Essex Cottage - Summary Description

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Essex Cottage Essex Cottage is a charming self-contained cottage with stunning views located just outside the tiny fishing village of Parlatuvier on Tobago's northern Caribbean coast. The cottage can be rented in either one-bedroom or two-bedroom configuration.

The cottage is located in the grounds of Gloucester Place,  a small and hospitable upscale guest house which offers four comfortable double rooms on bed and breakfast terms. The property has an infinity-edge swimming pool, available to all guests.

We had the pleasure of staying at Essex Cottage and Gloucester Place for five days in 2007 and concluded that both these new properties represent an excellent choice of holiday accommodation.

This listing refers to the self-contained Essex Cottage. Click here for the listing for the Gloucester Place guest house.

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Essex Cottage

Detailed Description

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Discovering Tobago is like finding your own personal tropical Paradise. The island has retained its local charm, unspoiled surroundings and spectacular views of the sea and tropical landscapes. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore and relax in its natural beauty.

High on a cliff overlooking the sea, Gloucester Place commands one of Tobago's finest views of the Caribbean in one direction and the Rain Forrest Reserve in the other. Just a short walk from the picturesque fishing village of Parlatuvier, this area is considered one of the loveliest on the island. From the veranda, guests can enjoy the mesmerizing crashing of waves against the rocks, daily migrations of frigate birds as they cruise along the coast, or listen to the cries of the cocricos, chatter of the parrots, and songs of other island birds.

The Property

The property consists of two houses and a swimming pool, bounded by a river on one side and the sea on the other. Surrounding the houses are gardens, mature coconut palms, mango and other fruit trees, and lots of banana plants. Paths lead along the hillside past the fruit trees, down to Creighton River and our own water fall and swimming hole. Always in the shade, this is a favorite spot for children to play and adults to relax.

The infinity edge pool is a center piece of the property. Guests can relax in the water while gazing across the horizon ready to spot passing sail boats and fishing pirogues as they head out to sea. There are special steps that create a shallow area for children as well as seating to enjoy the view. Just below the pool is a platform that can be used for sunbathing and, on special occasions, for pitching a tent that provides the best accommodation on site according to our grandchildren.

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EUR =  $7.30 

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