Family house 1 room bungalow, pool, large garden

Family house 1 room bungalow, pool, large garden


Apr 2022

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7 Bedrooms
Sleeps 11
4 Bathrooms

About our home

Large garden, separate one room bungalow with bathroom. pool, 500 meters to the beach and to the old Dutch canal, house comes with reliable chauffeur/ tour guide and housekeeper/cook. Close to airport and Colombo (capital)


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  1. I am a writer who has multiple sclerosis

  2. I have been travelling solo for 60 years and though i am advised to travel with others, find it very difficult to meet suitable people

  3. My house is extremely large and I have staff who are able to drive guests anywhere and cook and shop for them

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Where is it?


My home is 15 minutes from the Katunayake/Banderanaike airport , 35 minutes to Negombo and 35 minutes to Colombo using the highway out of peak hours. It is a four minute walk to the beach - only safe for swimming in pools at low tide but great for jogging or playing cricket, frisbie etc and a six minute drive to some unusual rock pools where it is safe to swim. My handyman/chauffeur/cook is a former fisherman who speaks good English and for any fishing enthusiasts, he can initiate them into fishing in the canal or off the bridge at Negombo. Sunset is a good time to walk along the beach or go for a drive to the Negombo lagoon.

Buzzy restaurants
Colombo - my favourites are Momo's by Ravi (Chinese dumplings; low budget, Zylan in Rosmead place - Japanese, Chinese and Sri Lankan, a low-key Vietnamese restaurant also in Rosmeand place, Paradise Gardens Gallery Cafe, Alfred House Garden Road housed on Geoffrey Bawa's office and of the Colombo hotels, the most congenial atmosphere is the ground flor of Cinnamon Grand. Pegasus Reef hotel close to my house has wonderful seafood, though its grounds are somewhat boring congenial, Prego at Negombo does a mean oven-baked pizza and serves Sri Lanka and Italian food Ministry of Crab in old Dutch hospital Colombo,. For Sri Lankan food Curry Leaves restaurant Hilton C'bo; Nuga gama restaurant at Cinnamon Grand C'bo; Culture Colombo; Curry Club in Dutch Hospital C'bo. Pedlars Inn cafe inside Galle fort is a MUST if you go South
Cool bars
The best bar I know of for younger people is downstairs in the Galle Face hotel where a beer and wonderful snacks can be had by the sea at sunset - or a glass of red and spag bol - not very Sri Lankan! The Buddhist culture and the old-fashioned values regrding relations between the sexes mean that bars and night life are less in evidence in Colombo than they were in the '60's. Colombar at Cinnamon LAKESIDE hotel; Rodeo pub Negombo; Park Street mews Colombo; in Colombo 1 Honey beach club at the Kingsbury hotel, Colombo
Cozy cafés
London House of Coffee, Colombo, Delifrance Colombo, Cafe Ivy Wattale, Life's Good Kitchen Colombo. Pedlars
Retail therapy
Barefoot flagship store (food also good atmosphere EXCELLENT - jazz on Sunday lunch time) Odel. Columbo flagship store. Embark. Urban Island Colombo. More down-market - Thilikawardene Jaela close to my house. For atmosphere and who knows what you might pick up - bring your bargaining skills, Pettah
Bit of culture
Dutch Museum. Saskia Fernando Gallery. SWRD Bandaranaike Museum. National Art Gallery. Colombo Art Gallery. Colombo National Museum
Walks in the park
Botanical Gardens Colombo . Big children's' park opposite Town Hall Colombo. Botanical gardens Kandy. National parks Kandy. Sinharaja forest (mind the leeches)
Spot of exercise
Don't go further than jogging on the beach across the road from my house early morning or towards sunset
Day tripping
Negombo. Colombo. Take the Gampaha road and turn off any small road in the rice fields and drive slowly round the modern-built individually designed houses in tiny villages in a sea of rice paddy. Similarly, take the Negombo road and turn down any right hand side road, drive slowly and check out the types of houses - you will also hit the Negombo lagoon

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