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This historic gem in Upper Jessups borders the Four Seasons Resort Estates and Golf Course, was built just shy of a hundred years ago in traditional West Indian style incorporating hand cut volcanic Nevisian stone, wood lap board, louvered windows with exterior shutters throughout.
The property sits in 3 acres of landscaped perfection - it houses the largest personal palm collection in the whole of the Caribbean, over 160 varieties, lovingly collected from all over the world by the previous owner. It also has an abundance of fruit trees including lime, lemon, 2 x types of banana, avocado, Pomegranate, mango, orange and breadfruit and a plethora of flowering and fragrant shrubs.
The property has been lovingly restored, with no expense spared or detail overlooked by the current owners and the gardens have been extremely well maintained and restocked.
The spectacular 38 x 20 feet swimming pool is the latest addition and has just been completed. It is edged in Nevisian hand cut stone and has a wonderful sun deck on two sides for lounging in the sun. It is surrounded by a bounty of colourful flowering shrubs in a range of reds, pinks and oranges and is the perfect escape for a afternoon of relaxed indulgence.
The property is fully fenced and has over 300 feet of restored stacked dry stone walls.
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Full Screened Verandah with Sunshades
New roof throughout
SITTING ROOM/DINING ROOM
This elegant and spacious open plan sitting and dining room has the most majestic wooden ceiling in Nevis! It boasts beautiful antique pine floors throughout, a covered front porch on one side and a wonderful covered and screened verandah on the other, running the length of the house.
The bulk of the furniture was commissioned by the current owners from local artisan cabinet maker Patfield Hill (who is featured in the hardback “Nevis Queen of the Caribbean” by Deborah Lellouch) and includes mahogany Planters Chairs, Hand Carved Sofas and a imposing 12 seater dining suite complimented by a bespoke tropical chandelier.
The master bedroom is incredibly spacious and opulent with a wonderful mahogany sleigh bed, sumptuously adorned, comfy seating area, enormous walk in closet and dressing room.
The master ensuite bathroom features a wonderful deep soaking tub, and enormous double walk in shower with a his ’n’ her rain-heads, a WC and double vanity.
GUEST BEDROOM 1
A beautifully shaped room, with queen size brass bed and a lovely selection of hand made furniture including a wonderful armoire hand painted in a tropical monkey theme.
GUEST BEDROOM 2
A lovely guest room with twin four poster mahogany single beds, and an additional mahogany trundle bed. It has the additional benefit of private access to the cooling breezes of the front porch and is ensuite to the guest bathroom.
This large bright walk in bathroom has a large walk in shower, vanity unit and private WC and features a original Nevisian stone wall.
The well proportioned, light and airy kitchen includes bespoke cabinetry, iridescent wall tiles and another wonderful original antique pine floor. It comes fully equipped with Fridge Freezer, Stove and Dishwasher.
The larder opens off the kitchen and leads through to the back door - it boasts ample shelving and original cabinetry and is well designed for bulk storage. It houses the freestanding Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Freezer and the water heater.
A elegant hall/lobby which could be used as a small office or bureau.
The picture perfect Laundry Cottage building has been fully restored, and has a cute verandah on the front, lovely louvred windows and is finished off with a pretty gingerbread trim. It is ready to be furnished as a additional guest bedroom.
The extended verandah is where you will spend most your time. The new hand cut Nevisian stone floor keeps it cool underfoot, it benefits from being fully screened and fitted with sun shades, making it the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch, drinks and dinner. With ample seating on sofas, cosy area for two and large dining table for up to 10, it can accommodate most social gatherings in comfort.
This lovely and relaxing front porch, is a cool and private spot for relaxing on the Adirondack chairs and taking in the spectacular view of the gardens.
This large Nevisian stone outbuilding has been converted to a well proportioned self contained one bedroom apartment, with sitting room, bedroom, bathroom and fully fitted kitchen.
There is an additional room attached to it, which was once the ticket office for the Palmettum, which could also be converted for further guest accommodation or used as a gym or office.
There is a stone garage block that includes a barn, a fully stocked tool shop and generator room.
The Gardeners Cottage was originally built to provide accommodation in the grounds for a resident caretaker. This rare and wonderful example of a traditional Nevisian Case House, is made of stone and wood and looks like two houses - it is best enjoyed as a architectural folly which gives a true sense of history to the grounds.
The property has 3 original Nevisian stone rainwater cisterns, with a complete pump and black light filter system. There is an extensive drip system for all the landscaping around the house and a newly installed landscape lighting system.
The Mount was originally a commercial nursery and still has a shade house (with new shade netting) in the grounds which is fully stocked with young plants and saplings. This is the perfect opportunity for the new owner to maintain the garden plant stock, try out new varieties and cultivate rare palms from seed in the potting shed and the mulch house.
Listed by: Carol Cochrane
Office: 1 869 469 1120
Mobile: 1 869 665 4257
Land Area: 3 acres
House Size: 2,500 sq ft - Office/Garage: 1,520 sq ft