Vervain Mill - Gingerland,
- New To Market
Market Fresh! Only second time offered for sale in its history.
Built during the days of grand sugar plantations, Vervain Mill was originally a working, wind-powered mill for processing sugar cane. After falling into ruin at the end of sugar production, it was made into a home by a Canadian family in 1980. The current owners bought the property in 1995 and converted it into a beautiful rental property and part-time getaway for themselves.
Located on the southeast side of the island, part way up the hill toward Mt. Nevis where ocean breezes cool and refresh, Vervain Mill offers three bedrooms, three baths, beautiful furnishings, swimming pool, gazebo, architectural ruins, and lots of privacy.
Sunrises over the Atlantic are beautiful, as are moonrises with nearly daylight reflections on the water. On a clear day, one can see the low islands of Antigua and Barbuda across the Atlantic. Looking up the hill, Mt. Nevis rises gracefully with a few villas dotting the hillside.
The first level includes two large bedrooms - one with a queen size bed and one with twin beds. Each has French doors opening to the lawn and pool, and each has a private bath.
The stone-walled main floor of the tower, which includes the kitchen and indoor living/dining room, opens onto a dramatic wraparound terrace with sweeping views of the Atlantic and of Mt. Nevis. The large terrace includes sitting and dining areas covered by a series of flying canopies that provide shade with minimal interruption of the view.
The third level is an airy bedroom with a queen-size bed and private bath, and two beautiful arched windows.
The top floor is a sitting room with two daybeds, a writing desk, and a walkout terrace overlooking the fields and the ocean.
Windows and doors are screened. The house is naturally cooled by its thick stone walls and a lovely breeze.
The mill's 1.75-acre grounds are land-scaped with an assortment of palm trees, flamboyant trees, plumbago and ixora borders, and a ficus hedge. Next to the mill stands the ruin of the original boiling house.
The swimming pool has incredible views over pasture-lands, up the mountain, and out to sea. Next to the pool is a gazebo - the perfect place to read anytime of day or watch sunsets. The gazebo is a very atmospheric place for gathering. Families of monkeys are frequently seen in the lower yard in the morning or afternoon as they frolic their way up or down the hill.
Vervain Mill is rich with character and history.
The picturesque grounds have been professionally landscaped complete with lighting and irrigation.