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No.1 Forest Hills. A Beautiful, 2 Bedroom Villa With Gorgeous Views

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Villa Perfectly Located for Access To All The Westmoreland Facilities

The main living area is located upstairs in our villa and the airy, open plan design allows the kitchen, dining room and lounge to seamlessly meld into one. The sun pours in through the huge patio doors that open onto the balcony where there are a pair of sunbeds for topping up the tan and a covered area for cooling off or enjoying a light lunch and an ice cold drink. By day, you can enjoy panoramic views over the world-class golf course, the beautifully manicured gardens in the complex and all the way down to the sea. By night, the rhythmic chirp of the cicadas provides the backing music for relaxing with a drink and good book watching the giant cruise liners come to and from Bridgetown.

Andy Gatting
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Andy Gatting

My name is Mike Gatting and I am an ex-England cricket captain and currently work for the ECB. My wife Elaine and I have enjoyed holidaying in Barbados for years. I have a very demanding work schedule, especially during the English summer, which is why Barbados has worked so well for me as a destination over the last 10 years or so. During my cricket-playing days, I was lucky enough to travel to many warm and sunny places around the world but I can honestly say that nowhere else I have been has ever made me feel as relaxed as I do when I am in the villa. There is truly nothing better, in my opinion, then spending 2 or 3 weeks in the warm sun and allowing your life to slow right down in the gorgeous surroundings of the Royal Westmoreland and the island of Barbados as a whole.

Andy Gatting purchased this villa in 1999

Why Andy Gatting chose Holetown

The Westmoreland is set in the hills of the parish of St James a short drive from Holetown. It is calm and quiet and feels as though you are miles away from any one else. The Westmoreland resort itself is quiet for the most part but one of the things I love about Barbados is how small it is and how close everything feels. Our villa was one of the original show homes when the Westmoreland was being built. As such it is in a fantastic location within the complex. Your are no more than a minutes walk from the Clubhouse and the Sanctuary. Literally across the road you have the tennis courts and the all important Rum Shak and last but not least you have a 100 yd walk to the Forest Hills pool.

What makes this villa unique

The one thing that truly stands out about the Westmoreland is how fantastic the golf course is to play. It is immaculately kept, brilliantly designed and is exclusive to members and their guests only. You can't play the course unless you stay in a villa whose owners are members so bare that in mind when you are comparing properties. Even if you only enjoy golf casually it would be a crime not to play a round. As social members of the Royal Westmoreland Club, our guests enjoy access to the golf course. Please contact the pro-shop for details regarding tee times and booking information.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Adrian and Carol College - 10th Mar 2014 - 31st Mar 2014

Well, another wonderful stay in your villa. Extremely relaxing, great time and many thanks as usual to Arlene. Here's to next time!

The Jackson Family - 17th - 24th April 2014

As it says on the tin! We have had a most wonderful week, very, very relaxing time. We hope to come back soon! Big thanks to Arlene who indeed is a hidden treasure. She made us feel so welcome.

Matt Jolley - 26th May - 2nd June 2014

We had a fantastic time thank you. The villa itself was kept spotlessly clean by Arlene who couldn't do enough to help. I though the villa was in a fantastic position i.e. close to the club house, sanctuary and because we didn't have a car we could catch the shuttle to beach with ease or walk down to the clubhouse to get a cab into Holetown. Finally, thank you for your attention to detail prior to our trip and I am in no doubt we will be in contact with you next time we want a Caribbean holiday.
Nov 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Holetown, Barbados

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bedroom Ensuite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Toilet - Toilet
    Second Bedroom Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to Master Bedroom - Bath, shower, toilet and sink En-suite to 2nd Bedroom - Shower, toilet and sink There is also a separate powder room with sink and WC downstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Second Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bed can be split into a twin
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bed can be split into a twin
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Both bedrooms have 6ft beds, that can be split into twin beds on request, are fully air conditioned, have ceiling fans and built in wardrobes. The master bedroom has an iPod dock clock radio and an electronic safe and the second bedroom has a clock radio.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All guests at our villa get complimentary Royal Westmoreland Membership for the duration of their stay. Forest Hills Pool - The shared pool is a 30 second walk from the villa and is only usable by people who own or rent a villa in the Forest Hills neighborhood. Beach Club at Mullins - During the high and peak season (see the Information Pack for details) a shuttle bus service runs between the Sanctuary and the Mullins Beach club. Golf is not included in the price of your stay. Outside: A shared garden area is accessible through either bedroom and there is seating provided in the sheltered terrace. There are 2 shared pools available, one in the sanctuary that is open to all guests of the Westmoreland and one only available to people who own or rent a property in the Forest Hills neighborhood. It should be noted that none of the pool areas have lifeguards on duty and children should be carefully supervised at all times whether in a pool area or not. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer are located opposite the powder room however our housekeeper, Arlene, will take care of all the washing and ironing you generate over your holiday. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The usage of towels and linen are included. Our housekeeper, Arlene will do your washing and ironing and ensure the villa is kept clean. She will not hand wash underwear or other such personal garments. Arlene works Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm as a minimum or longer if required.


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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Grantley Adams International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Royal Westmoreland Rum Shak
Nearest Golf
0.4 Kilometres
Royal Westmoreland Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Royal Westmoreland Rum Shak
Nearest Beach
4.5 Kilometres
Mullins Beach Club
Car: necessary


The Royal Westmoreland has a beach club at Mullins Bay. During the high and peak seasons, there is an hourly shuttle bus service that will take you from the Sanctuary to the beach club and bring you back again. If you have your own vehicle, you can drive to Mullins in about 5-10 minutes. If you have your own car you can also visit many of the publicly owned beaches and marine reserves across the island. I would highly recommend visiting Crane beach.


The villa is approximately 30 minutes by car / taxi from Grantly Adams International Airport.

The villa is self catering and although you can get some good food in the Westmoreland complex I would still consider a hire car essential as there any many fantastic restaurants on the island. For shorter holidays you may consider hiring one for only a part of your stay but there is so much to see around the island you would, in my honest opinion, be missing a lot if you did not have a car.


The nearest town is Holetown in the parish of St James. If you have a car you can drive to town in about 5-10 minutes, traffic dependant. In Holetown there is a large supermarket to do your food shopping and numerous restaurants and bars.

If you wish to visit Bridgetown then you will have a 30-40 minute journey ahead of you.

St Lawrence gap is approximately 30 minutes away but I would recommend getting a taxi to take you and pick you up as parking can be difficult.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Holetown, Barbados

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 18-19
1 Dec 2018 - 12 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 19
13 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
1 May 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings must be for a minimum of 7 nights. The rates quoted are for bookings up to 3 weeks / 21 nights. For long term rentals please contact the owners to negotiate rates. Please note that from 1st August 2018 the Royal Westmoreland will charge a Resort Fee of USD20 per villa per day. This will be payable directly to the RWM upon collecting your resort cards on arrival.

In order to secure any booking we require a 10% non-refundable deposit up front.

The remaining balance is to be paid in full 6 weeks prior to your arrival date.

If you are due to arrive within 6 weeks of the booking date then the entire balance will be due up front.

Changeover Day:
Check in - please head down to guest services upon arrival to collect your resort cards and info pack.
Check out - Guests are required to vacate the villa by 12 noon. Please ensure to settle your account with the concierge prior to departure.

Notes on prices:
For rentals crossing over 2 different pricing periods the daily rate will be calculated and used accordingly.
The prices are only applicable for rentals up to and including 3 weeks. For any longer term rentals please contact us directly and we can negotiate cheaper rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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