The Mudhouse, Anamaduwa

At a Glance

Set amidst 60 acres of wilderness by a tranquil lake, a stay here is an escapist experience of Sri Lanka’s rural splendour.

Experience an authentic taste of Sri Lankan village life.

Stay in wattle and daub huts, eat traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry cooked over a hearth, bathe at the well and share their surroundings with the local wildlife


There are four accommodation options to choose from, ranging from a simple village mud house to huts built on stilts. They are spread throughout the property and open onto the wilderness. All rooms are made of wattle and daub and have thatched roofs. Interior layouts differ, but facilities are the same with beds on raised clay platforms fitted with mosquito netting, indoor bathrooms and outdoor showers and living spaces that can also be used for yoga or meditation. Extra hammocks, mats, beds and wicker chairs are available upon request. A typical village mud house with double bedroom, small library with books on wildlife and the Paramankanda Rock temple, and sitting area. An open-sided hut nearby, fitted with double bed and mosquito netting, serves as an additional space. Guests in both dwellings share one bathroom which has a w/c, sink, open-air shower and a clear water well for bathing. Meals are served in a separate hut in the same location. The Mud House can accommodate up to four guests. The Camping Hut is designed with two wings either side of a central veranda, this spacious hut can accommodate up to 12 guests. Double beds on raised clay platforms fitted with mosquito netting are set out dormitory-style. There are two indoor bathrooms with outdoor showers. The Family Hut is close to the restaurant, this hut has a sleeping area furnished with two double beds, living area, indoor bathroom and outdoor shower.


Traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, cooked in clay pots over a hearth, is served in a beautiful setting, a separate open-sided hut at the edge of the lake. Guests are welcome to learn Sri Lankan cookery in the kitchen and pick their own fruits and vegetables from the organic farm. Bicycles are available for exploring the village. Guided bird-watching and nature treks are on offer. The Mudhouse is managed by a respected village personality who will share his cultural and wildlife knowledge and make you feel at home.

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