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LIVE IT UP AT OUR GREAT HOUSE...REALLY, ONE OF A KIND

Colleton, St Peter, Barbados

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Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent
Agent Cellphone: 0844131071
Agent Office Number: 0617166951
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.co.za
Type: Guest House
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6
Showers: 6
Parking: 10
Yield: Not Disclosed


Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America. It is 34 kilometres (21 miles) in length and up to 23 km (14 mi) in width, covering an area of 432 km2 (167 sq mi). It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 km (62 mi) east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, Barbados is east of the Windwards, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 13 degrees N of the equator. It is about 168 km (104 mi) east of both the countries of Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 180 km (110 mi) south-east of Martinique and 400 km (250 mi) north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside the principal Atlantic hurricane belt. Its capital and largest city is Bridgetown.

Inhabited by Kalinago people since the 13th century, and prior to that by other Amerindians, Barbados was visited by Spanish navigators in the late 15th century and claimed for the Spanish Crown. It first appeared in a Spanish map in 1511. The Portuguese Empire claimed the island between 1532 and 1536, but later abandoned it in 1620; with their only remnants being an introduction of wild boars for a good supply of meat whenever the island was visited, and to replenish their water supply. An English ship, the Olive Blossom, arrived in Barbados on May 14, 1625; its men took possession of it in the name of King James I. In 1627, the first permanent settlers arrived from England, and it became an English and later Britsh colony. As a wealthy sugar colony, it became an English centre of the African slave trade until that trade was outlawed in 1807, with final emancipation of slaves in Barbados occurring over a period of years from 1833.

On November 30, 1966, Barbados became an independent state and Commonwealth realm with Elizabeth II as its queen. It has a population of 287,010 people, predominantly of African descent. Despite being classified as an Atlantic island, Barbados is considered to be a part of the Caribbean, where it is ranked as a leading tourist destination. Of the tourists, 40% come from the UK, with the US and Canada making up the next large groups of visitors to the island.

Post-independence era

The Barrow government sought to diversify the economy away from agriculture, seeking to boost industry and the tourism sector. Barbados was also at forefront of regional integration efforts, spearheading the creation of  CARIFTA and CARICOM. The DLP lost the 1976 Barbadian general election to the BLP under Tom Adams. Adams adopted a more conservative and strongly pro-Western stance, allowing the Americans to use Barbados as the launchpad for their invasion of Grenada in 1983. Adams died in office in 1985 and was replaced by Harold Bernard St John, however he lost the 1986 Barbadian general election which saw the return of the DLP under Errol Barrow, who had been highly critical of the US intervention in Grenada. However Barrow too died in office, and was replaced by Lloyd Erskine Sandiford who remained Prime Minister until 1994.

Owen Arthur of the BLP won the 1994 Barbadian general election, remaining Prime Minister until 2008. Arthur was a strong advocate of republicanism, though a planned referendum to replace Queen Elizabeth as Head of State in 2008 never took place. The DLP won the 2008 Barbadian general election, however the new Prime Minister David Thompson died in 2010 and was replaced by Freundel Stuart. The BLP returned to power in 2018 under Mia Mottley, who became Barbados's first female Prime Minister.

Geography and climate

A map of Barbados

Barbados is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, east of the other West Indies Islands. Barbados is the easternmost island in the Lesser Antilles. It is flat in comparison to its island neighbours to the west, the Windward Islands. The island rises gently to the central highland region known as Scotland District, with the high point of the nation being Mount Hillaby 340 m (1,120 ft) above sea level.

In the parish of Saint Michael lies Barbados's capital and main city, Bridgetown, containing 1/3 of the country's population. Other major towns scattered across the island include Holetown, in the parish of Saint James; Oistins, in the parish of Christ Church; and Speightstown, in the parish of Saint Peter.

Climate

The country generally experiences two seasons, one of which includes noticeably higher rainfall. Known as the "wet season, this period runs from June to December. By contrast, the "dry season" runs from December to May. Annual precipitation ranges between 1,000 and 2,300 mm (40 and 90 in). From December to May the average temperatures range from 21 to 31 °C (70 to 88 °F), while between June and November, they range from 23 to 31 °C (73 to 88 °F).

Much of Barbados is regarded as a tropical monsoon climate (Am). However, breezes of 12 to 16 km/h (7 to 10 mph) abound throughout the year and give Barbados a climate which is moderately tropical.





