The Great House

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Sleeps: 16 - 30 Bedrooms: 12 Bathrooms: 12


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Wow Factor
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties Wheelchair Access


Book a 2023 villa holiday by 31st January and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

With twelve spacious suites and extensive grounds, The Great House offers tranquil, idyllic accommodation for large families or groups to enjoy an unforgettable experience.

The exterior of this impressive private home is spectacular, with coral stone walls, elegant terraces and stunning views. The interiors, epitomize a relaxed, understated elegance, creating a thoroughly laidback ambience within. The property is split over two neighbouring sites, with the accommodation, living and dining on the seaside and the recreational facilities on the land side.

Twelve unique and enchanting suites are housed within; The Great House, The Carriage House, Hillaby House and the two cottages, all of which contain king and twin beds, allowing flexibility to prepare them all as king-size beds if preferred. Two rooms also feature an additional single bed niche, perfect for younger children. Each delightful room embodies the same opulent, yet understated charm, with rich Barbadian elements, and subtle influences from Europe and North America. Outside many of the rooms are delightfully secluded terrace areas, protected from view by fragrant and visually pleasing foliage. A private bathroom accompanies each suite, offering immaculate, luxurious facilities. A highlight is an open-air bathroom in the South Cottage, where you can bathe under the stars within a charming private walled patio garden.

This diverse collection entails tons of independent living spaces, with an incredible array of bespoke furniture across each unique room. Several of the suites feature vaulted ceilings, while others have wall to wall French doors welcoming in the fresh air. There are countless superb places to sit, dine and relax. Not only this, but you'll also find a gym, a home cinema, a grand piano and spa treatment and massage rooms! Along with these remarkable facilities, you will also benefit from a team of 26 staff members, covering everything from chefs to housekeeping, including four butlers, four security and a wonderful villa manager.

With two and a half acres of perfectly manicured grounds, you'll find a world of opportunity awaits you amid the expansive, luscious lawns and gardens and lily ponds bursting with fish. One of the many highlights is the extraordinary twenty-metre infinity pool, which sits beautifully under the tall trees and overlooks the ocean. Loungers all around it invite you to put your feet up and admire this excellent setting. And for memorable mealtimes like no other, enjoy sublime alfresco dining on the terraces or in the gazebos, in the most beautiful setting for getting everyone together, gazing out over the turquoise Caribbean Sea! For exercise, there is a floodlit US Open style tennis court for your exclusive use and state of the art, air-conditioned gym with every conceivable piece of equipment. Tucked right on the beachfront, is a private beach bar with a wood-fired pizza oven. There are two boats, an 18ft Boston Whaler for water-skiing and inflatable rides and an ultra-luxurious 33ft Regal powerboat for day trips, cruising the idyllic west coast of Barbados. 

The property has complimentary high-speed wifi throughout and a conference room for nine guests with video conferencing capability. There is also a games room with air-hockey, and pool, chess and backgammon tables and a fabulous home cinema.

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What you should know…

  • There is one wheelchair-accessible suite in The Great House.
  • The Garden Suite in the Hillaby House also features a queen-size sofa bed.
  • Babysitting and nannying services can be arranged on request.
  • Please note that you will need to select 24 guests should you wish to have access to all 12 bedrooms. Those selecting fewer guests will only have access to a prorated number of bedrooms based on 2 guests per room.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Wheelchair Access Spa/Massage Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Home Cinema DVD Ceiling Fans Conference Facilities Caretaker/Owner on Site Beachfront

The Villa

The Great House is hidden amongst an exclusive 100 metre beachfront estate. Guests have the use of its delicately pruned gardens, large swimming pool, tennis courts and lavish facilities. A team of exceptional staff are on hand to cater for all your guest’s desires.

The Great House Seaside 
- Garden Suite - King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- North Suite - King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Centre Suite - King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- South Suite - King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Hillaby Upper Suite - King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Hillaby Garden Suite - King bedroom, with Queen sofabed & en-suite bathroom
- North Cottage - King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- South Cottage - King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Carriage House Upper Suite – Bedroom with two King beds & en-suite bathroom
- Carriage House East Suite - King bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Carriage House Centre Suite - King bedroom, with single bed & en-suite bathroom
- Carriage House West Suite - King bedroom, with single bed & en-suite bathroom
- Dining area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living area

The Great House Land side
- Fitness area
- Games room & living area
- Media room
- Meeting Room
- Spa
- Tennis Pavilion
- Utility room

- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access
- Barbecue
- Beach bar
- Gazebo
- Koi Gazebo
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Parasols
- Pergola
- Private Parking
- Private tennis court
- Summer kitchen, with pizza oven
- Sun loungers

Additional Facilities
- Alarm system
- Air-conditioning
- Bathrobes & Slippers
- Bose Stereo
- Coffee Maker
- Hairdryer
- In-room Safe
- iPad & docking station
- Iron/Board
- Televisions
- Toiletries
- Wi-Fi internet


About the surrounding area of The Great House
Walk to Beach <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Right on the beachfront, The Great House could hardly be better placed to enjoy the refreshing sea breeze and the cool sands of this sublime Caribbean island! And what's more, you're within walking distance of all of the amenities you could wish for, and stunning beaches.

Indeed, this western coast of Barbados is known as the Platinum Coast, and it won't take long to work out why. Mullins Bay and Heywoods Beach are both right here on your doorstep, while only slightly further afield, you'll find Sandy Lane, Royal Westmoreland, and the shopping, nightlife and restaurants of Holetown, all within a 20-minute drive. As a result, this is a fantastic location. The legendary surfing spot of the Soup Bowl is less than 20km away and will provide unforgettable viewing, and perhaps you can even have a go if the conditions allow! You can also swim with turtles nearby or try out scuba diving in some of the Caribbean's clearest waters.

Nearby you will also find golf clubs, shopping, beach bars and world-class restaurants; everything you could wish for on the culinary side within just a few minutes. Holetown and the exclusive international boutiques of Limegrove are around 10 minutes away, making it a great place to start exploring.

Barbados itself offers guests a paradise in the middle of the Caribbean Sea with friendly locals, fabulous weather and picture-perfect landscapes. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the busier parts of the island, this is an idyllic tranquil location up in the northwest of the island, near to some of the island's quieter beaches.

The capital city of Bridgetown is just a 17km drive away, where you can enjoy a coffee or a little duty-free shopping, or even catch the West Indies cricket experience at Kensington Oval! And with Grantley Adams International Airport less than 45 minutes away, you can be settling into this majestic home soon after landing.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Grantley Adams International Airport


Nearest Town/City Speightstown


Nearest Restaurant Sea Shed


Nearest Bar/Pub Sober's


Nearest Beach On-site

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Golf Royal Westmoreland club


Nearest Tennis On-site

(Walking Distance)

About the Island & Getting There

About Barbados

At first glance you could be mistaken for thinking that Barbados is purely a beach holiday destination, but you're urged to reconsider this common belief. The island of Barbados is peppered with astonishing landscapes (both coastal and inland), enchanting locals, sublime cuisine, intriguing rums, fascinating wildlife, symbolic architecture and a selection of striking holiday villas.

Delve deep into the history of the island and start your holiday by visiting Sunbury Plantation House & Museum. This former plantation was built in 1660's and the premises are scattered with antiquities that delicately detail a recent history of Barbados. St. Nicholas Abbey also provides an insightful representation of Sugarcane production, Bajan artefacts and a wonderful observation point at Cherry Tree Hill. If you’re keen to visit one of the oldest Parliamentary buildings within the Commonwealth and appreciate the democratic legacy of Barbados, drop by The Parliament Buildings. This neo-gothic congress can be found in Bridgetown and act as a representation of Barbados’s Independence. There is so much history present throughout the island and as a result, Bridgetown and its Garrison has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, which the locals are very proud of.

Great efforts have been made to persevere the natural beauty of Barbados, so if you’re drawn to the exploration of National Parks and multicoloured gardens, it won’t take you long to realise that Barbados is a haven for such paradises! Within the Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Farley Hill National Park, Flower Forest, Hunte's Gardens and Welchman Hall Gully - visitors, and Botanist alike, will be lost for hours admiring these astonishing botanical parklands. Keep an eye out for the Dwarf Poinciana, or Peacock Flower…it’s the national flower of Barbados.

Bajan’s take their food very seriously! If you and your fellow travellers are enticed by the gastronomic aspect of holidaying, we believe you’ve selected the right island. With every aspect of cookery mastered; from pickling to freshly prepared dishes, sweet & savoury, fragrant & spicy and of course, the bountiful choice of seafood. Check out the food stalls in Paynes Bay Church – where vendors exhibit locally made dishes & street food that will scintillate the taste buds. At the end of every working week, locals and tourists both flock to Oistins, for 'Fish Fry Day'. This is a must for those who haven’t undergone the experience! The evening starts with barbecues and then ascends into a joyful party. This caps off a busy few days of work for locals as well as the 'strains' associated with serious holidaying.

