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Ivory House is a spacious villa in southern Sri Lanka that combines a simple aesthetic with a decor inspired by Dutch colonialism. The property sits at an elevation and boasts large windows to maximise the views of the picture-perfect surrounding rice paddies.
There are four double bedroom suites donned with white linens and dark woods and each with en-suite bathrooms. In the Master Suite, French windows lead to the veranda overlooking the rice paddy fields whilst the Guest Double features an outdoor shower for the ultimate al fresco bathing experience.
From the sitting room more French windows open out to the gardens and in the dining room huge teak doors sit aside a large ebony table, the place to gather in the evenings and enjoy a home cooked meal prepared in the modern kitchen.
The day can easily be spent in the villas gardens, soaking up the sun and dipping in and out of the generous pool whilst admiring the rice paddy views. For those wanting to venture further, the property sits inland on the edge of a rural village (offering an authentic Sri Lankan experience) yet the coast sits less than 2 miles away.
From the villa, you can sometimes see the locals working in the surrounding rice paddy fields.
Frances, Original Traveller