BB364

 

Extraordinary 18th Century Coral Stone Villa on 11 Acres with Lagoon Pool

Special Features

  • "Provence in the Caribbean" - perfect for weddings (min. one week rental)

  • Lunch by Lotus Lake, cocktails on the North Lawn and dinner on the West Terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea - doesn't get much better than this!

  • Five star cuisine prepared by a professional Chef

  • Small gym with table tennis; badminton and boule (bocce) yard

  • Watersports nearby

  • Staff of 15, including renowned Chef

  • Children welcome - special play room in Plantation Wing and play area outside

  • 11 acres of tropical gardens enhanced by ponds (water feature) with colorful koi

  • The magic of designer Oliver Messel, with theatrical living spaces by day and enchanted places by night, is found everywhere

  • Lagoon Pool with its 120m2 pool deck suspended over the Tropical Ravine - Heaven's Gate

  • 5 minute walk to a sandy and quiet beach at Little Good Harbour

  • Guests are able to use Little Good Harbour / The Fishpot beachfront restaurant, bar, beach facilities (beach umbrellas and chaise lounges), and floating jetty.

      BB364 is an 11-acre property, set in the northern parish of St. Lucy on Barbados, about 5-10 minutes from the beach.   Built in the early 18th century, the Estate's main feature is a stately villa of coral stone that exudes traditional charm.  The house was re-designed between the late 60s and early 70s by celebrated English theatrical designer, Oliver Messel, for Charles Graves (brother of the poet Robert Graves).  Messel's signature style was in making indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly flow together - creating a comfortable and elegant family residence of exceptional beauty. 

     The extensive property is perched on a coral ridge with unforgettable views of the Caribbean coastline, and includes a park of mahogany trees amidst mature, lush gardens designed by Todd Langstaffe-Gowan, landscape designer for the Royal Palace of Hampton Court.  The impeccably kept grounds, which boast a koi-filled Lotus Lake and intriguing Arawak cave system, provide a peaceful oasis to stroll or relax.  

 

     BB364 is a wonderful choice for families with children as there is a play area with swings, seesaw, and trampoline among the park-like grounds as well as a play room in the Plantation Wing of the villa.  

 

     The seven air-conditioned luxury suites (with Bose sound systems), in four separate wings, are spaced far enough away from one another to give optimum privacy, and feature custom-made, Indian linen by textile designer, Lindsay Taylor, from the Isle of Wight.  The Pavilion at the bottom of the Tropical Ravine has a suite with an outdoor shower and a kitchenette.  The huge reception room boasts a high-tech home cinema:  60" plasma, high definition television; Blu-Ray DVD; and a Martin Logan electrostatic speaker sound system.  This area is surrounded by wrap-around purple heartwood terracing ... with a mahogany tree growing through the west deck.

 

     The natural lagoon-shaped pool, designed by Messel, is fed by ionized water and is similar to swimming in a natural spring.  The profusion of tropical flora that surrounds the pool creates a wondrous, secret 'hideaway'. At night, the pool evokes magic with its lights set below.  The expansive sun deck adjacent to the pool is built over the ravine within the trees - resembling a giant tree house.  

 

     Picture yourself with the scenic view of the blue sea as your backdrop, surrounded by a colorful array of fragrant flowers, tanning, diving into a good book, or having an aperitif before a sumptuous dinner prepared by Chef Andy Taylor, formally of Lonestar Restaurant and Maddox fame. The other staff who will cater to your well-being include a butler, cook, housekeepers (3), gardeners (3-4) and 24-hour security.  The owner's representative and estate manager are also on hand.

 

     BB364 is an exquisite private Estate, the ideal vacation hideaway for large families or groups, offering the finest in Caribbean island living.  This property offers a perfect setting for a multi-generational family or two families that enjoy traveling together but also appreciate their own private space. This Estate is only a five-minute walk (we suggest that guests drive due to the terrain) to the sandy beach at Little Good Harbour (with the Fishpot Restaurant) with beach umbrellas and chaise lounges for guests to use.

 

     Being so far to the north and out of the mainstream, we highly recommend that we rent a vehicle or driver for guests during their stay so they can enjoy all that this lovely island has to offer. 

 

     This property is a good choice for weddings (minimum one week's rental) and corporate venues.

 

     Children are welcome.

                                                                                             

 

Bedroom and Bathroom Details

  • Great House Master:  King-size bed; en-suite bathroom with tub, shower, double vanity

  • Great House Wisteria Suite:  King-size bed; adjacent bathroom with shower and single vanity

  • Messel Wing Sunset Suite:  Twins (2); en-suite bathroom with shower and single vanity 

  • Messel Wing Seaview Suite: Twins (2); en-suite bathroom with shower and single vanity

  • Plantation Wing Mahogany Suite: King-size bed; en-suite bathroom with tub, outdoor shower and double vanity

  • Plantation Wing Wicker Suite:  King-size bed; en-suite bathroom with tub, outdoor shower and double vanity

  • Pavilion:  King-size bed; adjacent bathroom with outdoor shower and single vanity

Note:  All bedrooms are air conditioned

Amenities

  • Sandy and quiet beach at Half Moon Fort Fishing Village  (5 minute walk from the Tropical Ravine)

  • CD player

  • Ceiling Fans

  • Children's play area outdoors

  • DVD player

  • Fax Machine

  • Games Room (Plantation Wing)

  • Gazebo

  • Gym on-site (free weights, yoga and pilates equipment)

  • Linen and soft furnishings from India by Lindsay Taylor

  • Outdoor Shower

  • Speightstown (West Coast) nearby

  • Stereo

  • Table tennis (ping pong), badminton and boule yard (bocce)

  • TV with Cable

  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone system

  • Wi-Fi

 

Swimming Pool Details

  • Unique lagoon pool designed by world-famous Oliver Messel, built into a coral ridge

  • 48'x17'; 3' deep in shallow end, 6' in deep end

Staff and Services

  • Estate Manager

  • Butler

  • Chef

  • Cook

  • Kitchen Assistant

  • 3 Housekeepers

  • 3-4 Gardeners

  • 24-hour security guard

Location and Distance

  • Parish of St. Lucy

  • Beach:  5 minutes drive to Little Good Harbour

  • Airport:  45 minutes drive

  • Speightstown:  15 minutes drive

  • Holetown:  1.4 km

  • Bridgetown (capital):  12.5 km

  • Golf:  Royal Westmoreland 2.3 km

Special Considerations
  • Ideal for weddings and special events​​
  • Children of all ages are welcome
  • No smoking inside the Villa
  • No pets
 

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