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The Mudhouse

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  • About this holiday

    The Mudhouse, located around 2 hours north of Colombo is a truly unique eco retreat. Guests will have a truly tranquil experience exploring the local area and the sights of the Cultural Triangle nearby Anuradhapura. Guests will enjoy the unique design of each house and hut which are all made from natural materials as well as the traditional, fresh cuisine served in the main hut. A wonderful choice of hotel as a stop on one of our touring holidays of Sri Lanka or as a longer rural retreat.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan or British Airways London to Colombo return in economy, private car transfers, full board based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £2,100 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Unique eco retreat with a romantic atmosphere

    Hotel description

    In the ancient rural heart of Sri Lanka, The Mudhouse sits in a remote location about two hours’ drive north of Colombo airport. Clusters of uniquely designed huts are located amidst 60 acres of forest land and have been built from local, natural materials, resembling all sorts of structures from a traditional village house to a tree house. Whilst each ‘house’ is different in layout and appearance, all have been designed with relaxation and comfort in mind and all the facilities are essentially the same, with outdoor showers and indoor bathrooms. All huts have dining areas and spaces which can be used for yoga and meditation. During your stay you have a number of different huts and structures allocated to you to ‘call your own’. There is no mains electricity, but lighting at night is provided by candles and lanterns and the staff hut has solar panels and a limited supply of power for charging batteries. Guests stay on full board, eat in the main dining hut and meals are prepared in the traditional kitchen, mostly with firewood and clay pots, using much produce from the Mudhouse’s own farm and garden. Guests are welcome to get involved with planting, watering or picking the produce. A stay here is an incredible experience in its own right but also for visiting local lakes and temples, bird watching and to visit the ancient city of Anuradhapura and sites of the Cultural Triangle.



    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    About 2 hours drive

    Closest airport

    Colombo airport

    Room types

    Various units of accommodation sleeping two to twelve people in the differently-configured huts.
    All with inside sink and western style wc, outside shower and mosquito net. There is no mains electricity.

    All rooms are the same price.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at The Mudhouse include: Dining, excursions arranged to nearby places of interest.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Near to The Mudhouse are: UNESCO world heritage site at Anuradhapura, Tabowa Lake, Elephant corridors, Yapahuwa and Pandurasnuwara ancient capitals with rock carving, mangrove and lagoon boat trips, cycle rides, bird watching at Anawilundawa bird sanctuary, Puttalam lagoon, Wilpattu National Park (birds, leopards, elephants, wild buffalo, crocodiles and sloth bear), Thigala rock inscription, rock temples at Mulegama.
    Cycling and boat trips available nearby.

    Sports nearby


    Minimum stays

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