Set within 11 acres of tropical parkland, this former plantation farm house has been renovated by celebrated theatrical designer Oliver Messel to create an elegant and luxurious villa. It is situated high above the northernmost part of the famous West Coast in St. Lucy, on a ridge overlooking a natural gully and the sea beyond. It is the only plantation house on the coast, and the largest private estate available for rent on Barbados.
Within its beautiful, leafy gardens is a lagoon-style free-form swimming pool (48 x 17’) surrounded by lush foliage, and a massive pond, filled with flowering lilies, with islands in the middle and a bridge at one end. A large sundeck here has views out over the tropical ravinie to the sea. Paths allow for peaceful walks through groves of frangipani trees and palms. Within the grounds there is also a Lotus lake, Water Garden, Mahogany Park, Arawak Cave System, Orchid Walk, as well as access to a quiet, sandy beach 2 - 3 minutes walk away.
The house exudes the same rustic and tranquil, yet elegant, charm with its white coral walls, green shutters, beamed ceilings and hardwood floors. The rooms are furnished with large pieces of mahogany furniture in plantation style and comfortable natural rattan sofas and chairs. Covered indoor/outdoor verandas have large arches, offering a wonderful feeling of communing with the surrounding greenery. The 6 air conditioned luxurious double bedrooms are situated in separate coral stone wings (two in each of three wings).
Equipment includes a fax, high speed internet access, satellite TV, DVD and Bose stereo system. A small speedboat is available for guests' use. Guests can also enjoy membership of the nearby and exclusive Port St. Charles Club during their stay, which offers a restaurant, pool, bar, sun decks and beaches.
Living areas opening up to wrap-around verandas. Dining room with original 17th century fireplace and seating for up to 15 people. Fully equipped air conditioned kitchen with all professional quality equipment. Master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom. Single bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom downstairs. Double bedroom with 2 double beds and en-suite bathroom upstairs.
2 double bedrooms, one with king-size bed and one with queen-size bed, both with en-suite bathrooms.
Speightstown 15 minutes drive