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Buffalo House

Sri Lanka

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Nestled away between palm trees with far reaching views of the rice fields, this traditional styled Sri Lankan villa provides guests serenity with a unique holiday experience.

In brief

  • Panoramic views over paddy fields
  • Contemporary design
  • Chef service included

About the villa

As guests enter the main villa, they are greeted by the open plan living area. This room holds bounds of natural light, has high beamed ceilings, contemporary furnishings and four antique french doors that open up onto a veranda; an ideal place for guests to relax. Further on in the villa, there is a kitchen, where Chef Gayan can be found. Gayan is capable of cooking western and local cuisine, from fresh tropical fruit to seafood straight from the Indian Ocean, guests are promised a wide range of variety during their stay. Four bedrooms are also situated on this floor; a master, two doubles and a twin room, all with shower room en suites and a mixture of four poster beds and direct private access to the outdoor area. 

The garden annexe, painted a charming pink with green shutters, has an additional bedroom. This bedroom is fitted with a king size bamboo bed, alongside two bunk beds. 

Outside, there are a handful of al fresco areas, verandas and lounge areas with hammocks and other soft furnishings that are a great place for guests to sit and watch abundant wildlife such as dancing peacocks, king fishers, water buffalos and even rice farmers going about their day to day work. There is also a charming pool area where guests can enjoy lounging around in the sun.

Buffalo House is just a fifteen minute walk to Era, a tropical beach passing temples, rice paddies, local shops and homes en route, providing guests with a real insight into Sri Lankan life and culture. A holiday here can be as relaxed or active as you wish.  Learn how to make hoppers and curries with the villa chef. Head to the beach to relax or go surfing/bodyboarding. Take a guided bicycle ride through Galle’s rural hinterland. Visit a lowland tea factory for tasting sessions and tours. Embark on coastal cruises or whale/dolphin watching in season. Tour the atmospheric streets of the history-laden Galle Fort with excellent restaurants, boutique shopping and sunset views over historic sites. Relax with an in-villa massage or beauty treatment. Go shopping and eat out – the local team will be pleased to offer recommendations. Guests have very much enjoyed this property, early booking recommended. 

Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Sitting room opening to gardens
  • Kitchen
  • Master double (super king size bed) with shower room en suite
  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Double (super king size bed) with shower room en suite
  • Double (king size bed) with shower room en suite

Garden Annexe

  • Double bedroom (super king size) with shower room en suite with bunk beds,


Children's Facilities

  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Children's books, games, toys and DVDs

Cooking Outdoors

  • Barbecue


  • WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • DVD library

Games and Sports

  • Board games

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms
  • Ceiling fans in bedrooms and living areas

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fully equipped for use by the staff
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Juicer
  • Blender
  • Coffee machine

Private Pool

  • 12 metres long
  • Step to get into the pool
  • 1.25m - 2m deep
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool towels provided

Something Special

Villa Essentials

  • Washing machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Hairdryers

Service & Staffing


  • Maid service 7 days per week
  • Chef service 3 meals per day 7 days per week
  • Linen change every 3 days
  • Laundry


  • Pre-arrival grocery shopping
  • Food and beverages
  • Fresh cut flowers on arrival
  • Wine delivery
  • In-villa beauty and wellness treatments
  • Airport transfers from Colombo airport

Important Information


An English speaking CV Representative will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 14:00hr Depart by 10:00hr



  • small village nearby with bakery
  • chemist and ATM in vicinity on the coast road.

Places of Interest

  • Galle Fort 12km
  • Handunugoda Tea Estate 13km
  • Bentota 74km
  • Mirissa 25km
  • Yala National Park 150km


  • Era Beach 3.3km
  • Wijaya Beach 5.7km
  • Unawatuna beach 7.9km


  • Colombo 115km
About the area

About Sri Lanka

Average weather

Sri Lanka is one of those places that seems to be on everyone's bucket list, and it sure packs a punch for an island that’s just over a quarter of the size of the UK. From the splendour of roaming wild elephants across the island’s National Parks, to blissful sandy beaches that line the coast, a Sri Lanka holiday has the power to excite a vast range of travellers. Head inland to tiers of lush green tea plantations, trek in the rainforest discovering the rich flora and fauna, or just sit back and enjoy the spectacular view on an epic train journey.

Itching to explore all that Sri Lanka has to offer? On a holiday to Sri Lanka with CV Villas, we can create a bespoke tour listening to your preferences and budget, combining this with your stay at the villa. Please find some examples of bespoke tours and experiences you can enjoy. Just call us to discuss your interests and then we will take care of everything.   

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