Hummingbird House

Bissex Plantation, St. Joseph, Barbados
$4,900,000   Guide price ($4,900,000 )


Originally constructed in the 1700's this unique real estate presents a rare opportunity to own a notable piece of Barbadian history.

Further Information

Located in St. Joseph, Hummingbird house, also known as Bissex Plantation, was once one of the largest plantations on the island. Kept within in the same family for generations, Humming Bird House has been under the ownership of only three families during its 300-year existence.

Today, this amazing property totals 4.2 acres of fully enclosed land encompassing lush gardens, mature trees and breathtaking ocean views spanning out over the entire east coast. There are four distinct buildings on the estate which include the primary residence, offering four bedrooms and four baths; a guest house with two bedrooms and two baths; the pool house with one bedroom and one bath; and garage offering two bedrooms and one bath apartment with kitchenette.

Lovingly maintained the main residence offers historic elegance with a distinctly tropical feel accented by beautiful details which include graceful archways, mahogany panelling and terrazzo and bamboo flooring. On the ground floor enjoy the best of indoor-outdoor living as all of the main rooms open up to the fabulous wrap around veranda. Sit out with a refreshing drink and take in the scenic garden views. Find gorgeous spaces for entertaining or relaxing including a formal dining room, formal living and family rooms and more. Upstairs, a delightful den with window seats is just the spot to curl up with a book. Each of the four bedrooms has a private bath showcasing marble tiles with premium Barwil and Waterworks fixtures. The home has had several famous guests including Howard Shore, who composed the music to several Academy Award-winning films, right in this very home.

Venture out to the fabulous salt water swimming pool and Jacuzzi and take a cool dip while gazing out over the ocean, or relax in the shade of the gazebo. The adjoining pool house is another comfortable spot to linger, offering a bedroom with en suite bath, powder room plus a kitchenette and terrace.

The guest house also offers very comfortable accommodations comprised of two bedrooms, each with private baths, a tranquil office, full kitchen and inviting living areas.

Other features of note include, two 1200 gallon water storage tanks buried; one is potable, and the other is rainwater. Private and exclusive, this unique property is truly a slice of paradise.


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Contact Property Agent

Tom Vickery

Savills Barbados

33 Margaret Street




+44 (0) 20 7016 3740