The SpaceBuilt in 1951, this beautiful bungalow has a foyer that leads to 4 bedrooms (attached bathrooms with hot water), large living room, formal dining room, pool, sun deck and an outdoor patio area with BBQ facilities. The nature that surrounds the house is a sanctuary for birds, flora and fauna. Guest AccessCome stay with us and enjoy the luxuries and beauty the city of Ratnapura has to offer. We will provide our guests with the best service for an affordable price. Interaction with GuestsSpacious parking, an experienced cook who can prepare meals (rice and curry or western food) to suffice your mood/palette and a care taker are some of the standard facilities and services provided to all guests. The NeighborhoodLocated 103 km's South-East of Colombo, Ratnapura is the famous gem-mining town of Sri Lanka which literally means "City of Gems" ("ratna" - gems and "pura" - city). Ratnapura has the greatest concentration of gems in the world that include both familiar and exotic stones such as rubies, aquamarines, alexandrite, topaz, moonstone, spinel, amethyst, tourmaline, zircon and many more.
The city of Ratnapura has produced three of the world's largest blue sapphires, including the "Blue Bell" which adorns the British Crown and the "Star of India" weighing 563 carats displayed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Apart from gem mining, the city is also known for rice & fruit cultivations and large tea and rubber plantations that surround the city. In addition, there is a well-established tourism industry in Ratnapura; Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Udawalawe National Park, Kitulgala whit- water rafting , Adam's peak, Saman Devalaya, Potugal viharaya are specially popular amongst the tourists. Getting AroundThere are many options available to get around. Tuk-tuk is the most convenient way of getting around Ratnapura. Other Things to NoteIt takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes by car or 3 hours and 30 minutes on public transport to get to Ratnapura from the capitol city Colombo.
Serene Villa is conveniently located on the main A4 road in close proximity to the Ratnapura town. The distance from the Ratnapura town to the villa is about 2 Km's.