South Point Abbey is adjacent to South Point Villa creating an excellent partnership for large groups or famillies who wish to be together whilst not in each other's pockets.
This gracious Sri Lankan home has had 180 years to blend into its surroundings and has a warm, comfortable rustic welcome. The house has recently been renovated and decorated to suit today's demands and guests are served by a manager, cook, houseboy/girl gardener and night watchman. A nanny may be hired for your stay if requested. Though all the staff do not have English there is always one English speaking member of staff available.
The house has 4 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a large dining room, study and pantry. A long verandah has steps down into the garden making al fresco dining a joy.
The upper floor has the main living room with TV, radio,ceiling fans and magnificent views of the sea and coastline from the windows and spacious deck.
The Abbey is elegantly furnished but retains a comfortable family ambiance; no 'Homes and Gardens' atmosphere to frighten parents of young children.
The floors are remarkable - the original antique terracotta tiles, so cool to the feet. The modern kitchen is walled and floored in porcelain tiles, both cool and hygienic, and is open to guests if they wish to prepare their own food or learn about local cuisine from the chef.
The gardens, with fresh water swimming pool and jacuzzi bench, run down to an unspoilt golden beach where the the boundary is marked by small boulders. These serve to prevent erosion during the monsoon and are easily stepped over. The coral reef enclosing its own warm water is one of the safest sea bathing places in Sri Lanka.
There are 4 double bedrooms; Two spacious , air conditioned rooms and a twin bedded room are on the upper floor and have ceiling fans for anyone who does not like air conditioning. The en suite bathrooms are modern and well equipped. The views of the ocean and coastline from these rooms are spectacular, particularly at dawn and sunset.
One double room is on the ground floor, convenient for any guest who may find stairs difficult. This room also has a ceiling fan and ensuite bathroom.
The Abbey can be rented on villa only basis, b&b, half board or full board, so is wonderfully flexible to accommodate the requirements of any guest. Guests are also invited to bring in their own provisions and alcohol if they so wish. They may prepare their own food or leave it in the hands of the chef.
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