The Beach House
Tangalle, Deep South
The Beach House was once the tropical retreat of American artist Douglas Johnson who lovingly restored this Dutch colonial bungalow with the help of Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s most renowned architect. The property lies in a secluded part of the Sri Lankan coast, studded with coves and a small selection of high-class villa properties.
The Beach House in Pictures
Master Bedroom A large room with an antique, king size 4 poster bed. The shuttered windows opposite the bed give panoramic views out to sea. The bathroom has stone floors and opens further to an outdoor shower and a superb hot water ceramic bath under swaying palms and the star filled sky.
Twin Room a slightly smaller corner room with twin four poster beds that are ideal for children. The bathroom is open plan with a dividing stone-faced wall.
Mr. Peter’s Room A large bedroom to the rear of the house with large wooden temple doors that open onto a granite courtyard. Indoor, en-suite bathroom has a luxurious feel with a choice of bath and shower.
Pool Room A pretty ochre-washed chalet beside the pool pavilion. The temple doors open onto the romantic antique bed.
Garden Room Hidden under bamboo fronds and behind a pretty verandah is a blue summer- house, equipped with a double bed, and an en-suite shower room. Best reserved in an emergency or for adventurous children.
A 15m infinity pool glistens next to the pavilion, allowing guests to dip as they wish. Wander to the foot of the garden and discover the secluded swimming beach that is one of Sri Lanka’s finest. There is an enchanting library for those who simply wish to relax including a CD/DVD system. An experienced Ayurvedic therapist is available to offer massage treatments within the private house courtyard. The house has a cook, shopper and maid, Children under 14 years are not allowed as the Beach House is filled with antiques.