The Mudhouse, Anamaduwa
About The Mudhouse, Anamaduwa
Located in the intermediate dry zone forests in Anamaduwa and bordering a rural local village, the Mudhouse transports guests to a rustic and charming locale where you can enjoy the serenity of the environment, the wildlife and surrounding natural habitat. The Mudhouse which is a private retreat is perfect for families, groups of friends and even couples who are looking for a good break away from the modern day life style. From local clay pot cooked meals to accommodation huts that are perfectly charming and comfortable, the property boasts of a tranquil setting. The vast expanse of the land enables you to explore the area with ease and savour the rural ambience.
Location of The Mudhouse, Anamaduwa
The Mudhouse is located in a forest area on the fringes of a small village in Anamaduwa which is found in the North Western part of Sri Lanka. The property which is a private retreat is located in a remote area of the island making it the perfect destination to explore and enjoy. The distance from Colombo to Anamaduwa is about 110km while you can travel to Puttalam and then head to the retreat or take a turn from Chilaw and drive to your destination. The distance from the Bandaranaike International Airport is approximately 80km. The Mudhouse locale is ideal for travellers who are looking for a vacation filled with nature and wildlife.
Accommodation at The Mudhouse, Anamaduwa
Comprising of clusters of uniquely designed huts that are spread across the forest land, the Mudhouse boasts of huts that are constructed combining natural material, ancient techniques and modern twists to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. All individual layouts are unique while facilities are almost the same including outdoor showers, indoor bathrooms, dining areas, lounge and relaxation spaces equipped with mats and hammocks. All abodes depict minimalistic styles and a back to nature theme. The guest areas have no main electricity while lighting at the night time is provided through lanterns and plenty of candles along with solar powered LED lighting. Electricity is available in the office if guests require to charge phones, camera batteries and whatever electrical equipment that you bring along.
Facilities at The Mudhouse, Anamaduwa
Meal times and dining locations at the Mudhouse in Anamaduwa are up to the guests while guests are welcome to savour the culinary delights of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. Cooked using firewood and clay pots, meals are prepared according to seasons and what is fresh. Meat is rarely served but sea and fresh water fish is available throughout the year. A myriad of vegetables, fruits, pulses and grains can be found while most of the produce is from the property's organic farm. Special requests and non-spicy meals can be prepared upon request. Cooking lessons can be arranged if guests are interested.
The Farm which is an important part of the Mudhouse has a lot of activity during harvest time and guests are welcome to get involved in it at any stage of the process. The Mudhouse also organizes some of the most unique jungle weddings in Sri Lanka. There are no set wedding packages while its tailor made to suit the couple's needs. From traditional costumes, to live music, acrobatic dancers and even the legal paper work, everything can be organized. Simple or wild, you can decide your wedding concept and the team will be eager to help. The Mudhouse is also a preferred honeymoon destination due to its simplicity and uniqueness. Special romantic dinners are provided for the couple along with more surprises. Retreats and special packages can be accommodated for architects, school children and even yoga practitioners. There is a yoga pavilion which is located on an island in the private lake. However, there are no yoga instructors available.
Excursions and Day Tours from The Mudhouse, Anamaduwa
A wide variety of activities can be arranged and enjoyed while holidaying at the Mudhouse in Anamaduwa. Kayaking on the lake, bird watching, cycling, nature trails and lake picnics are some of the activities that you can enjoy. Wild life enthusiasts can enjoy a memorable safari to the Wilpattu National Park while you can also explore the Anawilundawa Sanctuary which is a protected wetland with lake, lagoon and seawater combinations. Between November - April, you can enjoy whale and dolphin watching tours off the coast of Kalpitiya. Excursions can also be made to Yapahuwa which was one of Sri Lanka's ancient capitals and now contains stunning ruins and also the mysterious rock carvings of the nearby Tonigala.