Colleton Great House
In 1647, Sir John Colleton, an English Royalist, left England and bought 90 acres of land in Barbados as his refuge. Sir John Colleton, as was the case with many Royalists at the time, suffered difficulties under Cromwell's Commonwealth though he did managed to extend his holdings to 220 acres between 1651 and 1660; He had become a sugar planter in Barbados. Colleton estates prospered with the fortunes of Barbados.After the hurricanes of the 18th century, very few pre 1800 buildings survived in anything like their original form; Colleton House was one of the few exceptions due to its thick walls and parapet styled roof.In the 1980’s Colleton Great House was bought over by an oil legend who immediately began renovations on the site. He initially upgraded the main house so that he could live in it while the remaining structures were worked on. The original façade of all of the buildings at Colleton was maintained, and as much of the original interiors as possible, so as to preserve the wonderful, rich history of this beautiful property and this beautiful island. The owner then transformed the old stables into his own personal museum housing some 460 artifacts from Papua New Guinea including tribal art, paintings, sculpture, furniture, carpets, and glasswork.Colleton Great House remains an unbelievable home, the calibre of which is difficult to match in Barbados or elsewhere. Colleton is comprised of a grand, old five bedroom Plantation style home made-up of two storeys and an expansive basement. Also on the grounds is a lovely two bedroom cottage with magnificent view of the West Coast of Barbados and out to the sparkling Caribbean Sea.There is also a three bedroom home set-back on the grounds as well as the expansive stables area newly renovated as a museum.The grounds at Colleton are expansive and beautiful, creating a lovely feel of isolation while in actual fact Colleton is a mere 10 minutes’ drive to the shopping, luxuries, and amenities at Speightstown and about 20 minutes away from Holetown and all the beautiful amenities found on Barbados
Covered Areas:2 Bedroom Cottage: 1,974 sq. ft.3 Bedroom House: 1,550 sq. ft.Renovated Stables/Museum: 2,190 sq. ft.Main House: 10,660 sq. ft.