Harding’s International Real Estate offers for sale “Polo Ridge 7” in Saint James, Barbados.
This unique property is part of a small community of luxury homes situated on the southern sideline of Holders Hill polo field, where the Barbados Polo Club hosts international matches. You’ll have direct access to the polo field through the back garden gate. On Sunday mornings, take a short walk across the polo field to the Holder House Farmer’s Market.
The home itself is shaded by mature mahogany trees and cooled by the balmy breezes flowing from the windward side of the island. Palm trees and lush tropical gardens lend a feeling of seclusion and privacy, while the polo field to the north creates an open vista that’s special & unique in an in-town location.
Prior to entering the home properly, you pass through the Zen courtyard. You’ll hear the calming sound of the three-tier, carved coral water fountain that creates a welcoming sense of tranquility. Bedrooms, kitchen, and dining area are situated to take advantage of the soothing sound of the fountain. Large reclaimed coral blocks provide a private terrace area for morning coffee or afternoon tea, or simply a place to meditate and relax.
Pass through the front door and find yourself in the central informal living space that opens to the pool deck and the polo field beyond. You genuinely feel like you are living an outdoor Caribbean lifestyle but with all the modern conveniences, as the original Polo No. 7 home was recently taken down to its studs and painstakingly updated: all new electrical system, plumbing, ac units, new kitchen & appliances, bathrooms, exterior doors, newly painted inside and out, relined pool, and a new metal roof. And all rooms feature charming hand-carved coral molding and updated lighting fixtures. Certain updates were included with handicap accessibility in mind.
The west wing of the home features an open-layout kitchen and dining area/bar leading to a charming sitting area that closes off from the main family space with the original louvred shutters. The garden and pool area are directly accessible from this charming sitting area. The kitchen is also accessed by a separate door leading out to a lovely kitchen entrance from the front car park for easy entry after a morning of shopping or a trip to the beach. A small separate bedroom/bathroom suite, au pair/housekeeper/chef’s quarters is conveniently accessed through a separate entrance adjacent to the kitchen entrance.
In the east wing, you’ll find the 3 main bedrooms with the middle bedroom currently set up for a WFH office space. The primary bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, offers generous closet space and opens to its own covered terrace with tables and chairs for outdoor dining and drinks, access to the pool, and watching polo. The guest bedrooms share a newly renovated Jack-n-Jill bathroom. The south guestroom opens to the front courtyard through French doors and enjoys the calming sound of the fountain.
There is a garage and laundry area with plenty of storage for your golf cart, bicycles, and beach gear, with ample parking in front.
All homes in this original polo community are allowed to build an additional structure. This charming home has not used that allowance yet; so, there is the option to add a guesthouse or pool house to the property.
Polo No. 7 is situated only minutes away from Platinum Coast beaches, Sandy Lane resort & golf, Holetown and Limegrove luxury shopping centre, newly renovated grocery store, world-class restaurants (The Cliff, Tides, The Beach House, Fusion Rooftop to name a few), and a short drive to Bridgetown and Grantley Adams International airport.
This home has been fully renovated, comes largely furnished and is turnkey, move-in ready for the next generation of owners.
Barbados is the number 1 destination in the Caribbean for UK residents, with daily direct flights bringing over 1 million visits annually!
The Caribbean island offers sunshine everyday, all year round, with constant trade winds offering cool breezes to keep the temperature around 28C during the day and around 23C at night. This is one of the many reasons we, at Harding’s International enjoy being on the island in any given month through the year.
December to May in Barbados are mainly the driest of months, while afternoon rain showers fall during the months of June to November. Although the rain can sometimes be a heavy tropical rain storm, these are often welcome to cool down from the warming sun and nearly always only last up to 30 minutes.
Whether you’re a welcomed customer, client or friend of Harding’s International, a well-loved tourist, or a laid back, loyal local – there really is something for everyone on the idyllic island of Barbados. Rolling lush hills, flourishing botanical gardens, colonial plantation homes, dramatic cliff lined coasts, world-class restaurants, spectacular flat, calm beaches and a varied cultural calendar in which fish festivals and reggae carnivals sit alongside sailing, cricket and polo tournaments.
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