House above Mullins Beach, St. Peter - Idyllic, Peaceful Location In Beautiful Landscaped Gardens
About Susan Moss
Born and raised in Barbados at Bakers Plantation, as a child, Sue Moss used to play in the storage barn that is now her island retreat. Situated on a ridge looking West onto the crystal waters of the Caribbean sea the house is nestled between two trees she and her siblings climbed during their school holidays. The design of the house focused on taking advantage of the amazing panoramic view and how best to utilise the natural breezes so welcomed from the East. The open plan design affords alfresco living the likes of which is difficult to replicate in the UK or many places the world over. All bedrooms having an ensuite affords all important privacy. Although she now resides in the UK, Sue and her family and friends spend as much time as possible in Barbados at their home from home.
Susan Moss purchased this Villa in 1999
Why Susan Moss chose Rock Dundo
Without doubt the incredible view was a massive Wow factor in the decision to build The Old Sugar House. The house almost ended up being called 'Wow' due to everyone's reaction when visiting the site. The house sits on arguably one of the best locations on the West Coast, just above Mullins. The cooling trade winds make this a preferred venue to the humidity, sand and lack of privacy on the beach. It is off the beaten track yet close to all the desirable hot spots on the West Coast. All our guests, whatever age, regard this as a massive plus.
What makes this Villa unique
The Old Sugar House overlooks rolling sugar plantation fields onto the blue Caribbean sea and it is this incredible vista that sets it apart from many other properties offering similiar accommodation. The unique open plan design immediately connects guests with the tranquility of its location. Although off the beaten track, the close proximity to Mullins Beach and the convenient facilities in nearby Speightstown and Holetown mean one does not have to spend too long travelling to a bank, supermarket, drugstore, bar/restaurant. Many Celebrities frequently stay and the house has been the venue for their special occasions. The house is often used for weddings and has been featured in Hello Magazine.
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The house was amazing, the photo’s don’t do it justice. The location was ideal.
Sue was so helpful and couldn’t do enough for us. Terry, Kevin and Cherrie looked after us so well we felt spoilt. True paradise. Would love to stay again.
It was very nice.
It was very nice. However we ran out of toilet tissue and having 8 women in the house it was difficult but we went out a purchased our own.
THE BEST Villa in Barbados without a doubt!
Ocean view, large pool, hot tub, 6 bedrooms-all with private bathrooms, fantastic outdoor living and dining areas. What made our week even more special was the villa staff: Chef Terry cooked us a wonderful breakfast and dinner each day, Housekeeper Cherry kept villa clean, but THE best was KEVIN! Always with a smile,he was available 12plus hours a day to make our days special. In addition to preparing our dining tables, serving, he helped us with menus and volunteered to do the shopping. Kevin makes fantastic rum punches and other tropical drinks. He made sure our glasses were always ‘topped off’. Whatever the request, he said yes. What a treasure! None would be possible without the lovely owner Sue. She communicated promptly with answers to our many questions prior to arrival and warmly greeted us upon our arrival. You should look no further than this villa for your stay in Barbados.
Perfect place for a family stay
I’ll start with the fact that part of what made the whole experience so wonderful is the setting, weather, surroundings, etc. The temperature throughout the week was ideal, it was hot but not humid, there was a subtle breeze (no strong winds ever) and the temperature at night was also quite perfect, warm but not muggy. Our group consisted of 10 people, 6 adults and 4 children ranging in ages from 6 months to 4 years old. The house is more than large enough to accommodate a group of our size and to give everyone a nice balance of quiet areas and personal space along with some fantastic common areas to congregate in.
The house itself is beautiful and well furnished, the kitchen is nice and spacious and the rooms are all very nice. The covered outdoor space is beautiful and incredibly convenient when letting young ones wander around and avoid too much sun. The furniture in this area is particularly comfortable, including four glider chairs and three spacious sofas. I’d say this is probably the best part of the house. The pool is also really great and even bigger than I anticipated from the pictures. Lots of comfortable, clean pool chairs to use and to enjoy the sunny weather. And finally, the views from virtually any of these places is spectacular, best of all were the sunsets of course.
