Period house for renovation

$125,000

place Hikkaduwa

size 30 Perches

This impressive colonial villa is set in 30 perches of land and surrounded on all sides by pleasant greenery. Built over one hundred years ago in the times of British Colonial rule, the house retains all its original features such as solid stone arches, wooden ceilings and a solid wood staircase which leads to a splendid loft with its own roofed terrace. The property is solidly built and has very dry interiors, although some minor repair work is required on the outside walls, where some damp appears.

A piece of land measuring 60 perches lies between the front of the house and the small rural road, which is also available for sale to the buyer of the main house. The original building featured a veranda to the rear, but this has since been walled up and ideally should be restored to its original design.

The setting is very quiet and peaceful and the property is located among paddy fields and tea plantations seven kilometres inland from Hikkaduwa, which is on the main Colombo to Galle road. Galle Fort is 25 kilometres, Hikkaduwa railway station is 7 km, and the beach where swimming is safe year-round is 9 km away.