Claughton House

5 reviews

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5 reviews
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enjoyed a romantic stay at Claughton House from 28th May 2015 to 31st May 2015 From 28th May 2015 to 31st May 2015

Stayed at claughton house in may first week with friends and family.we had the time of our lives there and enjoyed the hospitality and food immensely.The view of the sea from the property is mind blowing.The staff of the property was very helpful and gave us excellent service.The food,especially the breakfast was delicious.The swimming pool was well maintained and we enjoyed there thoroughly.
(United Kingdom)

enjoyed a romantic stay at Claughton House from 03rd November 2014 to 07th November 2014 From 03rd November 2014 to 07th November 2014

The refurbished villa (Nov 2014) is spectacular. The staff are attentive albeit maybe a bit Colonial in their style and the setting is paradise. The food prepared by the chef was excellent. On the negative side, the car hired for us for a trip to Yala from the Chefs friend had mechanical problems and we were not sure if it would complete the entire journey! The pool is a good size and the beach at the bottom of the garden is great for body surfing and swimming. The villa is on a hill so the villa would not suited for anyone with mobility problems. A definite recommend.

stayed at Claughton House with a group of friends from 11th April 2014 to 15th April 2014 From 11th April 2014 to 15th April 2014

We recently (April 2014) stayed at Claughton House and were treated to an amazing stay at this beautiful property - we only wished we could have stayed longer. We were greeted on arrival by Ajith (who serves as the chef and front of house) and his very attentive staff after a long drive in sweltering conditions. Within minutes of walking through the door we each had cold coconut juices in our hands and our bags tucked away in our rooms, leaving us to admire the amazing views from the front balcony of the house. We we're a bit nervous about the state of the rooms at Claughton as several of the reviews we had read on Tripadvisor suggested the property was getting a bit tired, but upon arrival we were greeted by newly refurbished rooms and outdoor areas - the refurbishment has been done really well and is sympathetic to this Bawa designed villa. The grounds of the house are huge and very private, with a palm dotted lawn running down to a swimming pool and pool house (where drinks and/or dinner can be taken) perched on a low cliff overlooking a long expanse of sandy beach with a fishing harbour in the far distance - pretty breathtaking stuff and a great backdrop for meals, drinks, etc. The property runs down to the beach if you ever get tired of swimming in the pool, and on several mornings we saw a number of learner surfers from a local surf camp out on the waves below us. Ajith gave us recommendations for our dinner each night (and was open to our suggestions for variations to his proposed menu), and never failed to impress with what arrived on the dinner table each meal time - he has spent many years working as a chef in the Middle East and his experience shows. His food was a highlight of our stay and I can only assume he has started working at Claughton since the poor reviews below (I have heard the villa has changed hands fairly recently, with this possibly being the catalyst for the refurbishment and new kitchen staff?). Our friends and ourselves were travelling with 2 young children it was always easy to arrange something suitable for them to eat at an early hour which was handy. Ajith buys all of the groceries you need for your stay, and the cost for food for our stay worked out as USD$33/day for two adults and one 2.5 year old for breakfast, lunch and dinner - about $12 each adult. Will hopefully be back to Claughton in the not too distant future.
(Sri Lanka)

stayed at Claughton House with a group of friends from 24th May 2012 to 28th May 2012 From 24th May 2012 to 28th May 2012

Claughton house is another master piece of Geoffrey Bawa, that situated in Dikwella towards most southern part of Sri Lanka. We were given the master room and it was very comfortable. The room additionally offers a private small garden which you could have a cooling shower. Room amenities look bit ware-out but still comfortable. The huge garden was well maintained and the pool also clean. Since the house could accommodate few few number of guests, some times you may be lucky to have the pool and garden to your self only. The food is tasty but can be good with few more dishes. But they were kind enough to prepare a special mead for our kid. From the location you could see the very scenic Dikwella bay and very close proximity to the world famous Hummane "blow hole". The stay is worth the money you spent.
Distances to:
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport: 196km
Beach: 1000m

Take a look inside Claughton House

Placed on the hilltop of Tangalle in Sri Lanka, Villa Claughton House is a beach-front villa that will enable you with a lavish and luxurious stay on the top of the hill while having direct access to the panoramic view of the soothing ocean in the front. The villa consists of five expansive bedrooms which mean it can be a great place for you to gather with your family and friends to have a fun time-out from the hustle of daily life. You can enjoy the serenity of nature to the fullest while enjoying the deluxe facilities and a stunning view of the white sand beach from the veranda.


While staying in the villa, you have the whole white sand beach to enjoy by yourself and there. You c watch the sunset or sunrise or just dip your feet into the cold water of the ocean to feel the nature with all your senses. You can explore the surrounding town on foot or by bike ad you might run into a cozy café or simple bar that you will surely like.

Services & Features

Our Concierge team will be happy to help organize any service not available at the villa. Simply let us know and we'll make it happen.
  • Additional guest
  • BBQ equipment (extra cost)
  • Hairdryer
  • Household supplies
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pool towels
  • Safety box
  • Swimming pool
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Airport transfer (extra cost)
  • Babysitter (extra cost)
  • Chef (extra cost) (on staff)
  • Coffee maker
  • Daily breakfast (extra cost)
  • Dinner (extra cost)
  • Lunch (extra cost)
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry (extra cost)
  • Massage (extra cost)
  • Security service
More information
  • Pers. max.: 11
  • Staff:
  • Villa size: 415 m²
  • Garden: 16745 m²
Terms and conditions
  • Check-in: after 02:30 pm
  • Check-out: until 11:00 am
period   Minimum stay 5 bedrooms
17/09/2020 01/12/2020 Low season 2 nights USD $ 950
01/12/2020 14/12/2020 Mid-high season 2 nights USD $ 1,340
14/12/2020 08/01/2021 Peak season 7 nights USD $ 2,793
08/01/2021 11/02/2021 High season 2 nights USD $ 1,564
11/02/2021 21/02/2021 Mid-peak season 7 nights USD $ 1,564
21/02/2021 12/04/2021 High season 2 nights USD $ 1,564
12/04/2021 21/04/2021 Mid-peak season 7 nights USD $ 1,564
21/04/2021 01/05/2021 High season 2 nights USD $ 1,564
01/05/2021 01/12/2021 Low season 2 nights USD $ 950
01/12/2021 14/12/2021 Mid-high season 2 nights USD $ 1,340
14/12/2021 08/01/2022 Peak season 7 nights USD $ 2,793
08/01/2022 30/01/2022 High season 2 nights USD $ 1,564
30/01/2022 07/02/2022 Mid-peak season 7 nights USD $ 1,564
07/02/2022 13/04/2022 High season 2 nights USD $ 1,564
13/04/2022 24/04/2022 Mid-peak season 7 nights USD $ 1,564
24/04/2022 01/05/2022 High season 2 nights USD $ 1,564

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