Malgedara is a spectacular villa, fully enclosed for privacy, with 1 acre of lush tropical surroundings for you to experience nature and beauty up close and so close to Galle. One side of the garden overlooks a paddy field vista with grazing bullocks and the odd monkey swinging across the swaying coconut palms. The villa itself is furnished to the highest standards while retaining its colonial heritage. There are 4-poster teak beds in all rooms, air-con and fans and hot and cold water.
There are 2 bedrooms inside the main part of the house and 2 guest rooms behind, connected by a small covered courtyard. All bedrooms have large 4-poster teak beds, mosquito nets and lovely Indian cotton bedding. in addition to air-cons and fans for your comfort and wooden shutters that can be opened for fresh air and for the beautiful view of tropical flowers and trees. Our Housekeeper will turn down the beds each evening and close the shutters at dusk to ensure a comfortable night's sleep. Master bedrooms 1 and 2 include large k/s beds with lovely views to the side of the garden. Guest room 1 has its own private courtyard and looks out to the front of the garden while guest room 2, a larger triple room with ensuite, leads to the back garden area. This room is ideal for mum, dad and children with the privacy of a separate entrance and bathroom. The views from all rooms are stunning, the bedding is pristine clean and the mattresses are comfortable to ensure excellent sleep.
The huge bathrooms are clean and modern for your comfort. All showers include hot water and towels are provided. Master 1 bathroom looks out to the garden and what better way to start the day than to shower with birds singing and palms swaying outside your shutters. Master 2 bathroom is large enough to dance around. All bathroom fittings are sparkling clean. Guest 1 bathroom can be found just opposite the bedroom. This bathroom is the largest and can accommodate the whole family. Light shades have been sourced from the Galle Fort museum should you notice the coloured glass lights throughout the house. Guest 2 bathroom is ensuite to the triple family room and large enough to fit all the kids in your party for one big splash about. We have added a convenient double sink and large shower area complete with indoor garden. This is the kind of bathroom you would fine in a spa resort. All bathrooms will be cleaned daily by our housekeeper so no need to worry about housework.
There are two veranda seating areas one being a huge 15 metre long area at the front of the house, complete with dining for 10 and lazy chairs and sun loungers. The kitchen is huge and fully equipped for all your needs with a separate laundry room & washing machine.
We doubt that you will want to venture into the kitchen during this holiday and so we provide a menu of items which our cook can rustle up at minimum charge. Most of our clients say that Geeta's cooking surpasses any they gave tasted outside.
All your entertainment needs are taken care of in the small sitting room with TV, DVD and stereo system including Internet access for those workaholics.
However, I am sure that most of your time will be spent walking around the garden, resting by the pool or reading in the comfy loungers on the veranda. The garden is beautiful and will keep all you horticulturists fascinated for hours.
The villa is located near to Koggala Lake, a beautiful area abundant with birds and perfect for canoe rides around the different islands, the most popular being Bird Island. The village of Kathaluwa is a lovely, friendly village approximately 20 minutes drive (10 km) from the famous 300-year old UNESCO World heritage site of Galle Fort in Galle. A number of well-known beaches can be found between Koggala and Galle Fort: Koggala beach (3km), Talpe beach (4km), and of course the better known Unawatuna beach (6km). The great location of the villa makes it handy to stroll to the lake, nip to the beach in a tuk-tuk or go a bit further to Galle Fort. When taking longer trips to see elephants or visit tea estates, we can help with organising your transport and guide. Between Koggala and Galle town you can find a range of restaurants in locations by the beach or along country roads. Should you require full catering at home, our cook is happy to oblige.
Rates are for 4 bedrooms and up to 6 people. Please inquire if your party is smaller or bigger. Rates are inclusive of electricity, staff, towels and linen....Read more
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