Gloucester Place - Reader Reports & Opinion
Mike Clark from U.K. visited in December 2008 and awarded
Having endured very rainy conditions earlier in the first week of December further south on the island, we arrived at Gloucester Place near Parlatuvier on the pretty and very unspoilt Leeward coast of the island. We were greeted not only by welcome sunshine but by the wonderful warmth from the proprietors Bea & Win Sargent. Bea & Win run this beautifully situated property(both the main villa Gloucester Place and the separate Essex Cottage are delightfully appointed)in a very relaxed and friendly way. Amazingly, they also fit in extra-curricular teaching in the villa for the local schoolchildren who benefit greatly from Bea & Win's lifelong teaching experience. This has been gained whilst they globetrotted the world, teaching in such diverse places as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Venezuala, India, Sri Lanka and a number of other far-flung and multi-cultural outposts.
Bea was kind enough to rustle us up delicious evening meals on several occasions as well daily breakfasts to die for! We were very comfortable in our a/c-equipped bedroom complete with personal sun terrace - complete with fantasic views overlooking the ever-blue Caribbean Sea and in the ground were several small waterfalls which led down to the pretty and tranquil Parlatuvier beach.
The setting was an ideal hub from which to explore the surrounding quiet beaches of the historic Englisman's Bay and Bloody Bayand - as well as the vibrant tropical rainforest nearby. Our only regret is that we weren't able to spend more than 3 days there - but we certainly expect to come back here for more R & R, to catch up with Bea & Win's news and to experience once more examples at close hand of their selfless dedication to aiding the vital education of the local schoolchildren - bravo to Bea & Win!
Elaine Regilski from U.S.A. visited in December 2008 and awarded
Our stay at the Gloucester Place was perfect. The owners of the guesthouse, Bea and Win, are the perfect hostess and host; plus, Bea is a great cook. Gloucester Place has a wonderful view of the ocean. The sounds of rushing water and waves crashing the shore made for a relaxing stay. I wish we were able to stay longer, perhaps next year.
Rod King from U.S.A. visited in July 2008 and awarded
Wow, this place is awesome. We stayed in the Essex Cottage for a week and enjoyed every moment of it. Birds were everywhere, there is a falls on the property, landscaping was emaculate, and the views and location were surreal. Reggie, the property manager, was extremely helpful and knowlegdeable. I have been to Tobago a few times now and this was by far the best place we have stayed. Thanks Reggie and Bea!
Andreas Gilomen from Switzerland visited in April 2008 and awarded
We stayed at Gloucester Place for 1 week in April 08 in the lovely Concord Suite. The room is definitely the nicest one in the house and offers great views and an own balcony.
Our favourite spots though were the ground floor balcony and the pool area. The views are just breathtaking! You can sit there and watch for hours.
The hosts Bea and Win Sargent did everything to make our stay an unforgettable one. They are most friendly people, very commmunicative and open for everything. One feels open to ask for anything. Thanks a lot!
Dawn & Andrew Johnson from U.K. visited in February 2008 and awarded
We stayed in Essex Cottage for 3 weeks, it realy was like being in a large airy beautiful tree house, perfect for us 2 oldies who love the countryside birds & flowers, all of these in abundance plus pretty waterfalls to walk to & fantastic beaches.The owners were so very friendly,kind & helpfull.We will go back,what more can we say,PERFECT.