The Yam House is situated within a scenic plantation setting and although in a rural location, there are neighbours close by providing a secure environment. One of three houses who share the communal swimming pool, the emphasis is on country living in this breezy, peaceful destination. The plantation is now a racehorse and polo pony breeding stud with paddocks for the mares and foals as well as the farmyard animals on the property. The house was built in the traditional style dating from the 1800s and has been tastefully restored by the owner in a comfortable country style, as befitting the property. The Yam House has 4 air-conditioned bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms,1 family bathroom upstairs and 1 full shower room downstairs. The air-conditioned master bedroom has a 5' bed with en-suite bathroom, built-in wardrobes, wooden floor and traditional furnishings. The spacious en-suite bathroom has a bath with shower, double vanity, bidet, WC and dressing table. One twin-bedded room and one single room share the family bathroom with shower, single vanity and WC. These bedrooms have air conditioning, wooden floors, traditional furnishings and built-in wardrobes. The air-conditioned fourth bedroom has a 4'6' bed, a fitted wardrobe, wooden floor, traditional furnishings and an en-suite shower with single vanity and WC. A large living/dining leads to a covered verandah overlooking the paddocks. A fully-fitted kitchen is directly off the dining room and this leads to the laundry room with washer and dryer with a drying yard behind. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and stove. There are sun loungers on the verandah of The Yam House as well as around the pool. Satellite TV and internet are provided. There is a weekly maid service and babysitting is available by arrangement. A welcome pack can be provided if requested and airport meet and greet service if required. Reservations for hire car, restaurants, golf, fishing, etc. can be arranged. Use of local gym and tennis, with or without coaching, are close by. Polo lessons and chukkas are available within a short distance of Bromefield and can be arranged to suit. Polo is played at Holders near Holetown and at Apes Hill from November to May and there are many matches involving international visiting teams. Yoga is available at Port St Charles or in Holetown. For those yoga enthusiasts, paddle board yoga is also practised at Port St Charles during the high season between December and April. Horse-racing is in Bridgetown at the historic Garrison Savannah where you can see some of the Bromefield bred runners in action. There are walks on the doorstep through the cane fields which abut the property. In Holetown there are numerous excellent restaurants as well as shopping at The Limegrove Lifestyle Centre and many other stores in the town. The exclusive Sandy Lane Hotel is also in nearby Holetown. St Nicholas Abbey is close by along with the animal flower caves in the north of the island and Harrison's Caves in the centre of island. For children, the Wildlife Reserve is a short distance from Bromefield with the monkey feeding time a favourite. The Atlantis submarine is in Bridgetown for those wishing to have the underwater experience and the east coast is a short drive from Bromefield with the spectacular beaches on the Atlantic side of the island. For those families and friends wishing to holiday together, The Cowshed Cottage is also available for rental at Bromefield Plantation. This is property # 1902815 and is the house with the white roof in the aerial photo.
Traditional, Family-Friendly House
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- 28 Nov 2018
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Fabulous, spacious, gorgeous house in the perfect, tranquil setting.
My husband, parents and I have just spent a wonderful 18 nights staying at the Yam House. This is our third visit to Barbados and our best holiday yet!
The Yam House is just stunning, it’s spacious, spotless, furnished to a very high standard and was perfect for us. The outdoor space is great and we sat out every evening drinking rum punches.
The pool is a good size and is very well maintained with plenty of sun beds and tables with umbrellas and chairs to chose from. There are absolutely no negatives that I can comment on.
Booking was so easy and Mary-Ann answered any questions I had promptly. I had to change our booking dates at short notice and Mary-Ann was very understanding. Huge thank you for the welcome pack which was waiting for us on our arrival. It was much appreciated after a long flight to be able to have a cup of tea and not have to do a trip to the shop.
The Yam House is set on Bromefield Estate which is just stunning and tranquil. The staff are so friendly and welcoming especially Kerry and the girls. There are horses, cows, sheep and ducks on the estate. We also saw lots of humming birds, two parrots, geckos and a mongoose.
Nearby Speightstown is only about 5 miles away. The Fish Pot restaurant is even closer. We also enjoyed dinner at Jumas and Island Plates in Speightstown. There are two supermarkets in Speightstown as well as a larger Massy supermarket in Holetown. We hired a car which would be advisable due to the Yam House’s location however not essential as a bus passes the road end. We loved staying up the north of the island and much prefered this to the busier south west coast.
When we return to Barbados we will be booking the Yam House as we have fallen in love with it and Bromefield Estate. Due to this, I wasn’t going to write a review as the less people who know about the Yam House the more chance I have of rebooking. However, I feel that Mary-Ann and the Yam House deserve a review to highlight how much we loved our holiday.
Hi Lynn and family. We are so pleased you had such a lovely stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you all again. It was our pleasure to have you with us. Your kind comments are much appreciated! See you soon xxx
A wonderful place
Our initial arrival at the Yam House was one of the highlights of our holiday. We arrived a few hours early, hoping to leave our luggage there, but it was all ready for us, including a very generous welcome pack of food, and we were told we could stay. The week there was great. The house is very spacious, comfortable and immaculately presented. The various staff were always attentive and helpful. We loved it and would definitely recommend staying there.
