The main living area is located upstairs in our villa and the airy, open plan design allows the kitchen, dining room and lounge to seamlessly meld into one. The sun pours in through the huge patio doors that open onto the balcony where there are a pair of sunbeds for topping up the tan and a covered area for cooling off or enjoying a light lunch and an ice cold drink. By day, you can enjoy panoramic views over the world-class golf course, the beautifully manicured gardens in the complex and all the way down to the sea. By night, the rhythmic chirp of the cicadas provides the backing music for relaxing with a drink and good book watching the giant cruise liners come to and from Bridgetown.
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2 Bedroom Villa Perfectly Located for Access To All The Westmoreland Facilities
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About Andy Gatting
My name is Mike Gatting and I am an ex-England cricket captain and currently work for the ECB. My wife Elaine and I have enjoyed holidaying in Barbados for years. I have a very demanding work schedule, especially during the English summer, which is why Barbados has worked so well for me as a destination over the last 10 years or so. During my cricket-playing days, I was lucky enough to travel to many warm and sunny places around the world but I can honestly say that nowhere else I have been has ever made me feel as relaxed as I do when I am in the villa. There is truly nothing better, in my opinion, then spending 2 or 3 weeks in the warm sun and allowing your life to slow right down in the gorgeous surroundings of the Royal Westmoreland and the island of Barbados as a whole.
Andy Gatting purchased this Villa in 1999
Why Andy Gatting chose Forest Hills
The Westmoreland is set in the hills of the parish of St James a short drive from Holetown. It is calm and quiet and feels as though you are miles away from any one else. The Westmoreland resort itself is quiet for the most part but one of the things I love about Barbados is how small it is and how close everything feels. Our villa was one of the original show homes when the Westmoreland was being built. As such it is in a fantastic location within the complex. Your are no more than a minutes walk from the Clubhouse and the Sanctuary. Literally across the road you have the tennis courts and the all important Rum Shak and last but not least you have a 100 yd walk to the Forest Hills pool.
What makes this Villa unique
The one thing that truly stands out about the Westmoreland is how fantastic the golf course is to play. It is immaculately kept, brilliantly designed and is exclusive to members and their guests only. You can't play the course unless you stay in a villa whose owners are members so bare that in mind when you are comparing properties. Even if you only enjoy golf casually it would be a crime not to play a round. As social members of the Royal Westmoreland Club, our guests enjoy access to the golf course. Please contact the pro-shop for details regarding tee times and booking information.
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The Royal Westmoreland has a beach club at Mullins Bay. During the high and peak seasons, there is an hourly shuttle bus service that will take you from the Sanctuary to the beach club and bring you back again. If you have your own vehicle, you can drive to Mullins in about 5-10 minutes. If you have your own car you can also visit many of the publicly owned beaches and marine reserves across the island. I would highly recommend visiting Crane beach.
The villa is approximately 30 minutes by car / taxi from Grantly Adams International Airport.
The villa is self catering and although you can get some good food in the Westmoreland complex I would still consider a hire car essential as there any many fantastic restaurants on the island. For shorter holidays you may consider hiring one for only a part of your stay but there is so much to see around the island you would, in my honest opinion, be missing a lot if you did not have a car.
The nearest town is Holetown in the parish of St James. If you have a car you can drive to town in about 5-10 minutes, traffic dependant. In Holetown there is a large supermarket to do your food shopping and numerous restaurants and bars.
If you wish to visit Bridgetown then you will have a 30-40 minute journey ahead of you.
St Lawrence gap is approximately 30 minutes away but I would recommend getting a taxi to take you and pick you up as parking can be difficult.
Booking Notes: Bookings must be for a minimum of 7 nights. The rates quoted are for bookings up to 3 weeks / 21 nights. For long term rentals please contact the owners to negotiate rates. Please note that from 1st August 2018 the Royal Westmoreland will charge a Resort Fee of USD20 per villa per day. This will be payable directly to the RWM upon collecting your resort cards on arrival. In order to secure any booking we require a 10% non-refundable deposit up front. The remaining balance is to be paid in full 6 weeks prior to your arrival date. If you are due to arrive within 6 weeks of the booking date then the entire balance will be due up front. Changeover Day: Check in - please head down to guest services upon arrival to collect your resort cards and info pack. Check out - Guests are required to vacate the villa by 12 noon. Please ensure to settle your account with the concierge prior to departure. Notes on prices: For rentals crossing over 2 different pricing periods the daily rate will be calculated and used accordingly. The prices are only applicable for rentals up to and including 3 weeks. For any longer term rentals please contact us directly and we can negotiate cheaper rates.