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The opulent beachfront Leamington Pavilion is set within two acres of lush, tropical gardens.  It provides a magical setting ideal for families or groups looking for a more personalised holiday alternative to the larger hotels on the island.  The timeless essence of Leamington’s sophisticated yet unpretentious elegance is reminiscent of its past when famed movie stars Greta Garbo and Claudette Colbert dined under the Caribbean stars, and glamour juxtaposed effortlessly with relaxed island-style living.  On entering the gates of Leamington, one feels the pressures of the outside world gently slip away; the sound of waves breaking gently on the white sands, combined with the pleasant sea breezes and intoxicating scent of tropical flowers, creates an air of tranquility that immediately embraces you.

Designed by Oliver Messel, famed English stage designer, and architect, Leamington Pavilion is a fine example of his distinctive style, expertly merging the interior and exterior living spaces to create an idyllic tropical setting for refined island living and entertaining.  Messel discovered Leamington when he stayed at the villa in the 1950s; he found it so enticing that he persuaded his friends Dru and Jack Heinz (of Heinz Foods) to purchase the estate.  Mrs. Heinz then commissioned Messel to rebuild the Pavilion, and his signature style transformed Leamington into one of the most stunning properties on the island today.

Leamington Pavilion’s meticulous décor blends luxurious furnishings, noteworthy antiques and personalised touches make the villa truly one of a kind. The villa is filled with European and Caribbean-inspired artwork, including paintings, sculptures, and hand-painted furniture, as well as artisanal finishes such as sculpted cornices and coral stone archways.

While Leamington is replete with architectural and design interest, intrinsically it is a home.  Recent guests described their first impressions: ‘From the instant we arrived, we felt ensconced in luxury…everyone was totally hit by the ‘Wow’ factor of this beautiful house; it’s absolutely stunning yet at the same time, calm and comfortable. You really couldn’t ask for better.’

The main salon, located at the centre of the villa, opens onto a large covered terrace with casual dining and living areas, suitable for entertaining large groups and parties, yet cozy enough for a more intimate tête-à-tête.  Dark wicker furniture, overstuffed white pillows, and billowing curtains create a breezy atmosphere ideal for outdoor living, one of the most enticing features of a Caribbean holiday villa.  There is also a separate formal dining room, decorated in the Rococo style, featuring classical statues in corner niches framed by shells and coral, surrounding a stunning marble dining table with an antiqued mirrored top.  Flowering trellises adorn the entrance ways, creating a romantic atmosphere ideal for candlelit dining on cool Caribbean nights.

Beyond the main terrace is the villa’s classically shaped swimming pool, where crystal waters entice guests for early morning laps, midday dips to escape from the heat of the sun and evening soaks beneath the stars.  Emerald green lawns flank the pool where chaise lounges await sunbathers, as well as two enchanting gazebos designed by famed local architect, Larry Warren.  Painted in the trademark ‘Messel Green’, the gazebos are topped by two lifelike cast lead Barbadian Green Monkeys and feature Messel-inspired copper chandeliers, both created by Barbadian craftsman James Barrow. The dining gazebo is ideal for casual dining or afternoon tea, while the other features an oversized lounger, inviting chats with friends over a round of rum punches, catching up on the latest novel, or sneaking in an afternoon nap. As one guest so aptly stated, Leamington is ‘the perfect setting to do nothing; read, talk about things you never get ‘round to, watch the sunset – and simply, chill.’

The beautifully landscaped grounds surrounding the pool feature lush, tropical gardens with hibiscus, bougainvillea, orchids, ixoras, and ornamental palms. The well-established trees provide natural privacy, ample shade, and a relaxed atmosphere.  Whimsical bronze statues, a lily pond, and inviting nooks for a few quiet moments to read, meditate or simply listen to the waves, help complete the garden’s charming allure.

The garden culminates with over 200 ft. of frontage to the Caribbean Sea, where immaculate white sands entice you to sink your toes in, and crystal blue waters hold treasures of a vibrant coral reef just a short swim from shore.  Snorkelers can view stunning corals and tropical fish while cavorting with visiting turtles, a delight to all who visit Leamington.  For those who prefer land-based activities, there is a beautiful lawn tennis court and small gym on-premises, and golf enthusiasts can play the Sandy Lane, Royal Westmoreland, and Apes Hill courses, all within a 20-minute’ drive.

