A charming two-bedroom villa discreetly tucked away in rural Galle, Paddy House presents a stylish, contemporary living destination experience unlike any other.
Barely visible from the road, Paddy House offers 180degree views of lush green paddy fields, at the centre of which rests the magnificent venue that is The Paddy Island. Designed as the early abode of the Francis family, Paddy House retains its timeless character and rustic chic while still offering all the conveniences of modern living.
Paddy House is a self-service villa, with two stylish bedrooms, adorned by antique four poster beds and the freshest linen. Available to couples and/or families who may choose the privacy of cottage-style life, supplemented by amenities that include air-conditioning, hot water, satellite television and a fully equipped kitchen, Paddy House is the ideal get away from life in the fast lane. The villa comfortably sleeps 5, as an annexture to the master bedroom provides an additional bed and a great view.
A stand alone destination experience in itself, Paddy House guests may (via prior booking and subject to availability) access the services and vistas of The Paddy Island. Similarly, guests hosting weddings and private parties at The Paddy Island may (subject to availability and discounted pricing) benefit from the comfortable base of operations that Paddy House may provide.
Guests settling themselves into the Paddy House have the option of basic set menus and set-priced tuk tuk services to take them to town until they are familiarised with their surroundings.
Set in the midst of lush green paddy fields, this incredible isle of lawn and sloping field offer a rustic yet elegant property surrounded by nature and uncluttered, simple bliss.
With four distinct yet connected fields within the island, winding paths and natural water holes filled with fish, The Paddy House retains its identity as a stunning example of Sri Lanka’s bio-diversity. As one walks through carefully manicured paths along the paddy to enter this tropical oasis, guests can choose their pleasure and place on The Paddy Island.
Under the Ambalama besides the natural stream, visitors may sit down and enjoy high tea as the sun sets or even plan a special dinner for 12, choosing from sophisticated menus that present a choice of both English charm and Sri Lankan gourmet fare.
Walking alongside the Ambalama, with gardens dedicated for play and through meandering paths around streams and watering holes, The Paddy Island experience expands to large lawns in one area and an al fresco pantry on another, complete with fridges and ovens that can cater to large parties as easily as it can offer pre-arranged Sri Lankan cooking classes to discerning travellers.TripAdvisor property ID 2917383...Read more
The Paddy House is located just 2-3km inland from Unawatuna and Galle. The beach is literally just 5 minutes away, however Paddy House is a private oasis in the middle of paddy fields. You can go from a crowded beach to your peaceful cottage in minutes.
The Paddy House is located just opposite The Paddy Island where guests can book experiences - from Sinhala Cooking classes for the whole family, to English Afternoon Tea on the manicured lawns on the island while taking in the stunning sunset.
You can also visit the Yatagala Rock Temple which is just up the road. It is a beautiful Buddhist Temple built around and within giant boulder-like rock formations.
Parking is available at The Paddy House, we also have a few local tuks that you can call to come pick you up at standard rates so you won't get ripped off.
More About This Location
Nearest train station: Unawatuna Railway Station , 1.3 miles Nearest airport: Bandaranaike International Airport , 96 miles Car is not necessary
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