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Beautiful Hempel House! 10mins to Galle Fort!

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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
A truly delightful courtyard house in Galle in Sri Lanka with a cool 45ft swimming pool. Close to UNESCO Galle Fort and Unawatuna. Tropical, green and lovely. Delicious breakfast included. Try fresh fruit and buffalo curd, toast and eggs or a delicious Sri Lankan breakfast! Rooms only available also! This is a charming 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 13 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. Monkeys, mongoose, monitor...A truly delightful courtyard house in Galle in Sri Lanka with a cool 45ft swimming pool. Close to UNESCO Galle Fort and Unawatuna. Tropical, green and lovely. Delicious breakfast included. Try fresh fruit and buffalo curd, toast and eggs or a delicious Sri Lankan breakfast! Rooms only available also! This is a charming 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 13 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. 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, and sambals (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 45 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 Hapugala the Night Watchman, 2 dogs and Minky the cat.More
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About the Owner
Eduard H
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
Interaction with guests
Emma, the booking person, will welcome you to the House and be there from time to time or over the phone if help is required.
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Books
Ceiling Fans
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Blender
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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About the neighbourhood
The Village that the house is near is called Milliduwa which is a vibrant, busy Muslim village with a great Indian takeaway and many local food shops selling amazing fruit and veg!
Getting around
Hempel House is very easy to get to by tuk tuk, car, bus or train. We are less than 4km from galle train station and bus station. You can also get a sea plane to Koggala Lake which is 20mins away Further location information will be given.
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