The only thing to mention, which is obvious from the location, is, you do really need a car. A bus goes past the plantation, but I think getting around would be a bit challenging and it's not really walking distance to the beach, although an easy drive.
If you're after a beautiful retreat within easy reach of amenities but a bit away from it all, this is your place. We would love to return. Thank you and hope to be back.
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are very grateful you took the time to write for us. We are so glad you had a lovely time with us and really look forward to welcoming you again.
Thank you and see you soon.
A COUNTRY HAVEN
We have vacationed in Barbados before, and wanted something different from the traditional beach stay. The Yam House is exactly what we were looking for. This property is in the northern part of the island, and very different from the resort areas. The grounds are beautifully maintained, the house is spacious and well kept, and the atmosphere completely relaxing! In addition, the pool is serene and refreshing on a hot day. I especially enjoyed sitting on the outdoor veranda at meal times watching the birds, goats, and cows. The rooms at night are comfortable and air conditioned, and a breeze keeps the downstairs cool during the day and night. The best part of the property is being able to walk the grounds and pet the horses. They are stunning animals! This is also a child friendly place, and the kids loved the variety of things to do!!! A rental car is a must, and there are many things to do in the northern part of the island. We enjoyed going to the beach every day, and the west side beaches are the most calm...we were even swimming with sea turtles which was one of the highlights of our trip. I highly recommend this property, and will cherish the memories we made on our family vacation.
Our recent stay at this family friendly plantation house was nothing short of perfection. We have been frequent visitors to Barbados over the past 40 years and we have stayed in many wonderful homes. This year we had the good fortune to book the Yam House on Bromefield Plantation and we can honestly say that we have found a bit of paradise on Barbados. The location is rural yet within a short drive to the beach, shopping and dining. The host Mary-Ann Williams was most welcoming and attentive to all our needs. The property surrounding the home is nothing short of idyllic and the accommodations are elegant yet comfortable and cozy. I could go on and on with superlatives in recommending Bromefield to anyone in search of a first rate Barbados vacation. Suffice it to say, we have already booked our return visit... Thanks again for everything Mary-Ann!
John & Nicole
Staying at the Yam house was amazing. I stayed here for week in January with my family and I must say I was amazed with how much space this house had. Another surprise was the full bathroom with a shower downstairs instead of the half bathroom we are accustomed to. Mary-Ann was very quick and accommodating to any questions or needs that we had. The only thing I would say was a little trouble was the strength of the wifi. Traveling with teenagers they were glued to their devices and couldn't go far from the router to get proper signal. But overall I had a wonderful experience and would stay there again.
We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday with us and The Yam house exceeded your expectations. I am sorry you didn't find the wifi signal strong enough. We have never had this complaint before. Our guests usually mention to us that they are delighted with how quickly they can get access and how simple it is. However I will certainly have it checked out. I am wondering how far from the router the teenagers needed to be so they could access their devices continually as the house does have full coverage.
Definition of vacation
I have been to Barbados many times before and each time I rent through HomeAway.com, but Bromfield Plantation is by far the best property that I have experienced thus far. Although the property is secluded and quite far from many places I needed to go , I am glad I choose comfort over convenience . Every time I told a local person where I was staying their eyes got wide with shock so I knew I was in for a treat. The property was beautiful, tranquil, and private. If your like me , a lover of nature this is just the property your looking for. The land was well kept, the birds flew in and out as they pleased , a few monkeys 🐒 frequented the property , the horses and cows grazed the field peacefully. I have never experienced anything like Bromfield Plantation, the Yam House , which I was told is over a 100 years old , definitely has modernized feel to it but certain aspects of the house are still the same which is great. Kerry, the grounds keeper was a gracious host he gave us a tour of the property as well as St.Lucy which was beautiful, he took us up to the Animal flower cave, and I have never in my life experienced such beautiful sights , so you must get him to take you on a tour of the town. Going forward when I visit if the property is available this will be my home away from home. Thank you Mary-Ann for accommodating myself and fellow travelers, it is greatly appreciated !
Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful description of your stay at The Yam House. I am delighted you had a lovely time and look forward to welcoming you again soon! All the very best for the New Year and thank you again. It is so special when people enjoy staying with us.
Warmest regards from Mary-Ann and the team here at Bromefield
The Yam House is situated within a scenic plantation setting. Whilst a rural location, there are neighbours close by. Bromefield Plantation is a racehorse breeding stud with paddocks for the mares and foals as well as farmyard animals on the property. The property is one of three houses around a communal swimming pool in an elevated position overlooking the paddocks. The Yam House is built in the traditional style dating from the 1800s and is cool and breezy. The house has been tastefully restored by the owner in a comfortable country style, as befitting the property.
Payment can be made through the website or Pay Pal and damage deposit of 200 pounds sterling or the US dollar equivalent is payable in cash on arrival, refunded prior to departure.