Cobblers Cove, one of the Caribbean’s finest family owned-hotels, will unveil a dramatic new look this October following a five-year programme. Located on the island’s quiet west-coast, the refurbishment of the all-suite hotel has been overseen by the watchful eye of Sam de Teran who has transformed this iconic property into one of the chicest places to stay in the Caribbean. The final chapter of this story will see the unique collaboration with leading designer Soane Britain.
Set in a former plantation this iconic hotel embodies British elegance with Caribbean charm. The ongoing work has seen the transformation of all the suites, guest areas, swimming pool and pavilion while retaining the heritage, charm and character the hotel is best known for. The powder pink exteriors with its pretty white woodwork are complemented inside with elegant shades of blue, pink and green, hand printed linens and rattan furniture.
The final stages of this design story reflect the synergy between Cobblers Cove and Soane Britain including their dedication to local craftmanship, originality, comfort, charm and old school elegance. A first of its kind for both brands, this partnership will give an exquisite new look to the plantation era Great House and a style quite unlike anything else in the Caribbean. Lulu Lytle, Founder and Creative Director of Soane, has created specific pieces in new colours for the Great House and its honeymoon suites. Drawing inspiration from the history of the building, the island and from the fauna of the much-loved gardens, delicate and intricately woven rattan and glorious hand-printed fabrics have lifted its décor to a new height of sophistication, deepening the irresistible charm of the hotel. Think fern-inspired console tables, shell-shaped chaises, crisp white rattan day beds, glimmering silver and glass hurricane lanterns, ripple skirted tables, twinkling basketwork lanterns, and fabulous gauzy billowing curtains printed with parrots and climbing vines.
Sam de Teran, owner and designer of Cobblers Cove comments, “I am thrilled to see the Great House at Cobblers Coves dressed by Soane with such glamour and grace and at the same time enhancing the homeliness for which we have always been loved. The success of this alliance is due in many ways to the ethos of both brands: the shared ideal of glamour and charm and fantasy as well as of elegance and comfort. Both Soane and Cobblers have always championed the importance of craftmanship, specifically local craftmanship, as well as maintaining an ethos of quality and integrity. This collaboration has created what we hope will be considered the chicest place to stay in the Caribbean.”
Claiming one-quarter mile of white sand beach, Cobblers Cove is encompassed by lush and scented tropical gardens. Forty cottage suites are spread around the plantation-era Great House. Spacious sitting rooms open onto deep and private verandas with views over the gardens or sea. The two honeymoon suites in the Great House, refurbished by Soane, are the quintessence of Caribbean character, grace and charm, with hand woven grass carpets, four-poster beds, historical island prints, botanical drawings, basketwork lamps and views directly over the sea.
Renowned for locally sourced food and fish caught daily by Barker, the hotel fisherman, the award-winning Camelot Restaurant is run by local Bajan Chef, Jason Joseph, and serves the finest food in Barbados. The hotel also offers an array of activities including tennis, gym, yoga, sailing, kayaking, water skiing, paddle boarding and snorkelling, with garden tours, hiking and heritage trips led by the Barbados National Trust. Cobblers Cove was voted Barbados Luxury Hotel of the Year by the Barbados Hotel and Tourist Association for 2018/19.
Rates at Cobblers Cove from $400 (currently approximately £307) per room per night on B&B basis. www.cobblerscove.com
About Cobblers Cove
Cobblers Cove is located on the calm west coast of the island, with a beachfront location and stunning views, the family-owned hotel centres around a unique and historic plantation-era beach-side weekend retreat and embodies British elegance with Caribbean charm. This autumn, the iconic hotel is partnering with British design studio, Soane Britain. This is the first partnership of its kind for Soane Britain who will be furnishing key areas of the hotel, completing its transformation into the chicest destination in the Caribbean. Claiming one-quarter mile of white sand beach in a quiet cove, the boutique hotel is encompassed by a coral stone wall and three acres of lush tropical gardens. The powder pink interiors with their pretty white woodwork are complemented inside with elegant shades of blue, pink and green, hand printed linens and island made rattan furniture. The 40 suites are spread among nine two-storey cottages set in the gardens surrounding the original house. Spacious sitting rooms open on to a terrace with views over the gardens or the sea. The Camelot and Colleton suites offer the height of quintessential Caribbean luxury, with marble floors, four-poster beds. Renowned for its island-inspired dishes that cleverly reflect the changing seasons, the award-winning Camelot Restaurant is overseen by local Bajan Chef Jason Joseph and serves the finest food in Barbados. The hotel also offers an array of activities including paddle boarding, tennis, gym, sailing, kayaking, yoga, water skiing and snorkelling, hiking and heritage tours.