The Nilwella Road Residence

sri lanka, indian subcontinent
5 bedroom - 5 bath
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$1,320 - $3,300 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This magnificent beach villa overlooking the picturesque surf of Kudawella Bay was designed by a celebrated Sri Lankan architect. It sports private access to a beach with a beginner surf break and an art deco swimming pool carved into the rock. It sleeps 14 + 1. There is a stunning modern large infinity pool with seating, a shallow and deep area that has pool side dining, BBQ, and bar as well as sun deck. A dedicated yoga pavilion has been built in the grounds with breathtaking views of the ocean.

Why Kids Love it

Kids will love the table tennis table in the games and TV room, and the palm fringed extensive garden where they can run and play. The uniquely-shaped pool is great for kids and there is an outdoor pavilion with shade for cooling off or eating fresh seafood before relaxing on the sun loungers for an afternoon nap. Steps through the garden meander down to the private beach. Kids can learn to surf on the easy breaks at Hiriketiya, just 10 minutes away by car.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 days. An internationally-training private chef, housekeeping staff, groundspeople and 24/7 security are included in your stay. These teams are supported by a management team who will act as a concierge to ensure you have a comfortable stay. A baby crib with a mosquito net and a highchair are available if required. Nannies, drivers, therapists and transportation are additional services available on request. A yoga teacher can be arranged, and yoga mats are available in the yoga shala. There is also a dedicated massage room with attached bathroom and a masseur/se will come to the house.

About the Location

Claughton House is a hilltop residence with views overlooking Kudawella Beach and the Blowhole in southern Sri Lanka. There are many pursuits nearby including scuba and snorkeling, blue and sperm whale watching (October to April), colorful markets and eye-catching temples. A day trip to UNESCO World Heritage site, Galle Dutch Fort is recommended. Here you can enjoy the architecture of the lighthouse or clocktower, watch the sunset from the Fort windows or explore Pedlar Street’s art galleries, boutiques, gem and spice stores. The nearest international airport is in Columbo (approx. 2 hours, 50 minutes by car).

Accommodation Details

This residence has 5 bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms on 1 level. The master suite has a kingsize room and 2 showers. There are 2 more kingsize bedrooms, 1 has an additional single / twin. Another bedroom has 3 single / twin beds and the kids’ room has 4 single / twin beds and a bathroom with a shower. In addition, you’ll find a dining room that opens to the sunken living room and a kitchen at the back of the house. Outside is a swimming pool, yoga pavilion, gardens and beach access.

Style Notes

Tropical modernism. Designed by the great Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s most celebrated architect, this spectacular villa sits in a 7 acre private estate perched 25m above sea level with panoramic views of the bay. The seamless blend of traditional Sinhalese design, colonial stylings and modern open plan living continues to inspire all who stay here. This house breaks the barriers of inside and out, linking spaces together in a single composition. We love the swimming pool that was voted one of the top 50 private swimming pools in Asia, the views that are captured from every room, and the incredible hilltop setting that is memorable as it is beautiful.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
3 king
8 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Nimali P.
Member since December 19, 2022
Hi Kid & Coe Families. I am a home manager who helps to host this property on behalf of owners. I am happy to answer any questions that you have.

Sri Lanka, Indian Subcontinent

Elephants, coconut palms and golden beaches

This heavenly island off the coast of India is ideal for a family vacation. With long sandy beaches, ancient temples to explore and wildlife attractions from free-range monkeys in the trees to dolphins in the sea and elephants in the middle of the road, kids will be entranced. Don’t miss family-friendly beach Unawatuna beach, the hill country and its tea plantations and the country’s national parks for unrivalled leopard-spotting potential.