with your needs.
There are three main gardens – replete with fruit trees and indigenous plants. Mornings are heralded in with a chorus of birdsong – and early-risers are rewarded by sightings of myriad varieties of birds.
Benches are tucked away in different corners of the gardens, allowing you to steal away with a good book – or just spend time meditating on the landscape. The shallow pool with in-built Jacuzzi spouts offers a cool respite from any arduous activities that you may have indulged in during the day.
Beyond the gardens the property stretches uphill. Pathways lead you to the furthest corners of the Weir House. If you are curious about the origins of your morning brew or the contents of your pepper mill – a quick exploration of our small-scale pepper and coffee plantation will prove to be quite educational. Our gardener will also be happy to walk you around our vegetable and indigenous herb gardens.
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.
The Weir House Vicinity
The Fields Beckon
A River Runs Through It
The Wild Waters' Call
The Last Royal Bastion
Dawn at the Summit
Wending through the tea country
City - Gampola
Category - Holiday Bungalows for locals
Distance from Colombo - 128 km (2 h 59 min Drive)
Distance from Airport - 114 km (2 h 24 min Drive)
Price Guide - Rates on Request