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The Ark,


Price From : US $ 270.00


The Ark is a fascinating three-storey, metal structure that is designed to capture spectacular views of the valley below, with its lush green paddy fields, surrounding mountains, untouched wilderness and tea and rubber plantations. Inspired by the ark-shaped, small cadjan houses traditionally used by farmers to protect their crops from wild animals, The Ark is the creation of Sri Lankan architect Narein Perera. When you arrive, there is a short walk along a wooden path before The Ark comes dramatically into full view, rising above the trees. The first floor consists of an open-sided living and dining area with breath-taking views, whilst the three bedrooms are located at different levels below. An infinity pool rests amidst the foliage with spectacular views across the valley. The Ark has a tranquil setting and is ideal for the adventurous, keen bird watchers, and those looking for a relaxing and peaceful holiday. Up to six guests can be accommodated here comfortably. The Ark is not recommended for those with mobility difficulties and young children below the age of ten years due to the heights. The Ark is rented on full board basis.


There are three rooms, all with beautiful views of the valley and mountains beyond and an attached bathroom with h/w shower. Two bedrooms have a balcony. Rooms are cooled with overhead fans and furnished with double beds. Two additional camp beds can be provided upon request.


  • Swimming pool
  • Bicycle hire
  • DVD library
  • Eco friendly

The entrance level consists of an open-plan living and dining area and a pantry. Living room is furnished with: comfortable sofas that also serve as day beds; flat-screen TV, DVD player and a collection of movies; books, and some board games. Dining area has an eight-seater table and the pantry is equipped with a fridge and tea/coffee facilities. The swimming pool is a short walk away, edged by a wooden deck complete with loungers. Guests can dine indoors or on the pool deck. Sri Lankan rice and curry, western meals, snacks and fresh juices are served here, prepared with fresh fruit and vegetables from the estate or nearby village. Guests can bring their own alcoholic beverages. The Ark is staffed with a chef and housekeeper, who live in separate quarters and are on hand when needed.

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The Ark is a wonderful three-bedroom eco-retreat perched high on a hillock in Mathugama in Sri Lanka's south-west, set amidst a 40-acre tea, rubber and cinnamon plantation. The journey from Colombo’s international airport takes approximately two hours. Once within the estate, The Ark is reached via a steep and winding gravel estate road which is accessible by most vehicles, although four-wheel drive is recommended.


23/10/2017 - 31/10/2017 FB $ 270
01/11/2017 - 31/10/2018 FB $ 300

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