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Luxury Colonial Estate with two Villas two pools

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Overview
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
14 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Surangana in Sinhala meaning 'Angel' Estate, comprises of two villas and two swimming pools and is set amongst three acres of beautiful, unspoilt Sri Lankan countryside and a small tea plantation. You are 5-10 mins drive from some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka, such as Wijaya Beach - voted one of the most beautiful in the world... and 15 minutes from the historic city of Galle. There are also 6 staff on the property to take care of your every need. The first Villa, or the “Main House' is a spacious Colonial house set in a tropical garden, with vast columned verandahs, a central courtyard and large airy rooms built to allow the breeze to pass through. All bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans and air-conditioning for the hotter months and beautiful four-poster beds and antique furnis...Surangana in Sinhala meaning 'Angel' Estate, comprises of two villas and two swimming pools and is set amongst three acres of beautiful, unspoilt Sri Lankan countryside and a small tea plantation. You are 5-10 mins drive from some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka, such as Wijaya Beach - voted one of the most beautiful in the world... and 15 minutes from the historic city of Galle. There are also 6 staff on the property to take care of your every need. The first Villa, or the “Main House' is a spacious Colonial house set in a tropical garden, with vast columned verandahs, a central courtyard and large airy rooms built to allow the breeze to pass through. All bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans and air-conditioning for the hotter months and beautiful four-poster beds and antique furnishings. The Main House has 4 bedrooms - each with its own en-suite bathroom, and two of the bedrooms have adjacent rooms equipped with single beds for children. We also have a cot on site for babies. The master bathroom is set in a private outdoor garden with a secret passageway to a private terrace. Here you can shower in your own private paradise to the sounds of the birds. Our second smaller villa is known as 'The Paddy House' (partly because it overlooks the paddy fields and small Tea plantation, but also partly a nod to our family's Irish roots :) Is a large self-contained, air-conditioned one bedroom villa with a single bed that can also be used for a cot. The en-suite bathroom includes a large wet-room and has it's own kitchen, fridge and breakfast making facilities. There is a large Plasma TV and Blu Ray and film library on site for your enjoyment. The doors to the Paddy House feature jewels embedded inside...as the house is perfectly aligned with the sunrise so creates an almost 'Northern lights' style effect in the room when the sun rises in the morning. The doors open up to a terrace with an incredible infinity pool on one side and a newly constructed gazebo, or 'treehouse chill out area' for breakfast, lunch by the pool, or a pre-dinner cocktail with the most incredible views. The swimming pool peers out over endless paddy fields on a lower garden level, surrounded by palms and banana trees and the beauty and calm of Sri Lankan nature. This is tropical barefoot indoor/outdoor living at it's best. The Grand living room quarters opens up onto the four sides of the house (including the kitchen) and is complete with TV and cable, a projector for film nights and WiFi throughout the house. We have a selection of films and box sets for you to use as well as cable TV for all sports enthusiasts - if you are a cricket or football fan! There are two inner courtyards, four verandahs and a library with books, games and DVDs. The library can also be a kids bedroom, featuring 2 single beds and there is room for a cot also. This kids room/library is adjacent to master bedroom. On site we have a small air-conditioned Gym equipped with bikes, weights, boxing equipment, mirrored walls and yoga mats, if anyone is feeling active in the group! We can also rent bikes if you'd like to go exploring, just speak to our villa manager Manoj about this. All drinking water is delivered weekly to the property and we have large rainwater collection system/storage that provides water for showers etc. Scuba and fishing are easily arranged and beach is a 5 minute Tuk Tuk drive away. If you are a party of 3 or 4 then Manoj can arrange a Tuk tuk wherever you wish to go. We have some recommendations in the area as there are many things to see and do. For larger groups he can arrange suitable transportation, like a people carrier. Drivers are relatively cheap to hire for day for trips to Yala or Kandy, Marissa Beach, Galle Fort, Hikkaduwa for surfing or water skiing, etc. The beautiful Fortress Hotel nearby is a 10 min Tuk drive away with amazing night buffets and facilities for all your spa and massage needs. The seaside is 2km from the villa - an advantage as it’s close enough for visits to the wonderful beaches and far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the main road. As this is a rural property you will get visits from monkeys, chipmunks, frogs, iguanas and all kinds of weird and wonderful birds and animals. Many people have said it’s like having your own zoo at your doorstep! Trees on the property include Cinnamon, Clove, Teak, Estonia, Bamboo, Jackfruit Nutmeg, Coconut palms and king coconut, Frangipani, Avocado, Mango, Papaya, Lime, Orange and Banana. More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Cycling Trips
Ceiling Fans
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Garage
Internet Access
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Gym
Blender
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

