Newstead Cottage - wonderful holiday location!
Bewertung wurde gespeichert: 26. Februar 2011
Reisezeitraum: Januar 2011
We have just returned from 6 wonderful weeks in beautiful Barbados (our third visit) and stayed this time at Newstead Cottage. From booking the accommodation to leaving with a bag of lovely cookies, it was a memorable experience with Susan as perfect host and Claire looking after us, changing linen and ever ready for a nice chat on the cool veranda! The Cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable.
In January there was an unusual number of heavy rain showers, which did not spoil our holiday enjoyment, but probably resulted in an abnormal number of mosquitos for which we took some proactive precautions! For such a long holiday, it is not practical (or desirable!) to eat out for every meal, so we enjoyed some simple self catering for which facilities were good and the veranda was ideal for us - and two hungry sparrows.
We found the internet wifi facility very useful for contact with family and friends via our laptop with Skype and Facebook and keeping up to date with BBC news and sport. The safe was large enough for its security.
We love the Rockley area - the beach and the Kan'ei bar, where beds/umbrella cost BDS $30, which is then redeemable for drinks, including happy hour pinacoladas with wonderful sunsets! We walked the great boardwalk virtually every day, sometimes several times, the shops and restaurants at Quayside are good and our favourite eating places are Tapas (boardwalk), Carib (just before the Gap) and Shakers (just a few yards up the hill from the Cottage (book in advance!), but there are many and varied eating possibilities within easy walking distance. For those with a taste for more spicey dishes, there are also plenty of options.
As always, buses and "squashy" cabs are both cheap (now BDS $2 per journey to anywhere on the island!). We like elegant Bridgetown and its boardwalk along the harbour side, we visited Speightstown (nice art gallery and wonderful flower festival in the local church), Holetown (for the annual festival - nice bands), Bathsheba on the East coast and nearby Andromeda Gardens and took the submarine excursion this time and Catameran last year - very interesting excursions. For all six Sundays we attended St. Matthias Church in Hastings for the 8.45am service, where we were made very welcome, with organ playing and singing being particularly impressive and the ministry team providing very interesting and stimulating services.
In summary, we had a great holiday, with lovely hosts at the ver
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