Great sized Double room within the listed property 'Hempel House'! A Beautiful, Colonial and Peaceful Courtyard House in Galle only 10mins away from UNESCO World heritage Galle Fort and 15mins from Unawatuna!
Tropical, green and lovely with turtles, fish, monkeys, dogs and a lovely cat!
The room has an En-suite bathroom and is AC equipped. Sleeps 2.
Good sized Double room within listed property 'Hempel House'. En-suite bathroom and AC equipped. Sleeps 2.
Please read listing carefully.
A lovely courtyard house in Galle in Sri Lanka with a swimming pool. Close to Galle Fort and Unawatuna. 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 10 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. There are mongoose and monitor lizards with squirrels and monkeys darting 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. The house with its internal courtyard and pond is designed along the lines of a Buddhist mandala.
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 and past corner shop vendors. 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 is great dane) and Minky the cat.
•Two living rooms.
•Outside/inside dining area.
•Fully equipped modern kitchen.
•50 ft Swimming Pool and Ambalama
•Parking for cars.
•Including chef, house lady, and Gardner and night security.
•Baby sitters by separate arrangement.
Disponible para huéspedes
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.
Atención a los huéspedes
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, Eduard, may also stay there from time to time.
Otros aspectos destacables
The bedroom only sleeps 2.
Please note there are 3 dogs (one is a great dane) and 1 cat at the property
Simple really......Treat others how you wish to be treated
Hi, I am Eduard,
We would love to welcome you to our lovely old house in Galle and to our Beach House in the gorgeous Talalla!
We have been living in Sri Lanka for the past 13 years and love all the beauty and culture it has to offer. Sun, sea, palm trees, ancient sites, rolling tea plantations, mountains and lovely smiley people!