Essex Cottage - Reader Reports & Opinion
Pilar Cabrera from Venezuela visited in May 2012 and awarded
I stay into the Essex Cottage as Bea and Win were overseas. However they keept in contact with their landlord (the wonderfull "Reggie") everyday to asure that everything was running well.
My husband and me arrived, late at night. The landlord in charge of the property was waiting for us in front of the door. He was very very kind in all moment, also very helpfull in meeting all our needs.
The sorroundes of the cottage are beautiful, lots of birds, exhuberant nature everywhere, magnificent view, it is a paradise. The beaches close to Gloucester are beautiful and the whole area is full of peace and beauty. From the cottage you can see the house of Gloucester place which looks very pretty too.
The cottage is comfortable, clean, well maintened and also well equiped to spend nice holidays. The beach and bath towels are really good. We just missed a bit of TV sometimes at night but that is something personal. The terrace is excellent to take the morning cofee and enjoy all the presents that mother nature has for us. We were lucky that we were home alone so the beautiful pool was entire for us. The pool has a beautiful view and it is very relaxing.
The place is an excellent choice for those who love nature and peace. The ubication is a bit far from the city and the noisy civilization so it´s depends on everyone expectactions of holidays. Anyway if you want to know Tobago a bit better, it is highly recomendable to hire a car, it is worth!! We really enjoyed our time there, we met good fellows overthere and we definitively recomend the stay there.
Michael And Sophie from Australia visited in April 2012 and awarded
We stayed in the concord room for three nights in April 2012. Everything was amazing! Bea and Win (and Wonder the dog) were extremely nice and we were made to feel like this was our home from the start. The accomodation and property are excellent. The location was great, close to nice beaches and walking distant to Glasgow's Bar and Parlatuvier Bay. Bea and Win will cook you dinner or there are good options in Castara which is about a 10 minute drive. We wish we had stayed here longer and we hope to return to Gloucester Place and Tobago soon.
Ca Procter from U.K. visited in April 2012 and awarded
We have just returned from a fortnight stay at Essex Cottage, adjoining Gloucester Place with our two daughters, aged 17 and 18.
The Northside of the island offers peace and tranquility, combined with staggeringly beautiful scenery.
Your own transport is an absolute must to explore and enjoy what the island offers when staying here.
Our accommodation was more spacious than I had anticipated and the 'apartment' downstairs (twin bedroom with dressing area and ensuite) was perfect for our daughters.
The cottage is a hop, skip and a jump from the owner's home at Gloucester Place but we never felt that they intruded or were overbearing in any way.
They were kind enough to make arrangements for a spot of sea-fishing with a local fisherman, let us have use of their superb barbeque, wi-fi connection and phone, plus offered to do some personal washing for us in addition to all the sheets and towels.
We enjoyed their infinity pool (unheated) endlessly.
This is not the place to come for high-end fixtures and fittings, for fine dining or nightlife. Essex Cottage fulfilled our dreams of a perfect Tobagonian hide-away to lime, relax and chill.
Left for home with a heavy heart and a great yearning to return nearly a month after coming back home
Pamela Davie from Canada visited in April 2012 and awarded
Truly Paradise. Floating in the infinity pool, seemingly about to float into the ocean and surrounding rainforest, the bird calls the only sound in the silence, you will find yourself relaxing to an entirely new level. The main house with guest rooms and bungalow are spacious and furnished beautifully from the lives and travels of the wonderful owners, Bea and Win. Competing for your time and interest will be the huge balcony with similarly spectacular views accompanied by loads of up to date magazines where one can easily spend hours. The balcony leads off of the dining area where Bea and Win whip up spectacular breakfasts. There is a nearby beach in the bay, which one can walk down to from the guest house as well as beautiful waterfalls and other bays nearby.Win and Bea are helpful with tips of where to go and visit although its tempting just to stay and enjoy Gloucester Place the entire time. My husband and I loved every single minute of our week's stay.
Balwant Patel from Trinidad visited in March 2012 and awarded
Nice quite place to stay with great views and friendly hosts. Helpful in organising tours. Car hire is necesaary as the place is quite isolated from places to eat although host is willing to cook, they choose when those days maybe.