The Lake House is a contemporary home built using Sri Lankan craftsmen and materials. It has been designed to be as energy efficient and low-impact as possible and uses the natural breeze from the sea and lake to cool the house, supplemented with ceiling fans, rather than air conditioning. THIS WORKS! Water is heated using solar power - and solar powers some of the outdoor lighting too.
There are 4 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, 3 of which have outdoor showers. A further twin bedded room with en suite bathroom is available on request. There is a very large open plan dining, sitting and games area which overlooks the pool and the lake. The swimming pool is ideal for exercise and leisure and has an area for sitting and sunbathing around it. Private yoga lessons can be arranged. There is a massage room or you can have a massage in any one of the tranquil areas around the garden and pool. Or for more strenuous activity there is table tennis. Tuk tuks can be easily hired and a car and driver can also be rented, either for the whole stay or for individual excursions.
There is a Bose music system - you can plug in your ipod, your phone or your computer.
The house has Wi-Fi throughout.
There is an excellent cook, three house boys, gardener, tuk tuk driver and night watchman who will look after you and do their best to ensure you have a wonderful stay.
Be sure to check out our Photo gallery of the house and its surroundings.
The house comes with an excellent cook who will prepare European or Sri Lankan dishes at your request. We do not charge a menu price for food but, instead, you simply pay the cost of the ingredients - our cook will give you the receipts. As a general guide, however, the cost varies between $5 (e.g. light lunch dish) and $15 per person for a main course (e.g.for crab or prawns) and $2-$4 for a starter or pudding. There is a menu of things to choose from (with prices) and many cookbooks in the house - or the cook has a great repertoire.
To enquire call +44 7710 634540
or call Ranga on +94 7761 97728
The Lake House welcomes you for the rest of 2019 and it isn't too early to book for 2020 and 2021. We still have availability for Christmas 2019 and January and April 2020 onwards. Sri Lanka is lovely from June through to October and this is a time people forget about...
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