Taru Villas - River Cottage

Bentota | Other

With a sheltered garden leading right down to the water’s edge, generous living space and a cosy ambiance, River Cottage makes a picturesque pit stop for families and couples alike. There is a real sense of home-from-home here; self-catering facilities encourage you to get creative in the kitchen, and there are comfy corners throughout the villa where you can curl up with a good book or enjoy spending some unhurried time together.

The villa is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay, giving you the freedom to come and go as you wish while the housekeeping team ensure you don’t have to worry about the housework. Experiment with Sri Lankan flavours as you cook in the open-plan kitchen or, if cooking feels like more of a chore than a pleasure, order your meals to be delivered from the neighbouring villa or hire a chef to prepare them onsite.

Dark, carved wood, tall bookshelves, grand desks and polished floorboards incorporate traditional Sri Lankan motifs into a Colonial-style decor. The villa feels busy but uncluttered, with snug nooks created by careful placement of furniture and lighting. Ornate rugs, exposed beams and white wicker furniture are highlights of the bedrooms and open living space, which all lead out seamlessly through concertina doors to a wide, shady veranda. There are several dining areas, outdoor and in, to suit all weathers and moods. A well-tended stretch of lawn hosts sun-loungers, where you can lay back just a few feet from the river as it burbles past, and a private jetty provides another al fresco dining option, perfect for a romantic meal by the water.

We Say
A stylish yet homely riverside villa within easy reach of the Bentota beaches.


111 Bentota Circular Road

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 2 Bedrooms
    • Sleeps up to 4 people
    • Exclusive use of villa amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Self catering
    • Chef on request
    • Meal delivery available
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Riverside terrace
    • Spacious veranda
    • Sun loungers
    • Garden
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry service

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