‘Sri Lanka’s sexiest villa’ – Tatler. Staying at ‘Forty One’ will change the way you see Sri Lanka. Whilst you may never want to leave the oasis within, ‘Forty One’ is the perfect place from which to explore southern Sri Lanka, its golden beaches, safari parks and International cricket ground – not to mention Galle Fort itself. The three bedroom boutique villa is a newly renovated Dutch villa within the walls of Galle Fort that is available to rent in its entirety. Featured in Harpers, Tatler, Conde Nast, Sri Lanka Style, to name a few, and complete with all the luxuries you might expect, ‘Forty One’ also retains its heritage with huge open arches, exposed beams and black and white chequered floors. Entertain, hideaway, explore, relax…the choice is yours.
41′s elegance will whisk you off your feet. In the heart of a 300 year old Dutch/Portuguese/British Fort lies this hidden gem that has been beautifully renovated in to Galle’s finest villa. “Forty One” lies at the heart of Galle Fort seconds walk from the fort’s award winning boutique hotels, restaurants, shops and bars. Perfectly situated just minutes by tuk tuk to Sri Lanka’s golden and palm fringed beaches and for cricket lovers, a test match ground just 200 yards away – “Forty One” simply persuades you to “stay in”.
Three gorgeous double bedrooms complete with air conditioning, soft Egyptian cotton sheets, en suite terrazzo bathrooms and private balconies overlooking the courtyard. The Master Suite is furnished with ‘cuddle up’ sofas, private sun lounging balcony, flat screen TV and iPod compatible surround sound. The Master Suite’s bathroom boasts an enormous copper bath tub. “Forty One” is all about living space, and there is plenty to choose from – a private bar complete with drinks fridge and cocktail bibles for hosting a party; a reading ambalama in the garden looking back over the vast pool that keeps you cool during the heat of the day; the library, fitted with wireless broadband if you need to stay in touch; a sitting room complete with DVD collection and Satellite TV and, of course, the only Pool table in the Fort. “Forty One” kitchen has been designed with food lovers in mind, either get your hands dirty or let our staff do all the work for you. Trust me, even after a week, you won’t be sure where your favourite spot is?