Barbados is of course iconic for its Beaches & Rum…so why not bring them together? You will have to go out of your way not to be able to find a beach bar along the west coast of the island, as well as the countless Rum Shops. Yes, you’ve read correctly, Rum Shops! These small and locally run businesses embrace the Bajan spice of life, in liquid form. Very delicious! If you’re searching for something a little more special, take a trip to the east coast and visit Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant at Windy Hill, for an unforgettable experience.

Barbados is a distinct and striking part of the Caribbean. It’s a great fit for all types of travellers, as the island really does have it all. For a little more information about this delightful island, check out our guide to a remarkable stay!

Prior to Booking

Please be aware that Barbados is an island nation that experiences weather patterns dictated by the Atlantic Ocean to the north of the island and the Caribbean Sea to the south of the island. This tropical rainforest climate results in the island experiencing a hurricane season, which usually occurs between June to November. When thinking about booking your holiday to Barbados Republic, please consult Foreign travel advice for more information.

Entry Requirements

Tourists who are British Citizens will not require a visa upon arrival and Departure Tax is included in most flight costs. Please check Entry Requirements before departure.

Local Public Holidays

21st January - Errol Barrow Day
28th April - National Heroes Day
1st May - Labour Day
10th June 2019 - Whit Monday
1st August - Emancipation Day
First Monday of August - Kadooment Day
30th November - Independence Day

Getting There

Barbados is served by Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown.

From the US:
Direct flights are available from Charlotte, Miami and New York with AA, JetBlue and US Airways.

From the UK:
Direct flights are available from London on BA and Virgin Atlantic. Chartered flights are also available from several other UK airports.

Grantley Adams International Airport, Christ Church, Barbados:

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Families of all ages will feel welcome at The Great House, with cots, high-chairs, a sterilizer, baby monitors and nannies all available on request.
There are two rooms which also feature a single bed, in addition to a king-size bed, great for families with very young children.

Within these magnificent grounds are a tennis court and an infinity pool, both of which offer a fantastic spot for the youngsters to have fun and tire themselves out. Let them splash and play in this magnificent pool while you look on from the comfort of a sun lounger, ensuring you have an opportunity to relax while keeping an eye on the youngsters. There's also a home cinema which will be perfect for relaxing after a day out and about on the beaches and beautiful landscape of Barbados.

The Great House is the perfect home for families, with plenty of dedicated entertainment facilities on-site, as well as a range of water-sports and family-friendly activities to enjoy across the sublime surrounding natural landscape of Barbados. Across this exquisite island, there are countless opportunities for a fun day out, whether on land enjoying a hike or watching the cricket, or else in the water. Indeed, with this beachfront location, Mullins Bay and Heywoods Beach are just a minute or two away, and you will find additional water-sports in abundance along this exquisite western coast.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds
  • Beachfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Butler Available
  • Security guard
  • Property host
  • Boat Skipper Available
  • Water Sport Equipment Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

Villa Conditions
- Bedrooms will be allocated dependent upon ‘Number of Guests’ at the time of Booking. Any unused Bedroom(s) may not be available to Guests.
- Prices may be subject to Local Taxes & Service Charges where applicable and may change without notice.
- A 50% Client Deposit may be requested during Festive Bookings.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Credit cards details requested as guarantee
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Tax A 7.5% Government Tax & 2.5% Government Room Levy (calculated based on nightly rate) to be collected at time of booking. Additionally, a 1.5% Service Charge will also be included.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 7 nights
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are allowed upon request
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping is not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the beachfront at The Great House may change its shape and size from day to day, week to week and month to month. This is due to seasonal waves, currents and tides. Every effort has been made to depict the beach in front of this property, but temporary changes may occur.
Other 2 $150 per person per day for food & beverages. This service is complimentary for children aged 7 and under.

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to 11.5% Shared Economy Levy & Service Charge

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 28th 2023 - Jul 31st 2024 £98,750

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 28th 2023 - Jul 31st 2024 £111,094

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 28th 2023 - Jul 31st 2024 £123,438

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 28th 2023 - Jul 31st 2024 €105,578

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 28th 2023 - Jul 31st 2024 €118,775

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 28th 2023 - Jul 31st 2024 €131,973

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 28th 2023 - Jul 31st 2024 $114,800

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 28th 2023 - Jul 31st 2024 $129,150

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 28th 2023 - Jul 31st 2024 $143,500

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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