Set amid more than four acres of mature fruit trees and a magnificent 300-year-old banyan tree as its centerpiece, Banyan House is a unique offering on Nevis. With its country house feel, the original foundation dates back to C1750 and was the manor house for the historic Morningstar Estate. Currently family-owned and operated as a bed and breakfast, Banyan House could easily be returned to a private residence or continued as a business. There is plenty of room for farm animals and there is a sheep shed on the property. The property includes three separate buildings: the main house, guest house, and a delightful self-contained guest cottage, Bamboo Cottage. The gardens include a kitchen garden, a ginger garden, and an enchanting bamboo walk. The main house and Bamboo Cottage have views to the sea.
Main House: Gracious, comfortable open-air home with two large bedrooms, one bathroom, large eat-in kitchen, sitting room, dining room and veranda. There is a large laundry room with washer and dryer. The Guest House is comprised of two large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and private verandas.
Bamboo Cottage: A charming wooden cottage set away from the main house with a large bedroom with sitting area, eat-in kitchen and ensuite bathroom. The expansive wrap-around veranda is the perfect spot for breakfast or an afternoon siesta in a hammock.
Gardens: Expansive plantings and home to a variety of fruit trees: mango, lime, sour orange, banana, avocado, carambola and a macadamia nut tree; lush wooded areas with paths and large mature trees are interspersed with additional stone ruins.
Water: Public water and three large cisterns of varying depth.
Details: Banyan House was bought in 1995 by the current owners, renovated and opened as a small bed and breakfast inn in 1997. The Bamboo Cottage was built in 1996 and rents at US$200 per night. The two guest house rooms are priced at US$150 per night. There are a further two bedrooms and bathroom in the main house. The roof on the guesthouse was renovated five years ago. Property is located in the hilly interior portion of the island, just minutes from the main road and a short ride to the capital city of Charlestown. Convenient to the restaurants at several plantation inns. About 15-minute drive to beaches and Four Seasons Resort Nevis.
The above information is believed to have been gathered from reliable sources, but is based upon information gathered from third parties, therefore may not be complete or totally accurate.