The Woodlot - Truly Eco Mud Chalet

Chalet - Private room · Colombo - Galle - Hambantota - Wellawaya Hwy, Wirawila, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Your host, Charitha
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About the property
The Mud Chalet (Woodlot) is a comfortably and charmingly set up, natural mud chalet for 2 people. The maximum occupancy is 5 people, with 3 extra mattresses, each extra person will cost 10 USD.
Ideal for a couple to spend a relaxing, memorable night. It can also accommodate a group who would like to hang out together.

The Woodlot, is surrounded by a mini ago forestry farm, hence the name Woodlot...

There's a restaurant and hang out area and our chef will be able to serve you tasty dishes, local and international...

Location – neighborhood description
Saraii Village is a truly unique location that provides guests an eco - agro tourism experience. Located in an agro-forestry land in Wirawila, there are both Tree Houses and Mud Chalets as accommodation options. This location is built using environmentally friendly and recycled material and is based (email hidden) philosophy.

Attractions and distance
Saraii Village is close to many interesting sites, such as the Yala Nature Reserve, Bundala Bird Santuray & Nature Reserve, Lunugamwehera Nature Reserve, Wirawila Tank, Kirinda Beach, great for surfing, diving, dolphine & whale watching. Famous religious site, Kataragama, all located closeby, with many more attractions available for you.

Check-in time - After 1.00 PM
Check-out time - Before 11.00 AM

Meals - There's a restaurant and hang out area and our chef will be able to serve you tasty dishes, local and international...

We can arrange for responsible tours within the nature reserves and visits to places of interest around this location.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
  • The Woodlot is a wonderful designed hut, made of natural material. Made with lots of love. We only found it a bit difficult that you can't lock the hut and that people can even look inside through some gaps and windows. Anyway, it didn't matter too much. Also the other huts, especially the tree house, are very special and wonderful to stay at.
    Apart from that I have to say: it is too expensive in my opinion. It is not a real Village, for me there is no special atmosphere as I was expecting it. Also you have to take a Tuk Tuk to get there and away.
    Food is very expensive, $ 12.- for a not very special dinner, only main course, that's hilarious if you know the prices for food in Sri Lanka.
    We did not get to meet Charitha, there is only a manager and some workers. All of them were very kind and helpful.
    At the moment they are building more houses, so maybe one day it will be different. So maybe they will work on the atmosphere - f.ex.: we had dinner in front of the workers sleeping pace...
    But: lots of great ideas, all made with natural products, still a good place to go if you don't mind the money and if you are curious to expolre it yourself.

    January 2014
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Saraii Village
Founder of Saraii (website hidden) Social Sustainable Enterprise MBA graduate from the Colorado State University, US... I set up Saraii Village as i love traveling to this part of the Island, where its close to the beach and to a host of nature reserves, lakes and historical sites... and the land being Organic is a huge plus too... I've open up my treasued getaway to guests as i would like them to enjoy and experience it the same way i have... I am a believer that each of us can do something in our own small way to help others understand why and how to respect and take care of our environment. I welcome all responsible travelers to come see Saraii Village, which will showcase the true essence of Sri Lanka...
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