“Farmers Great House” was originally built in 1670 on an elevated ridge overlooking the scenic West Coast of the island. It enjoys a gorgeous sea view to the west and cooling tropical breezes from the east. Nestled amongst the trees and tropical foliage the location is peaceful and calming. Built predominately of coral stone the home has a unique older traditional Barbadian style which the owners have maintained while cleverly converting the layout into a more practical use of space.
After the 1831 hurricane which destroyed the second level, some redesigning was done. The yam room downstairs was converted into a large kitchen with open-plan seating. This allowed for a spacious living space above with beautiful South American pine floors and relaxing views. Many other original features remain including thick coral stone internal walls, original wooden beams and a large walk-in gun safe which has been converted into a wine cellar.
Other unique features include the sunroom at the entrance off the patio, a wet bar, 2 large bedrooms and 2 small bedrooms one with a loft and the other with a raised study. The mid-level patio is great for an early morning coffee or entertaining and is very breezy and cool.
The cottage a new addition in 2017 built of hard wood with a concrete base was strategically placed to absorb the amazing views and sunsets. A large patio, and open plan kitchen living area all enjoy the views with the 2 adequately sized ensuite bedrooms enjoying the Easterly breezes.
Lush gardens with large ficus trees, ample driveway, and parking, along with a greenhouse which is now the outdoor project tool room are enclosed by well-built colonial, stone boundary walls.