Walatta House is a three-bedroom, contemporary eco-designed villa, complete with a twenty-metre pool, ocean views and direct beach access. This Le Corbusier-esque design embraces the luscious Sri Lankan jungle with open-walls and open-skylights allowing an abundance of air and light to flow freely through.z
Through this unique entrance of Walatta House, stepping down the concrete steps, with immaculately interwoven red brick walls, you will feel as though you have found an undiscovered secret. There is light at the end of the tunnel… out into an open-sided and planned living space (you’re by no means underground), complete with a breakfast table, separate dining table, L-shape sofa and coffee table garnished with the hand-picked flower of the day. Much like Le Corbusier’s Barcelona Pavilion, the décor is sexy and slick with grey, white and black furnishing, blessed with a balanced sprinkle of colour. The three bedrooms (king size, queen size and twin), all designed to focus and enhance the jungle that surrounds the house, are placed in a line, along the hallway entrance. French sliding doors allow you to enjoy all the splendours of the garden in air-conditioned comfort. All three bedrooms have en-suite inside/outside bathrooms, designed with modern materials including polished concrete and bare red brick to complement the tropical flora, providing privacy and natural light… allowing just enough nature for when it calls! The Master Suite has a garden view and its own small terrace overlooking the pool.
Stretching the width of the open-sided living space is the twenty-metre pool that enjoys a south facing view over the Indian Ocean of Tangalle. Surrounding the pool is a crisp lawn, dotted with palm trees providing shade. A wooden sheltered table and chairs on the lawn make an ideal spot for breakfast. Stepping stones lead passed a reading deck down to the privately accessed beach.
Bedrooms and Living Areas at Walatta House Villa
From a small car park, a pathway leads down the hillside towards the house and its flat, grass-covered roof. A raised doorway marks the main entrance, and reveals a short staircase leading down into the house. As you descend, exposed bricks line either side of a cool, dark corridor, to the left of which are three bedrooms. This corridor eventually leads into a bright, open-plan living and dining area with 180-degree panoramas of the sea. Garden courtyards – billowing bamboo and palms – encircle the living areas beneath pockets of open ceiling, ushering in light and air. This inside-out garden design is mimicked throughout the house.
Furnishing the living area are an oversized L-shaped sofa and a comfy leather lounger, all positioned to share in the sea views. Black standing lamps (resembling giant versions of the classic anglepoise desk lamp) stand sentinel whilst a dining table for eight, sits to one side beneath an intriguing arrangement of hanging light bulbs. A cement bar counter, with sink tucked behind, is complemented by a little pantry next door with drinks cooler, coffee maker and tea-making facilities. This pantry leads into an air conditioned snug with LED TV, DVD player, surround sound and a desk with computer.
The king-size platform bed in the master bedroom is positioned towards the pool and ocean. Giant floor-to-ceiling timber and glass sliding doors open onto two terraces and an interior garden courtyard, whilst another door leads into a partially outdoor bathroom with twin sinks and a shower. The other two bedrooms – a queen and a twin – enjoy views to the side, of the ocean and palms, also have garden courtyards, and have similarly designed bathrooms with single sinks. The main kitchen at Walatta House is fully equipped and located next to the staff quarters, adjacent to the house.
Service and Facilities
Bedroom 1: Master Bedroom: King size bed. Air con. Overhead fan. Ensuite indoor/outdoor bathroom. French sliding floor to ceiling windows on three sides. Small terrace overlooking the pool.
Bedroom 2: Guest double: Queen size bed. Air con. Overhead fan. Ensuite indoor/outdoor bathroom. French windows on two sides.
Bedroom 3: Guest twin: Two single beds. Air con. Overhead fan. Ensuite indoor/outdoor bathroom. French windows.
Sitting/dining area: Open plan and open sided. Facing the pool and garden. L shape sofa. Teak dining table.
TV / Study room: Located off sitting dining area. Sat TV / DVD. Air con. L shape sofas. Desk.
Kitchen/staff quarters: Located in separate building. Fully equipped kitchen. Storage. Staff accommodation.
Garden roof: Flat and turfed garden roof with viewing platform for sundowners. No fencing.
Pool: 20m rectangular pool stretches width of the house.
Staff: Cook, steward, houseboy, gardener and security.
Beaches: Direct beach access and several other bays close by.
Exclusive use whole villa and listed facilities
Internet connection capable
*Rates are subject to 9,2% service charge, taxes, etc. Please note the above rates are valid for 2018 – 2019. Please email us if you would like to make a booking after this date.
01 May – 30 Jun
01 Sep – 30 Nov
01 Jul – 31 Aug
01 Dec – 15 Dec
11 Jan – 31 Jan
11 Feb – 19 Apr
28 Apr – 30 Apr