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Walatta House is located in the South coast of Sri Lanka, in Tangalle, located on the hillside and facing the Indian Ocean. It enjoys direct access to the beach for fun filled beach days. It is also committed to community sustainability and adopts eco-friendly practices in its management.
There are 3 bedrooms in Walatta House. Each bedroom has air con and overhead fan, as well as its own en-suite indoors and outdoors bathroom. The master bedroom has a King sized bed, whilst the second room has a Queen sized bed, and the last bedroom has twin beds. The master bedroom also boasts full length French windows, and a small terrace that overlooks the pool.
The living and dining room are designed in an open plan concept, and enjoy views of the pool and garden. The TV and study room are located to the side of the living and dining spaces.
The house is absolutely lovely. Well kept and ideal for a few couples or small family. A short walk down the grounds leads you to a beach. Small but not crowded. Most of the time we were the only people at the beach. The chef will cook all your meals for you and you pay for the ingredients. The two young men working with the chef will spoil you rotten, from bringing you tea to lighting candles in the evenings to setting the table with a different napkin folding every evening! Tuk tuk driver also has a 7 seater vehicle that you can book. If you want to book any excursions, e.g. whale watching, fishing etc, ask the driver. He has some good contacts. Wally the dog is amazing. I am petrified of dogs and always avoid them, but Wally was so tame that I actually ended up patting her many times. Children will love Wally. Overall a very enjoyable and relaxing stay.
An amazing 6 days in Walatta House that we didn't want to leave! Alwis is a fantastic chef and I would not bother eating out anywhere else as the meals we had out of the villa were substandard in comparison to his cooking. Suranga and the house boys are very respectful of our request for privacy while using the pool and the house was spotless and cleaned really well. My only criticism is that there must be signage put on the main road as it is very hard to find the house the first time you go there. Amazing location with a short walk through the property to reach the beach. However, beware that this beach is not suitable for swimming due to high undertow and rips. Lovely for walks on the beach and please take Wally (house dog) as she loves a good run along the beach and playing with the ball. Wish that we could have stayed longer and we definitely want to come back again soon. Highly recommend this for all others.
We stayed at Walatta House for 2 weeks just before Christmas 2014. Our family group was made up of all ages and everyone loved the place. My husband and I, our 3 children aged 8, 4 and 1, 1 set of grandparents, and a 25 year old niece were all superbly looked after by the ever helpful Suranga and staff. The food Alwis cooked was just delicious (why eat elsewhere?) Jack's office arranged for a lovely lady called Kusum to come and help look after the baby (I thoroughly recommend her for anyone who wants help with their children) her English is excellent, she arrived punctually with a smile every day and looked after the baby better than I can. When our middle son fell ill Kusum whisked us off to the local hospital and helped us to see the right doctor and generally made life much easier. Pirantha - the most amazing Ayurvedic masseur came to us EVERY day - he is fabulous - you must have a treatment - it's very ayuvedic no thrills but you can feel yourself healing over the days. Now the house - it's beautiful it has been built with style and panache and has the exact right balance between eco and luxury. We loved the frogs and birds in the pool, the stunning butterflies, the enormous water monitors, the unceasing crowd of emerald beetles in the evenings. The planting is beautiful you really feel as if you are in a tropical jungle. Anyhows enough - it is wonderful here we cannot rate it more highly. Haven't even mentioned beautiful beach, rock pools, whale watching etc etc but no need to. We'd go back in a flash.
The best thing about Walatta House is the location with a gate leading directly onto one a sequence of beaches which come more protected from the prevailing waves as you head West. The house itself is no overlooked at all, and being raised from the beach, is very private. The amenities are very new, and apart from a couple of temperature control issues with the guest fridge, the facilities and decor are superb, while the private pool is the kind one dreams of when booking an exotic holiday. The Manager / Chef, Alwis, cooks delightful meals and will accompany you shopping if requested. The food shopping is not as cheap as guests might expect, but the excelllent quality of Alwis' food is a lot better value than paying for similar in a commercial restaurant. There are trips that can be taken using Walatta House as a base such as the Whale Watching in Mirissa, but such is the loaction and accommodation it is perhaps more worthwhile taking advantage of Walatta House rather than having an active touring programme. One point of note for families. The rooms are not connected and therefore younger children might feel uncomfortable not having access through a internal hallway to their parents room, access bieng external. That said, at no time during our stay was there anything other than a serendipitous feel to Walatta House, but parents may wish to view the floor plan to assess suitablility for children <10 years old.
This is the most incredibly stylish but laid back house, in the most amazing position above a beautiful empty beach. The house sits in the middle of a beautiful plot of land so is incredibly private, while being pretty close to everything you need in Tangalle. Architecturally, it is superb, the perfect mix of modernism and ethnicity.....without the compromise on luxury that this style can often suffer from. The staff where invisible but ever present, food delicious and so varied, endless pancakes for my children and perfect local curries containing so many dishes we did not know where the begin.
We wanted somewhere all 6 of our far flung our family could stay for our once a year gathering, somewhere that accommodated 'children' ranging from 11 years to 30, and Walatta House fitted the bill perfectly. The 3 bedrooms are very private, the views and beaches spectacular, and Tangalle with its shops and restaurants a short tuk-tuk ride away. It's a place to get away from it all (definitely not for clubbers) which is what we all wanted...but unlike some places where you feel on top of one another, in the words of one of our boys, Walatta allows you to 'be together and in your own space at the same time.' The open plan design breathes and allows you to be 'inside' while actually being outside
Talk about a getaway. Work stress was quickly forgotten in this rustic yet luxurious villa. It was like survivor, with benefits. Diving into the pool or taking walks on the beach whenever we felt like it, in between excellent meals cooked by the staff. The breeze was amazing and while some of my friends enjoyed sleeping with just the natural wind, I was grateful for the air-conditioner in the bedroom (creature of habit). Getting a chance to take the sea plane was an added bonus as well as the lovely gem shop down the road!
|Minimum stay||3 bedrooms|
|from 26/10/2017 to 01/12/2017||Low season||3 nights||GBP £ 426|
|from 01/12/2017 to 16/12/2017||High season||3 nights||GBP £ 511|
|from 16/12/2017 to 11/01/2018||Peak season||7 nights||GBP £ 768|
|from 11/01/2018 to 10/02/2018||High season||3 nights||GBP £ 511|
|from 10/02/2018 to 19/02/2018||Mid-peak season||7 nights||GBP £ 768|
|from 19/02/2018 to 29/03/2018||High season||3 nights||GBP £ 511|
|from 29/03/2018 to 10/04/2018||Mid-peak season||7 nights||GBP £ 768|
|from 10/04/2018 to 01/05/2018||High season||3 nights||GBP £ 511|
|from 01/05/2018 to 01/07/2018||Low season||3 nights||GBP £ 426|
|from 01/07/2018 to 01/09/2018||High season||3 nights||GBP £ 511|
|from 01/09/2018 to 01/12/2018||Low season||3 nights||GBP £ 426|