Essex Cottage - Reader Reports & Opinion
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.
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
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.
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.
Sogra Newman from U.K. visited in February 2012 and awarded
I was celebrating with my family in Tobago, and was blessed with booking Essex Villa, adjoining Gloucester Place.
We had a wonderful stay. Bea and Wynn could not have been more heplful! Their cheerfulness and warmth matched the beautiful surroundings of Tobago.
Not to be missed.