Located in the outskirts of Ahangama village, we are close to a range of amenities including well-reviewed yoga and surf camps, and yet in a position of peace and privilege on a hill, bordered by a large padi. You will see restored local houses and wildlife on the pleasant 7-min stroll to the beach and coastal road. UNESCO World Heritage City Galle Fort is only 20 mins away by car.
Recent years has seen the town gain new gastronomic and hospitality players, which has brought a boho-sophisticate vibe. We are neighbours to The Kip, Merchant House, Kiri Palu, Art Deco House, and Bayagima (previously Cantaloupe House) among others.
The property used to belong to a village headman, which explains its prominent position. The Arachchi ((Sinhalese: ආරච්චි) was an influential post in the native headmen system in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) during the colonial era. Appointed by the government agent, the holder wielded quasi-judicial powers since he was responsible for keeping the peace, carrying out revenue collection and assisting in judicial functions.
Appointments were non-transferable and usually hereditary, and from wealthy influential families loyal to the British Crown.