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Hempel House

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
7 guests
2 nights minimum
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This Charming Courtyard House is an example of a period house from the colonial era. It is set around an internal courtyard pond with tropical fish, turtles and a sweet scented frangipani tree at its center. Tastefully restored by the Hempel Family who have been living there for the last 12 years, it is just 10 mins from Galle Fort and 15 minutes from Unawatuna and the beaches of Thalpe. The house is surrounded by a lush tropical garden which is a bird watchers paradise. Monkeys, mongoose, monitor lizards and squirrels dart 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 jung...This Charming Courtyard House is an example of a period house from the colonial era. It is set around an internal courtyard pond with tropical fish, turtles and a sweet scented frangipani tree at its center. Tastefully restored by the Hempel Family who have been living there for the last 12 years, it is just 10 mins from Galle Fort and 15 minutes from Unawatuna and the beaches of Thalpe. The house is surrounded by a lush tropical garden which is a bird watchers paradise. Monkeys, mongoose, monitor lizards and squirrels dart 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, 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 a great dane) and Minky the cat. In addition we have a excellently located Beach House in Talalla. Look for Talalla Bay Beach House.More
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Eduard H
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2011
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
Cooker
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Ceiling Fans
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 5.0 km
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