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Key features

Historic House

With foundations laid in 1652, today this Colleton Estate features a grand, two-storey, five-bedroom, plantation-style home and in-ground pool. In addition to the main house, the estate includes a two-bedroom guest cottage and an historic stables presently being used as a private art gallery. The house stands on seven acres of gardens and mahogany forest and is approached by a circular drive of shady trees.

The house is filled with fabulous artwork from the 16th to 19th century, Persian rugs, elegant furniture pieces and art glass making your stay a once in a lifetime experience. The house was built by Sir John Colleton in the 1650s. Sir John was a sugar baron who headed up a group to which King Charles II gave North and South Carolina and all the land to the Pacific Ocean.

The property was recently re-opened to the public as an historic guest house. It has three beautiful suites in the Great House and a two-bedroom self-contained guest cottage. It is a short walk to the stunning west coast beaches, the new and fashionable Nikki Beach and lots of bars and restaurants from elegant to fun Bajan local rum bars.

Accommodation

Rooms Includes:

  • Viv’s famous breakfast.
  • High speed wifi. 
  • Access to the pool.

The Hibiscus Suite reflects the colour of the hibiscus, bougainvillea and desert rose flowers that feature in the expansive gardens. The suite has a private bathroom with shower and a walk-in wardrobe. The beautiful double size four-poster bed is a piece of art in itself. The view overlooks the mahogany garden. The room has guest controlled air condition.

Room price includes:

Breakfast, access to the pool, pool towels and wifi in the room.

The Blue Room looks out over the pool and garden from the first floor. The soft colours, Persian rug, double four-poster bed and antique Caribbean furnishings make this a very popular retreat. The bathroom is ensuite it has a bath with shower facilities. Guest controlled air condition. 

Room price includes:

Garry's breakfast, access to the pool, pool towels and wifi in the room.

The Historic Room is situated on the ground floor overlooking the swimming pool and mango trees. It is decorated with an imposing double four-poster bed, Persian rug, antique furniture and colonial-period paintings. The room is air-conditioned and has wi-fi plus a desk for those needing to do a bit of work. The Historic Room also opens up on to a flower-filled balcony overlooking the pool where you can elect to have private breakfasts. It has private ensuite bathroom with bath and shower facilities.

Room price includes:

Breakfast, access to the pool, pool towels and wifi in the room.

The Seaview Suite is a corner suite looking out over the Caribbean Sea and coconut palms and tropical gardens. The huge suite has a private bathroom with shower. The beautiful double size four-poster bed is the centerpiece of the period furnishing. The room has guest-controlled air conditioning.

Room price includes:

Garry's breakfast, access to the pool, pool towels and wifi in the room.

The Indigo Room looks out over the pool and garden from the first floor. The soft colours, Persian rug, queen-size bed and antique Caribbean furnishings make this a very popular retreat. The bathroom is ensuite and has a bath with shower facilities. Guest controlled air conditioning.

Room price includes:

Breakfast, access to the pool, pool towels and wifi in the room.

The Guest Cottage is a charming two-bedroom house perched on a cliff-top with what must be one of the world’s great views. The front balcony is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the Caribbean sea. While we do not know exactly when the cottage was built, it was in existence when Sir John Colleton acquired the estate in 1650. The British settled Barbados only 23 years earlier. Since then it has been extended and modernized for the guests of the Great House.

The front bedroom has a four-poster double bed, colonial ceiling fan and private bathroom and toilet. It opens on to a courtyard garden on one side the Caribbean sea on the other.

The second bedroom has three single beds and a fold-out settee. It has a ceiling fan, private shower and toilet facilities. A cot, playpen and high chair are available for guests with babies.

The remainder of the cottage contains an entrance foyer, toilet, dining room, separate kitchen and laundry, and a sitting room with fibre wifi and a smart TV with Netflix. There is a large balcony at the front which is used for breakfasts and evening cocktails and a private courtyard at the rear of the house.

The Guest Cottage is set in seven acres of tropical gardens and guests are free to use the pool. While it has its own kitchen, guests are welcome to come to the Colleton Great House breakfasts if they choose.

Cottage price includes:

Access to the pool, pool towels and wifi.

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Cliff Jacobs

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Emailcliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Skype: cliff.jacobs

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