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Walawwa (aristocratic house) on approx 6 1/2 acres for Sale

SLR 129,000,000.00 (One hundred twenty nine
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BOI approved company. 100% owned by 2 Europeans. `Traditional Houses and Thematic Bungalows Project`. A Walawwa (aristocratic house) on 6 1/2 acres beautiful land. Name `Noah`s Ark`. Meant to be operated as a Tourist Hotel in the upper price class (~ Boutique Hotel).
6 km land inwards from Payagala/Maggona. In a small village15 km from  Kalutara. 6 km from access to Colombo-Matara Highway.
The Walawwa was the residence of a `gate mudaliyar` (aristocratic). It was built in 1896 on a small hill, so there is always a cooling natural breeze.
Strong foundation and the walls are made out of granite stone (kalu gal), 40 cm thickness. All doors and window shutters are of old jak wood. Above all the doors and windows you find decorative woodcarvings. Beautiful woodcarvings (wadimbu) along all the roof, moldings on the outer walls, and columns and arches inside of some of the rooms.
Floors are `cut and polish`, partly new made. Original mosaic tiled floors in the hall and verandah. Some ceilings original, some newly made. Every thing is there what makes a genuine Walawwa.

After finishing the renovation and alternations the Walawwa will have 8 bedrooms, each with attached bathroom, and a big hall (sala) in the center, an enclosed pentagonal verandah and an open verandah with courtyard. 5 bedrooms are almost completed, incl. bathroom fittings Without disturbing the whole architecture we have added a new spacious kitchen and a reception/office and a separate airy restaurant. There is also a nice 3-roomed staff house and several store rooms. a separate rustic building could be used for ayurvedic treatment or for meditation. 2 overhead tanks and 3 wells constructed. Water available throughout all year
Description of the land- About 6 acres (almost square shaped) are enclosed by a 6 1/2 feet parapet wall, an adjoining longish land of 1/2 acre extension is only fenced and could be used for constructing add. staff houses or for other purposes.
The Walawwa is almost in the middle on a hill, surrounded by tense vegetation.
The vegetation is unique, even for Sri Lanka. Some huge trees are over 100 years old. The land is a real ARBORETUM, almost a botanical garden. Very mixed vegetation.
The land is run purely organic for the last 6 years, no spraying done. Therefore you find now a lot of butterflies and wild birds, incl. rare specimen. (see the list of birds at the end of this text)
We have completed a very special swimming pool. It is partly embedded in natural granite rocks (sides and bottom). Uneven shape. Fairly big, deep end about 6` . WC, showers, changing room. Simple `pool bar` and rustic open air `pool restaurant`.
The number of rooms could be increased . There are flat granite stones (boulders), an ideal place to construct about 3 eco-bungalows into the rocks. 
e- It is a Paradise for Birdwatchers and Nature lovers. There are only few places like this one left in Sri Lanka. Absolutely quiet place, only the Sounds of Nature to be heard. Clean air, very few mosquitoes, lower temperature due to the many trees, natural breeze.

Contact -0771590081 / 0778271265

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Location: Noah`s Ark Associates, Llewellyn Estate, Halkandwila, Payagala.
Land: 6.5 acres
Rooms: 7
Bathrooms: 5
Floors: Single Story
Hot Water: Electric water heater
Furnished: semi furnished
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