The original house was the square Georgian block so prevalent throughout the British Colonial islands. However, the term ‘Caribbean Georgian’ was coined to describe the many delightful, tropical touches to this style that evolved in Barbados and the West Indies – 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 to beautiful effect at Bellevue.
This house has 8 bedrooms and is an ideal Barbados wedding venue and retreat centre because of its large entertainment rooms, spacious grounds, ample swimming pool and bar area. Bellevue is located just five minutes from the south coast beaches and ten from the west.
As you enter the grounds, you are immediately struck by the grandeur and grace of years gone by. A sweeping dual stairway guides you to the large, wraparound verandah on the second level, from where you can take advantage of the spectacular views and watch magnificent sunsets over the Caribbean sea while sipping cocktails.
The entrance hall and formal living area, with polished wooden floors and several antique pieces, is located on the main level of the property. The master suite and three guest suites are also on this level. They are all air-conditioned and three of them open on to balconies. On the lower level are two further guest suites, a large family room featuring a mosaic design of the island of Barbados, and a study. There are two large dining tables which are suited both to eating and to holding board meetings. The formal dining room opens on to the terrace, bar and lounging patio. The bar was formerly the old chapel under the external stairs, lending it a distinctive ambience quite unlike anything else on the island. This patio looks out to the large pool and deck, surrounded by a lush garden and mature trees.
- Room Service
- Smoke Free