RIVER COTTAGE

BENTOTA

WELCOME TO RIVER COTTAGE

A Haven of Peace & Privacy

This holiday villa represents waterfront living at its very best. Surrounded by extraordinarily beautiful views, this 2-bedroom riverside getaway is located along the river with little else in sight besides a green train of palms and mangroves that sweep behind the water.

Tucked away from the busy Sri Lankan coastline, River Cottage promises peace, privacy, and space for quiet contemplation. If you get itchy feet, you can escape the quiet to explore the surrounding coastal town, test your water sport skills, or head to the beach for the day.

Whether you are looking for a private escape with your partner, a break with your friends, or a family holiday, ‘Taru Villas – River Cottage’ is just what you need to relax and realign.

FEATURES

This self-catering private 2-bedroom villa in Bentota offers a range of services and amenities. Here is a glance at what you can expect:

MINIMUM 2-NIGHT STAY

The tranquility of this location lends itself to a relaxing longer stay

Free WiFi & Cable TV

Free Wi-Fi & Cable TV - for those who struggle to "disconnect from the grid"

SELF-CATERING RIVERSIDE LUXURY

Self-catering villa with resident caretaker, positioned right on the waterfront

OPTION FOR A PERSONAL CHEF

A personal chef may be arranged for a fee of USD 25/- per day, if you wish

ROOM AMENITIES

King-size beds with plush linens; overhead fans & ACs; cable TV; hot/cold rain showers; en-suite bathrooms

DAILY HOUSEKEEPING

Enjoy having your room attended to every day if you choose

LAUNDRY SERVICE

We offer a service to wash and iron your clothes

COT AND HIGH CHAIR

Your Little Ones' needs are considered too

Airport Transfers/ Taxi Service

We can help organise your transport needs

LEFT LUGGAGE

Travel lightly knowing your luggage is safely stored

SECURE PARKING

If you choose to drive there is space for your vehicle

PHOTO GALLERY

ROOMS

WHOLE VILLA (ONE ROOM)

River Cottage

Bentota

Whole Villa - (BOTH ROOMS)

River Cottage

Bentota

The best of riverside holiday bungalows in Sri Lanka, this property invites you to enjoy the outdoors in its full splendor, while guaranteeing that you have all the amenities of modern day living close to hand.

This villa in Bentota, Sri Lanka, allows you to take in the calming views over the water whether you lie out on the deck under the warm sun or under the shade of the verandah overlooking the river. Sip a cool cocktail as evening descends and dine under the moon as it reflects on the rippling water. Wherever you are, a gentle breeze rolls through the villa to keep you cool.

ROOM RATES

WHOLE VILLA - ONE ROOM
16 APRIL - 30 NOVEMBER 2018 (incl.)
$ 230+/night

  • 20 DEC 2018 - 15 JAN 2019 (incl.)
    US$ 402+/night
WHOLE VILLA - BOTH ROOMS
16 APRIL - 30 NOVEMBER 2018 (incl.)
$288+/night

  • 20 DEC 2018 - 15 JAN 2019 (incl.)
    US$ 460+/night

If your planned holiday falls on a different date, please check the Booking Tool above for respective prices

VIEW OUR POLICIES

Rates Include:
Room Only accommodation, housekeeping and WiFi. Rates are in US Dollars, gross & non-commissionable. Rates do not include 30.25% tax (Service Charge, VAT, Nation Building Tax and Tourism Development Levy). Government taxes are subject to change without notice.
Meals:
The villa operates on a self-catering basis where guests can purchase their own groceries and choose to cook for themselves. If required, we are able to provide a chef for a supplement of US$ 25.00 per day.

If guests wish to enjoy restaurant quality meals, we have made our ‘Taru Villas – Rock Villa’ menus available, from which you may order and have your breakfast, lunch or dinner delivered to you.
Child Policy:
Children up to 6 years sharing parents’ bed will be on complimentary basis. Children 6 years and above are considered adults for pricing purposes.
Extra Beds:
The room configuration does not allow for extra beds.
Payment Policy:
The booking is confirmed upon receipt of 50% refundable deposit, balance payable 30 days prior to arrival. For bookings between 20th December and 15th January (both days inclusive) a 50% non-refundable deposit is required for confirmation, balance payable 60 days prior to arrival.
Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellation received 30 days prior to arrival will be free of charge. Cancellations received within 30 days of arrival will incur 100% cancellation charge.
Peak Period Cancellation Policy:
During Peak Period (20th December – 15th January, both days inclusive) cancellations within 60 days of arrival will result in 100% cancellation charge. All other cancellations will be charged the 50% non-refundable deposit.
Length of Stay:
A minimum 2 night booking is required; 1 night bookings can only be accommodated based on availability closer to the date of arrival.
Whole Villa Booking

DINING

To complement the intimate, homely atmosphere of this holiday villa, at 'Taru Villas - River Cottage' you are welcome to cook your own meals if you wish, or if you would rather choose from a menu then that can be arranged too. Just order from the menus provided and we will deliver restaurant quality meals from our sister property 'Taru Villas - Rock Villa', five minutes up the road.

THINGS TO DO

Bentota and its surrounding areas offer an abundance of opportunity for activity, sightseeing, and culture. Our staff will be happy to arrange any of these and more, either prior to or after your arrival.

WATER SPORTS
Break away from tranquility to seek action and excitement on the Bentota River with a variety of water sports including jet skiing, water skiing, banana boat rides and scuba diving.
GALLE FORT TOUR
Asia’s largest remaining fortress built by European occupiers, this gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage Site offers plenty by way of culture and history. Explore it all on foot, by bicycle, or in a tuk-tuk. You may also choose to extend your visit with a stay at either Taru Villas – Lighthouse Street or Taru Villas – Rampart Street.
DEEP SEA FISHING
Set out to sea and cast your fishing rod into the deep waters of the Indian Ocean to catch tuna, barracuda, and other deep sea fish.
VISIT TO LUNUGANGA
Lunuganga was the influential architect Geoffrey Bawa’s own estate, where he experimented with his ideas about space, light and scale for nearly 50 years. When he bought the land in 1948 it was a rubber plantation on a peninsula jutting out into a lake. Over the years, Bawa painstakingly reshaped the land and the vegetation to fulfill his vision, in one case slicing off the top of a hill to improve his view of the lake! No flowers planted in neat borders, this is essentially a series of outdoor rooms with cleverly framed vistas – a Buddhist stupa on a hilltop, an artfully placed Grecian statue. Bawa continued to change and experiment with the spaces and structures throughout his life until his final illness in 1998. On his death in 2003 the garden was left to the Lunuganga Trust and is now open to the public.
THE TURTLE HATCHERY
Visit the turtle hatchery run by Sri Lanka’s pioneering sea turtle conservation project. Learn about this important operation and help to release the day’s hatchlings into the ocean.
"BRIEF GARDEN" TOUR
Travel inland for a feast of the senses at Bevis (the “other”, less-celebrated Bawa brother) Bawa’s wild and elaborate pleasure garden. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of nature in this sprawling and exotic landscaped garden.
KANDHA VIHARAYA VISIT
Built in 1734, this temple on a hill is a popular place of worship for locals. Take a pilgrimage or simply visit to observe Theravada Buddhist rituals.

MAP & DIRECTIONS

Head south along the Galle Road (A2) from Colombo. Pass through Aluthgama town and over the Aluthgama/ Bentota bridge. Continue till you reach the Bentota Circular Road/ Yathramulla Road on your left. Taru Villas – River Cottage is at 111, Bentota Circular Road (also Yathramulla Road) approx. a kilometre down this road, at left.
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