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Claughton House - max 14 pax

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Overview
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
14 guests
3 nights minimum 
Villa
Designed by Geoffrey Bawa Claughton House is spectacular. It is one of the, if not THE luxury villa along this coast line and boasts 3 master suites; all with air con and ensuite with ocean views. Open plan and open sided dining and sitting area. Acres of garden. Pool. Pool side pavilion with BBQ. Direct beach access to seasonally safe swimming and surfing on a beach that is mostly deserted. The bedrooms are separated in two buildings. 3 king suites in the main house and the other 2 in separate buildings accessed by a covered walkway. One of these bedrooms has a TV in the hall area. The slope down to the pool..and further along to the beach.. is stepped.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
3 Kings8 Twins
Bathrooms
5 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Eden Villas
Hosting since March 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 55%
Response Time: Within a day

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Reviews (17)
Simon D
Simon D
3 contributions
The most spectacular position, the most charming staff, and wonderful facilities especially the pool!
One never tired of the view from the house towards the beach and the ocean. The bedrooms, bathrooms and showers were of a high standard commensurate with the style of the whole place. The staff were attentive, polite and welcoming. The catering was excellent and very flexible - adjusting to the needs of the young children, the teenagers (e.g. early dinners and late breakfasts), and all the adults' special requests. This was a three generation family gathering, and it was impossible to think of anything that could be improved. All requests for Tuk-tuks to get us to the local town and beaches were handled very efficiently.
Visited April 2023
Written April 13, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Thank you so much for your kind review. Please come back soon Jack
Written April 15, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hannah S
Hannah S
2 contributions
Extraordinary family holiday
Claughton House and it’s wonderful team of staff have made our family holiday, to celebrate our parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, truly magical. The house is really something special, as are the gardens and all the wildlife that call it home. The staff have thought of everything, treating us all with such warmth and kindness, and the food has been exceptional, thank you Chef Ajith! The pool has kept us all entertained for hours and it’s position overlooking the ocean is the stuff dreams are made of. Having direct access to the beach (which we swam in daily) has been a highlight too along with all the tuk-tuk rides to other local beaches. I could go on and on! We will remember this trip for a lifetime. Thank you.
Visited April 2023
Written April 11, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Dear Hannah Thank you for your kind review. So lovely to be able to host you at Claughton. Please come back soon. Best wishes Jack
Written April 12, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jay B
Jay B
London, United Kingdom22 contributions
Stunning house with charming staff and wonderful food
Claughton House is a magical place. An architectural gem with incredible views and direct access to a surf beach. The villa manager Ajith is a fabulous cook and runs a team of wonderful staff. We absolutely loved it and will be back. It's a perfect spot.
Visited December 2022
Written January 7, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Thank you so much Jay. We cannot wait for you to return. Best wishes for a wonderful 2023. Jack
Written January 9, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

