Bellvue house is an exceptional 18th century plantation property completely renovated in traditional Barbadian style, and features a main house, cottage and separate staff quarters situated on a secluded coral ridge with sea views.
The original house would have been built in the Georgian style so common throughout the British Colonial islands and in fact the term Caribbean Georgian was coined to describe the many delightful, tropical touches which evolved in the West Indies. These include the use of limestone, the adding of verandahs and galleries, raising the house over a full basement, imposing exterior stairs, push-out windows and jalousies shutters, all of which can be seen at Bellevue.
The sweeping dual stairway leads to the large, wraparound verandah on the second level, from where guests can take advantage of the spectacular view of the Bridgetown Harbour, the surrounding countryside and also watch the magnificent sunset while sipping cocktails.
The property has eight bedrooms, three reception rooms and eight bathrooms. The guide price is £2,648,825. For further information please telephone Knight Frank on +44 (0)207 629 8171.