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 DETAILS 

 

 

Bedrooms : 5
Bathrooms : 5
Sleeps up to : 12  guests 
Size : 800 m²/8 611 Sq. Ft.
Floor : 
Price from : USB 550 / night
(5 days minimum)
LUXURY GALLE HISTORIC VILLA IN SRI LANKA
LOCATION Southwest coast , Galle , SRI LANKA
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DESCRIPTION
Houses in Galle’s historic seventeenth century fortress tend to hide their expansive interiors behind deceptively modest facades as carefully as secrets remain hidden for hundreds of years, and Ambassador’s House is no exception. Although the property’s pillared frontage and arched doorways are strikingly elegant, they are not particularly large. Step across the threshold however and be amazed at the generous proportions of the living room alone; and this awe-inspiring combination of magnificence and grace, ambiance and charm offer a tantalising taste of what’s to come as you surrender to your curiosity and step further inside.
Ambassador’s House dates back 300 years and significant remnants of its eminent past remain; soaring ceilings, pillared verandas and graceful archways combine with a contemporary-colonial interior design that harks back to the Dutch, under whose authority this magnificent property (and indeed the fortress in which the house stands) was built. Until recently, the building was the much-admired residence of the Bangladeshi ambassador, hence its name, and its spacious interiors were quite aptly used for the entertainment of visiting dignitaries. Today, it is with traditional Sri Lankan hospitality that our staff team welcome you; keen to cater to your every requirement we’re sure their warm welcome will make you feel immediately at home.
Ambassador’s House is well suited to group gatherings and large families as the amount and variety of sumptuous living space on offer – from the expansive living room and roof terrace to the intimate TV room and master bedroom lounge – allows everyone either to find their own quiet and peaceful corner or to enjoy the spacious rooms together. The house comes with a gorgeous courtyard plunge pool enhanced by a cascading wall of water that gushes quietly in the background and echoes softly amongst the petite pockets of tropical gardens.
 
Location :
Galle Fort, South Coast, Sri Lanka.
 
Neighbourhood :
An historic 5 minute walk to most of the fort’s prime attractions including the ramparts, the lighthouse and the Maritime Museum. Banks, boutiques and a scattering of restaurants and cafes are also located within the fort, all of which are on your doorstep. The nearest beach at Unawatuna is a 15 minute drive.
 
Capacity :
12 people [1 master suite; 1 twin doubles; 3 doubles].
 
Living areas :
Spacious fully-furnished sitting room; indoor dining for 10; outdoor dining in courtyard garden for 6; fan-cooled TV lounge; roof terrace pavilion with built-in sofa seating.
 
Pool :
4 x 11m plunge pool.
Staff :
Manager (offsite), cook, maid and houseboy (masseuse and babysitter on request at additional charge). A caretaker lives to the rear of the property.
 
Dining :
Basic western dishes and Sri Lankan cuisine. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
 
Communication :
WiFi broadband internet access, landline for local calls (charge for international calls).
 
Entertainment :
42-inch flat-screen TV with satellite connection, iPod adaptor, DVD player, CD stereo, books and board games.
Ambassador’s House offers a wealth of living and dining space spread over two floors both inside the property and outside in secluded spots on the veranda, in the flower-filled inner courtyard or atop the expansive sundrenched roof terrace. From quiet tucked away reading corners to sumptuously furnished living and dining rooms designed for entertaining in style, Ambassador’s House can be as intimate or convivial as you choose.
 
Living room
Expansive yet elegant, this sumptuous living space spills invitingly onto the deep front veranda; it’s easy to imagine what a favourable impression this majestic room would have made on the distinguished guests entertained here by the former ambassador.
Furnished with eye-catching tangerine and aubergine-coloured sofas situated beneath two huge mirrors and opposite a pair of timber coffee tables and a duo of cream day beds, this beautiful high-ceilinged room also features a writing desk and a circular table with four chairs.
Ceiling fans whirl gently overhead, an old gramophone player provides a touch of nostalgia whilst in a quiet corner, looking longingly through a pair of archways to an inner courtyard garden, sit a clutch of softly cushioned Barcelona chairs.
 
Dining room & kitchen
This graceful room at the heart of the house is dominated by a wide glass-topped table for eight overlooked by two huge mirrors suspended from the back wall. Nestled beside it is a fully-equipped black-marble-topped kitchen with centre island, oven, blender and plenty of storage space that’s hidden from diners by a timber latticed wall.
 
TV room
Intimate and airy, the TV Room boasts splendid views over the elongated plunge pool to the rear walled garden beyond. Furnished with a built-in sofa topped with soft white cushions, this fan-cooled lounge comes with a 42-inch screen TV enabled with satellite channels and a DVD player.
 
Roof terrace
Enhanced by a built-in border of fuchsia and tangerine bougainvillea that tumbles gently towards the plunge pool below, the dual-level roof terrace is furnished with loungers that soak up the sun’s warm tropical rays whilst looking out over the historic red tiled roofs of Galle. A narrow lower sun deck offers the best pool views and most private lounging spots whilst the pavilion on the upper level is perfect for sociable shade-seekers, offering built-in sofas. A guest toilet is situated just off the terrace to the rear.
 

Other amenities
Baby Cot
BBQ
Bed Linen
Board Games/Toys
Book Selection
Car Parking
Ceiling Fans
Dining (10 persons)
DVDs/Videos
Equipped Kitchen
Food Starter Pack (On request)
Hairdryers
IDD (Extra)
iPod Docks
Iron/Board
Laundry (Sent out)
Oven/Hotplates
Stereo System
Towels
Staff
Villa manager (offsite)
Maid
Chef/Cook
Houseboy
Caretaker
 
Key amenities
Air conditioning
Swimming Pool
Washing Machine
TV (Satellite/Cable)
Internet/WiFi
 

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