The Lake House on Koggala Lake, Near Galle, Sri Lanka
The Lake House on Koggala Lake, Near Galle, Sri Lanka

There are so many things to do here - you'll need to stay for weeks!!!

At the house itself, you can swim, play ping pong, go for boat trips on the lake, fish, have a massage, do yoga, visit a cinnamon plantation on an island on the lake, and then just spot plenty of wildlife living nearby... 

Other nearby activities that we can arrange for you include: 

  • Galle Fort exploration and tours
  • Whale watching - Sri Lanka is one of the few places to see blue whales November to April
  • The White Tea estate 
  • Trips to Merissa beach to eat barbecued fish on the beach at sunset and drink happy hour cocktails
  • Visit to Udawalawe or Yala game reserves - elephant, leopard, and many other species
  • Trips to Lununganga and Brief, the wonderful gardens of architect Geoffrey Bawa and his brother, Bevis
  • Diving and snorkelling - from beginner to expert...
  • Surfing - there are plenty of places to surf - or to learn to surf - nearby
  • Visit to the Sinharaja rain forest - one of the last virgin rain forests left in the world
  • Take bicycles out and explore the paddy fields - maybe stopping for a delicious lunch en route
  • See the stick fisherman - always picturesque and optimistic!
  • Watch tens of thousands of Asian swallows gather at dusk while sipping a cool beer (you, not the swallows...)
  • Visit other beaches for swimming and surfing - many with cool bars and restaurants
  • Visit the local restaurants and cocktail venues nearby - but you won't want to leave our cook!


GET YOUR CHOICE OF DATES FOR CHRISTMAS 2019 AND NEW YEAR 2020!  Either party at the house with fireworks in the garden or head for one of the local watering holes for a beach party.

Thinking about Christmas 2020?   You can never book too soon.  


The Galle Literary Festival takes place in January.  All kinds of writers and artists take part including, Amitav Ghosh, Sebastian Faulks, Meera Syal, Ashok Ferry, Dame Maggie Smith - to name but a few.     

TUK TUK POLO has become popular...  The first COMPETITION was held at Weligama in 2013 and is now catching on.  Even Top Gear has been filming it...

Tuk Tuk polo on the beach at Weligama.  Three tuk tuks a side (green and red) plus umpire's tuk tuk.  All makes for exciting and highly entertaining viewing...

The Ladies team plus Ranga - of course!

Greener energy and less plastic

The Lake House is wind and fan cooled and has solar panels to cut down on energy waste.  We use well water for the swimming pool and for irrigating the garden.  All organic material is turned into compost for the garden.  We are doing everything we can to cut down on plastic waste - which is impossible to re-cycle in Sri Lanka.  You won't find plastic water bottles being used here.  Even our used wine-bottles have been re-cycled into a wall!

Contact us

To enquire call +44 7710 634540



or call Ranga on +94 7761 97728


Book Early... we have availability for Christmas 2019 and for New Year 19/20!

The Lake House welcomes you for 2019 and it isn't too early to book for 2020 and 2021.  We still have availability for autumn 2019 and January and March 2020 onwards.  Sri Lanka is lovely from June through to October and this is a time people forget about...

Check out our Things To Do page.


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