Essex Cottage - Reader Reports & Opinion

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Sandra Leiser from U.S.A. visited in March 2007 and awarded  Five out of Five

Simply put, Glouster Place can lower anyone’s heart rate!

Win and Bea’s spot on the hill is a real pleasure; from the moment you pull up and get out of your vehicle you are blessed with sights and sounds of paradise. You can take a breath of fresh salty air, and relax. The clean, neat and simple lines of the house are a lovely foreground to the infinity pool which draws the eye right out to the crashing waves below.

Our stay in Parlatuvier was super. The house is an easy place to be - anyone’s home away from home. Our room was comfortable and had everything we needed. The ktichen/sitting area leading out to the deck is equally comfortable and pleasant. Win and Bea the innkeepers are welcoming, open and relaxed while allowing their guests to have a quiet, uninterupted day of reading a book poolside or napping in the hammock if you so choose.

Being the nature lovers that we are, we were able to get the most out of the northern section of the island which includes waterfall walks, the quite shorline, and the tropical rain forest – all accesible from Glouser Place by foot or by car. Truly a birdwatcher’s paradise, over one week at Glouchester Place, we counted upwards of 35 bird species of birds without getting in the car. Included in those species are the impressively beautiful blue-gray tanager, blue-crowned mot mot and the ruby topaz hummingbird.

Sadly, we only had one week on Tobago (all spent at Glouchester Place). We could easily have spent another week or more lazily watching birds from the deck, cooling off in the pool, eating freshly caught fish, getting to know Parlatuvier, and taking day trips to neighboring villages.

It was a treat beyond measure!

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Barry And Cathy Tilby from U.K. visited in March 2007 and awarded  Five out of Five

Absolutely loved this place. Hosts are fantastic and the room in the main house was brilliant. Will definately stay again.It is perched on a bend in the road overlooking the most perfect horseshoe bay in the world. Very friendly locals and a realy good spot to do some serious relaxation. We had several meals with Wynn and Bea and the cooking and company were superb. Lots to do around the area but the sea is the attraction perfect for snorkelling etc

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Alan Walker from U.K. visited in February 2007 and awarded  Four out of Five

Gloucester Place is designed & owned by Bea & Win Sargent & offers 3-guest bedrooms of quality accomodation with stunning views overlooking the sea. If you prefer the more formal approach of a big hotel then look elsewhere but if you enjoy being house guests with the "extended family" feel about it this is for you. Our hosts were welcoming and very friendly and approachable, we enjoyed our meals very much and the whole holiday was made special for us by their excellent company and informal approach. Highly Recomended. Alan Walker.

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Caroline Wilson from U.K. visited in February 2007 and awarded  Five out of Five

We stayed at Gloucester Place and arrived after a stressful journey to the most beautiful welcome and supper. We woke the next morning to the sound of birds and from our balcony looked over the cliffs into the sea, with coconut and banana trees below.

Bea and Win, who own the guesthouse have worked right across the world and are considerate and friendly hosts who made us all feel very welcome. The children loved Bea's cooking - and so did we. Her grilled fish supper was memorable.

Win took us snorkeling in the bay which was fantastic and built up our confidence for future trips and provided extra equipment when we had not brought enough.

In fact, nothing was too much trouble and we fondly remember some great rum punches sitting on the veranda, swinging in the hammock, overlooking the crashing sea and amazing blow hole.

The rooms are very elegant and simple - white walls, tiled floors and fascinating artifacts from around the world dotted all over the place. The beds, with crisp white sheets, are wonderfully comfortable and the windows have mosquito screens so you can get a great night's sleep.

Parlatuvier is a small relaxed village where you can get to see the real Tobago and if you visit, don't miss out on the waterfall (ask Win...).

Thoroughly to be recommended. A home from home.

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Chairil & Fabi from Brazil visited in January 2007 and awarded  Five out of Five

We arrived at the Gloucester and were immediately blown away by the whole setting, the pool, the house and surroundings.

The room was very comfortable having A/C and a good bed.

The real treasure however are the hosts themselves, from the first minute you feel as if you're visiting family and immediately shed the usual feeling of being out of place after stepping into the room.

Parlatuvier itself is a peaceful fishermans village with a beach that's perfect for snorkeling (and no tourists around too!)

All in all we left Tobago with a happy feeling, a feeling that in part was caused by the Sargent's warm and friendly reception.

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