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Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Old Clove House

from £279 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Fully renovated and modernised for modern living. Perfect base to explore the beaches and Galle Fort

Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Located in what was formerly a small clove plantation, of which only three clove trees survive, Old Clove House has been renovated, restored and modernised, and given a new lease of life as a holiday rental home. Located just minutes from the beaches of Thalpe and Unawatuna, the private leafy compounds of this house is a welcome respite and sanctuary from the beaches and town.

The house consists of three large double bedrooms, all en-suite with hot water rain showers, and are cooled by overhead ceiling fans or air-conditioning.

The main master suite has a large King-sized bed, a separate sitting/ lounging area, a large dressing area and a wonderful landscaped area with an open to sky shower.

The second bedroom, the pool room, opens directly to the swimming pool, and has a King-sized bed, a walk-in dressing room and an attached bathroom with open to sky rain shower.

The third bedroom, suitable for adults or a group of children, comprises a main bedroom with a Queen-sized bed, an attached smaller room with a single bed which could be used by more children or the nanny and has an attached bathroom with open to sky rain shower.

Old Clove House is in a lush, verdant beautifully landscaped garden, and is very peaceful and tranquil, but just minutes from the beaches, making it a great base to explore the beaches of the South of Sri Lanka, and Galle Fort/ town.

Old Clove House is perfect for a large group, be it family or a group of friends.

Guests will have access to the entire house and are expected to treat the house as they would their own.

There is high-speed WiFi connection, with satellite TV offering all premium channels and the latest Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III which guests can stream any music of their choice from any of their smart devices via Bluetooth and enjoy superlative sound quality.

There is an in-house cook who will prepare all meals for guests as required.

We take great pride in the high standard of the meals served at Old Clove House and endeavour to provide our guests with a very memorable dining experience whilst staying at Old Clove House.

All food and beverages prepared and consumed at Old Clove House are at cost with no mark-ups. Old Clove House is your home for the duration of the rental and you are not expected to pay any more for food and drinks consumed than when you're at your own home.

The head houseboy and two additional younger houseboys attend to housekeeping duties, guests' welfare and will also assist with guests' laundry if required.

The staff is highly valued and work very hard with integrity and honesty and we only expect that they are well tipped if guests are happy with their service. Previous guests have been extremely happy with the dedicated service of this hardworking team.

Pets are allowed and welcome and smokers are not discriminated against.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Wheelchair users
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

About this location

Southern Province region


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Review 1-8 of 8

10 Jan 2015


"Wish it was nearer and could visit more often"

Can not fault it. The house was beautiful light and specious .the renovation tastefully executed
The staff, friendly and most helpful, nothing was too much for them.
The location wonderful easy access to Galle and walking distance to beach.
All in all superb

Thank you so much for your kind words and we all at Old Clove House are really really happy that you've had a really good and enjoyable stay here with your incredibly amazing family. It was such a pleasure and honour to have have you all here and a joy to meet you.

Congratulations on your celebration and we were all very happy that you all could see in the new year at Old Clove House.

All the very best wishes and hope to see you very soon. Sri Lanka is not too far from Dubai or Singapore, and a very convenient meeting point for all of you who are now spread out far and wide and I really hope to have the opportunity to host you and your wonderful family again at Old Clove House.

8 Jan 2015


"A perfect place to stay"

We stayed with a large family consisting of young kids, teenagers, parents and a grandmother. When we arrived the owner, Tai, helped move all the beds around so the kids could all sleep together and really helped get us settled. Tai, was always willing to help and advise and his staff were fantastic.
Food was excellent and the chef was able to produce a range of food to satisfy the most fussy of eaters!
The house is beautifully renovated and has wifi, Bluetooth speakers, tv and DVD player. The beds were very comfortable and the aircon strong and cold though the ceiling fan alone was adequate. Great showers too.
The garden is lovely and we played many games of football and frisbee (joined by the puppy)
Nearby is a lovely beach with a fabulous beach bar serving yummy pizzas and Galle is a short tuk tuk ride away.
Great location, beautiful house and lovely people.

Thanks for your lovely, honest review and assessment of your experience at Old Clove House. We're really happy and delighted that you had a great time, and that you found the food and accommodation to be good as we really do try our best in that department as that's what makes the experience of staying at a private villa.

I do apologise for the situation with the mosquitoes but there had been very heavy rains during the weeks preceding your arrival and this has exacerbated the situation of the mosquitoes. We have since remedied that with various plug-in repellents all around the house and we're delighted to say that this has worked very well, and that the current set of guests with young children are finding that there are minimal issues with mosquitoes in and around the house.

I do look forward to seeing all of you again, particularly your mum, who's such a wonderfully special and lovely individual and really glad that you all had the occasion to celebrate her 80th birthday, and to see in the New Year at Old Clove House.

29 Nov 2014



Old Clove is just stunning ! It is located very close to Unawatuna or Talpe beaches, in a quiet residential area, very esay to move around in Tuk-tuks or scooters. Galle is just 6km away, and perfect … More

2 Sep 2014



Il n'y a que des superlatifs pour décrire cette maison! le service "sur-mesure" inclus dans la formule amplifie le confort des lieux avec la présence de "Kumard" qui est au … More

Thank you very much for your review and it was a pleasure having you and your family stay. The team at Old Clove House looks forward to welcoming you and your family and friends back to Old Clove House.

8 Aug 2014


"Beautiful House in a Tranquil Setting"

I visited with some friends from China and Hong Kong in April and found Old Clove House on the internet after we were not happy with where we had already booked. We went to check it out and found that… More

Thank you so much for your very kind words and I'm really happy that you and your friends had a wonderful experience at Old Clove House. Thanks so much for the very generous gratuity left for the team but their job was undoubtedly made much easier by the friendliness of you and your friends.

I do hope that you'll return to Old Clove House with your friends again and the team will be welcoming you back with the warmest of welcomes.

21 Feb 2014


"Everything we needed for a relaxing holiday with young children"

The Old Clove House is set in a big lawned garden with a swimming pool. The house has all the space and bathrooms we needed and is beautifully decorated. It feels clean, light and airy. The house mana… More

17 Feb 2014


"Beautiful House and Wonderful Staff - perfect family villa"

We had booked to stay at the Old Clove House over the Christmas and New Year period, but we were so happy there we extended our stay. It was the perfect place for us to base ourselves with our young c… More

20 Jan 2014


"Marvellous Holiday"

My Husband, children, and grandchildren have just spent a fabulous holiday at Clove House, Sri Lanka, where everything from beginning to end was top quality. The service provided at the house was fir… More

Thank you very much for your very kind words and we're very happy that you've had an enjoyable stay at Old Clove House. We're extremely pleased that you've found the food and service to be good and the staff are very appreciative of the very generous gratuity that you have given them. A big thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you back to Old Clove House.

Review 1-8 of 8

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