Villa Nova Plantation House

Wakefield , St. John, Barbados
US $10,000,000
Historic/Plantation House
20 Beds
20 Baths
Floor Area: 34,827 sq. ft
Land Size: 653,400 sq. ft
One Caribbean Estates is proud to offer for sale Villa Nova Plantation House.

This Palladian-style plantation house was built with hand-cut coral stone in 1834 by sugar cane baron Edmund Haynes and is set high on a hillside, with approximately 15 acres of lush gardens surrounding the buildings. It has panoramic views, including a view across 7 miles to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Barbados Government owned the property from 1907 until former Prime Minister of Britain, Sir Anthony Eden purchased it in 1965. During his residency, renovations were carried out until its sale in 1971.
After a multi-million dollar restoration project aimed at preserving the property’s colonial heritage, in the spring of 2001, Villa Nova re-opened its doors to the public.
Villa Nova has hosted guests such as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, British playwright Noel Coward, Sir Winston Churchill and former Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair.
The property’s main buildings consist of the original building, the Great House, and a 12-room Park House. The Great House includes a grand dining room, bar area and 15 guest rooms with high ceilings, large bathrooms with bathtub and separate walk-in shower and private terraces overlooking the gardens or the pool. The Great House can also accommodate conference rooms, a library and a fitness room. There is also a gazebo, a full-length pool, two all-weather tennis courts, a security hut and a parking lot that can accommodate approximately 50 vehicles. There are 9 detached spa buildings of timber construction set within a tangled forested area of bearded fig, mahogany and mango trees.
Interior Designer Nina Campbell and a team of internationally acclaimed health professionals designed the spa area. This led Villa Nova to win the title of “Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Hotel” at the 2004 World Travel Awards.
Other organised activities included golf, deep-sea fishing, heritage tours, horseback riding, tennis and watersports. On a quiet evening, one can relax and enjoy the ambience and tranquil setting of a private terrace overlooking the lush gardens.
Before the transformation of the plantation house into a hotel, Villa Nova was used as an “Open House” where thousands of patrons would gather to explore the surroundings and view the grand architecture and the vintage furniture, each piece with its own historical significance. Cultural lessons on the antiquity, magic, serenity and ambience that surrounds the plantation house now restored into the Villa Nova hotel, were always the highpoint of the tour of this grandiose Barbadian property.
The Villa Nova Hotel is a superb property, offering a variety of revenue-making opportunities. The property has an extra touch of glamour, elegance, charm and sophistication that would make it amenable to many options: a unique five-star hotel, a serene medical retreat or a lavish setting for several special events, long or short term rentals. Although closed since 2008, the property has been reasonably well-maintained. Minimal repairs, particularly to the roof, refurbishing work, redecorating and landscaping would return Villa Nova to a functional state.

Main hotel site: 14.55 acres (633,798 sq. ft)
Additional land: 0.034 acres (1,470 sq. ft)
Total: 14.58 acres (635,105 sq. ft)
Gross building area: 0.80 acres (34,827 sq. ft)

Additional Features:
  • Al fresco Dining
  • Commercial Potential
  • Development Opportunity
  • Historical
  • Private Swimming Pool
  • Tennis
  • Tropical Landscape Gardens

Property details:

Property Type: Historic/Plantation House
Property Status: Own
Bedrooms: 20
Bathrooms: 20
Area Size: Floor Area: 34,827 sq. ft
Land Size: 653,400 sq. ft
Property ID: HI-10789081
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Features:

