Back to Nature at the Mud House
Imagine a primitive building structure made of mud with open spaces, stone details and a thatched roof and you will get an idea of what the Mud House is all about. Located about two and a half hours north of Colombo international airport in the rural Sri Lankan countryside, it is a one of a kind lodging with its own unique style and setting.
The nearest town is Amanduwa renowned locally for its fresh market selling all sorts of local produce, and being only a couple of kilometers away, it’s close enough to enjoy a bicycle ride there. Be prepared to see mountains of fresh goods like chillies, bananas and other fruits. We loved the thambili (fresh coconut) and the avocados. In fact we brought some back to the Mud House and the kitchen staff prepared a wonderful salad with our evening meal.
Other activities that you can do in the area include kayaking at a small lake nearby the Mud House or enjoy a picnic of Sri Lankan snacks on its banks. In fact the Mud House is ideal for families with young children. On this trip, we took a six-year-old and a four-year-old, who both absolutely loved it. Being so close to nature, the open space is a real treat for children and there are plenty of paths and trails for the family to explore together.
The Mud House itself is an open concept structure. The guestrooms are open to the elements, meaning that fans are used instead of air conditioning and visitors sleep in the traditional way under mosquito nets. It’s also back to nature all the way, as there is no electricity, internet or television to distract you from the beauty of your surroundings. We loved it as the perfect place to disconnect for a few days away from the modern world.