Essex Cottage - Reader Reports & Opinion
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.
Brian And Jenny Malone from U.K. visited in January 2008 and awarded
We stayed in the cottage which sleeps 4 persons. The accommodation was very comfortable with all the facilities we required. Our hosts were very helpful, most welcoming and friendly. We loved the views from the swimming pool area. For 4 people the cost was very reasonable and privacy was assured. We would have no hesitation in staying there again.
Adi Forman from U.K. visited in December 2007 and awarded
We stayed at Win & Bea's Essex cottage with our two young children for over a week. It is an unbelievably beautiful tree house, overlooking rainforest and the sea, with the sound of their very own river flowing through.
Both Win and Bea were really warm and welcoming and very helpful with tips and advice on places to go, do, see and eat. I regret not staying here longer as it is a wonderful location to get to all the amazing beaches, waterfalls, diving locations and rainforest walks.
Highly, highly recommend this place!!