This idyllic little retreat is set in the peaceful environs of Metaramba village, surrounded by paddy fields and overhanging spidery-topped coconut palms. Boasting a large tropical garden filled with aromatic frangipani trees, feathery stands of bamboo and exotic blooms that flourish in shades of crimson, peach and rose, this two bedroom house – elevated at one end of the garden – looks down upon a springy green lawn that stretches leisurely towards the paddy fields beyond. Life at The Petals plays out at a dreamily slow pace.
Relaxing living spaces abound; hammocks stretch between elongated palm trees whilst day beds on the living terrace are liberally scattered with oversized cushions blatantly inviting you to curl up with a book or to socialise amongst friends. Both of The Petals' bedrooms come with their own bathrooms and dressing rooms and open widely onto the terrace to share in the tropical ambiance and verdant views. In this rural area the only sounds to be heard are those of the birds by day, the distant chanting from the temple at sunset, and the chirruping crickets by nightfall, which harmoniously envelop you in a mellow embrace of calm.
The Petals has a particularly convenient situation, just five minutes’ drive inland from Unawatuna and Dalawella beaches, making the house a great base for couples or a small family to explore the many varied attractions of the area around Galle. The villa is staffed by a team of two; one of whom is a trained chef which adds a lot to the experience of staying here. A mouth-watering menu of Moroccan and River Cafe-inspired dishes (groceries on guest account), plus lots of vegetarian choices, leave you with little reason to go eat elsewhere – although there are a number of good restaurants just five to ten minutes from your doorstep.
April 4th, 2012 - April 7th, 2012“We were very well looked after. Excellent cooking and help from both staff. Road access a little tricky but it was very restful and I loved the view of the paddy fields. I will recommend it! .. Lovely spot and very homely thank you.”
|• Bedroom 1||King|
|• Bedroom 2||King|