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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,797 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights



Dovecote Cottage

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.

About the property

Pollards Mill

These 3 units 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...

More Details

Linda Cooper
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2017

About Linda Cooper

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!!

Linda Cooper purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Linda Cooper chose Pollards

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would like to thank you for everything. It was a lovely time quiet and wonderful, I will recommend this place. It's heaven to stay. Thank you again
May 2017
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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


Pollards Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1797 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No extra people to stay in the cottage without the owner's prior agreement. Smoking allowed outside
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Spacious shower rooms. The master bedroom has ensuite.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Spacious , air conditioned. Built in wardrobes in master and second bedroom, ceillng fan in master bed. Bedside lamps, full length mirrors in 2 bedrooms. Dressing table units in all bedrooms
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.


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Dovecote Cottage
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

Incredible place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a highlight for my family! We stayed at the Dovecoat Cottage on beautiful Pollards Mill and could not have been happier about our overall experience. The location is wonderfully peaceful, and we enjoyed exploring the grounds under the beautiful palm trees. The old mill is especially beautiful. The cottage was very comfortable, clean, and spacious. There were monkeys in the trees that were very exciting to see! The swimming pool was a definite favorite for us, even after being at the beach all day, we enjoyed taking an evening swim in the beautiful pool, with the surrounding palm trees lit up by colored lights. It was magical!

You will not be disappointed by staying here, Linda is a fantastic hostess and such a lovely person. She made us feel very comfortable!

We are already dreaming of returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a great review and a true reflection of Pollards Mill. I am so pleased that these guests who stayed in May had such a wonderful time. They are among many people who have said that they would like to return and many many of them have been back several times.
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It was very welcoming and calm

  • 4 of 5

My stay at devcote cottage was a wonderful was very relaxing and and the view of the property was so great. I would recommend this to my friends

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a true reflection of a stay at beautiful Pollards Mill for future guests who are looking to stay here.
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  • 5 of 5

We usually take our vacation nearer the sea, but this was just what we needed. It was quiet and out of the way. The cane fields, trees and lovely flowers made lovely viewing. We spent two weeks of complete rest, it was amazing.

Spent each day swimming and lounging by the pool.

We chose not to have a car, as we had family on the island who drove us around, but I would advise transport so you can nip to the shops etc. The hosts were delightful, and had us round for snacks and drinks one evening, sipping drinks in the cool evening breeze was a superb experience. My family enjoyed themselves and have said they will come again!

Dovecote cottage for me was like home from home,the atmosphere was tranquil and welcoming, it was as if I was visiting my own little piece of Barbados. I can't wait until we are there again!

Thanks Linda

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cottages for 3 generation family

  • 5 of 5

We treated our son and his wife and 2 children to a fortnight with us at Pollards Mill. We were thrilled with every aspect of it. The pool and surrounding gardens surrounded by sugar plantations gave us the peace and privacy that we wanted for our self catering.Plantation View was especially spacious and luxurious for a couple. Our hostess was available and friendly but not intrusive. We can't wait to return next year. Peter and Brenda Davies

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, which completely sums up the essence of Pollards Mill. I look forward very much to seeing you all again next year.
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9 nights in beautiful Barbados at Pollad Mills!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most fabulous experience during our 9 night stay in the Plantation View cottage on the Pollard Mills Estate. We came across Pollard Mills after we had arrived in Barbados and had a terrible experience at our pre-booked accommodation. Linda responded to our request for last-minute accommodation immediately and invited us to come up to her property for a viewing the same day we contacted her. Once we arrived at the property we both knew right away that we would be spending the remainder of our time in Barbados there. The cottage itself is absolutely stunning, a beautiful and spacious two story structure that is very clean - we felt like we were one of the first guests to ever stay there! The downstairs open-plan living area was very functional and had everything we needed to self-cater. The open concept master bedroom and bathroom upstairs was unlike anywhere we had stayed before and we thoroughly enjoyed coffee in the morning and drinks in the evening on the covered porch with views over the sugar cane fields. The property itself is unbelievable and I can say, without a doubt, that the photos do not do this property justice. It is a lush and very well cared for estate with a huge variety of tropical plants and trees. We loved watching the local group of wild monkeys sneaking bananas in the morning outside our window and the sounds of the birds all day long. The estate is located in a central location with views all the way down to the south coast (you can see the famous Crane hotel) and to the ocean beyond. While the estate is centrally located, 15 minutes to Ostins (a must do on a Friday night for the fish fry!), 10 minutes to Bath beach (a lovely swimming area on the rougher East coast) - you feel like you are on your own in paradise. We loved going on adventures around the island in the morning and returning to the peace and quiet of Pollard Mills to spend our afternoons relaxing in the pool under the swaying palm trees. Without a doubt we would (and already have!) recommend this property to others – it would be perfect for a romantic getaway, a family trip, or a destination wedding! Linda was a great host who gave us our privacy but was always available if we had a question or needed anything. We hope to travel back to Barbados in the next year or two and, without question, would return to Pollard Mills! Enjoy this lovely piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The review that has been posted by these guests is wonderful and I could not have written anything better myself about beautiful Pollards Mill. Emma has truly captured the magic of Pollards Mill and I always call it my little 'piece of Paradise', which is the reason I chose to live here. In addition she is correct when she says that Pollards Mill is ideally situated for visiting other areas of the island, which is something I enjoy about living here, because it is very private, peaceful with a wonderful atmosphere of calm. As much as I love going out to visit other areas of the island for entertainment, dinners out etc I am always pleased to return here to my quiet haven. Emma has taken Pollards Mill to heart as much as I have and I do hope she and her husband Ryan return here in the very near future.
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a lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Grantley Adams
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Crane Beach Resort, Cutters,
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Barbados Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Crane Beach Resort
Car: necessary

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, petrol station and good shopping. A 5 minute drive will take your to the beaches of Foul Bay and the renowned Crane Bay and resort. There you can find exellent restaurants and shops. Bottom Bay, our favorite beach is only a 10 minute drive.

A 20 minutes drive, will take you to the popular St Lawrence Gap renowned for its thriving night life, numerous bars and restaurants. It might be tranquil on the East coast, but its only a 30 minute drive to Barbados' capital - Bridgetown, where one can enjoy a Jolly Roger Day Cruise, visit the Mount Gay Rum Tour and enjoy the Atlantis submarine. and much much more...


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