5 MIDDLE ST, GALLE
Annexe Bedroom 2
Annexe Bedroom 1
Main House Bedroom 2
About 20 Middle Street, Galle
Built in the mid seventeen hundred's, 20 Middle Street was likely to be a Dutch merchant's house and still emanates its historical grandeur with an arched front verandah and porch. Located within the fort, the villa features 5 air-conditioned bedrooms that are well equipped with luxury and views of the surroundings. Furnishing speaks elegance while you can enjoy delicious cuisine at any preferred time. The villa is an ideal spot to start exploring the Dutch Fort in Galle and head out on your journey to discover the South of the Island.
Location of 20 Middle Street, Galle
Located within the ramparts of the historical Dutch Fort, 20 Middle Street is an exquisite villa which has been revamped without harming its original colonial history. The villa is found in Middle Street which is the central location that is used to explore the Fort's historic sites and museums along with the numerous shops and restaurants. The drive from the International Airport in Katunayake via the Southern Expressway takes about 2 1/2 hours. A more scenic route can be expected along the coastal road which takes about 3 hours. Traffic and road travel can be avoided if you take the Air taxi service which lands in Koggala - a short 20 minute drive away from the Galle Fort.
Accommodation at 20 Middle Street, Galle
20 Middle Street, which is a 250 year old Colonial Mansion boasts of 5 bedrooms that are luxurious, classy and still depicting the centuries old grandeur. There are 2 double rooms in the main house, 2 in the Annexe and 1 in the pool house. All guest rooms are stylish and well furnished while each unit feature a range of luxurious amenities to make your stay memorable. Features include air-conditioning, overhead fans, safe, en-suite bathrooms with twin vanities, heated towel rails, hot water showers, bath robes and hair dryers.
Facilities at 20 Middle Street, Galle
The main house of 20 Middle Street, consists of a couple of living spaces where guests can choose from the library that features comfortable sofas and bookcases or the games room that includes a Plasma television, DVD library and also a snooker table. The game room also features a backgammon board and a scrabble set. The villa boasts of several places where you can simply sit back and relax within the quiet and secluded location.
The extensive gardens of the property boasts to be one of the largest within the Dutch Fort while for recreation, there is a swimming pool and a sunbathing deck. A trained therapist can be organized to visit the villa if you require a massage. A fitness instructor can also be made available if you require so. The Dining Table at 20 Middle Street is set on the verandah while guests have the luxury of choosing their meal times. Bigger groups of guests can request for a bigger table and can also request a change of view.
Since the villa is located within the ramparts of the Dutch Fort in Galle, there are many places that you can explore including the roadside cafes, museums, churches, old buildings and various rustic architectural landmarks. Beautiful and breathtaking beaches such as Unawatuna are just minutes away from Galle. Water sports are in abundance while scuba diving is a much enjoyed pastime among many enthusiastic travellers. A boat trip can be organized along the calm waters of the Koggala Lake while during the trip you can visit a temple, a spice garden along with a Cinnamon island and a bird sanctuary. For the more adventurous traveller, whale watching expeditions are available off the Southern coast while half day excursions can be organized during the season. A tea estate and factory tour can be organized as well.