Words : Kadhja Aniff
Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya
Just a few minutes from the Mirissa beach and the Mirissa Fisheries Harbour, is a little gem of a hideaway, bathed in vintage charm that whispers of an era gone by. Siri Weda Medura is a traditional colonial residence; a quiet ode to the Traditional elite of the past. An artful balance of nature, tradition and modernity, Siri Weda Medura is designed to serenade with serenity. Polished floors and spaciously placed trimmings furnish the living room, echoing a sense of tranquility and celebration of the minimalism. Vinyl lattice furniture give a subtle nod to the island's history, while bean bags nestle at the far ends of the room, in an eclectic yet graceful meld of modern comfort. Each space at Siri Weda Medura is built with attention to detail and a sunroof bathes the interiors with an abundance of natural light.
To pass the time, a wide range of best-selling novels can be found on bookshelves along with a number of games such as carrom. Through a rustic door redolent of the old bungalows of time, is an al fresco dining area where an in-built natural stone table backed by wooden chairs takes up the focus of the room. Cutlery lay carefully poised and fashioned to the standards of fine dining. A range of local and international cuisines dress up the spread courtesy of an in-house chef and a fresh seafood BBQ rolls out the best of the sea.
Siri Wedamadura consists of four air-conditioned rooms that sleep eight comfortably. Furnished with select traditional yet modern fittings, these regal en-suites are designed to bathe one in wave after wave of homely charm and repose. Each piece of furniture is carefully poised at certain parts of the room to bring out the best of its location and natural features, from the antique armoire to the sunlight-bathed single or double bed that overlooks the garden.
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