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Malgedara Villa, Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka


The villa is located near to Koggala Lake, a beautiful area abundant with birds and perfect for canoe rides around the different islands, the most popular being Bird Island. The village of Kathaluwa is a lovely, friendly village approximately 20 minutes drive (10 km) from the famous 300-year old UNESCO World heritage site of Galle Fort in Galle.
A number of well-known beaches can be found between Koggala and Galle Fort: Koggala beach (3km), Talpe beach (4km), and of course the better known Unawatuna beach (6km).
The great location of the villa makes it handy to stroll to the lake, nip to the beach in a tuk-tuk or go a bit further to Galle Fort. When taking longer trips to see elephants or visit tea estates, we can help with organising your transport and guide.
Between Koggala and Galle town you can find a range of resturants in locations by the beach or along country roads. Should you require full catering at home, our cook is happy to oblige.

Culinary Delightful Experiences
We are delighted to have secured an excellent chef at Malgedara who is available to cook up delicious culinary experiences for our guests on a fully catered or semi-catered basis. Our Malgedara menu has been upgraded to offer superb dishes including Crab, King Prawns and Lobster caught fresh each morning from the shores of the Indian Ocean nearby. Should you wish to order daily from our menu or arrange your holiday fully catered, we are happy to help.

The staff will shop for you or you can use the kitchen facilities yourself. We offer the flexibility of running the villa to suit your needs and requirements.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms
There are 2 bedrooms inside the main part of the house and 2 guest rooms behind, connected by a small covered courtyard. All bedrooms have large 4-poster teak beds, mosquito nets and lovely Indian cotton bedding. in addition to air-cons and fans for your comfort and wooden shutters that can be opened for fresh air and for the beautiful view of tropical flowers and trees. Our Housekeeper will turn down the beds each evening and close the shutters at dusk to ensure a comfortable nights sleep.

Master bedrooms 1 and 2 include large k/s beds with lovely views to the side of the garden. Guest room 1 has its own private courtyard and looks out to the front of the garden while guest room 2, a larger triple room with ensuite, leads to the back garden area. This room is ideal for mum, dad and children with the privacy of a separate entrance and bathroom. This bedroom includes a double bed and a single bed.

The views from all rooms are stunning, the bedding is pristine clean and the mattresses are comfortable to ensure excellent sleep.

The huge bathrooms are clean and modern for your comfort. All showers include hot water and towels are provided.

Master 1 bathroom looks out to the garden and what better way to start the day than to shower with birds singing and palms swaying outside your shutters.
Master 2 bathroom is large enough to dance around. All bathroom fittings are sparkling clean.
Guest 1 bathroom can be found just opposite the bedroom. This bathroom is the largest and can accommodate the whole family. Light shades have been sourced from the Galle Fort museum should you notice the coloured glass lights throughout the house.
Guest 2 bathroom is ensuite to the triple family room and large enough to fit all the kids in your party for one big splash about. We have added a convenient double sink and large shower area complete with indoor garden. This is the kind of bathroom you would fine in a spa resort.

All bathrooms will be cleaned daily by our housekeeper so no need to worry about housework.

Fully staffed luxury
The villa is very special and your experience will be equally special. The garden is a tropical oasis with fruit trees and tropical flowers. One of our cooks specialities is jack-nut curry picked from the enormous jack-fruit tree in the garden. Enjoy King Coconut juice from the special tree next to the house. Nilame is very adept at climbing the tree using nothing more than rope around his feet. The house offers easy living with a flavour of past days gone by. The staff will attend to your every need, thereby ensuring an amazing holiday that you are sure never to forget.
We can also offer 3-wheeler and car services should you require. Once a booking is confirmed, the owner will send a more detailed information sheet.


We now receive a steady stream of clients returning to Malgedara based on their first experience. We believe that this reputation is the cornerstone of a successful villa rental.

Hints of feedback .....

We had a fabulous at your two villas in Galle.
Everyone was charming and helpful. The pool and view at Malgedara were just stunning. Kurullaah is a fabulous house and the proximity to the beach meant we whizzed back and forwards in a tuk tuk which the kids loved. I will recommend your villas to any-one who asks.
Dec 07/Jan 08

Have just returned from a wonderful time in Sri Lanka.
I would just like to say that the house was superb, in a great location really peaceful and great views.
Can you please pass our thanks to all the staff, they worked really well to make us so welcome.
Once again thanks for a relaxing time, and let the staff know how well they treated us.
Nov 2007


Luxurious, fully staffed colonial villa with private 15 metre infinity pool overlooking a picturesque paddy field located close to Galle Fort and just


Property type: Country house

Room details


5 bedrooms, sleeps 9

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 3: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 4: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 5: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
1 cot
Room for 8 in the dining area
Room for 8 in the living area
4 bathrooms, 4 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Outside lighting
Private garden
Extra information (Malgedara is a spectacular villa, fully enclosed for privacy, with 1 acre of lush tropical surroundings for you to experience nature and beauty up close and so close to Galle. One side of the garden overlooks a paddy field vista with grazing bullocks and the odd monkey swinging across the swaying coconut palms. The villa itself is furnished to the highest standards while retaining its colonial heritage. There are 4-poster teak beds in all rooms, air-con and fans and hot and cold water. All your entertainment needs are taken care of in the small sitting room with TV, DVD and stereo system including Internet access for those workaholics. There are two verandha seating areas one being a huge 15 metre long area at the front of the house, complete with dining for 10 and lazy chairs and sun loungers. The kitchen is huge and fully equipped for all your needs with a separate laundry room & washing machine. The garden is beautiful and will keep all you horticulturists fascinated for hours.)


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Sights and attractions

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Prices and availability

Last updated 22.08.2012

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This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest bar: 2km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Galle Fort: 10km
  • Nearest Beach: 4km
  • Koggala Lake: 500m


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2 out of 2 people recommend staying here
Stayed Monday 19 July 2010
Superb place to relax. Spacious accommodation, beautiful verandah, pool & garden. Service excellent attentive but discreet. Fantastic cuisine. This was the luxury part of our back-packing holiday & we & our 3 children loved it.
A very comfortable and enjoyable villa particullarly notable for the gardens and the pool. Lounge area inside the property was a bit limited albeit dining area and lounge on external covered veranda compensated adeqauately.


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