Claughton House is a five-bedroom beach villa perched on a hilltop looking down on to the spectacular Tangalle Bay in Sri Lanka's deep south. It was designed by Sri Lanka’s iconic architect, the late Geoffrey Bawa, in 1984, and has his signature verandas, courtyards and open-sided pavilions. The villa is set on eight acres of tropical gardens scattered with coconut palms and has access to a secluded stretch of beach, suitable for swimming and snorkelling between December and April. A Yoga shala, swimming pool and pool pavilion are located at lower levels in the sprawling gardens. This three-bedroom villa is tastefully furnished and is booked on a villa only basis. It can accommodate up to eight adults and three children.
There are five ensuite bedrooms with a/c, furnished with twin or double beds. Views of the sea beyond.
Master bedroom: Furnished with a king-sized bed, opens out to a private garden.
Bedrooms 2. Furnished with twin beds and a sofa bed.
Bedroom 3. Furnished with twin beds
Bedroom 4. Furnished with a queen-sized bed.
Bedroom 5. This room doubles up as the TV room and is furnished with twin beds and satellite TV.
Take in the spectacular ocean views from the open-sided dining room and living room, which opens out to the gardens. Relax on a sun lounge by the swimming pool or at the pavilion, which looks out to see and is perfect for yoga or quiet contemplation. There is a BBQ area by the poolside as well as a dining pavilion. Claughton House has a fully-equipped modern kitchen: guests can do their own cooking or let the in-house cook prepare Sri Lankan or western dishes for you. He will also do the grocery shopping for you. Alcoholic beverages are not available but guests are welcome to bring their own. Other villa facilities include laundry service and free Wi-Fi. Yoga and relaxing massages are available on request.
Why we like it
A much-loved luxury beach villa overlooking Kudawella Beach with an unmistakeable stamp of Geoffrey Bawa
Tangalle Bay is about two hours east of Sri Lanka's fortress town of Galle. The journey from Colombo’s international airport will take a little more than four hours. If you are then heading from the coast into the hills, we offer competitive rates on a daily sea plane between Koggala and Hatton.