The Cottage

“The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy.”  – Benjamin Disraeli

The Cottage is suspended amongst the coconut, banana and mango trees. It overlooks the pool to the west with the  orchard garden to the south. It has one double bedroom with basin & shower. Two cabin style single bedrooms. Open plan kitchen with bar seating. Two balconies large enough to dine on with lounge chairs. And an outdoor shower that is not to be believed!

Coconuts, hummingbirds, monkeys, passion fruit, lime, banana and mango trees are an arms-length away. Suited to those wanting a relaxing, romantic or private get-away break, this villa and, for that matter, this area of Barbados is much quieter than the main tourist areas on the South and West coasts, and benefits from an almost constant gentle soothing breeze. The Cottage is especially intimate and relaxed. The open plan dining area, along with the fully fitted kitchen, are steps from the living area and large covered porches which are perfect for al fresco dining and cocktails. The Cottage sits in the shadow of what is reported to be the oldest and largest mango tree on Barbados, dating back to colonial times.

This is special and intimate Bajan living. The entire facility is a former sugar plantation that was also once used as a nature reserve featuring many species of tropical birds and animals. There are no televisions, computers or other such modern technological devices housed in the rooms. It is a retreat in the truest sense and allows guests to be at one with nature.

The Cottage Entrance

The Cottage Entrance

St. Philip Parish is located on the south east coast of Barbados and less developed commercially than it’s neighbouring parish of Christ Church. However, there is plenty to see and do in St. Philip and the area has recently undergone a big development in residential properties. The parish of St. Philip has the Atlantic Ocean as its coastline and therefore enjoys the cooling breeze from the trade winds. It is a very pretty parish and you can feel the pace of life here is somewhat slower as it has bee for 300 years. There are 4 old Anglican churches in this parish to visit and they are St. Martins Church, St. Philips Parish Church, St. Catherine’s and Holy Trinity Church, all of which have beautiful architecture and are lovely to walk around.


Hummingbirds Feeding Next to One of the Porches

Some of the amenities:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 1/2 baths
 plus outdoor shower
  • Pool
  • Porches
  • Full Kitchen with utensils/pots/pans,etc
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes washer/dryer
  • Cleaning services included
  • Linens
  • 2 Hammocks
  • Pool access 30ft away across the gardens
  • Charcoal grill and supplies
  • Wi-Fi

The Cottage Villa layout