Essex Cottage - Reader Reports & Opinion
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.
Renee Bourgea & Tim Coe from U.S.A. visited in February 2008 and awarded
Simply delightful! Win and Bea were very accommodating hosts. Bea even fed me chicken broth the first full day there, as I was Ill. our room was simple yet beautifully appointed with a fantastic view of the sea spray hitting the rocks below, very relaxing. As I stayed in bed the first whole day there, I can attest to the comfort of the bed.
It's nice to see that Win and Bea care so much for the community that they live in to give classes for the local children.(They are re-tired teachers) The community also cares about them, as every time we mentioned to the locals where we were staying, they broke into big smiles and said how wonderful Win and Bea are.
We had a great time there and will certainly stay there again, when we go back to Tobago!
Michael David from U.K. visited in February 2008 and awarded
We had booked our last week in Tobago with Bea & Win, hoping that it would be the highlight of our stay on this beautiful island. Sure enough our hopes were fulfilled in no small measure and we would highly recommend their home as a place to relax and unwind, or a base from which to explore other parts of the island.
Gloucester Place consists of the main villa,on a jaw dropping location overlooking the sea, and the separate Essex Cottage, on an equally awesome location but closer to the road. We stayed in the Lexington Suite, which, although not having views over the sea, was large, well decorated and with all the necessary accoutrements which one would hope for and expect.
Bea and Win are superb hosts and in no time at all we felt 'at home' in Gloucester Place - whether it was dipping into their pool, enjoying the wonderful sunsets from their verandah or just chatting over the breakfast bar.
Nothing was too much trouble for them. I was in bed for a day with a nasty bug and I'm sure it was due to 'Bea's broth' that I recovered so quickly.
We came away from Gloucester Place feeling that we had been part of a house party rather than paying guests - it was so relaxing and enjoyable. Many thanks!
Adrian Lee from U.K. visited in January 2008 and awarded
Enjoyed a lovely week here in early January, staying in the self contained cottage, with views to die for. By no means luxurious but perfectly clean and well-equipped and with nice outside space for the balmy nights.
Amazing bird life (plus the odd gecko and bat!)
Had use of the infinity pool which also has breathtaking views over the ocean. Hosts Bea and Wyn couldn't do enough for us, organising a taxi and providing a food parcel after our flight was delayed and we couldn't get to the supermarket before arriving.
e just about managed without a car - Englishman's Bay (beautiful) is a sweaty walk and the village five minutes down steep steps - but transport is an advantage.
We cooked in most nights, ate out at lunchtime at the beach or in the excellent River Side restaurant in Parlatuvier. Bea will also provide evening meals.
Noise from a bar across the valley was a problem on one night but we were told it was a holiday and rarely an issue.
If you don't mind being a little isolated this is the perfect spot. The pool is the icing on the cake.