Sisindu T is a charming six-bedroom villa perched on a hill surrounded by an eight-acre tea estate with spectacular views of the Galle Coast at a distance Sri Lankan architect Sunela Jayawardene has cleverly incorporated the natural features of this site into the villa design including breathtaking 360 degree views, natural rock boulders and tall tropical trees. This eco-friendly villa is designed for indoor and outdoor living and has a lush tropical setting frequented by peacocks and monkeys. Interiors have Dutch period antiques, plush sofas, local art and colourful soft furnishings.
Sisindu T can be booked on a whole villa basis and can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. It is the sister property of Sisindu C, a nearby beach villa on the Galle coast.
Six well-appointed bedrooms open out to private verandahs and the gardens beyond. The luxurious Master Suite with a living area and a dramatic open air bathroom with bath tub, two showers and twin vanities. All bedrooms open out to private balconies or verandahs with spectacular views. Rooms are well furnished with king or queen-size four-poster beds, writing desk and lounge chairs. Some have a built-in day bed and can accommodate am additional guest. All have overhead fans and ensuite bathrooms with h/w showers. Sisindu T also has a Jungle Room separate from the main house – a perfect self-contained family room with two double beds in the large bedroom with an en-suite shower and massage room.
The open-sided living and dining rooms have spectacular views. A large open kitchen, fully equipped, is at the centre of the living space and also functions as a breakfast area and bar. Guests can cook or let the chef prepare sumptuous Sri Lankan, eastern and western dishes for you. There are plenty of secluded lounging areas, including a roof terrace that is perfect for sunset cocktails, an a/c TV room with vast sofas, and the verandahs. Relax by the infinity swimming pool, watching the birds and monkeys. Sisindu T has a team of staff including an experienced cook, housekeepers and gardeners.
Why We Like It
This bright and uplifting hilltop villa has spacious rooms and a roof terrace with panoramic views as you sip an evening cocktail.
Sisindu T is set in the village of Wanchawala 15 minutes inland from the beaches of the Galle Coast. Galle Fort is 20 minutes away. The journey from Colombo’s international airport will take about 2.5 hours – or take the air taxi to Koggala lake. If you are heading into the hills afterwards, we offer competitive rates on a sea plane service from Koggala lake to Hatton.