20 Middle Street Galle Fort

Right in the centre of Galle, in Sri Lanka, 20 Middle Street is an exquisite private oasis amidst the town’s gentle buzz.

Adamant that the charm of the original Dutch house should prevail, the owner has kept the rooms large and airy, aided by high-ceilings, original teak windows, shutters and light and terrazzo floors. With four en suite bedrooms, the views over the World Heritage Galle Fort are second to none.

The understated yet consistently smart interior design features sweeping staircases and terraces with shaded and sun-drenched seating. The gardens are lush and well tended – the perfect place to wander through, breathing in the frangipani and Jurassic ginger flowers.

There is an elegant library and a games room with a snooker table and plasma screen. The house is looked after by a wonderful team – Janaka, Preethi and Jayanath, who will see to your every need. Preethi does the cooking, offering a good range of Western and Sri Lankan dishes.

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Why we recommend 20 Middle Street

"This beautifully decorated property in Galle Fort, Sri Lanka is very elegant and contemporary while paying homage to the original colonial history. Each room has been designed with comfort and luxury in mind, comprising wooden fourposter beds, and luxurious en suites. The outside terrace is the perfect place for pre-dinner drinks or a lazy afternoon. Lie in the sun in the walled garden or stroll around Galle. The central location of the property makes it a great spot for exploring the town and the rest of the southern coast of Sri Lanka."

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