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Live in tropical luxury at Swarnagiri House. Hidden away but close enough to local beaches and restaurants. Our house is bright, fresh and full of character. Come see for yourself!

Le logement

Swarnagiri is a huge, airy colonial-era villa set in a quiet corner near Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka. It has plenty of character with its stunning antique doors, hand carved fretwork and stylish decor, and is the perfect place for families, friends or individuals to relax. Whether you want to soak up the sun on a nearby beach, curl up on the verandah and read your book, venture off on a safari or ramble around the streets of beautiful Galle, Swarnagiri is a simply lovely house to have as your holiday base.

You will be looked after by our housekeeper and cook, Sameera and Sulochena: they will welcome you, prepare breakfast for you to enjoy in the morning sun, help you with transport and try to answer any questions you might have. You can also ask them to do laundry if necessary. There are many and varied restaurants and cafes nearby; there is also the option of having Sulochena cook delicious rice and curry in the evenings if you prefer to stay at home.


There are four spacious rooms at Swarnagiri, three doubles (one en-suite) and a twin. You can relax in the knowledge that you'll have the entire place to yourself, but we think it is fair that you pay only for the bedrooms that you use. There is a large modern family bathroom, and one en suite bathroom. There is plenty of space to explore, both inside and out. The rooms all have air conditioning, hand made mattresses and beds and are decorated tastefully. There are also mosquito nets, although these are rarely necessary if you use the airconditioning at night. Outside, you'll find a huge jungly garden with some beautiful trees and plants in it as well as the occasional lizard.

Breakfast is an additional $5 per person and you can also ask the housekeeper to cook you rice and curry dinners for $10 per person. These are payable in cash directly to the housekeeper once you have arrived at Swarnagiri.

We love Swarnagiri and have had many wonderful holidays there with our families and friends. It is comfortable, relaxing and a really special place to stay. We think you would love it too!

Accès des voyageurs

You will be the only guests staying at Swarnagiri. Our housekeepers live in a separate part of the house so they are around if you need them but they should not bother you!

Échanges avec les voyageurs

The house is looked after by our resident housekeepers. They live in a separate part of the house with their two young children, and should not bother you at all during your stay. We also have an English manager, Emma, who is based in Galle and who usually pops in to visit at some point during your stay. She is the first point of contact for any queries, but if necessary you can also contact me by text in the UK.

Autres remarques

Wifi at the house is slightly patchy: it is sometimes available but we cannot promise that it will be 100% reliable, as there is no mast in the area. Many of the cafes and restaurants at the beach in Hikkaduwa have wifi so you can use this if necessary.
There are sometimes electricity outages which are usually short and localised. The housekeepers will try to do everything they can to get things back on track if this does happen whilst you are staying.


Le logement
Salles de bain : 1.5
Chambres : 4
Lit : 5
Type de logement : Logement entier

Équipements

Prix
Voyageur supplémentaire : Sans frais
Frais de ménage : 58
Réduction à la semaine : 11%
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Règlement intérieur

We hope you find everything you need to enjoy your stay. Please treat the house as you would your own and report anything broken to Sameera or Sulochena.
There are some things which, however hard we try, we cannot control. Occasionally there are short electricity cuts (usually no longer than an hour), and because of the climate things get damp, particularly in the rainy season. Please bear with us on this - speak directly to Sulochena and if you feel your message is not getting through, send Emma a text! Nearly everything can be fixed with a bit of understanding and explanation.
Please only smoke outside.


Annulations

Flexibles

Si vous annulez jusqu'à 24 heures avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 24 heures précédant le voyage, la première nuit n'est pas remboursable.


Disponibilité
Séjour de 1 nuit minimum

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Profil utilisateur de Kathie
janvier 2017
Gorgeous old colonial house with plenty of space. Comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. Soulo the housekeeper was always available to help with anything we needed. Hikkaduwa was only a 5min tuktuk or scooter ride away.

Profil utilisateur de Izzy
décembre 2016
A lovely stay indeed. The villa, the veranda and garden were absolutely wonderful. We spent many hours lounging on the veranda, watching birds, monitor lizzards, and life going by in the village outside. The beach was 5 minute walk away and so were some lovely restaurants. Hikadua is not far to the north and down south you have Galle and the surrounding area.

