In Arthurian legend, Avalon is where King Arthur's sword Excalibur was forged and where he was taken to recover from his wounds after the battle of Camlann. It was reputed to be an island of extraordinary and ethereal beauty, abundant with flowering and fruiting trees. It is entirely apt therefore that this home located at the far end of Copperwood Ridge and nestled into a valley should be named Avalon. Here, once you pass through the gates, you enter into an island of verdant beauty and calm. All about are specimen trees, many that flower and many whose branches are laden with fruit. Jewel-hued flowers bob to and fro in the gentle breeze; the deep blue of the ocean lies below to the fore and to the right and rear, hills clad with velvet green tumble up and down.
Surrounded by this arcadia is the main house with a separate guest cottage to the right. Built on one level and approached on the ocean facing side by a stone Venetian staircase or on the other side through two grand solid wood doors, Avalon encapsulates the spirit of the natural beauty in its interior design with polished wood floors and soft neutral shades punctuated with blue, green and coral. You enter into the large, lofty sitting room which has a dining area to one side of the room and on the other side, through a connecting doorway, a media room. Outside is a lovely brick terrace shaded buy a row of mature trees, their sculptural trunks bearing shady branches that cast a particularly soft light over the area. Down to the right is a heated swimming pool and deck with chic white umbrellas bordered with nautical navy blue. Here you can observe the sea or lie back and quietly contemplate the play of light on the garden lawns and hillsides or retreat to the hammock and allow the wind to gently rock you.
There are two bedrooms in the main house, both with views of the sea and those bewitching gardens. The blue-hued master bedroom has a king-size bed and the guest bedroom has twin beds which can be configured as a king. The en suite bathrooms to both bedrooms have walk-in showers and separate bath tubs. The exceptionally pretty guest cottage has two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, one with a king-size bed and the other with twin beds which can be joined together. Both are light, airy and quintessentially Jamaican with extensive use of white and vibrant splashes of colour in cushions and the paintings that adorn the walls. You will be well cared for at Avalon by a butler, cook, housekeeper, laundress and two gardeners.
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