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“It’s hard to leave this little haven tucked away near Koggala Lake. While Ivory House is only a short tuk-tuk ride into Galle and the coastal road, you feel a million miles away from any hustle and bustle as it’s so peaceful. The house itself is beautiful, but it’s the staff here who make the stay so memorable. Sunil the chef makes the most delicious food – the quality is exceptional!”
Set elevated over stunning rice paddy fields near Galle, Ivory House is a wonderful blend of Dutch colonialism and modern living.
Designed to take maximum advantage of the spectacular views and the cooling breeze of the valley, this house has four en suite double bedrooms, a large sitting area and both indoor and outdoor dining.
The interior emulates a modern look, aesthetically combined with the traditional feel of Galle’s luxury hotels. This fusion successfully creates a luxurious air of peace and homeliness, a result created by retaining and renovating the original house (which is now half of the main villa) whilst keeping many of the earlier features.
The 20m pool is ideal for those keen to do lengths and is set amongst a vista of tall pines and luscious green paddy fields. Next to it is a pool house, and beyond that a staff house.