As soon as you step through the antique temple doors, the attention to detail is immediately obvious. From the stunning tiles, magnificent teak staircase, vast windows and extraordinary etched mirror through to the delightful elephant mural which encompasses the villa motif, the energy in the villa is remarkable. Meda Gedara is a haven of calm sophistication, each step unveiling more original artworks, antique furniture and breathtaking views down through the tropical, landscaped gardens and over the split level pools to the turquoise ocean beyond.
A teak staircase winds it way upstairs past a vast window more suited to a grand house of old onto the bedroom landing. Each of the seven bedrooms is different and all bathrooms are delightful. Four-poster beds; fitted mosquito nets; air con; comfortable seating; interesting curios and artwork. A children’s bunk room cleverly has a larger bottom bed for a nanny. The master suite has an adjoining room with twin beds for smaller children.
Hidden amongst the tropical planting lies the water slide (use at own risk) snaking its way into a plunge pool that rather ingeniously is separated from the main pool to allow kids to splash around whilst the less frantic can relax in calm waters. A large terrace offers ample tanning spots.
The garden suite rests quietly by the pool and looks out across the lawn, on which many a Sri Lanka vs the Rest of the World cricket match is had, towards the yoga shala that is large enough for all.
The chef is excellent and all food will tickle the taste buds.
In all, this is a fabulous house that exudes wonderful energy and promises a fun time for all family and friends.