things and places and even watch the beautiful sunsets while relaxing on the beach.
Left on 05/30/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 30, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
Wow!!!...step back in time to experience the old world charm of a beautiful "1860's Dutch Colonial Villa", with amazing rooms with period furnishings and comfortable beedrooms with 4 poster beds. Be and feel totally spoilt by Karin "The Wonderful Host of Templeberg Villa", enjoy the delicious Sri Lankan cuisine prepared by Trixie, and be well looked after by Sandew. Watch and see the morning ritual of the monkeys swinging through the coconut trees while sitting on the patio having a freshly brewed coffee. Make sure you book one of the most amazing massages you will ever receive in the relaxing massage room.
Templeberg Villa is situated a short tuc tuc ride from the historic Galle Fort, situated in the Bay of Galle, there is so much to see and do. Enjoy and relax on the beaches and watch the beautiful sunsets.
I enjoyed myself so much that I am planning my next trip to have a much longer stay at the fabulous "Templeberg Villa".
Left on 03/25/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 25, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
My husband and I had a beautiful stay at Templeberg, we loved our room and all the decor Karin and the owners have personally selected. We loved the location up in the hills on the vast and green planation. We spent most of our early evenings cooling off in the plunge pool and flicking through magazines in the hammock. The food was an absolute highlight and all of the local staff were awesome. Karin is a charming host and was helpful with great tips of the area. With such great value we'll be back for sure.
Left on 03/25/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 25, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
From the moment you arrive at Templeberg you feel apart of something special. The owners have done a marvellous job at creating a tropical oasis and delivering guests a unique experience in very relaxing surrounds. Everything from the service to the decor has been well thought out & it's obvious that everyone cares.
“Heal, re-energise and absorb the Best Holiday Villa experience i”
Left on 02/12/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | HEATHER MONCRIEFFReviewed Feb 12, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
The service here was first class. All your travel needs were met from organising trips to meeting your health and relaxation requirements. They even organised for a Internationally Qualified ayurvedic Dr to visit who gave excellent advice and the best head and body massage I hae ever had. All the rooms were gorgeous and I felt like I was in a 5 star facility but with extremely affordable rates. Templeberg is in the middle of a beautiful lush coconut plantation where you are surrounded by nature with Monkeys swinging past but only ten mins from the lovely old Dutch Fort at Galle and the beautiful beaches. The Food was delicious and needs a chapter on it own. I cannot recommend it enough and the owner,Karin, is a treasure who makes sure you are well looked after and even pampered.
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