41 Lighthouse Street
Galle, South Coast, Sri Lanka
At a Glance
This uniquely designed villa can be privately hired for big family gatherings or a celebration with friends.
The villa feautres a billiard room which is great to keep everyone entertained
The housestaff are wonderful and will cook a feast of Sri Lankan delicacies for you
There are just three suites, all with balconies or terraces
41 Lighthouse is nestled right in the hub of Galle Fort surrounded by many other beautiful heritage buidlings
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From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. 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. The sea stays at around 27°C all year. Climatically speaking, the driest (and best) seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west and south coasts.
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41 Lighthouse lies within the heart of Galle Fort steeped in charm, tranquillity and style. This private hideaway is a perfect base to explore the town of Galle or simply laze by the pool, enjoy some alfresco dining and a refreshing gin and tonic.
41 Lighthouse Street is a beautifully renovated 300-year-old Dutch house centrally located to explore Galle Fort, the surrounding beaches, and the vibrant southern heritage.
The house has three suites; two upstairs and one downstairs. The master bedroom contains a magnificent four-poster bed as well as a living area with wonderful teak parquet flooring and a cosy sofa corner.
The other two bedrooms do not have the extended living area, but all three are completed with soft, white linen sheets, fitted mosquito nets, air-conditioning and lavish en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom boasts a magnificent giant-sized copper-plated bath and an iPod compatible music system.
The four huge open-plan rooms in the main building are split into a library/study, a pool-table room, living area and dining room with bar. Guests can dine on the terrace or inside. The living area’s large couches provide a perfect place to read a book or sip an early evening drink whilst being accompanied by some music courtesy of the iPod compatible stereo.
The whole property is furnished with furniture and artwork hand-picked from Indonesia, Bali, Kerala and Sri Lanka. The kitchen is well equipped. Those who are less culinary-inclined can sit back and let the house staff serve-up wonderful breakfasts and Sri Lankan specialties. There is a well stocked bar and wine list from which guests can order their drinks.
Outside the villa, narrow, winding streets with individual, old world charm, and high ramparts are perfect for romantic evening strolls.
There are just three suites at 41 Lighthouse, two upstairs and one downstairs. Each has a private balcony overlooking the pool and gardens.
The villa contains a library, billiard room and open planned living room with a dining area, perfect for a meal with family or friends. Alternatively step outside and enjoy some alfresco dining on the terrace by the pool. There is a well stocked bar and the housestaff are always on hand to cook up some delicious Sri Lankan cuisine.
Enjoy the privacy of your private villa and the swimming pool and garden area with outdoor sala. On your doorstep the Fort has plenty to keep everyone entertained. Delight in the history of this impressive citadel, shop around for some lovely souvenirs to take home with you and enjoy some mouth-watering food at one of the many delicious restaurants we recommend.
A Southern Blend - Visit a Tea Plantation
It is not just Sri Lanka's Hill Country that is home to tea plantations; not far from Koggala Lake is the South Coast's very own tea plantation. See the ladies plucking tea leaves and visit the tea factory and learn about Sri Lanka's most famous export.
Cycling Tour outside Galle
Spend half a day cycling through the beautiful Sri Lankan countryside outside Galle.
Explore Galle Fort
While staying in the Galle Fort take the time to discover this fascinating colonial town, filled with history. Founded in 1588 by the Portuguese, the fort was subsequently occupied by the Dutch and the British, so there is plenty to explore.
Explore the Kapu Ela River by boat & Cycle through Rural Galle
Enjoy a scenic and immersive tour through the beautiful countryside surrounding Galle. Your journey will take you down the Kapu Ela River by boat and then by bike across the paddies, ending with a traditional Sri Lankan meal and a lesson in hopper making.
Galle Cooking Experience - Food for the Soul
During your time in Sri Lanka you are sure to dine on some soul-stirring dishes, including the traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry. Food lovers will love this cooking experience, from the vibrant market of Galle to cooking in a local village.
Galle Fort Tour with a Local Host
Galle’s main attraction is the 17th century Dutch Fort. Much of the old Fort and the township still remain, within its well-preserved bastions including its public buildings, churches, the famous lighthouse and a maze of narrow cobbled streets.
Hopper Cooking Class at Why House
The foodie in you will love this hands on cooking class at the beautiful Why House. A delectable Sri Lankan staple, hoppers are iconic in Sri Lanka and are delicious when served with a range of chutneys, sambols and curries.
Jeep Safari at Yala National Park
Enjoy a jeep safari to Yala National Park, the most famous National Park in Sri Lanka.
Sailing & Snorkelling Excursion
Climb aboard a beautiful 48ft catamaran, and sail along the south coast of Sri Lanka stopping at private coves to stand-up paddle board, snorkel over colourful reefs, swim or soak up the sun while your crew take the helm.
Visit a Cinnamon Plantation
Today head to Villa Mayurana, close to Koggala on Sri Lanka's South Coast. Learn about the process of growing cinnamon and the history that goes with it. Still a major export, cinnamon has medicinal values as well as being used in everyday cooking.
Walking Tour of Galle Fort
Go on a walking tour of Galle with a local resident / guide.
Weligama - Deep Sea Fishing
Enjoy some deep sea fishing in the waters of the southern town of Weligama. Perfect for beginners or those more experienced at fishing, let your skipper help you catch some big game fish from sharks and tuna to marlin and swordfish.
Whale and Dolphin Cruise from Mirissa
Go on whale and dolphin cruise in Mirissa in the months of December to March.
Whale and Dolphin Watching by Private Catamaran
On this full day boat trip you will have the opportunity to spot vast amounts of marine life from blue whales, false ores, sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins.
Whale Watching by Private Speedboat
Spend three relaxing hours on a private speedboat off the coast in search of the planets largest mammals.
Location & directions
Galle, South Coast, Sri Lanka
41 Lighthouse Street is located in the centre of Gall Fort, just 15 minutes away from the Galle Coast's beaches.
How to get there
10 hour flight to Colombo International Airport. From there 41 Lighthouse Street is just a scenic 4-hour drive to Galle.
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