Ambassadors House

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Tucked within Galle’s historic seventeenth century fortress on the south coast of Sri Lanka, this majestic five-bedroom private villa, the former residence of the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Pakistan, Iraq and Bangladesh is bursting with colonial charm. Ambassador’s House boasts abundant living space, including a roof terrace and huge lounge, as well as an elongated swimming pool and a lush, palm-shaded courtyard. An experienced staff team, including a private chef, welcome guests with traditional Sri Lankan hospitality and tend to every need to ensure that families and friends can relax and cherish their time soaking up the nostalgia of these elegant surroundings.

Seemingly timeless, Galle Fort’s richly historic walls have given shelter to a dizzying array of merchants, traders, colonialists and foreign nationals over the years, who have all left their indelible mark on this seventeenth century Dutch fortress. Narrow streets bearing English and Dutch names exhibit an astounding concentration of colonial properties whose delicate fretwork, magnificent columns and ornate plasterwork constantly inspire. Walks atop the fort’s grassy western ramparts are a highlight for many and these stoic walls, mere footsteps from your front door, are the venue for boisterous cricket matches, couples stealing private moments together and kamikaze jumpers launching themselves into the sea below. Museums showcasing the fort’s rich history plus many restaurants, street side cafes and independent boutiques are a five-minute walk away.

  • Sumptuous fan-cooled living space spilling onto the deep front veranda, furnished with sofas

  • Separate Dinning Room with a Dinning Table for 10 with adjoining separate kitchen

  • Middle Courtyard with Round Wooden Table with four chairs

  • Fan-cooled lounge TV lounge with 42-inch screen, DVD player, built-in sofa and views

    over the plunge pool

  • Dual-level, flower beds with bougainvillea and furnished with sunloungers.

  • Pavilion with built-in sofas on the top level

  • Gorgeous courtyard 2m x 11.5m plunge pool

  • Pockets of tropical gardens, including inner courtyard garden beside the lounge room

Key Amenities

Master Bedroom

  • Four-poster king-size bed and rattan planter’s lounge

  • Antique wardrobe, table and chairs

  • Private living space and direct access to roof terrace

  • Soaring ceilings and polished timber floors

  • Air conditioned and fan-cooled

  • Linen mosquito net

  • Ensuite with moulded tub, twin sinks and his-and-hers showers

 

Twin Bedroom

  • Two four-poster double beds

  • Soaring ceiling and polished timber floors

  • Direct access via private veranda to the roof terrace

  • Antique wardrobe and furnishings

  • Air conditioned and fan-cooled

  • Linen mosquito net

  • Ensuite with rain shower

 

Ground Floor Bedrooms

  • Three double bedrooms are located on the ground floor, with access through pretty archways onto the plunge pool

  • Tranquil and light

  • King-size four-poster beds and Dutch-style wardrobes

  • Air conditioned and fan-cooled

  • Linen mosquito nets

  • En suite bathroom with rain shower

Inclusions

• Daily breakfast
• Welcome drink and fruit basket
• Taxes and service charges are included in the rate
• Personal service by the villa staff including full time manager, housekeeper, cooks, security

• Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities

 

 

Staff

  • Babysitter (Extra)

  • Chef/Cook (All meals)

  • Garden/Pool Staff

  • Housekeeping (Full time)

  • Manager (Restricted hrs)

  • Security

  • Service Staff

  • Shopper

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