Mandalay is a gem of a property that sits on a peaceful area of the massive Koggala Lake about 15 mins from the historic town of Galle.
The main house has 2 double rooms and a twin – all with ensuite bathrooms and air con.
The master suite is upstairs and has floor to ceiling doors that open fully to reveal beautiful views of the garden and lake and there is an also a private terrace.
There is a tub in the bathroom as well as a shower.
In a pavilion that overlooks the pool is housed the living area.
An open-sided area with dining table and comfortable seating.
In addition, there is a garden pergola full of cushions with spectacular views across the lake.
Being on a lake you would expect the fish on your plate to be fresh and sure enough local fishermen will bring their catch to the private pontoon.
Negotiate on the spot and the cook will prepare lunch or dinner with the fish caught only minutes before.
The house is actually in the quiet village of Kathaluwe that plays host to the famous Giniwella temple and the ancient Kathaluwa temple known for its Buddhist murals.
Being close to fabulous beaches and a 5-star spa staying at Mandalay allows you the easy option of venturing out to the surf followed by a massage and then retreating to the peace and calm that this fabulous house offers.