Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Wales End, set in 3/4 acre of gardens, is in a quiet cul-de sac a few minutes walk from Mullins Beach (400yds) and beautiful Gibbs Bay (our favourite). The sandy West Coast beaches are shallow and safe, ideal for a lazy holiday but there is also easy access to the many other cultural and sporting attractions of Barbados.
The villa has a large private pool adjacent to the spacious veranda. The veranda acts as a sitting room as well as the dining area and catches a cooling breeze in the evenings as well as the scent of alang alang and jasmin. Enjoy supper listening to the whistling serenade of the tree frogs and watch the fire flies dance through the tree tops. The four light airy bedrooms all have fans, air conditioning and en-suite showers.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mullins 400 m|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Grantley Adams International 25 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Wales End is a modern house. Built on a hill the house is on two levels, on the upper level are 2 bedrooms, the kitchen and a sitting room with TV and DVD as well as the veranda and pool. The two downstairs bedrooms are entered separately from the rest of the house. This may be useful for guests with children of night clubbing age. The rooms are simply but tastefully decorated in modern style. The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances including dishwasher if you do wish to self cater as well as enjoy the many local restaurants. If you wish, however, to have a totally relaxing time a cook can be arranged for your visit. Our maid Natasha (and additional laundry maid if house fully occupied) will take care of your personal laundry, cleaning, bed making linen and towel changing) to ensure a relaxing time. Maid service is provided 5 days a week
|Further details outdoors|
The veranda overlooks the gardens which are stocked with mature trees including mangoes, coconut palms, golden palms, fan palms, Pride of India, alang alang, frangipani, Bourganvillea etc. Troops of green monkeys regularly pass through the garden pausing to raid the mango trees. The flowering shrubs provide nectar for humming birds.
The large pool is 4ft deep falling rapidly to 9ft, deep enough to dive into. Guests with small children should be aware it is close to the veranda and unfenced.
Transfers from airport and car rental can be arranged.
A food pack will be provided (not included in rental). If required a cook can be provided at extra cost (c. US$50-75 daily).
House staffed with house keeper 5 days per week and if 4 bedroom occupancy a laundry maid.
Local agent available to advise and help with bookings e.g restaurants, golf, water sports.
The St Peter Parish region
Barbados is 166 square miles and enjoys warm weather and sun throughout the year. St Peter is the most westerly of the 11 parishes of Barbados. It is on the peaceful Caribbean Sea. The main town and site of the parish church of St Peter is historic Speightstown (pronounced "Spikestown") formerly known as "little Bristol". It maintains its Bajan identity with many old houses and buildings. Street vendors line the roads selling fruit and vegetables and there are a number of sea front bars and restaurants. Inland there are fields of sugar cane and gulleys cut into the coral that forms the island.
Water sports are easily available from water skiing to scuba diving. The beaches are safe and Mullins has an area of sea cordoned off for swimmers only. Mullins Beach Bar provides food and drink during the day and is a good place to sip a cocktail and wait for the sunset. Quieter Gibbes beach is a short walk south.
In Speightsown, 1 mile away, there are banks and shops as well as Mango's restaurant, The Orange Grocery, La Bouche and other cafes and wine bars. Just up the coast past Six Mans Bay is the Fish Pot restaurant, one of our favourites.
Holetown, 5 miles south, has many retaurants and bars including The Tides, Nishi, Surfside and Ragamuffins. There is also a medical centre and a comprehensive collection of shops and , shortly to open a night club and cinema.
There is easy access by road (car recommended but plentiful buses and taxis) to main towns and attractions on the Island. North and south, along the coast are plentiful restaurants. On Fridays there is a lively "fish fry" at Moon Town a few miles up the coast road.
Most of the main events such as Crop Over festival take place in Bridgetown but why not attend a local cricket match to get a taste of the Barbadian way of life. There are numerous music festivals ranging from the Holders Season to Jazz and Reggae.