Luxury Cottage and Separate Villa with Large Pool - Dovecote Cottage
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Six Cross Roads cottage description
These 2 properties are set amongst the 2.5 acres of tropical gardens surrounding Pollards Mill, one of Barbados’ hidden gems. The plantation dates from 1712 and is nestled in a corner of the leafy parish of St. Philip. Also set within the grounds is a stunning 18th century sugar mill. The Cottage has been lovingly restored to offer luxury self-catering accommodation for 6 people. The property hosts a variety of plants and wildlife and any early risers might enjoy watching our resident family of monkeys taking their morning stroll and breakfast!
There is a large size pool available for guests use and parking. The cottage boasts a large terrace with furniture, perfect for outside dining or just enjoying the sun.
The property is approximately a 5 minute drive from Crane beach and approximately a 10 minute drive from the beautiful secluded beaches of Bottom Bay and Foul Bay.
This property is situated on the idyllic and tranquil eastern side of Barbados a short drive to six roads you can find banks, post office, supermarket, gas station and good shopping.
A 5 minute drive will take your to the beaches of Foul Bay and the renowned Crane Beach (one of the top 10 beaches in the world ).
If you want to visit our personal favourite beach beach on the island, then Bottom bay is a 15 minute drive. Take the BBQ with you !
A 20 minutes drive will take you to the popular St Lawrence Gap which is renowned for its thriving night-life, including numerous bars and restaurants.
It might be tranquil on the East coast, but its only a 30 minute drive to Barbados' busy capital, Bridgetown, where you can enjoy a catamaran Day Cruise, visit the Mount Gay Rum Tour and enjoy the Atlantis submarine. and much much more...
Dovecote Cottage: Six Cross Roads, St. Philip Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 452121ha
A former coach house on one level, but is approached up a flight of steps to the very spacious patio, which forms another living area. There is a wheel chair ramp. There are 3 bedrooms all ensuite. The master bathroom is large with a double vanity unit and a large walk in shower. Of course there is a toilet. The 2nd bedroom has two single beds and it is roomy. The 3rd bedroom is smaller and has a separate entrance on to the patio. The second bathroom facilitates the 2nd and 3rd bedroom, with a shower, toilet and vanity unit. The master and double bedrooms have built in wardrobes and chests of drawers. The 3rd bedroom has a chest of drawers and a free standing hanging unit. The kitchen is well equipped open plan to the living area. There is wifi, tv and DVD.
- 1797 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Daily Maid Service
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Spacious shower rooms. The master bedroom has ensuite.
- Beautiful mature tropical gardens with a historic sugar mill in the gardens. Parking . Large swimming pool available for use (shared with owners) Events such as weddings, wine tastings etc are sometimes held in the grounds. The owner often invites the guests to share a drink or meal with her in the old plantation house. There is a fully stocked bar attached to the main house....moreless
- Ping Pong Table
- Books For Adults
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Winery Tours
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Near The Ocean
sports and adventure activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Child's Highchair
- Air Conditioning
- Wireless Internet
- Ceiling Fans
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Iron & Board
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Toilet Paper
- Activities Guide
- Linens Provided
- Local Maps
- Basic Soaps
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Beach Towels
Lawn / Garden:
The garden extends to 2.5 acres and has far reaching views to the sea. There are a variety of trees and fruit trees, and of course many beautiful tropical plants. The mill is a great feature....moreless
- Porch / Veranda:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Deck / Patio:
- Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
ReviewsWrite a review
a lovely stay
a lovely stay
What a lovely time my family and I spent at Doveoote cottage. the accommodations were clean, pretty and comfortable. Although at first I thought I would miss being close to the sea, as we had done in previous years, I soon grew to love being surrounded by the cane fields and the sound of the wind in the tress. The grounds are beautifully kept with many lovely varieties of flowers and trees. Linda was a generous host, having us for dinner in her home even! The plantation itself, is rich with island history and the parish of St Philip is one of our favourites, quiet and calm but within easy driving distance to busier areas. We would happily recommend this rental.
- Guest Anne F.
