|Minimum Stay||2 - 10 nights|
The Cottage is on a breathtaking beautiful location with spectacular views of lake and mountains is exclusive, romantic and private. Absolutely peaceful and serene.
Ideal for a totally relaxed and peaceful holiday among nature
Fantastic as a writers hideout.
Ideal for couples, families friends. Children welcome.
Fully staffed and equipped.
3 air conditioned bedrooms with attached bathrooms.Living and dining on spacious verandahs. Large modern well equipped kitchen.
Casting and still water fishing possible from pier stretching out over lake. Fresh fish, Prawns and crabs may be purchased direct from canoes gliding past.
Sri Lanka has 365 days of summer making South Point Cottage an ideal holiday destination throughout the year.
Staff - Caretaker, Houseboy, Cook, and a Manager on Call available. Staff will be at the cottage at 6 am and leave after the last guests go to sleep. night watcher available
Can be taken on Self Catering basis - Please email to check how this applies.
The following services can be arranged at your request at a time convenient to you - An Ayurveda messier , she will be using herbal oils for the massages,
A yoga instructor, it is advisable to take a yoga class in the mornings,
An art instructor. ( If you like to take art classes it would be advisable you bring your own paints or necessary items can be purchased in Galle).
South Point Cottage is excellent for a totally relaxed holiday. On availability our guests are welcome to use the facilities of South Point Villa, South Point Abbey and Peacock Point. ****
Staying at South Point Cottage is like staying in your own private holiday home
The owners live in Colombo. They own two beach villas and wanted to built a holiday home away from the beach. They loved the location and built the cottage around 2006 so that their two sons can go boating, use the paddle boats and fish from the pier.
The spectacular view of the Koggala lake and for the tranquility of the location.
For being cut off and away from the hassle and busy life of the city.
To be among nature, to enjoy the quietness and peaceful surrounding. To be able to meditate enjoying the stillness and watch the shooting stars. To watch the birds fly and fish leaping out when being chased by bigger fish. To appreciate nature.
So many elements that combined to make this the perfect holiday. Cottage location is simply breathtaking....down a narrow shaded path to a stunning hide away, the garden with its wildlife.....monkeys, squirrels, parrots, lizzards and the 5ft long Iguana! The accommodation - comfortable, simple and stylish. The slow walks through the neighbouring lanes with tiny little back room shops. Boat trips on the lake, nearby beaches, stroles around old Galle, 3 young children loving every minute ....and with TV off!! Wonderfull Sri Lankan curries every evening. The best part was, however, the staff. Lallith, Sanka, Deapalla, Roshan, Gamani and Bupali were outstanding. Friendly, always helpful, caring and patient with the children. Saying goodbye was very sad but we will be back!!
Thanks again for a wonderful holiday.
We have just returned from a fantastic fortnight at South Point Cottage. The cottage is on Koggala Lake. It is a 3 bedroom property (2 with fans, one with a/c). We travelled as a couple, so only used one room. We were met at our taxi, as you cannot drive up to cottage; it is a short walk- 2 mins max. Then you descend into paradise. The cottage is set in its own grounds, with a swimming pool, and a jetty.Loads of natural wood has been used throughout the cottage and terrace, it gives a lovely feel to the place. The bathroom is huge and has a rainfall shower, bliss.
The garden is well tended but natural which means lots of interesting wildlife paying a visit.
The biggest asset this place has is the staff. They make you feel so special. We had some fantastic conversations even with the language differences; we even had pictures of all the wildlife drawn for us! They made our last night so good with a guitarist playing and singing western and Sri Lankan songs.
Some of the highlights included:
Fishing from the jetty at dusk. Memorable.
Boat trip round the lake including Bat Island and a visit to a cinnamon stick maker.
Discovering all the wildlife.
The sleep. I have never slept so well, or so deeply.
Eating fresh coconuts, watching a man climb the incredibly tall trees with just a tiny rope for assistance.
