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Clifton Hall is a meticulously restored historic Great House dating back to 1656. The 6 bedroom/ 6 bathroom home with 2 bedroom/ 2bathroom cottage is set among just under 4 acres of grounds with mature trees, orchard and lawns. This Great House consists of a generously proportioned two-storey front entry section, with a magnificent arcaded verandah on three sides and a double staircase to a central pedimented porch which dates back to the origins of the home. On the ground floor are the formal dining room and drawing room, study and a charming bar area with bathroom. The oldest part of the house, parts of which are rubble stone and dates back to the 17th century, has a large kitchen, laundry room, one bathroom, powder room, two small rooms which are used for changing by the pool. Beyond the kitchen on the west wing there is a comfortable sitting / tv room with fireplace and office which opens to an al fresco dining and sitting terrace entertaining and lounging space overlooking the back garden and orchard The three ground floor wings open to a gorgeous courtyard with pool. Upstairs is the master bedroom with dressing room and expansive bathroom, five other guest bedrooms with four en-suite bathrooms with coral stone showers. The entire house is over 13,500 square feet and is decorated and furnished in keeping with its character and heritage. There is also a separate 2 bedroom/2 bathroom guest cottage (2100 sq feet) and further outbuildings providing a 3-car garage and two storage rooms. The grounds feature a combination of beautiful mature flowering a fruit trees, stately lawns and two entrance and parking areas. The property was meticulously restored over a three-year period from 2009 and has been used as a family home while hosting tours and events, the revenue from which have more than covered the homes annual running costs. There are also opportunities to expand the business by adding additional outbuildings and renovating the garage to create additional bedrooms. This wonderful, historic plantation home is ideal for someone seeking a home of character, charm and history, and/or someone seeking unique business opportunities which will benefit from tourism concessions. A well-preserved piece of Barbados history. You have to see this beautiful Great House to appreciate its history and splendor.