Enviably located within Galle’s historic 17th century UNESCO-certified fort, Seven Pillars is the ideal choice for a holiday on Sri Lanka’s south-west coast. A refurbished heritage home, it boasts modern conveniences while retaining its old world charm. Striking Dutch furnishings, graceful archways, pillared verandas and soaring ceilings welcome you into this lovely townhouse.

Choose from the three bedrooms basis the view you prefer. On the upper floor, the master suite enjoys a bird’s eye view of the fort’s red-tiled rooftops. Meanwhile, the second bedroom opens onto the villa’s courtyard garden, and the third offers you a chance to witness the goings-on along Lighthouse Street.

Though the airy living room and other social hubs within the villa beckon, it is the verandahs and lush gardens that are bound to keep you captive. Late evenings spent chatting under the trees and being served delicious fare and beverages by the villa staff are what a Sri Lankan vacation at Seven Pillars is all about. The perfect holiday home and a great base from which to explore Galle Fort’s many delights, Seven Pillars also gives you the option of choosing a Wellness Retreat stay, encompassing elements such as Ayurveda-inspired meals, yoga and meditation sessions.

The villa’s friendly staff, which includes a talented cook, ensures that your holiday is relaxing and hassle-free. The kitchen is well-equipped, should you wish to try whip up your favourite dishes. But with the cook at your service , and atmospheric eateries and cafes at your doorstep, why bother.

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