| Enjoy a holiday of
unique, timeless elegance in the seclusion of this gracious
250 year old, coral-stone plantation house. Set in 4 acres of
lush tropical gardens in a commanding position high on the hills
of Barbados, this three bedroom house is arguably on the highest
point of the island and offers magnificent views of both the
Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. |
Lovingly restored original polished wood floors, lofty ceilings,
antique furniture, paintings, and tall shuttered windows, all
express the spacious charm of another age.
Your stay at Chimborazo can be enhanced by enjoying the culinary
delights of our own Master Chef who has worked exclusively in
many international private homes tantalising the rich and famous
with her Asian, European and Caribbean specialties. She will
pamper you and look after all your needs including shopping
and catering to any special diets. There is an organic vegetable
garden and free range eggs. Chimborazo is the perfect setting
for entertaining friends or just relaxing for a family meal.
Chimborazo House boasts the most unique designer pool on the
island - built out over the orchard with views of the Caribbean
horizon, the water appears to flow over the outer edge and into
the trees. Secluded, but sunny the large sun deck boasts a barbecue,
dining area and sun chairs. The pool is heated when required.
Chimborazo measures 3000 sq. ft. and is typical of the plantation
houses of the 18th century with wide indoor galleries enclosing
large formal reception rooms. The music salon boasts a grand
piano and a midi hi-fi which is also wired to speakers in both
the kitchen and the master bedroom.
The 48 foot long drawing room has a large television offering
satellite TV and there is a video library. The owner's collection
of objets d'art, acquired over many years of overseas travel,
add an air of stylish sophistication to the decor.
Sunny, yet cool, the north gallery, with its crystal chandeliers,
is ideal for the taking of afternoon tea overlooking the wild
east coast and the lawn.
The professionally equipped kitchen has antique Mexican furniture
and delightful ceramics. There is a dishwasher, a fridge/freezer
with an automatic ice maker, a cappuccino coffee maker and a
breadmaker for hot fresh bread in the morning.
The kitchen opens out on to a completely secluded teakwood deck
on the edge of a valley giving the impression of being suspended
high in the trees through which the local monkeys gambol. Sunbathing
in utter privacy, dozing in the hammock, or dining under the
stars - this deck is the owner's favorite spot. The south-west
master bedroom, styled in opulent oriental luxury, has a large
king size bed and en suite bathroom. The blue bedroom can be
either twin or king size and features large casement windows
facing east and south. It also has en suite facilities. The
East bedroom has a double bed and its own bathroom and extra
beds or a crib may be added if needed.
The N terrace, with its pond and fountain, runs the length of
the house and overlooks a lawn and mature garden which has spectacular
vistas in all directions and is dominated by a 200 year old
Sago Palm with circular fan-like branches which filter the evening
sun. The garden is abundant with flowering plants and shrubs
and is attractively lit at night.
The orchard to the South of the house offers seasonal fruits
such as Avocado, Mango, Cherries, Pawpaw, Banana, Guava, and
Breadfruit plus a well stocked herb garden.
Situated in the Scotland District of St Joseph, the house is
just 15 minutes from the popular West Coast Beaches of Barbados
or 10 minutes from the ruggedly scenic East Coast with its deserted
It is 15 minutes from Bridgetown and a half hour drive from
Included in the quoted price, is a daily maid and a local cook.
A car with driver, and the gourmet chef are negotiable according
to how often they are required.
The Great House has both a phone and a fax - if you wish to
bring your laptop, you may easily link up with Internet facilities.
Winter US$650 per day
Summer US$450 per day
Bed & Breakfast accommodation is also available at Chimborazo
from US$175 per night.
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