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Perched on a hilltop in Tangalle, Sri Lanka, Claughton House is a beachfront property with five bedrooms designed with a Colonial, European flair featuring a white façade, columns, black trimmings, and large open spaces. The private villa offers a space for relaxation and enjoyment with friends and family, where everyone can gather around for a fun time. The best part of the villa is that it provides direct access to the white sand beach out front along with stunning ocean views!
The master bedroom is the most spacious of all the five rooms with an abstract layout keeping with the theme of the villa. The king-sized bed sits snugly in the centre overlooking the ocean from the floor-to-ceiling doorways. The white interiors speak to the colonial aesthetics of the villa and the air-conditioned bedroom will soon feel like a home away from home. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with a natural stone bathtub for tranquil baths.
The four guest bedrooms are furnished with either single beds or a double bed, sporting a similar whitewashed design and open doorways to allow for the fresh breeze and lighting to flood the rooms. The rooms are air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms as well.
The lush green gardens at the house are complemented by the hilly surroundings as well as the dazzling ocean. The freeform swimming pool along with the abstract design on the floor is as if part of the hill itself as an edge is submerged in it. The gorgeous panorama can be viewed and enjoyed from the sun chairs beside the pool or the gazebo which has been furnished with a daybed for relaxation and comfort.
Lounge or sleep as you wish with the sun streaming around you and the trees swaying in the wind for a wonderful and light-hearted experience. An alfresco dining area is found under another gazebo beside the pool for enjoying fresh, hot meals in the open air.
Claughton House celebrated outdoor living with an open-plan living area at the entrance of the villa pavilions. The beautiful space is surrounded by gardens and a splendid view of the ocean in the distance. There are wicker chairs and a plush grey couch to make for comfortable sitting for everyone. Long evenings at the villa are a sure way to spend some memorable moments with friends and family as you watch the sunset and the interplay of colours in the evening sky.
There are several dining options at Claughton House and all of them are either partially or fully outdoors so you can make the most of your gorgeous surroundings. There is an alfresco dining area beside the pool, a smaller breakfast area out on the gardens, and another dining area upstairs with lavish and sprawling vistas of the region. The kitchen is a modern space with state-of-the-art amenities and facilities for guests. You can either choose to cook themselves or request the chef to prepare your meals!
The friendly staff at Claughton House is helpful and will assist you in settling in with ease. The chef can prepare delicious meals for you, if required, for an extra cost, and the staff can recommend local restaurants and places to visit as well!
The villa is situated beachside, so you have the luxury of a private stretch of white sand and the ocean all to yourself! Enjoy basking in the sun, or dipping your toes in the cool water of the ocean for a tropical experience. Explore the town on foot or bike and you might come across the cosy café you’ve been searching for all your life!
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.
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