- Date of stay 03/14/13
- Review Submitted 10/08/13
This over exceeded our expectations. The cottage is lovely, newly renovated and very well maintained. The property however, is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Lush, manicuted gardens at every turn, flowers, sugar cane, coconut trees, fruit trees. although there were serveral of the plantation staff milling about taking care of things, it was never at the compromise of our privacy or enjoyment. Linda, Denzal and Paul were gracious hosts and were very responsive to any requests we had and were very knowledgable regarding the history of the property and the points of interest on the island. I would return to Dovecote cottage at Pollard's Mill in a heartbeat. Although Dovecote is a 3 bedroom converted carriage house, we did notice that Linda has built a brand new 1 bedroom 2 level apartment at one wing of the main estate house. It looked very lovely as well and I will consider this if returning with a smaller party. When do you get the chance to stay on an actual sugar plantation? Book it now, you will not regret it!!!
- Guest Corker (Georgetown, Ontario)
- Date of stay 12/14/11
- Review Submitted 12/23/11
Owner response: This is a wonderful review and I feel so pleased that I have given these guests such a lovely experience and I shall certainly look forward to them returning@
Week's Stay at Pollard Mills
Week's Stay at Pollard Mills
Pollards Mill is a wonderful place. Beautiful, reasonably priced, exceptionally clean, quiet, safe, out-of-the-way but close-in to anything you want to see in Barbados. (You do need a rental car). The owner lives on site, but the carriage house is very private. We were warmly received, shared an evening out listening to jazz & drank wine with the owner, yet never felt that our privacy was compromised. The interior of the carriage house is tastefully appointed with soft yellow walls, white trim, soft blue gauze curtains, and tiled floors. Though there is AC, there are louvered & screened windows that let in the nice trade winds. Along with ceiling fans, we were very comfortable without the AC. The master bedroom is very large with two large closets and a sitting area. The bed was wonderful! The master bath is huge. The walk-in fully tiled shower is big enough for a small party if one were so inclined. You can drink the tap water w/o treating it. We fixed most of our meals in the kitchen (we found the fish at Payne's Bay on the west coast the best with fresh daily catches - yellow fin, flying fish, mahi-mahi, red snapper). We had plenty of cold Banks beer in the full-sized refrigerator. The living room area is part of a great room with double-dutch doors that open to a spacious patio. We spent most evenings drinking rum punch on the patio, watching the exotic birds, laughing & reminiscing about our day's adventures, and petting Murphy, the resident Black Lab. Murphy is taught to not bother visitors, but as lab owners ourselves, we adopted him for our furry friend of the week. The well-manicured grounds are open for strolling. The pool is available, though we found our trips to the beaches sufficient to meet our swimming needs. A rental car is a must. A few miles south is our favorite beach, Cave Bay. But, staying at Pollards really opens up so many great adventures on the south and east shores to picturesque beaches that are everything you would expect on a Carribean vacation. We had spent the first week in Holetown, and, though it provides easy access along the west coast using the very affordable and efficient public transportation, we found the west coast was still not inaccessible by rental car from Pollards. (We felt safer at Pollards, too. Where we used room safes and locked our doors in Holetown, we didn't feel it necessary at Pollards). In conclusion, we will stay at Pollards on our next trip to Barbados, & bring friends, without equivocation!
- Guest Doctor Fun (Denver, CO, USA)
- Date of stay 01/28/11
- Review Submitted 03/24/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Pollards Mill is such a beautiful place to spend a holiday. We arrived on a bank holiday..........LInda, Peter and Katharine had stocked the cupboard and fridge with goodies knowing we would not find a shop open. Pollards Mill is in the REAL Barbados. The surrounding area is breath taking as are the grounds of the Mill. The Coach House itself is tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Brilliant facilities and air con which we really appreciated. Linda invited us into her home with open arms and made us feel very welcome. She cooked us an amazing dinner party and introduced us to many of her friends. (Linda cookes fantastic roast beef!) While on holiday my husband was taken ill. Linda could not have done more to help us. She came armed with information of local DR, specialist name, medication from chemist to help him short term and the offer of anything we may need just ask! The swimming pool was a peaceful haven in which to relax. Like stepping into a warm bath. Set in Pollard Mills beautiful gardens with far reaching views. The Coach House comes with daily service.........bed making, cleaning and the feeling of being pampered by Maureen......a little angel! She always had a smile and a cheerful greeting and cleans like no other! We visited many restaurants but good favourites were all three at The Crane (ZEN was the best), The Round House at Bathseba, and a little blue hut near Bottom Bay where 3 ladies - granny, mother and grand daughter cook up a brilliant chicken stew. Local beaches are so pretty. Bottom bay has a couple of local guys who will rent you out a sunbed and even cook on a fire for you. They have a cool box with drinks from water through to beer. They make you feel special and spoilt. We did tour around Barbados and go on many beaches on the Caribbean side of the Island but for us the natural beauty on the Atlantic side was fantastic. All in all we had the most amazing visit to this beautiful Island. The local poeple are most welcoming and keen to stop for a chat. We will definitely go back to Pollards Mill. A beautiful little haven with the most lovely hosts. Thank you so much to LInda, Peter, Katharine, Baby Ash and the dogs for making our holiday so special.
