Essex Cottage - Reader Reports & Opinion
Simon Aylett from U.K. visited in January 2016 and awarded
We recently had the great pleasure to stay with Win and Bea at Gloucester Place, and we can certainly recommend this lovely oasis to anyone considering a stay in the Parlatuvier area. Win and Bea, apart from running a very efficient, clean and pleasant home from home, are both passionate and knowledgeable about Tobago and about this stunningly beautiful corner of the island. Thanks to both of you for a very memorable stay. We fully intend to return next year,and we look forward to seeing you then.
Martin & Bianca C from Germany visited in January 2016 and awarded
We stayed at Gloucester Place for a week and so much enjoyed every day! Bea & Win are both so charming hosts, that from the very first minute you could enjoy Tobago.
We got served a great variety of food for breakfast, every morning a different surprise. Have it in the kitchen, or take your coffee to a relaxing chair, watch (and listen :-) ) the colourful birds have their own breakfast. Amazing!
The room has all you need, with a balcony that gives you a lovely view onto the surrounding and the sea. Although we didnt stay there long, as the porch was a much nicer place to spend time, with the hosts or other guests.
You could have more meals than breakfast, but the hosts would have plenty of recommendations and organize for you where to eat out. Not only restaurants or bars, but locals that cook for you any fresh meal. Loved it at Joanne's. Saturday evening, go to Castara for the BBQ with live steel drum music at The Coffee Shop.
Staying at Parlatuvier, you should have a rental car. Bea had sent us a perfect route description before, so you can get there with an hour drive from the airport. Beware the cows you could meet anywhere ON the street. As the village is small, do trips all around the lovely island, to see the rain forest, shower under huge waterfalls, or enjoy other beaches around (Englishman's Bay) or mainly at the south of Tobago. Unfortunately we missed the glass bottom boat and snorcheling tour northeast to Little Tobago island.
Bea & Win are really interested in that you have a great time. When we would return from a day trip, they welcome us with a warmhearted smile. Take a cold Carib and watch the sunset, or jump into the infinity pool before the day closes. Just enjoy - Gloucester place is perfect to do so.
Thank you so much, Bea & Win!
Charlotte Odbjer from Sweden visited in January 2016 and awarded
A very nice spot at Tobago. The stunning view over the see will welcome you to this nice house. The stay for us was a great start of our vacation at Tobago. The rooms and breakfast was great and dont miss to take a swim in the pool
Phil And Roopa Mcintyre from Australia visited in December 2015 and awarded
My wife and I stayed at Gloucestor place for 3 nights and it was a beautiful and relaxing stay. Our hosts Bea and Wyn were open and friendly and we were made to feel comfortable and free to enjoy the place as our own. The rooms were comfortable, clean and we slept very well in the beds.
Breakfast with the other guests was very enjoyable and we also cooked an evening meal together.
The surrounding areas are absolutely stunning and it is a fantastic place to make your base to enjoy Tobago and relax for a few days.
We are already planning our next visit back there hopefully taking some other people.
Matthew And Claire Picton from U.S.A. visited in November 2015 and awarded
We stayed in Essex cottage for a week. Such a lovely place to stay with the windows opening out in to the rainforest. We really enjoyed this u spoilt end of Tobago. Beatrice and Wynn our hosts are exceptionally helpful and really make the stay memorable, we very much enjoyed spending time with them.
They have created a beautiful property in which to spend time in, and have all the local contacts you might need for fishing, birdwatching, cooking and guided nature hikes. We highly recommend this to anyone thinking of staying