In addition, what truly made this vacation memorable are the people. It’s evident that Sue truly cares for her house and her guests and she made the entire process of booking and then preparing for our trip a seamless experience. She was pro-active with things like arranging rental cars, transfers from the airport, organizing food and drinks for our arrival and even in helping us prepare packing lists. Our house host Kevin was extremely hospitable and he is such a stand-up guy. He went out of his way to make sure everything about our stay was wonderful from accompanying us to the grocery store to preparing refreshing cocktails (at the perfect time). Terry is a wonderful chef and cooked some top notch meals for us all week. Hard to say which meal was the best but some highlights included, bajan style chicken, lightly breaded flying fish, a delicious chicken curry, pepperpot stew and burnt onion rice, etc. Sherry-Ann kept the house tidy and took great care of us all week too. Together the crew made this vacation that much better.
Needless to say, it was a fantastic experience and we will absolutely be returning at some point (soon).
Beautiful villa, an oasis in the the sugar canes
We had a wonderful week at The Old Sugar House. The bedrooms (all ensuite) are supremely comfortable and the staff couldn't be more helpful and amenable. The house is in a wonderful secluded position overlooking the west side of the island and while off the beaten track it is easily accessible with several houses nearby. The reception space is very well laid out with lots of different sitting and eating areas with plenty of room to entertain larger numbers. It is decorated beautifully, with quirky contemporary touches at the same time relaxed and tasteful. The gardens are beautiful and on several levels below the house. The wildlife enthusiasts in our party didn't need to leave the garden as hummingbirds flit in and out of the bushes by the pool and monkeys move stealthily in the trees behind stealing the flowers to eat delicately. Terry really looked after us well. He is a great cook and breakfast is not a meal to be missed especially when he is cooking his omelettes. Kevin is charming and gentle makes the best rum punches. Cherry Ann kept all our rooms spotless and ironed to perfection while always smiling. They were all absolutely sweet. We cannot recommend this villa more highly.
The most perfect place
We visited The Old Sugar House for Christmas 2017 and couldn't have been more delighted.
The property itself is stunning, in a beautiful location not too close to the sea but easily within walking distance. The bedrooms are spacious and the ample living area is furnished lovingly, as if it were our own home.
The pool is just the right size and we spent lots of time in here during the hot days. There are more than enough sun loungers and umbrellas on the patio around the pool.
Terry (the chef), Kevin (the butler) and Sherry-Ann (the maid) were brilliant. They made us feel so at home and made the holiday even better. Terry's food was a delight. Kevin's drinks, his service and his chat were perfect. Sherry-Ann worked very hard and did a brilliant job.
I cannot recommend The Old Sugar House more highly, we will certainly return in the future!
Special interest holidays:
Perfect location for beautiful weddings and special celebrations.
Three minute Drive to Mullins Beach and Gibbs Beach.
15 minute Drive to Paynes Bay.
30 minute Drive to Carlisle Bay.
30 minute Drive to Cattlewash and Bathsheba.
40 minute Drive to Accra Beach.
50 minute Drive to Crane Beach.
45 mins Drive from Grantley Adams International Airport.
Five minute Drive to Speightstown. 10 minute Drive to Holetown. 30 minute Drive to Bridgetown.
Speightstown is an historic shopping center with a supermarket, several banks and ATM machines. There are also many friendly, local vendors selling an array of tempting, colourful fruit and veg. The Orange Street Grocer serves delicious thin crust gourmet pizzas and excellent salads and there are other very good bars and restaurants - Juma's is a rustic gem on a stunning beach serving very reasonable breakfasts,tasty lunches and gorgeous dinner next to the gentle, lapping waves. They offer free sun beds, umbrellas and wifi. Bombas is a fab beach bar, very relaxing with some great dishes on the menu. There is a fascinating modern museum for those interested in the history of Speightstown. Duty free shopping, bars, restaurants and nightlife can also be found in Holetown just 10 minutes away by car. The Lime Bar at Lime Grove is a great spot for a lunchtime drink after some retail therapy or in the evening for live music on certain nights and Lemon Grass Restaurant also in Lime Grove will not disappoint. The Mews in Second Street has live music on Friday nights and Red Door is a great venu for drinking and socialing.