Last Xmas 2012/13, I had the fortune of being able to rent one of the most wonderful houses in Southern Sri Lanka. The house is located just outside of Weligama on a 9 acre Cinnamon plantation: the house is a modern style with class and character and purpose built for pleasure. Each of the two bedroom suites features private internal and exterior showers, wardrobe space, very comfortable beds and classic furniture. The kitchen is a Chef's dream (being a chef much appreciated) and the lounge/veranda area is perfect for lazy hazy days of Sri Lankan summers.
The veranda wraps around half of the house and is completely open. The Planter chairs are perfect for putting ones legs up to gaze across the Estate. Mornings are especially brilliant for wild life with wild peacocks flying and the sound of monkeys in the distance. It is a bird watchers’ paradise as well.
The staff are excellent, and live on the property. Tea, a Sri Lankan staple, is served as wished in a proper tea set. The staff also cooked some excellent Sri Lankan dishes when we felt inclined to just hang out at the House.