Claughton House
Claughton House
Claughton House

Claughton House

  • Dikwella (View map)
  • 11 pers. max.
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Beachfront villa
  • Private beach access
  • Modern, classic décor
  • One of creations of the world famous architect Geoffrey Bawa
  • Poolside dining
  • Yoga sala available
  • located close to surfing spot

About Claughton House

Claughton House rests atop a hill in Tangalle, set within a generous 8 acres of gardens. It enjoys the perfect location for a getaway, with magnificent views of the ocean and the gorgeous vista beyond. Guests at Claughton House also have access to a private sandy white beach, with plenty of opportunities to swim and surf as well.
There are three suites in Claughton House- a master suite and two junior suites. Each of these well-appointed suites is air conditioned, attached to ensuite bathrooms and has fantastic ocean and garden views. The suites are dressed in a colour palette of classic white with black trimmings, and evoke a modern, bright and airy ambience. The master suite has a King sized bed, whilst the junior suites have twin beds. The master suite and one of the junior suites also have a private garden, whilst the second junior suite has a built in bathroom. There is also an additional sofa bed in one of the suites.
Claughton House has plenty of living space, and the open plan dining area seats six, and overlooks the ocean, garden, as well as the pool. For alfresco dining, guests can choose to dine at the pool side dining pavilion, which also has BBQ facilities. To enjoy a spot of relaxation and rest, there is plenty of lounging space in the garden, on sun loungers by the pool, or in the covered yoga sala.



Customer reviews

10/10 (Average rating based on 5 reviews)

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.

Marhaldesai (India) stayed at Claughton House with a group of friends from 28/05/2015 to 31/05/2015

We spent three nights here from 2nd March 2015 to 5th March. The location and design, layout, decor, upkeep are all outstanding. We have long been fans of Geoffrey Bawa after staying at the Villa Mohotti in Bentota and each room in Claughton is built in a way that natural ventilation is enough to keep you comfortable. The food and service are also great, we were particularly touched by the flexibility shown by the management. We occupied four of the five rooms and each one was equally comfortable, will be going back soon! We would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for peace and quiet.

ess0 (India) stayed at Claughton House with his/her family from 02/03/2015 to 05/03/2015

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.

Mikewlane (United Kingdom) stayed at Claughton House with a group of friends from 03/11/2014 to 07/11/2014

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.

Jimmyh2000 (Australia) stayed at Claughton House with his/her family from 11/04/2014 to 15/04/2014

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.

Asitha (Sri Lanka) stayed at Claughton House with his/her family from 24/05/2012 to 28/05/2012

Services & features

  • Facilities:

    • Additional bed
    • BBQ (extra cost)
    • Hairdryer
    • Household supplies
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Pool towels
    • Safety box
    • Swimming pool
    • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Transport:

    • Airport transfer (extra cost) (contact us)
  • Kids:

    • Babysitter (extra cost)
  • Meals:

    • Chef (contact us)
    • Coffee maker
    • Daily breakfast (extra cost) (contact us)
    • Dinner (extra cost) (contact us)
    • Lunch (extra cost) (contact us)
  • Services:

    • 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
    • Last minute discount: conditions apply, please contact us


Minimum stay 5 bedrooms
from 01/07/2017 to 16/12/2017 High season 3 nights SGD $ 2,055
from 16/12/2017 to 11/01/2018 Peak season 7 nights SGD $ 3,425
from 11/01/2018 to 10/02/2018 High season 3 nights SGD $ 2,055
from 10/02/2018 to 19/02/2018 Mid-peak season 7 nights SGD $ 3,425
from 19/02/2018 to 29/03/2018 High season 3 nights SGD $ 2,055
from 29/03/2018 to 10/04/2018 Mid-peak season 7 nights SGD $ 3,425
from 10/04/2018 to 01/05/2018 High season 3 nights SGD $ 2,055
from 01/05/2018 to 01/07/2018 Low season 3 nights SGD $ 1,233
from 01/07/2018 to 16/12/2018 High season 3 nights SGD $ 2,055

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