My family (6) did a two week stay at Surangana - we promised ourselves the trip of a lifetime. The villa delivered in every single way. From the moment you arrive, Manoj and his team look after you like you are one of the family....More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Cian D
mykemack, VR Owner at Luxury Colonial Estate with two Villas two pools, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hey Cian thank you for your wonderful review. You and your family are so welcome back anytime. Perfect guests! Cheers Mike

Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is such a lovely place to stay. The house is large and elegant, the facilities extensive, the gardens varied and beautifully maintained, and the staff warm and friendly. We didn't want to leave the house but managed to drag ourselves down to the local...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Richard B
mykemack, VR Owner at Luxury Colonial Estate with two Villas two pools, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Many thanks Richard! Please do come back!

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

We will be back next year and we never go back to the same place. Everything about it was superb - a magical place with wonderful discreet staff and a lovely cook producing excellent and healthy home cooking. Four of us stayed for five nights...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank minx400
mykemack, VR Owner at Luxury Colonial Estate with two Villas two pools, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

So nice of you to rake the time to write such a wonderful complimentary review. Please do come back next year and stay longer next time! thanks!

Reviewed 4 January 2018

What a fantastic and memorable holiday! The beautiful scenery,the numerous cool and spacious seating areas, the swimming pools, the wild life and team, what more can anyone ask for? There are so many highlights from waking up in the Paddy Villa with prisms of colour...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Adrian S
mykemack, VR Owner at Luxury Colonial Estate with two Villas two pools, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

This group were wonderful to host and can’t recommend them highly enough! Welcome back anytime

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Surangana Villa is the most beautiful house. Its' natural jungle surroundings with all the wildlife only adds to the most amazing experience. We are a family of 4 and had the most incredible trip. Manoj and his staff were beyond accommodating, they were brilliant keeping...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank _sarahjhawkes
mykemack, VR Owner at Luxury Colonial Estate with two Villas two pools, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Happy to host you again Sarah and thanks for the fab revue!

About the Owner
Kristy and Mike M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2009
Interaction with guests
Surangana Villa is fully staffed and managed by our english speaking House Manager, Manoj Ushara. Manoj will take care of your every needs while you stay at the Villa, and will make it his mission to give you a wonderful time - he can also arrange whatever you need in advance. We have a fantastic chef, Priyangika (Pree-Yang_Gika), two wait-staff Asitha (As-itta) and Kasun (Ka-Sune) a gardener Uudekka (OO-Dikka) and a nightwatchman, Pradeep Pal, who will take care of you also. We can offer you full meals (full or half-board) at Surangana so you can stay on site and eat like a king and never leave, should you choose. A price list for Menu packages Is available upon request / or arrival at the Villa.
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About the neighbourhood
Surangana Villa is situated on top of a hill, secluded safe and very private. It looks out over the paddy fields towards Kogalla Lake. We chose this spot for it’s mesmerizing views, beauty and peacefulness. Harumalgoda, the area immediately around the property, is made up of rice paddy lands, cinnamon plantations, low country tea plantations & roaming buffallo. The seaside is 2km from the villa - an advantage as it’s close enough for visits to the wonderful beaches and far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the main road. As this is a rural property you will get visits from monkeys, chipmunks, frogs, iguanas and all kinds of weird and wonderful birds and animals. Many people have said it’s like having your own zoo at your doorstep!
Getting around
Manoj the villa manager can arrange transfers and Tuk Tuks anytime you want to travel (which are fun and easy to get around in) with regular drivers we know & trust. Quotes can be disucssed up front & you could book a driver for the day who will wait while you shop/eat/visit beaches etc. Manoj can also arrange air-conditioned cars or people carriers for larger groups - or longer trips for your comfort. There are daily internal flights on Cinnamon Air by sea plane to various parts of the island - like Kandy, Colombo, Nuwara Eliya etc. It's definitely an exciting adventure taking off from Kogalla lake which is only a 10 minute drive from villa (Manoj can arrange) so it is easy to pop to see various parts of the island if you wish.
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