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, fronted by padi. You will see restored local houses and plenty of wildlife on the pleasant 7-min stroll to the beach and coastal road, while UNESCO World Heritage City Galle Fort is only 20 mins away by car.
Within the past year, the town has gained new gastronomic players, which has brought a boho-sophisticate vibe to it.
The property used to belong to a village headman, which explains its prominent position.
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 had much control over the people of the area and wielded quasi-judicial powers since he was responsible to keep the peace, carry out revenue collection and assist in judicial functions.
Appointments were non-transferable and usually hereditary, made to locals, usually from wealthy influential families loyal to the British Crown.