Country houses for sale

The Caribbean collection

Bequia $5 million (£3.104 million)

Hope Lodge, Hope Bay

6 bedrooms in separate lodges, staff accommodation, pool
Abercrombie & Kent International Estates (020-3667 7016)

Hope Lodge is, in fact, several small lodges, which provide the bedrooms for the main house, known as the Great Lodge. The latter forms the entertainment space, comprising a huge reception room, sitting room and bar area, and there are three one-bedroom houses and a family lodge that has three bedrooms and bathrooms. It sits in three acres of gardens with a 45ft-long infinity pool.

British Virgin Islands

$15 million (£9.318 million)
Steele Point, Tortola
5 bedrooms, private dock, 2 acres
Savills (020-7016 3740)

This house has been described as ‘one of the most astonishing rental homes on Earth’-it is now for sale. Built on top of a 90ft rock headland, it offers a 360˚ view of ocean, boats and islands. It’s just undergone a two-year refurbishment and features several patios, indoor and outdoor dining areas and a remodelled kitchen and dining room.

Bahamas $3.895 million
(£2.416 million)
Capricorn House, Eleuthera
7 bedrooms, outdoor kitchen, 16 acres
Damianos Sotheby’s (00 1 242 557

The main villa has five bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, several outdoor terraces for alfresco dining and a kitchen large enough to cater for 60- ideal for the Christmas party season. A short walk away are two guest cottages and there’s a freshwater swimming pool with a wet bar.

Cayman Islands
$1.095 million (£680,000)
Windsong, Grand Cayman
4 bedrooms, pool, garden

Knight Frank (020-7629 8171) Grand Cayman is the largest of the three islands and is a popular choice for those buying in the Caribbean because of its benevolent tax environment and high standard of living. This house is located within easy distance of Rum Point and Kaibo and is set on a sandy beach.

Barbados $2.6 million (£1.612 million)
Tara House, St Peter
4 bedrooms, two-bedroom cottage, gym, pool

Realtors Limited (020-7467 5330) This contemporary villa is located on a ridge and commands panoramic views over Port St Charles on the island’s west coast. Making the most of the sea breezes, the living areas flow from one to the next with ample windows to take full advantage of spectacular sunsets.

British Virgin Islands
$7.75 million (£4.82 million)
Golden Pavilion, Tortola
5 bedrooms, pool, four-acre garden
Knight Frank (020-7629 8171)

This Balinese-inspired villa is just a short walk from the secluded Little Bay Beach. The fifth bedroom is in a separate guest cottage and the house opens out onto a dramatic terrace with an infinity-edged swimming pool, hot tub and outdoor grill.

Bahamas $13.99 million (£8.691 million)
Casa DeLeon, Paradise Island
5 bedrooms, media room, pool
Damianos Sotheby’s (00 1 242 322 2305)

This house lies within Ocean Club Estates, which sits on the eastern point of the island and is one of the betterknown oceanfront and golf-course developments. Casa DeLeon has been fine-tuned with all the big-name appliance brands and the media room has a projection unit for home cinema screenings. The price includes an SUV and a golf cart.

Barbados, $1.6 million (£994,000)
Heliconia, Royal Westmoreland
4 bedrooms, pool, garden
Island Villas (0800 097 0886)

The owners of this villa have recently updated various elements, including putting in a new kitchen, laundry room and rethinking the outdoor areas (it’s also being sold fully furnished). The house is laid out on one level and two of the bedrooms have French doors opening directly to the garden.

Bequia $5.5 million (£3.4 million)
Gingerlily, Baie de Sucre
5 bedrooms, cocktail gazebo, pool
Savills (020-7016 3740)

The first in a selection of new ridge-top villas to be released to the market, Gingerlily has some of the best views in the Caribbean. Set on two levels and kitted out with all the topbrand amenities in the kitchen and bathrooms, the house is set in an attractive landscaped garden.

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