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20 Middle Street

Galle, Sri Lanka

Built in 1750 as a former Dutch Merchant's house, 20 Middle Street is a gem in the heart of Galle. Made up of the main house, pool house and annexe, it's an ideal place for groups to relax. Expect chic yet understated interiors filled with unique artwork.

At a Glance

  • Superb location within Galle Fort

  • Spacious and comfortable the villa can sleep up to ten people

  • Another George Cooper creation, the interiors are heavenly

  • Guests will be looked after by the wonderful staff

  • Enjoy reading in the library or poker in the games room, 20 Middle Street has it all

Culture, Couples, Family, History

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to 20 Middle Street or take a look at our itineraries to the south coast of Sri Lanka


20 Middle Street is a heavenly villa located within the historic walls Galle Fort. Found on the famous Middle Street, right beside Amangalla, 20 Middle Street has all the grandeur of its neighbors.

Restored by architect Channa Daswatte with interiors by Kahanda Kanda's George Cooper, each room is light and airy with touches of colonial heritage and a mixture of eclectic Balinese handcrafts and Sri Lankan works of art.

The villa sleeps ten comfortably with five bedrooms spread out across the three lodgings. The villas features a large garden with a pool, a games room and an exquisite library with a collection of good books to get lost in curled up on the sofa.

The front verandah is a perfect spot to spend an evening enjoying delicious Sri Lankan food as prepared for your by your chef. The staff will ensure you are looked after whilst you can enjoy the beautifully kept gardens and the gorgeous living space - your seaside retreat.


20 Middle Street is rented to one party at a time ensuring complete privacy. The property can sleep up to ten people comfortably in the five bedrooms. The main building features two bedrooms - each with four poster beds, the annexe with a double room and a twin room which can also be made into a double, and finally the pool house which has one comfortable queen-size bed.


Although 20 Middle Street accepts children, the property is more suited to an adult vacation. Children under 12 years are not encouraged.


The main house boasts a large living room with a library and games room complete with a snooker table. Here you will also find a dining area opening out to the central garden. The Annex has a large seating area overlooking the gardens. There is a large swimming pool with sun loungers. Speak to your cook and housekeeper to discuss your meal preferences, enjoying a range of different cuisines.


Due to its prime location, guests at 20 Middle Street are in walking distance of Galle's main sites. Visit the Fort and Galle's famous lighthouse before heading to the boutique shops and renowned restaurants. Alternatively your travel consultant can organize trips to Koggala Lake or whale watching at the right time of year.

Location & Directions

Galle, Sri Lanka

20 Middle Street is situated in the heart of the walls of the old Dutch fort in the town of Galle, 120km south of Colombo on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka.

When to go

From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half, while the dry season here lasts from December to March. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to 20 Middle Street or take a look at our itineraries to the south coast of Sri Lanka

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