The Dutch House
High on a hill, yet within minutes of the city centre, and with magnificent views of the UN World Heritage listed fort of Galle, The Dutch House has set the pace in redefining luxury accommodation in Sri Lanka. Highly exclusive, this country house built in 1712 ensures complete privacy for its guests.
The four exquisite suites are arranged in a horseshoe formation in each corner of the original house. All open onto the extensive plateau lawn that features a 200-year-old Tamarind tree. Verandas stretch around the house while a comfortable sitting room and a library extension is located inside. There is even a small pantry kitchen where guests can make their own cocktails or cups of tea. The floors throughout are either polished hardwood or cool tiles while four-poster canopy beds, antique bookshelves, cabinets, dressing tables and writing desks stand atop them. Elegant silk drapes cover antique window and door frames.
Spacious living areas, an English tropical garden complete with croquet lawn and treetop infinity pool provides ample space for guests to find a quiet area in which to truly unwind. Period Dutch antiques reflect its early 18th century origins but blend in well with its contemporary collection of art.
The Dutch House is managed by sister property, The Sun House, and is impeccably presented and maintained by the friendly and able staff. Enjoy doing nothing more than relaxing and watching the sun set from your private veranda, playing a round of croquet or taking in the sights on an evocative trip around Galle in the villa’s 1940’s vintage Rover.
Why we like it
- Colonial dutch style
- Elegance meets sophistication
- The pool & gardens
- On top of hill outside the Fort
- The sitting room