- Tranquil setting
- Large private pool
- Beautiful rice paddy views
About the villa
Tucked away in a perfectly peaceful location overlooking the vibrant paddy fields of Galle, Elephant House is a dreamy combination of cutting edge design and optimum comfort. Its location is truly atmospheric in the heart of southern Sri Lanka, yet only a short drive to the closest beaches. Passing along the large veranda, the first room in the villa is the stylish sitting room that has a large sofa and armchairs, with retractable shutters that can be fully opened to reveal the wide screen panorama of the surrounding rice paddies and a welcome cooling breeze. Running through the centre of the house is a sleek space, housing the kitchen and indoor dining area. The dining table sits on the paddy side of the house, allowing for atmospheric dining; on the other side is the well-equipped kitchen. Leading from the sitting room are the two queen bedrooms with outdoors showers; antique finishing touches, such as fans and typewriters add a certain romance. There are two beautiful master suites with four poster king beds. Both rooms are en suite - one has a bath, while the other has an ambient double outdoor shower.
Outside, the huge 18m long pool runs perpendicular to the paddy and is perfect for swimming laps. The poolside pavilion is a wonderful open space, great for practising yoga and enjoying a bbq prepared by the in-villa chef. The chef specialises in excellent Sri Lankan cuisine and you conveniently pay per meal. Just 15km from the villa is UNESCO world heritage site Galle fort for excellent restaurants, boutique shopping and sunset views over historic sites.
- Sitting room opening to terraces
- Dining room opening to terraces
- Master suite (super king size bed) opening to terrace with shower room en suite opening to double outdoor shower
- Second master suite (super king size bed) with shower room en suite opening to outdoor shower
- 2 Double bedrooms, each with shower room en suite opening to outdoor shower
- Satellite TV (limited English speaking channels)
- DVD Player
- CD player
- Air conditioning in all bedrooms
- Nespresso machine
- 20m x m
- Outdoor shower
- Bathroom amenities
- Safe in each bedroom
Service & Staffing
Available on request at an additional cost
- Laundry service
- Pre-arrival grocery shopping
- Food and beverages
- Fresh cut flowers on arrival
- Wine delivery
- Massage/beauty therapist
- Airport transfers from Colombo airport
The menu is a selection of dishes that Sunil, the chef likes to produce but if you have any special requests we recommend guests to discuss them with him. If you like your scrambled eggs a particular way, or your coffee to a certain strength we recommend that you join Sunil in the kitchen and show him. Similarly if you have any allergies or particular dislikes please let Sunil know. All meals are available to order and the menu is a guide and not meant as a fixed selection of dishes so do discuss your preferences and explore. Please note that the kitchen is set up as it would be in a home so we do ask that meals are selected as you would at home, and not a restaurant. Sunil will ask for a cash float to cover the cost of ingredients and the transport to get them and he'll provide receipts and accounts on request or when further funds are required.
The villa manager of the property you are staying in will meet you on arrival and visit you during your stay if you wish, and both the villa manager and a CV Villas representative will be available by phone. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
The menu is a selection of dishes that he likes to produce but if you have any special requests do not hesitate to discuss them with him. If you like your scrambled eggs a particular way, or your coffee to a certain strength please feel free to join Sunil in the kitchen and show him. Similarly if you have any allergies or particular dislikes please let Sunil know. All meals are available to order and the menu is a guide and not meant as a fixed selection of dishes so please discuss your preferences and explore. Please note that our kitchen is set up as it would be in a home so we do ask that you choose meals as you would at home, and not a restaurant. Sunil will ask for a cash float to cover the cost of ingredients and the transport to get them and he'll provide receipts and accounts on request or when further funds are required. Please note that some of these may be hand written in Sinhala, and the ones from the fish market will be wet also
- Galle 15km
- Bentota 72Km
- Mirissa 27km
- Yala National Park (safari) 141km
- Colombo 140km
- Koggala 5km
- Unawatuna 14km
- Colombo Airport 116km
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.