The food, the chef is brilliant. Use the suggested menu as a guide, and leave it to him, we did not have any food that was less than great. Deep fried ice cream is a revelation!
Having a lovely safe driver, makes a real difference in SL.
Watching the local fishermen in their canoes, and buying a crab from one, and having it cooked for us.
Watching the seaplane take off every day. We used this to fly back to CMB as we could not face the long drive back pre long haul flight. It is around £40 per person, would recommend.
The cottage is in a small village, next to a Buddhist temple, with a small school. You really are off the beaten track; however you are well placed for exploring Galle Matara, Mirissa, tea plantation etc.
We spent so many happy days at this cottage, some days not leaving the grounds, it is so tranquil.
The South Point People also run an education building in the village, we had some lovely outfits made by the ladies there, very reasonable prices – (tip-take an item of clothing as a pattern).
Ayurvedic massages at the cottage, they were so relaxing.
I recommend this place to get away from it all, hope to return soon.
Our famliy of four (two young children) stayed at South Point Cottage in March 2011. From our first point of contact via email and telephone, the owner and staff of this rental were attentive and provided first class service. The cottage itself is beautiful, set right on the lake with a nice pool just off the veranda, surrounded by trees and animals and blooming flowers. It's just breath-taking -- but the true treat is the warm staff and spirit of hospitality. From the driver to the houseboys to the groundskeeper to the chef, we experienced nothing but excellent and discreet care. Our children were in heaven with all the attention and cried when they had to leave our new friends at the end of the week! Using the facilities at the seaside properties, a short walk away, was a nice touch as well. Our driver delivered us safely to our tours of the turtle hatchery, tea estate, spice garden, batik shop, blow hole, and Yala National Park. We were so well-taken care of, and the food was out of this world too! If you want a personal touch in an amazing setting full of lovely people for a VERY reasonable cost, rent South Point! We will be back . . .
We stayed in South Point Cottage from 09th to 17th March 2011. This nice Cottage has a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere and is located at the Koggala Lake, 5 min drive to the sea.
Even if the lake is not good for swimming, you have a pool to refresh yourself.
However, we got the possibility to use the facilities (beach, terrace, pool…) of the nearby South Point Villa. Also at this villa we got a very warm welcome every time we were there, for instance delicious fresh made fruit juice.
To take full advantage of a relaxing stay in South Point Cottage you should book a chef. In this case you are able to have a great experience of fresh and home made delicious Sri Lankan meals and of a great hospitality. Try the Sri Lankan curry! This will lead to a table full with a lot of different and very tasteful dishes.
Everybody – owners, manager, chef and other staff – was doing the very best to make our stay as nice as any possible.
So we want to say: Thank you very much!
1 km to the closest beach, 16 km to Galle city centre. 5 - 20 minutes to Unawatuna beach and Mirissa beach where there are many restaurants, bars and water sports. 2 km to a 5 star hotel for fine dinning, spas facilities and yoga
15 minutes to Hadunagoda tea factory, where tours of the factory and tea tasting of variety of teas possible. 15 minutes to the turtle hatchery.
3 -4 hours drive to Udawalawe Wild Life park where wild elephants can be seen.
With prior notice a yoga instructor for a private yoga classes.
Other Activities: kayaks, local canoes, paddle boats, boats available
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
for entire property
1 Jul 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
16 Dec 2016 - 10 Jan 2017
10 night minimum stay
11 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Payment - Sonali the owner of the property will ask guests to pay to the following bank only- Bank Name - Seylan Bank, Nawala Branch in Sri Lanka. The owners of this property do not have any bank accounts in any other country.
Now Homeaway.co.uk has the facilities where clients can pay this website direct if they wish for their rental.
Minimum stay of 10 nights over Easter
Extra charge of USD 50 per night over Sinhalese New Year which falls on the 13th and 14th of April
Rental includes staff - caretaker + houseboy + cook. A manager on call.
On availability South Point Cottage guests are welcome to use the facilities of our beach villas