The Weir House is our family’s private retreat –- our escape from the demands of city life. When we aren’t using the House, it is yours to rent.
Located in the picturesque village of Ulapane, in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, The Weir House is all about de-stressing in surroundings that can only be described as nature’s therapy for the over-worked.
The Weir House is set on a 6-acre property, and is built on a mountainside. The house is nestled within a grove of clove trees. Verdant forest landscapes envelop you, and a river gurgles at the bottom of the property. The house has four bedrooms – and can accommodate a group of family and friends. The living areas are large, and with several gardens, a wading pool and scenic treks, there’s ample opportunity for both camaraderie and solitude.
The Weir House is designed with laid-back living in mind. The house has four bedrooms – named after the spices that are cultivated in the surrounding region. Kurundu (Cinnamon), Inguru (Ginger), and Karabu (Cloves) sleep 2 people in each, while the larger room Sadikka (Nutmeg) can comfortably accommodate four people. Bedrooms open into gardens or verandahs where you can dawdle over a morning cup of coffee. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom – with hot water showers powered by solar energy.
The house has a spacious living room with 270-degree views. The living room is equipped with all the necessary modern day comforts, including cable TV, a DVD player, and a stereo with an Ipod connection.
The house has its own manager, cook and two other staff members, who will be happy to help you with your needs.
Holidays are meant to be time out from chopping and washing up – and so our cheerful cook, Lesley, comes with the house. Lesley is known for his fabulously tasty, homely dishes that smack of Asian spices and ingredients.
Breakfast at the Weir House is a choice of western style omelettes or waffles, or Sri Lankan rotis or hoppers. Dinner is usually a three-course meal that blends eastern and western elements. If you wish to stay in for lunch – then Lesley’s classic Sri Lankan rice and curry should not be missed. We don’t keep tabs on tea, coffee and juice, so feel free to indulge in these beverages throughout the day.
The pantry is well equipped for guest use – so if you are suddenly inhabited by the spirit of your favourite celebrity chef, please feel free to venture in and get some sauces bubbling on the stove.
We believe in supporting the area’s food suppliers, and almost all of our fresh produce is bought at the local market in Gampola. Many of the vegetables that are served are grown in our home garden, and are freshly collected at the time of meal preparation.