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Situated inland in Thalpe on a peaceful fruit estate, Polheena Estate is a beautifully restored Walawua or manor house that is ideal for families or friends travelling together. The scenic beaches of Thalpe and Unawatuna and historic town of Galle are all within a short drive.
The luxurious five -suite manor house and gardens lie at the top of an extensive terraced estate which offers wonderful views of the paddy fields beyond. The gardens are filled with mahogany, king coconut and mango and attract numerous birds. This manor house is fully equipped and elegantly decorated with South Asian antiques and tapestries. Polheena comfortably sleeps nine and children are welcome. Manjula, a cook who is trained in Sri Lankan and Western cuisine, will gladly assist with grocery shopping as well as meals.
Two suites on the ground floor and three upstairs all have ensuite bathrooms and some have a/c. The high roofs and overhead ceiling fans help to keep the rooms cool.
Ground Floor Suites: Two spacious suites, with a/c and both furnished with antique four-poster double beds open out to the front garden and croquet lawn with views of the swimming pool and paddy fields. Each suite has a lounging area and spacious ensuite bathrooms with, o/h shower, bathtub, washbasin, and w/c.
First Floor Suites: Three suites, Master suite with a double bed, lounging area, spacious en-suite bathroom with o/h shower, bathtub, washbasin, and w/c. The Master suite has a/c and is ideal for family. A cot is available upon request. Next to Master bedroom there is double bed room with o/h shower, bathtub, washbasin and w/c. There is an option of adjoining the two bedrooms. The third bedroom on the first floor is single bed, with o/h shower, wash basin and w/c.
All open out to private balconies with spectacular views.
2 baby cots are available, free of charge.
2 folding beds are available US$ 20 per night.
Plush sofas, a bar area, work desk, WiFi connection, a library, iPod station, TV and DVD player makes the ground floor living room perfect for relaxation. The adjoining dining area opens out to the back garden. There is a well equipped kitchen. The swimming pool has a lounging area equipped with recliners and tables where snacks or romantic candlelit diners are served upon request.
By appointment, (for guest staying at Polheena estate.) We can also call on one of our local specialist who carry out traditional Ayurvedic message. An ancient holistic self healing philosophy. Which is made up of two or more of three doshas-Pita, kapha and vata. All of which suggest a mental, physical and spiritual life style to keep you in balance.
In addition, aromatherapy, reflexology and bespoke massage can also be arranged in and around the gardens and pool area, with only the sound of bird song to compliment a truly relaxing, authentic experience.
Excursions, guests can stroll along paddy fields and village paths in this rural southern village. The beautiful beaches of Thalpe, Unawatuna are nearby and surfing is possible at Midigama. Guests can also go on a boat ride in Koggala Lake with many tiny islands rich in birdlife. There is a turtle farm in Habaraduwa, 10 min away. Visit the nearby Yatagala Buddhist temple with its giant boulder formations. Galle’s historic 17th century Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is just 15 minutes away. Hours can be spent exploring the maze of narrow streets lined with Dutch and British period buildings, the sturdy ramparts looking out to sea, and a growing collection of art galleries, antique shops, cafes and restaurants.
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