Profil utilisateur de Angela
janvier 2016
This really is a beautiful house set in a friendly quiet neighbourhood a short walk from the busy Galle road. Our group of 7 found it very easy to get to nearby destinations by local train, bus, tuk tuk and by walking. A few small misunderstandings were resolved by contacting Emma the local agent. Sulo, the housekeeper, was attentive and helpful. We only had two dinners and two breakfasts at the house over our 9 day stay and all were delicious and plentiful. The wifi signal was very weak due to location of tower, but plenty of nearby restaurants and cafes nearby have good wifi. Our children played cricket in the front garden with Sulo's sons and his friends - a lot of fun. Recommended for a quiet nighttime retreat after busy days exploring. Thanks Sulo, Emma and Alison. Angela Darwin Australia.

Profil utilisateur de Tamsin
avril 2015
We stayed at Swarnigiri for 6 nights and enjoyed this beautiful, colonial home. We had many good times on the lovely veranda watching birds and monkeys in the trees. The amount of space was great for our family. It was very easy to walk to the beach and there are lots of resorts that will let you use their pools/beach front for a small fee. The host family is pleasant and they will help you arrange any outings you want to make. There was not a lot of separation between the guests and host family - Swarnagiri is definitely more like a home-stay than a private villa that you have exclusive access to. There is no wifi but an internet dongle that works okay.

Profil utilisateur de Rachel
février 2015
What a perfect home for our family! It is truly as beautiful as Alison's photos. The booking process was easy and Alison was very responsive and clear. Emma, the manager, was super helpful and always available to answer questions and solve any challenges that came up. Sulo, Sameera and their boys are kind and helpful as well. They live in a separate section of the house and are available when needed. Our boys played together in the massive flame tree in the expansive garden. We stayed practically a month -- and loved it! The home is in a quiet neighborhood set back from the bustle of Galle Road and this makes for a perfect location. The verandah is deeply peaceful and the birds delightful. Hikkadua Beach is an simple three-wheeler ride away and there is kid-friendly boogie boarding and swimming. We loved the grilled shark at Neela's. At the Kumar Kund Junction (walking distance) there is a great restaurant called Malika's Yellow House and the owner Jayanta makes beautiful whole grilled fish and will even deliver take-out (with french fries for the kids) to Swa Nagiri! We took the 50 cent and only 30 minute commuter train from Kumar Kund (the neighborhood station about 500 m from the house) to Galle Fort for an overnight. Outstanding! If you are planning on cooking in the kitchen, be sure to work that out with Alison before hand as we did and know that it is not a western style set-up. SUMMED UP: GREAT HOME, PEOPLE, and LOCATION.

Profil utilisateur de Miguel
janvier 2015
Impresionante casa colonial a 10 min de la tranquila playa de Dodanduwa. El porche de la casa es ideal para leer, relajarse o conversar en un ambiento fresco que se agradece durante las horas de mas calor. El estilo de la casa te transporta a la época colonial. Los extras de desayuno y comidas son un poco caros, pero los anfitriones son muy amables.
Profil utilisateur de Alison
Réponse de Alison :
Muchas Gracias Miguel, por sus palabras positivas. Me encanta que ustedes Han disfrutado su tempo en Swarnagiri. Bienvenidos!
janvier 2015

Profil utilisateur de Tom
décembre 2014
Unbelievable stay. Amazing colonial style home amongst the jungle. The local town of Patuwatha is fantastic to explore with everyone so welcoming. Alison, Sulo and Sameera certainly know how to look after you!
Profil utilisateur de Alison
Réponse de Alison :
Thanks, Tom. Glad we could sort something out and happy you enjoyed your stay.
décembre 2014

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Angleterre, Royaume-UniMembre depuis juillet 2012
Profil utilisateur de Alison

Hello,
My name is Alison, I live with my husband, two young children and our dog in Nottinghamshire, England. We work in a school, although at the moment I am at home looking after the children. We are all very enthusiastic travellers and have lived in Sri Lanka and Argentina as well as Scotland and England.

I met my husband in Sri Lanka and we both fell in love with the place and have been back many many times. We have had the house for about ten years now and have recently done a lot of work to renovate and improve it. It is a wonderful place and we have enjoyed many happy times there. Recently it's also proved a good international meeting point, with families from the UK and Singapore and the UK and India getting together. I am also very happy to help with putting guests in contact with drivers and safari guides, whom we know and trust. Please feel free to ask any questions!

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