Villa 111 | Weligama – Sri Lanka | 5 Bedrooms
Private Tea Estate Villa in Weligama, Sri Lanka
05 Bedroom villa just 10 to 15 mins from the Weligama Beach in Sri Lanka
This Private Tea Estate Villa in Weligama was built in 1912 by Simonmeru Gunathilaka, the romantic son of a wealthy plantation estates owner from the north of Sri Lanka, to win the heart of his young local bride.
After many decades empty, the estate was re-discovered in 2010, overrun with jungle and near ruin. A labour of love, the new South Pacific owners, chose to work with local craftsmen, to restore the house back to its former opulent splendour, whilst adding their own eclectic design aesthetic. Set in the lush plantation hills of Weligama, The Villa once more offers a serene oasis to relax and recharge, yet is within easy reach of the pristine southern beaches and the historic charm of Galle. This beautiful 5 bedroom villa on the hill has stunning views that extend over the jungle and paddy fields to the coast.
Generous spaces house a multitude of breezy, quiet corners to escape and recharge. On first entering the house through its wide covered verandah, you walk into the palatial hallway lounge, with its towering 20m high barrel vault ceilings and a superb collection on Sri Lankan antique and contemporary collectables. Off the hallway lounge, is the enchanting Room of Curiosities, which is an eclectic place to curl up with a favourite book or partake in drinks and a hand of cards.
And whether it’s the sumptuous conversation pit poolside at The Folly, or the antique chaises dotted around the internal courtyard verandah, quiet escapes are many and varied.
05 bedrooms : 4 suites + 1 twin (with separate bathroom)
The house has generous accommodation options with two verandah suites with private access to the main gardens, two luxury suites with their own private walled gardens and two double suites opening out onto lounge areas on the front terrace. The suites are open and airy, with high ceilings, wide-opening French doors, and both fans and air-conditioning. Four of the suites each have their own private bathing rooms and dressing areas. The twin room has a separate bathroom off the veranda.
With a deep love of all things food & drink, the villa has indulgently invested in a true culinary experience. The large, open plan kitchen is equipped to the highest restaurant standards and houses a generous day table for early morning coffees & teas and relaxed dining.
Guests can experience cooking some of Sri Lanka’s most inspiring dishes with Lasitha, the inhouse chef.
Bordering the villa’s internal courtyard, the Dining Pavilion houses an epic stone dining table, which comfortably seats twenty guests in an alfresco environment.
THE STAFF – at the time of listing (June -2018)
Strongly believing people tend to make the party, their handpicked and meticulously trained team ensure the genuine ‘from the heart’ the house experience. Led by the warm and welcoming Roshan(Residence Manager), the team includes our inhouse chef Lasitha, the energetic Rusiru (Residence Maintenance), the supportive Charith (Residence Service), the industrious Sunil & Gunasiri(Residence Gardeners) and ever watchful Ceril (Residence Security)
One of the houses’s unique features is the easy accessibility it offers to quintessentially Sri Lankan experiences on the Southern coast of the island. Sri Lanka’s very best Southern beaches are close by; the pristine sands of Mirissa are about a ten minute drive (whales), or just down the road is Weligama beach.
Stunning Galle Fort is approximately thirty minutes away. Or take a day trip to Bentota which is only an hour away on the expressway.
For simpler excursions, simply setting foot from the residence along the surrounding rice paddy and jungle pathways, allows a glimpse into the lives of our always welcoming neighbours and their amazing families, as well as the fascinating nearby local Buddhist temple.
RATES AND INCLUSIONS:
- Service Charge And VAT are included.
- Please send us an email to check rates over Christmas and New Year, or Chinese New Year and Easter.
- Prices may change based on the time of your booking, arrival date and length of stay. Whilst every effort is made to keep rates current, they are subject to change from time to time. If there is a rate change you will be informed before a booking is confirmed.
- Confirmed booking rates will not change.
- Security deposit: upon arrival at the villa you may be required to pay a security deposit. The security deposit, if applicable, will be returned to you prior to departure less any extra charges or costs for accidental damage to the property.
- Usual Check in after 2.00 pm and Check out – By 10.00 am
- Late check outs up to 6.00pm may incur a half day charge, after 6.00pm a full day may be charged.
- Every effort will be made to accommodate other check in/out times but will depend on availability.
VILLA COMBINED WITH A LUXURY TOUR OF SRI LANKA:
If you wish to combine your Villa nights with a Luxury Tour of Sri Lanka, please visit our dedicated website at Paragon Holidays. We will tailor make a unique experience for your group, based on your personal taste and specific requirements.
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