  • 120 ft Beach Frontage
  • 24h Security
  • 24hr Security
  • 440 ft of beachfront
  • 6 mins drive to Port Elizabeth and other beaches
  • Al fresco Diniing
  • Al fresco Dining
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Assigned Parking
  • Atlantic Ocean Views
  • Balcony
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Club
  • Beach Club Access
  • Beach Club Membership
  • Beach Front
  • Beach Nearby
  • Beachfront
  • Beachfront Prime Location
  • Beautiful Garden Views
  • Bespoke Design
  • Butler
  • Cable TV
  • Caribban Sea Views
  • Caribbean Ocean Views
  • Caribbean Sea Views
  • Caribean Sea Views
  • Chef
  • Cinema Room
  • Close to Amenities
  • Close to Amenities & Restaurants
  • Close to Beach
  • Close to Beaches
  • Close to Restaurant
  • Close to Restaurants
  • Club House
  • Clubhouse
  • Commercial Potential
  • Communite Swimming Pool
  • Community Swimming Pool
  • Community Swimming Pools
  • Community Swimning Pools
  • Cook
  • Covered Balcony
  • Covered Pato
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Deck
  • Development Opportunity
  • Development Potential
  • Direct Beach Access
  • Dock
  • Eco - Firendly Villa
  • Exclusive Beach Service
  • Exclusive Development
  • Fairmont Royal Pavilion Beach Club
  • Family Friendly
  • Family home
  • Fitness Centre
  • Four Seasons Resort
  • Fractional Ownership
  • Full English Breakfast
  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Fully Enclosed Property
  • Fully Furnished
  • Fully Gated
  • Fully Staffed
  • Furnished
  • Game Room
  • Games Room
  • Garden Views
  • Gardener
  • Gated
  • Gated Community
  • Gated Development
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Golf Course Views
  • Gym
  • Helipad
  • Hi-Speed Internet
  • Historical
  • Historical Property
  • Holiday house
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeper & Chef
  • Housekeeper & Cook
  • Housekeeping
  • Housekeeping/Cook
  • Infinity Pool
  • Infinity Swimming Pool
  • Interior design
  • Investment Opportunity
  • Jacuzzi
  • Koi Pond
  • Large Patio
  • Large Sun Deck
  • Large Terrace
  • Laundress
  • Located in an outstanding beautiful part of Bequia
  • Luxury Apartment
  • Luxury Car Transfer to & from Airport
  • Luxury Finishes
  • Luxury Home
  • Luxury property
  • Luxury Resort Amenities & Facilities
  • Maid
  • Marina
  • Media Room
  • Modern Design
  • New Build
  • Night Watchman
  • Non-Smoking Villa
  • Office/Study
  • Open Plan Design
  • Open Plan Living
  • Outdoor Living
  • Outstanding
  • Panoramic Caribbean Sea Views
  • Panoramic Views
  • Patio
  • Plantation Home
  • Plot sizes of over an acre
  • Plunge Pool
  • Polo
  • Poolside Bar
  • Powder Room
  • Prime Location
  • Private & Seclude
  • Private Airport
  • Private Beach Access
  • Private Beach Cabana
  • Private Cottage
  • Private Garden with Sun Loungers
  • Private Guest Apartment
  • Private Guest Cottage
  • Private Guest Cottages
  • Private Gym
  • Private Infinity Pool
  • Private Island
  • Private Jacuzzi
  • Private Patio
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Private Roof Top Terrace
  • Private Swimming Pool
  • Rental income
  • Resort Amenities
  • Resort Communities
  • Resort Facilities
  • Resort Faiclities
  • Resort Pool
  • Resort Pools
  • Resort Swimming Pool
  • Resort Swimming Pools
  • Restaurant
  • Roof Deck
  • Roof Terrace
  • Rooftop Bar & Terrace
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Rooftop Terrace with Jacuzzi
  • Royal Westmoreland Beach Club
  • Sandy Lane Beach Club
  • Seacluded Private Beach
  • Shared Gazebo
  • Shared Swimming Pool
  • Shared Swimming Pool & Sun Deck
  • Six-passenger golf cart
  • Smart Home
  • Spa
  • Staff
  • Stunning Garden Views
  • Stunning hiking trails around the area
  • Stunning Island Views
  • Stunning Panoramic Views
  • Stunning Sunset Views
  • Stunning Views
  • Sun Deck
  • Sustainable Living Environment
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Tropical Edible Gardens
  • Tropical Garden
  • Tropical Gardens
  • Tropical Landscape Garden
  • Tropical Landscape Gardens
  • Tropical Lush Gardens
  • Turn Key Holiday Home
  • Two Car Garage
  • Two Cottages
  • Two Golf Buggies
  • Two Powder Rooms
  • Two Private Guest Cottages
  • Unfurnished
  • Walking distance to beach
  • Water Sports
  • Wellness Centre
  • West Coast Views
  • Wifi & Cable
  • Wonderful Views of Mustiquie and The Grenadines

Property address:

Wakefield , St. John
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