The Weeraman Walawa
Heritage Property For Sale
The Weeraman Walawa (Aristocratic Mansion) is located on Sri Lanka's exotic south coast, which is quietly becoming the latest riviera of choice for the world's most discerning and inquisitive travelers.
Colonial Splendor on Sri Lanka's Exotic South Coast
The building, a 10,000 sq/ft recently fully-restored 19th-century Dutch Walawa, lies two miles north of Weligama bay and its sandy beaches. Surrounded by coconut groves on its southern flank, the Weeraman is a two storey building reminiscent of a French Chateau.
In typical Kandyan Style, the building is centered upon an internal courtyard. A hallway of polished cement runs along a veranda looping around three sides of the courtyard.
The entrance to the living room is particularly impressive, the doorway surmounted by an elaborate arch.
The front veranda and the courtyard are broad sweeping affairs, bracketed by wooded doorways and majestic carved pillars furnished with colonial antiquities and plants.
The ground floor has two large elegantly decorated dining/sitting rooms.
A chequered-floored, well-equipped kitchen and expansive dining room occupy the ground floor on the east side of the courtyard. Elegant lights of metallic black, designed by Sri Lanka's famous artist Saskia Pringers, are suspended above a robust polished-cement formal dining table, with seating for 16 persons.
To the right, a cantilevered staircase rises to three rooms on the upper floor.
The courtyard veranda also provides the entrance to 4 of the 6 bedrooms of the property.
The Weeraman Walawa embraces the timeless element of an unspoiled location and is known for its old world decor combined with modern amenties and its exceptional location of natural beauty.
The Weeraman Walawa offers one the ideal chances of being transported back to the relaxed life of the planters, when a day began with a hearty breakfast and finished with a cocktail at sunset. The property is tastefully -time period-furnished with antiques, furniture and soft furnishings.
The property is sold with a large collection of its furnitures and antiques and is suitable to function as a large Estate Home or a Luxury Boutique Hotel.
The rooms are all individually designed, decorated with a fine collection of artwork, paintings, antiques and furnitures, expressing old world charm, but combined with modern-day luxury amenities.
The Weeraman Walawa comprises of six very spacious air-conditioned suites, all with en-suite bathrooms and views of the magnificent natural surroundings, providing the tranquil solitude of a truly special place on earth.
The Weeraman Walawa's lush 2.5 acre tropical garden with its rich variety of fruit and cinnamon tress, flowering plants and grounds of lawn are ideal for finding tranquil spots to relax.
An infinity pool overlooking the surrounding paddy fields and a secluded garden sundeck and hill top getaway house complement the natural surroundings.
The property also has a 4 car garage and separate staff quarters.
Only 5 hours from Dubai, Hong Kong, Malaysia or Singapore. The Weeraman Walawa is located in Weligama on Sri Lanka's exotic south coast, some 20 minutes south to the UN World Hertiage site of Galle Fort and Buddhist temples, rainforest, lowland tea plantations, wild life reserves within easy reach. The famous Weligama Bay Sandy beaches are merely minutes away from the Weeraman Walawa, as the property is located a mere 2.5km from the beach.
Koggle airport is also conveniently located 15m from the property. The Weligama train station is located at the end of the road.
In December 2011 Sri Lanka's first highway Colombo to the city of Galle was completed. Its completion resulted in a reduced travel time of only 90 minutes from Colombo to the south. In 2013 this highway was extended to Matara with an exit at Weligama, thereby opening up the Southern Coastal area of Sri Lanka for further development.
Set in serene 2.5 acres of beautiful lush rambling tropical gardens, at the Weeraman Walawa one finds an atmosphere whic conjures up a place that time forgot, where one can linger far from the wordly pressure - in short, stuff most people only dream about.
And you could be there, sipping sundowners.
Sri Lankas Historical and cultural heritage covers more than 2,000 years. Known as LANKA-- the "resplendant land"-- in the ancient Indian epic Ramayana.
The Sinhalese royal line consisting of 180 rulers held sway in unbroken success for nearly 2300 years. The Sinhalese Buddhist culture has had a multiple of Indian, Portuguese, Dutch and British influences over the last 400 years and all of these fascinating cultures are still visible throughout the various cultural sites in Sri Lanka.
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