The regal Claughton House boasts an ideal location on the picturesque southern shores of Sri Lanka, and is a perfect five-bedroom holiday escape treating guests to absolute privacy and enthralling ocean views. You can even make your way down through the lush gardens to discover a private stretch of pristine beach right on your doorstep.
The property doesn’t merely rest on its stunning surroundings: designed by the well-renowned Geoffrey Bawa, the villa boasts an impressive modern-come-colonial décor with plenty of room for lavish entertaining and inviting utter relaxation for your stay. The icing on the cake? The beautiful blue pool perched between the villa and the ocean right into the manicured hillside lawns.
- Air conditioned bedrooms
- Private pool
- Table tennis
- Satellite TV
- Free Wi-Fi access
- In-room safe
- Baby cot
- Baby highchair
- Villa manager
- Security guards
- Extra bed USD $38 per night
- Groceries at cost + cost of transport
- Spa services
Last Minute & Early Bird Bookings
Contact our Villa Specialists to find out if your dates are eligible for our Last Minute and Early Bird discounts.
Claughton House Living
Claughton House offers an idyllic blend of traditional tropical ease with impeccable modern design. The hilltop property is shaded by sky-high palm trees, which together with the turquoise shimmer of the pool and the salty waves of the ocean, set the scene for a divine summertime getaway. The interior spaces offer a breath of fresh air having a chic use of monochrome tones and exposed concrete beautifully juxtaposed with elements of rich natural wood, and all complemented with dreamy views of the green gardens visible through all of the vast windows.
The open-plan living room is the epitome of contemporary elegance. The room’s built-in sofas are piled high with plump pillows, while the colour scheme focuses on carefully chosen black, white and grey tones. The furniture gives modern comfort while a wall of exposed natural stone introduces a touch of rustic chic. The expansive living room opens out to stunning views reaching all the way out into the ocean.
The formal dining table is strategically located to offer guests the ultimate experience in alfresco dining. The open-plan design of the dining space allows for a fresh sea breeze while also opening out to jaw-dropping views of the ocean. For a lazy summertime brunch, set the table outside on the terrace, where a chic round table enjoys the delicious shade of leafy palm trees. The villa also features a fully-equipped kitchen, where guests can realise all their culinary ambitions.
Garden & Pool
Claughton House boasts a stunning free-form pool thoughtfully located between the villa and the ocean, thus allowing guests to enjoy beautiful seaside views while cooling off in the crystal clear waters of the pool. The pool is surrounded by deckchairs where you can get lost in a great holiday read while working on your tan. The poolside gazebo offers a perfect setting for an indulgent afternoon nap and also doubles as an alternative dining venue complete with barbeque facilities.
The villa’s extensive garden leads down to the beach, which has everything you could wish for from a paradise island: talcum white sand and crystal clear waters with a few palm trees swaying gently in the breeze.
Claughton House Bedrooms
Claughton House offers five elegant bedrooms. The rooms are divided into two separate buildings with three rooms located in the main house and two rooms housed in a separate annexe. The rooms all echo the timeless colonial design of the rest of the property. Each bedroom has tranquil natural hues creating a well-matched backdrop for the vintage travel posters framed on the walls, and the luscious green gardens are always peeking in through the generous windows.
The master suite houses a lavish king-size bed and offers breathtaking views overlooking the garden and out into the ocean. As a decadent bonus, the room opens out to a gorgeous private garden. The room is adjoined by a beautifully designed ensuite bathroom where walls of exposed concrete are elegantly offset by surfaces of crisp white and sleek modern furnishings.
Three of the guest rooms are furnished with two twin beds, while the fourth room houses a double bed. Each room offers guests their own unique luxury features. One room features a private garden, while another one is furnished with a lavish bathtub. The third room leads to a private terrace complete with mesmerising views of the ocean, while the fourth room is adjoined by a games room featuring a massive plasma TV and a table-tennis set.
Each room features an elegantly designed ensuite bathroom using rugged exposed concrete and sleek white surfaces to result in a space that is at once stylish and functional.
Claughton House Layout
Claughton House Staff
Your stay in Claughton House is made enjoyable by the professional staff. Claughton House’s staff have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly hospitality.
Claughton House’s experienced and knowledgeable manager is responsible for the overall operation of the villa. The villa manager will oversee and coordinate the staff and property and assist you during your stay.
You didn’t think you would be expected to clean while enjoying time off did you? All of our villas include housekeeping to tidy up the villa, arrange the laundry services, wash up and simply make sure you don’t lift a finger whilst on holiday with the family.
The villa’s skilled private chef will happily prepare anything from the Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s suggestion menus, as well as discuss special requests and dietary requirements.
It’s nice to know you have security and many villas will have full-time guards or night time security available. Additional security can also be arranged if the villa doesn’t include any in the daily rate.
Claughton House Location
Claughton House sits perched on a hilltop in Tengalle on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The villa offers guests direct access to a private beach boasting pure white sands and clear blue waters. The villa neighbours the beautiful Kudewalla Beach, while the UNESCO protected Galle Fort is 1.5 hours away by car. Claughton House can be reached in three hours from the airport.
Claughton House Bookings
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Need to Know
- Minimum stay: Low Season: 3 nights, High Season: 7 nights, Peak Season: 7 nights
- Our rates include Government tax and services. Other websites add this on at the end of the booking!
- We offer the best rates online and offer a price guarantee to prove it!
- A deposit of 50% of the total amount must be paid at the time of booking
- Final payment is required 60 days prior to arrival
- Refundable security deposit (equal to one night’s rental charge) required to be paid prior to arrival
- Check-in time: 2.30pm – check-out time: 11am
- Late check out until 6pm can be arranged at half the rental rate (subject to availability)
- Payment can be settled by credit card (Visa / Mastercard / Amex)
- Payment can be settled by bank transfer in your preferred currency (AUD / EUR / GBP / JPY / NZD / SGD / USD)
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