accowley
accowley
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
Perfection
The house passed the most basic test - beautiful in the good photographs on the website, but much more stunning in reality. Even better than the house, the team at Claughton are really exceptional. Ajith is very professional and produced the best food we had while we were on the island - much better than either of the Amans.
Visited April 2022
Written May 4, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Thank you so much. Delighted that Ajith was able to delight you wish his cooking. Please come back soon. Regards Jack
Written May 5, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HTBC
HTBC
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
Magnificent Geoffrey-Bawa designed villa
An extraordinary Bawa-designed villa with absolutely stunning views of a coconut plantation and the beach beyond. The food is phenomenal - seriously the best I have experienced in any Sri Lankan villa (ask for a BBQ). Wonderful pool where you just want to stay all day. Direct access to the beach where we went for a beautiful walk at sunset. Can't recommend Claughton House highly enough.
Visited March 2022
Written May 3, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Thank you for your kind review. Please come back soon. Regards Jack
Written May 5, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dan Parr
Dan Parr
3 contributions
Utterly gorgeous Sri Lankan experience
I wanted to thank you all for a such a wonderful trip to Sri Lanka and a superb experience at Claughton House. My family and I were part of a bigger group that stayed at CH for 10 days and it was utterly gorgeous. I’ve been lucky enough to go to Sri Lanka a few times on holiday and it has always been a fantastic experience but I have to say that Claughton was a different league to anywhere else we have stayed. The house, pool, gardens and location are extraordinary and it’s hard to imagine a better place to spend time in Sri Lanka. The staff, brilliantly led by Ajith, were exceptional, and special mention to Anil who worked extremely hard throughout the visit. All the staff could not have been more helpful, friendly, kind, attentive and endlessly patient with the constant requests for tea, coffee, juices and a few stronger drinks! The meals were superb and the team worked hard to ensure we had delicious food each and every meal, also taking on board suggestions and requests for particular meals. Coming back to the UK and having my coffee and toast this morning has been a big come down from the magnificent breakfasts we enjoyed each morning at Claughton. The cultural experiences were thoroughly enjoyable and a fascinating opportunity to learn more about the Singhalese and Tamil cultures. It was great to be there over new year and have the chance to learn about the local traditions. The new year banquet laid on by Ajith, Anil and the team was breath-taking, and utterly delicious. Thanks also for dealing with the myriad requests and questions in the build up to, and during, the trip. All the travel and transfers worked seamlessly and the drivers you kindly provided were always on time, safe and careful. We all know Sri Lanka is facing some serious difficulties at the moment but there's no doubt such a wonderful country and people will come back even stronger. We had a simply glorious trip to this fabulous country and a huge thanks to all of you for making it such a terrific experience
Visited April 2022
Written April 27, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a joy to host you and we all hope you can make it back soon. We promise to make breakfast even better. Best wishes Jack
Written April 28, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gael C
Gael C
2 contributions
Claughton House - Beautiful Stay!
Our stay at Claughton House was truly happy and completely spoiling. The house was a wonderful space, and the staff SO gentle, kind and meticulous. You can’t beat the location and swimming pool! Please pass on our thanks to all the team, and that we hope to be back.
Visited March 2022
Written April 4, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Thank you for coming to stay with us and thank you for your kind review, The whole team enjoyed hosting you and we all hope that you can come back soon. Best wishes for onward travels. Jack
Written April 5, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Edmund B
Edmund B
London, United Kingdom11 contributions
Stunning Villa
Claughton House is astonishing. The setting, on a bluff overlooking the wide expanse of sandy Kudawella beach to one side and the Indian Ocean beyond a large garden planted with coconut palm, is incomparable. The house provides cool breezes and wide views as well as privacy thanks to the beautifully thought out arrangement of rooms and open spaces. The large staff keeps the place immaculate and the guests pampered with every comfort imaginable. The meals that are cooked by Ajith to order rank with the best Sri Lankan food I’ve ever had. The swimming pool is magnificent and seems to melt into the blue ocean beyond.
Visited March 2022
Written March 11, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Dear Edmund Thank you so much for your kind review and for someone to stay. It was a pleasure to host you and we all hope we get then chance to do so again very soon. Best wishes Jack
Written March 13, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nic
Nic
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Spectacular - in every possible way.
It's difficult to get a true sense of the magnificence of the place from the photos. For fans of Jeffrey Bawa, staying in this house is a unique treat; little Easter eggs scattered in every corner from the design of the pool, the shape of the gardens, to little features around the house. Lovingly maintained in the spirit it was designed, it just pleases the soul! Ajith and all his team take wonderful care of your every need and are so friendly and clearly dedicated to this special house... anything you could like is anticipated before you've thought of it (the food and drinks are too good, actually). The location is ideal, immersed in secluded nature with your own surf beach but a short tuk tuk ride from Hiriketiya and Dickwella buzzing with bars and restaurants. The exceptional sunrise gives you a reason to get up early and enjoy all the house has to offer. Cannot overemphasise the specialness of this place enough. As usual, Eden Villas manage everything about your trip in the easiest, most efficient manner possible.
Visited February 2022
Written February 27, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Dear Nicky Thank you so much for your kind review. It has been a pleasure to host you and we really hope we can welcome you back soon. Best wishes for your onward travels. Jack
Written February 28, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

William R
William R
Cambridge, United Kingdom5 contributions
Still the best Villa in Sri Lanka
Claughton House has got even better , a new pool area and a redecorated interior . The House itself is perfectly placed above a wonderful beach and the staff are as good as ever , led by the top chef Agith …i would recommend it to anyone .
Visited December 2021
Written February 3, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunshine35414234864
Sunshine35414234864
Thank you William. It was a pleasure to welcome you back and we all look forward to the next time. best wishes Jack
Written February 4, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD player
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Deck
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Garage
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping included
  • Internet access
  • Kettle
  • Linens provided
  • Microwave
  • Ocean views
  • Parking available
  • Ping Pong table
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Safe
  • Cable television
  • Staff on property
  • Stereo system
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Television
  • Washer
  • Waterfront views
  • Waterfront location
  • Wi-fi
  • Watersports
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • Hiking areas

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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Frequently Asked Questions about Claughton House - max 14 pax

Claughton House - max 14 pax is able to accommodate up to 14 guests. See all property details.

Claughton House - max 14 pax has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Claughton House - max 14 pax has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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