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"Pointe Sud in a word? VIEWS. There are few other properties in Sri Lanka blessed with such sensational oceanfront panoramas, such privacy and such exclusivity. Within the gorgeous garden itself, there’s a sunset pavilion flushed with cushioned loungers for soaking up the magical end of day light show and even an eastern lookout if dawn is more your thing."
This five bedroom villa is perched high on a hillside between Mirissa and Matara, set within a couple of acres of tropical gardens made up of neatly manicured lawns, blooming borders and untamed jungle that winds down a staircase to the deserted beach below.
The interior of the house is every bit as captivating. The original owners incorporated 100 year-old teak floorboards, antique timber frames and terracotta tiles so the result is a blissful blend of a number of styles from Sri Lanka’s most influential periods of history.
A drawing room in warm timber is designed for breezy living and dining, and leads onto a front sea-view veranda. Each bedroom comes with views of the garden or ocean, and modern en suite bathrooms with hot water showers. Four bedrooms – three doubles and a twin – lead off from the drawing room whilst a fifth double bedroom is accessed directly from the garden.
The house is fully staffed, has a beautiful pool in the sprawling gardens, a TV room and an equipped kitchen.