The tranquil waters of Koggala Lake host an abundance of life; local fisherman in dugout canoes, cinnamon plantations and birdlife from all over the world to name but a few. Fortunately you can enjoy all this from the comfort of the luxurious Mandalay located on its banks. The pool pavilion effortlessly mixes fun and relaxation while the main house is as comfortable as it is grand. The master suite, complete with four pillared bed, occupies the entire first floor – two further bedrooms and a snug make up the ground floor. Super comfy sofas, a lake-side pavilion and cushions on the pontoon ensure there’s plenty of space to kick back and embrace all the lake has to offer.
Entering Mandalay from the main gate your gaze is guided through some very cleverly planted bamboo across the garden and onto the lake. Stepping through the bamboo entrance, a scene of tranquillity and fun unfolds: the calm waters of Koggalla Lake, a pontoon, tall Balinese flags in bright orange and the enticing pool all demand your attention.
An open faced pavilion, set at a right angle to the main house and overlooking the pool is where most of the lounging, dining and soaking up the view happens. The cooling stone floor, whirring overhead fans, and refreshing breeze from the lake make a perfect retreat from the afternoon sun. Furnished with a large sofa, antique dining table, enough chairs for a good dinner party and enough space for a good pool party, it’s an ideal space to ‘relax and enjoy’.
From the sofa, or maybe the pool itself, you can have a good look at the main house. Double story pillars run the length of the villa creating a cool high ceilinged terrace, keeping the sun at bay and allowing the cool lake breeze to work its magic… whilst also looking rather impressive. Just off centre, set into the building is an alcove with a built in day bed, wonderful for whiling away the afternoon.
Next door to this comfortable alcove is the first bedroom. Grand double doors open out onto the garden, allowing you to enjoy the view of the lake from the antique four poster bed. This spacious room is dressed with fine Sri Lankan antiques and fabrics. Behind another rather impressive door is the outdoor bathroom and shower – letting you get au natural with nature.
At the other side of the house is the second en-suite bedroom, furnished with two four poster single beds and decorated with intricate wall hangings. It is accessed via the super cosy snug room with a fantastic L-shaped sofa and has Sat TV/DVD. Stairs that lead up to the master suite are set to one side.
Encompassing the entire first floor is the master suite and private terrace. Light, and cool lake breezes flood the space from the floor to ceiling shutters that run the length of the room – allowing you to adjust the light and breeze accordingly. The other bedrooms enjoy four poster beds but this, being the master it boasts a grand ‘four pillared’ bed! Adding to the opulence is a Victorian slipper bath tub, large desk, walk in wardrobe and chic washroom. If all this wasn’t enough, there’s a small balcony festooned with Tibetan prayer flags and a life size [statue], overlooking the garden just for you.
Mandalay’s setting is stunning and the villa is setup to fully appreciate it. The joy of Mandalay is the balance of fun and tranquillity that gives the villa a fantastic atmosphere. As soon as you enter the gate a smile emerges and it takes a long time for it to fade after you leave. As it says above the
mirror in the pavilion; ‘Relax and Enjoy’.
Bedroom 1: Master Bedroom:
Occupying entire first floor. King size 4 poster bed. Air con. Over head fan. Ensuite bathroom with shower and tub. Private terrace with seating and lake views.
Bedroom 2: Guest double:
Ground floor. King size 4 poster bed. Air con. Over head fan. Ensuite Indoor /outdoor bathroom.
Bedroom 3: Guest twin:
Ground floor. Two single beds. Air con. Over head fan. Ensuite bathroom with shower. French doors to garden.
Sat TV/ DVD. L shape sofa. French doors that open fully to garden and pool.
Open sided facing pool, garden and lake. Teak dining table with 10 chairs.
In front of dining pavilion.
Meditation pagoda :
Shaded timber platform with roof overlooking lake.
Lake side pontoon:
Timber structure built into lake for relaxation.
10 mins to tropical beaches and surf break.
Cook, house maid, gardener, security.
Chef is capable of western and local dishes, Al a carte menu for all meals.
*Tropical breakfast included in the rate
2 dbls, 1 twin, ensuite, Lake view, Pool, Wi Fi/ Sat TV/ DVD. Max 4 Adults & 3 Children
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