Large House 12 +suitable for groups and large families self catering or meal
- english, danish, Tamil and Singalease
About Michael Davis
My name is Michael Davis I am English by birth but have lived in Denmark for the last 20 years and then Sri Lanka part time for 5 years until 2016 when I moved here full time.
Michael Davis purchased this House in 2011
Why Michael Davis chose Medadumbara
The Old Priests house is the soul of Welikande when I first came to view the property I stood outside of this house and was amazed at the views and felt at home . When we were renovating Welikande in the beginning I stayed here and soon learnt that Peter The founder of the orphanage that Welikande was had lived here as well with his family. That is why so many people say The Old Priests House has such a special feeling.
What makes this House unique
The view Flexibility Secluded
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful setting and great day trips
The old priests house is a bit quirky, but has a great view. I can't give the place a 5 star because you can hear every possible sound in the entire house. It lacks privacy and it's a bit rustic as well. It's nice for Sri Lanka, but not 5 star.
That said, Michael is a fantastic host and goes out of his way to make sure that you have a pleasant stay. The food at the property was always delicious. 2 in our family require a strict gluten free diet and the meals were always very conscientiously prepared. We also did the hiking tour and the tuk tuk tour to the waterfalls and both exceeded our expectations.
It was great having you and yours here with us!
P.s. we will try to do something with the privacy issue.
Paradise that is Welikande
We were very pleased to find this quite, peaceful, cosy and beautiful place. Surrounded by natural selection of plants, endemic for the region birds and animals and gifted with amassing views towards Victoria Dam lake Welikande was as blessing for us.
Being close to nature at the site is combined with all needed facilities and the hospitable family managing the house. The offered cuisine was also delicious representing various local dishes.
We had the chance to go on a hiking tour with a local guide - it was perfectly organized and conducted.
I hope my family will have opportunity to visit this place for longer.
Thank you for such a lovely review, it means a lot to us to share our Paradise with others.
Best Wishes Michael
Spice Cottage the highlight of our stay
Firstly Shamarla made us so welcome and continued to provide us with fantastic food we had originally booked for 2 nights but stayed 5 as there is so much to do in this area Tuk Tuk Trekking was so much fun the waterfalls and tea plantations incredible to swim under a waterfall has to be a highlight of our trip.
The house its self is very eco friendly and clean with beautiful handmade 4 posterbeds and a view that is second to none!
There was plenty of space for us and the kids could run around in the semi tropical gardens looking at monkeys and parrots and squirrels all day long!
We loved it everything
The Old Priests house
We were a group of 2 families wanting to trek in The Knuckles mountains.
Everybody was so helpful the gardens are beautiful the house itself had plenty of space for us and we enjoyed having our own private gardens
The restaurant made us evening meals of local Sri Lankan foods that realy was exceptional.
We stayed in Spice Cottage it was simply wonderful
Spice cottage was a real treat lovely bedrooms and a fantastic view over the victoria lake.
We loved the surrounding spice garden the restaurant brought us down the most exquisite food.
Thanks very much for understanding what We are trying to create!
Simple but stylish in a homely way
Space and tranquility the views and gardens and house were worth the money.
To sit with a cup of coffee in the mornings, hearing and watching the birds on the covered terrace was just perfect, Shamarla (housekeeper) looked after us and the house so well it was hard to leave.
We went trekking in the knuckles mountains and site seeing with Sanjewa (driver) throughout the center of Sri Lanka over to the beaches in Trincomalee.
As a base for exploring Central Sri Lanka or just hanging about we can completly recommend this well run property.
Thank you for your lovely review Carol it was a pleasure for us to have you as a guest and hope to see you again soon. Michael Davis
The Knuckles Mountains is a Unesco site of special interest and we have guided trekking groups going out most days there are many waterfalls to visit .
Kandy, Sigiria, Dambulla and several National parks including the Elephant orphanage can be visited as day tours from Welikande
There is a Yoga shala with a full time european Yoga teacher in the high seasons please ask for more details.