Nestled in ten acres of luxuriant gardens, high on a ridge commanding breathtaking panoramas of the sea, the villa is among the most enchantingly exclusive homes in Barbados. It is perfect for family reunions and a wonderful setting for a wedding.
After two centuries, the villa still retains the rare qualities of rural solitude and rustic charm. Accommodation is split over three separate buildings The Main House (the former farm house of the estate dating from the 18th century),The Messel Wing (named after the designer who rebuilt the house in the 1970s) and the Plantation Wing each of which has its own courtyards, verandahs and private terraces. The dιcor and furnishings throughout are elegant and in keeping with a plantation house of this quality. Within the grounds there is a small lake known as the Duck Pond and an unusual lagoon style swimming pool, quarried out of the coral stone, surrounded by terracing and shaded by established trees. A short stroll through tropical gardens brings you to a sandy beach.
Ground Floor: Kitchen Formal Dining room (Opening onto a covered furnished courtyard) Sitting room
First Floor: Sitting area Library Master Double bedroom (Opening onto a verandah) Small double room
Messel Wing: Two Double bedrooms (One on each floor)
Plantation Wing: Separate cottage in the grounds (Central sitting area) Separate cottage in the grounds (Two double bedrooms, one with four-poster bed, each with an ensuite bathroom with feature outdoor showers)
All bedrooms: All bedrooms have en suite or adjacent bathrooms and are air-conditioned
Television (Cable), CD, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Fax Machine, Internet Access, Telephone
Swimming Pool: 15 x 5m; 1-2m deep
Staff: Two Housekeepers, Maid, Butler, Chef, Cook, Three Night Watchmen
Amenities: Beach 10 minutes walk, Golf: 25 minutes drive, Tennis: 25 minutes drive, Speightstown 10 minutes drive