THE OLD FORT ESTATE
Signature at Mt. Pleasant, Bequia
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The Old Fort is a fully restored plantation house which was once a fully working sugar plantation. Dating back to the Middle Ages, it has been constructed with cobblestones and wood beams in the classic French-Mediterranean mansion-house style. The large renovated buildings have been completely rebuilt, using the same stone which was once part of the original property & form the centre of an incredible 28-acre estate. There are six spacious and uniquely styled suites that can comfortably accommodate 12 guests*.
The newly renovated estate can now be exclusively rented and boasts a central entertaining space encircled by separate, private sleeping accommodation. This makes it perfect for couples or families to be together whilst still providing peace & seclusion as & when required. An oasis of tranquillity, yet less than a 10 minute drive to the main town of Port Elizabeth, the bars & restaurants of the Belmont Walkway and the calm waters lapping onto the white sands of Princess Margaret & Lower Bay. One of the many highlights is the grand pool with an infinity edge waterfall, shallow children’s area, and several relaxation areas partly covered by two gazeboes for those seeking shade from the Caribbean sun. Have a complimentary rum punch at the poolside bar and soak in the panoramic, 180+ degree views. This vista is truly breath-taking & overlooks the Grenadine islands that stretch south to the horizon & include the private island of Mustique that lies just across the water. However, on a clear day it is also possible to see Grenada in the distance, more than 50 miles away!
Within the main building lies a large banquet style kitchen with a magnificent inside dining room area that turns into a magical setting at night. It includes a lounge with fireplace and an inside wine bar. The property also has several comfortable sitting areas, terraces and balconies which are surrounded by substantial gardens containing tropical fruit trees as well as local plants. Take a stroll across your private Mt. Pleasant estate, enjoying the cool breezes & encountering numerous bird species, land turtles & brightly coloured iguanas – feel at one with nature. There are also two neighbouring beaches, Ravine Bay and Hope Bay, which are only a short hike away from the property.
The Old Fort has been recommended by numerous international publications over recent years, has hosted several celebrities, and is an exceptional retreat for families & friends. It can also provide a magical setting for holding special events such as a wedding. All in all, The Old Fort has been transformed into the kind of property you will never want to leave!
4 night minimum stay (14 night minimum at Christmas). Available services include airport/ferry transfers, shuttle to town/beaches, breakfast & lunch upon request, private speedboat charters to Mustique & the Tobago Cays.
*The property can accommodate up to 15 guests as extra beds can be added to rooms. Additional charge of 85 US$ nightly per adult (45 US$ for kids depending on age)