- Guest Pauline (UK - Hampshire)
- Date of stay 08/02/10
- Review Submitted 08/24/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Great place to stay!
Great place to stay!
We stayed at Pollards Mill for four nights and had a wonderful time. The house was spacious, modern, and nicely renovated; the grounds were well kept and perfect for afternoon walks, and the owners were gracious. Would definitely go back!
- Guest DHue (Toronto, Canada)
- Date of stay 06/03/10
- Review Submitted 06/15/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 23 - Apr 21, 2014
4 night min stay
Apr 22 - May 11, 2014
4 night min stay
May 12 - Oct 12, 2014
4 night min stay
Oct 13 - Nov 29, 2014
4 night min stay
Nov 30 - Apr 6, 2015
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
25% deposit to secure your dates,balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.
£200 refundable deposit will be required for your stay.
Towels and linens are provided & beach towels
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Grantley Adams at 6 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Crane Beach Resort, Cutters, at 4 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Barbados Golf Club at 7 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Crane Beach Resort at 4 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: I am the mother of 5 grown children and have 2 lovely grandchildren, who live in the UK so I don't see them as much as I would like!! I am an animal lover and have been significantly involved in helping The Hope Sanctuary here, which is about 15 minutes from Pollards Mill. I love peace and tranquility, but I also like to meet people. I very much enjoy entertaining and often have my guests for a drink or to dinner, cooking, walking, swimming especially in my pool, which is large and quite secluded. I like reading and belong to a book club here on the island and the members are from different walks of life and differing ages and sexes, which makes for very stimulating discussions!!
Why the Owner Chose Six Cross Roads:
I bought Pollards Mill, because of the beautiful setting, the peace, tranquility and its history, which I am still trying to obtain information about. Also it has been a tremendous project for me, as I have done extensive renovations to the property in the grounds and with the buildings.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Views, peace, privacy really it is in it's own little world. I am a great fan of the book 'Gone With the Wind' so when I came here I knew it had to be mine because of the old plantation bell outside the front door, which has now become my logo. So I now feel I am really living the dream. When I leave I cannot wait to return here. The Mill, which still stands within the grounds is also very inspirational and is in very good condition. I love to sit on the lawn in front of my patio and just drink in the view whilst relaxing sunbathing and reading my book. There are many little corners in the grounds to escape to as well as some amazing old trees. On the bottom lawn there is what I would call a 'fairy ring' created by a circle of palm trees this is very magical!
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The beautiful pool at Pollards Mill with the far reaching views to the sea!
The master bedroom in Dovecote cottage
View of the kitchen Dovecote Cottage
Lounge area at Dovecote cottage
Third bedroom Dovecote cottage with 2 beds.
Patio Dovecote cottage ample room for dining and lounging
Plantation View double vanity unit in bathroom
Plantation View overall view of lounge and dining area.
Plantation View breakfast bar separating kitchen from living area.
Plantation View outside view of the property.
Aerial view of the plantation
The master ensuite bathroom Dovecote cottage
Dining area at Dovecote Cottage. It will accommodate 6 people using window seat.
Twin bedroom Dovecote Cottage
Second bathroom Dovecote cottage
Plantation View spacious bedroom
Plantation View freestanding bath, shower. separate toilet cubicle at other end.
Plantation View mid lounging area overlooking patio.
Plantation View part view of the kitchen fridge and microwave at the other end.
3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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