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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Holetown, Saint James Parish, Barbados

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SCrampton
Richmond, Canada
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55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 3 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

My husband,son and partner and I stayed here for a week in March. Carol arranged our car for us and the whole experience was wonderful. The cottage is perfect for 4 people. Everything you could need is provided, and the hosts go out of their way to make the stay enjoyable. It is just a few minutes from Holetown where there are some great restaurants, and driving the island is a breeze. Highly recommend Gingerbread cottage for a Barbadian adventure..we will be back!!

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Liked best: The location, the cottage, the hosts
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jordanlee...
Leeds
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A gem in the caribbean”
Reviewed 4 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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We arrived late 7pm ish (plane delayed due to Sandy) and as soon as we arrived Carol welcomed us and told us to take a late swim if we wanted, not to worry about anything and just have fun.

The cottage was exactly as the pictures showed.
It was clean and had everything we needed.
Good shower with lots of hot water.
Nice comfy beds and lots of towels for the beach and the bath.
Toilet roll and soap.
The kitchen had everything - plenty of plates, cups, glasses and bowls etc. A large fridge and washing up liquid too.
There was a washing machine behind the pool but as the weather was so wonderful we spent most of our time in swimming costumes and so did not need to use it.
The grounds were lovely and we saw monkeys most days.

The pool was lovely and we had it all to ourselves most of the time- the kids really had a lovely time at the pool and using the diving board.
There is an excellent selection of books and a TV with Cable for a good variety of channels ( including 4/5 movie channels).
There was not a DVD player but Dick offered one for use straight away - we declined as the TV was enough.
The veranda was a real plus and we spent lots of evenings sitting out after eating and chatting or playing cards with the kids.
We felt very safe at all times.
Carol and Dick were lovely checking everything was ok and letting us know what events were on every couple of days but they also left us to ourselves.

Some other bits:
You really need a car to get around - beaches 10 minutes away - we liked Gibbs / Mullens and Paynes.
Supermarket in Holetown had everything you needed and again was 10 minutes away and has a web sight so you can look at times etc before arriving - Super Centre.
Next to the supermarket is a petrol station too.
Several good places to eat in Holetown.
Our only suggestion would be a draining board for washing up and mosquito nets at the bedroom windows so that you can have a breeze all night long - we would not have wanted air con it would have spoilt the cottage.

One day we hope to come back and enjoy it all again.

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Liked best: Relaxing surroundings and pool
Liked least: Hot at night mosquito netting at windows to allow a breeze through would have been ideal
Travelling group: Teenagers
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jon_hale
Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Paradise”
Reviewed 9 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012

I have never written a proactive positive review before, but have felt compelled to do so after a wonderful fortnight holiday. It is worth staying for the setting alone - the view from the veranda is stunning. You will want a hire car as it’s a good five mins drive from Holetown / the nearest beach – and well worth exploring the beaches down towards Spitestown (spelling??).

While there are other cottages within the grounds we felt like we had the place to ourselves – and the owners provided all we needed while giving us our privacy.

Our daughter is almost two and loved the trip as much as we did – she is still excited about the monkeys that paid us a visit. The pool is a good size and a stone’s throw from the cottage while being a safe distance for an over adventurous toddler. We very much hope to return.

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Liked best: the setting
Liked least: having to come home
Travelling group: Young Children
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Vienna
Reviewed 13 February 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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Andrew M
Chateauneuf de Grasse, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful holiday home”
Reviewed 12 February 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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Gingerbread cottage is a cute chatel house ideal for two or four people. Situated in the hills above Hole town which is 5 mins away by car. The rental included a car. We stayed for one month in the delightful surroundings. Dick and Carol and Lottie were friendly, helpful and discrete and proved to be very interesting and sociable. The cottage was lovely and enabled us to live out doors on the veranda overlooking the countryside with views of the sea and Royal Westmoorland golf complex. The pool is large and the area around it has a kitchen and BBQ, chairs, tables and loungers. We hope we can return again in the not too distant future.

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Liked best: The situation and accommodation
Liked least: The wifi was limited inside the cottage and needs to be upgraded
Travelling group: Extended Family
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