Madakani House, Shela

A splendid example of a large traditional 18th Century Swahili mansion. Set in the heart of Shela village, Madakani House combines grandeur and comfort to great effect.

The high-ceilinged ground floor reception galleries showcase a wealth of elaborate decorative plasterwork, and provide a wonderful space for dining, entertaining and relaxing. Also downstairs is a shady, secluded ‘jungly’ walled garden and lovely large open courtyard with grand double staircase leading to the first and mezzanine floors.

On the first and second floors are three further bedrooms and bathrooms, together with comfortable living, lounging and dining areas and a covered verandah and open terrace. Of particular note is the very large ‘triple’ bedroom which is ideal for children and families, and the large double bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom, study and dressing room. On the third floor is a very large makuti–thatched roof terrace with superb 360 degree views of Shela village and the sand dunes.

Madakani House is really authentic, full of character and highly recommended. Madakani House also features in the book ‘Swahili Chic’ by Bibi Jordan (Thames & Hudson)

Plot size - tbc

Price - 300,000 Euros

Madakani House is also available to rent.
Please contact us for further information.

 

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