Tamba. The Good Things Are Going Fast

In 1824 a tea plant was smuggled to Ceylon by the British from China. 43 years, later in 1867, a British planter called James Taylor started the first tea plantation. This marked the beginning of the tea industry in Sri Lanka. Today Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth largest producer of tea, it employs over 1 million people and is one of the country’s main sources of foreign exchange.

In recognition of this history, Tamba Villas named all 37 of their villas after Tea Estates. Ferndale, Chalcot, Westward, Dorset, Beverly, Marlby, Norwood and Seafield- the names are all deeply evocative, each conjures up a place and time in Sri Lanka’s recent past.

Tamba Villas envisages a style of life is which is Tropical and Modern, Asian and Western. Waterways drift through the property. Dwelling on rippling pools and ponds, courtyards and terraces overlook vibrant, living gardens. The environment is a riot of sound and colour, evoking the lush gardens of Sri Lanka’s tea estates.

Tamba is made up of villas. They occupy two levels, the Garden and the Gallery: there are also stand-alone villas called cottages. In tune with the environment, the living spaces are open and spacious. Balconies and verandahs adorn the rooms, gazing out on flowering plants, shrubs and spreading lawns.

The buildings speak for themselves. Visual beauty is combined with the comfort and technology of modern life. Every villa has been designed to the very last detail with the greatest care. Each one has its own pool and is surrounded by its own private garden. Equipped to the highest international standards, the interiors cater to all the demands of contemporary living.

The American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker, “Jim” Rohn once observed:

“Whatever good things we build end up building us.”

Emanuel James Rohn (1930 – 2009)

It is a philosophy which would appeal to the builders of Tamba. It is also appears to be appealing to its buyers.

At Tamba Villas Sri Lanka’s tea estates are selling out.

“The Good things are going fast.”

At Ferndale, the Garden apartment has just been sold. So has the Gallery at Beverly. At Westward, both the Garden and the Gallery have gone. Chalcot Villa has been sold. So has Dorset.