Leamington’s three air-conditioned bedrooms feature charming décor, fine-quality linens, and hand-painted furnishings, enhanced by warm lighting, unique artwork, and ample yet cozy space for private relaxation.  Each features a spacious, en-suite marble bathroom, exquisitely decorated with crystal chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling curtains, and luxurious linens.  A guest bedroom is located in one wing off the main salon, while a third guest bedroom and the luxurious master suite, featuring a stunning canopied bed, are located in another more recently built wing designed by Larry Warren. The master bedroom opens onto a trellised sitting area with comfortable seating, a flat-screen television, and flowering vines, not to mention stunning views of the manicured gardens and swimming pool.

Beyond the enchanting surroundings and luxurious amenities, perhaps one of the most alluring features of your stay at Leamington Pavilion is the five-star service provided by the villa’s experienced staff: ‘As much as the house is exquisitely furnished, designed, and maintained, it excels most of all because of such wonderful, professional and engaging staff; they are the icing on the Leamington cake.’  There is a butler, two housekeepers, a chef, a gardener, a night watchman, and a dedicated property manager on hand to ensure your comfort; it is their objective that you thoroughly enjoy every moment of your holiday from start to finish, leaving with memories to last a lifetime. As a recent guest proclaimed: ‘I don’t think we could ever have imagined quite how blissfully relaxing a time we’d have at Leamington.  It was from the very first moment to the very last, absolute heaven.  The house couldn’t have been nicer, the food couldn’t have been better and, most importantly, the staff couldn’t have been kinder and more wonderfully thoughtful.  Their friendliness, warmth, and ability to second guess our every wish will never be forgotten.’

While the serene setting and luxurious pampering of the Leamington Estate can make one feel miles away from the island’s pulsing lifestyle, its location near both historic Speightstown and vibrant Holetown offers easy access to shopping, fine dining, charming beachfront cafes, and vibrant nightlife. Full concierge services are available to assist with reservations and other arrangements.

Leamington Cottage set just at the water’s edge, can be rented in conjunction with the main house should an additional bedroom be needed.

Children over 12 only.

This Barbados villa DOES NOT permit the use of Riemann P20 Sunscreen, as it damages towels and fabrics.

The beach directly in front of Leamington Pavilion is tidal and the size depends on the seasonal currents. Just a short stroll from the Pavilion beach gate guests can enjoy a white sandy beach – both to the North and to the South.




  • A/C Bedrooms
    Cable TV
    Ceiling Fans
    DVD Player
  • Fitness Room
    Hair Dryers
    Internet - Wi-Fi
    iPod Dock
    Pool Shower
  • Restaurants Nearby
    Security Safe
    Speightstown Nearby
    Tennis Court
    Watersports Nearby

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Bedrooms : 3

Master Bedroom – King Bed

Bedroom 2 – King Bed
Note – can convert to Twin Beds

Bedroom 3 – King Bed
Note – can convert to Twin Beds


Bathrooms : 3

Master Bathroom – Shower only

Bathroom 2 – Shower only

Bathroom 3 – Tub & Shower

All bathrooms are en-suite


2 x Housekeepers

Note: The laundress is employed to wash the house linens, towels etc.  If time permits them to do guests laundry then they will do, but this is not a daily service.  No delicates.



Winter 2025

January 11th – April 15th
3 bedrooms (up to 06 people)
US$3,000 / £2,425 per night

Summer 2024/2025

April 16th – December 14th
3 bedrooms (up to 06 people)
US$2,680 / £2,165 per night


Christmas & New Year 2024/2025

December 15th – January 10th
3 bedrooms (up to 06 people)
US$7,100 / £5,725 per night

Rental Notes

    Rental rates are subject to a 10% Government Accommodation Levy plus a 2.5% Service Fee.

    Minimum stay – 5 nights in Winter, 4 nights in Summer & 14 nights during the Christmas & New Year period.

    Rental rates are fixed in US$.  The GBP£ rates highlighted will fluctuate.  Please contact us for an accurate GBP£ quote.

    Security Deposit – Credit card details are held.  See our Booking Conditions for full details.

    Rates are subject to change at any time.

    Check-in from 3pm | Check-out by 12 noon.

    We cannot offer an early check-in or a late check-out as guests may be leaving/arriving on the same day.

Nr Speightstown, St. Peter, Barbados West Coast

    Airport – 45 mins drive

    Beachfront – You are there!

    Cobblers Cove Hotel – 2 mins walk

    Royal Westmoreland Golf – 10 mins drive

    Speightstown – 3 mins drive

    Water Sports – Short walk away


  • Davis
    April 2023

    Absolutely perfect. 10 stars. Beautiful villa, staff and concierge service. Will certainly be back.

  • Rivet Family
    April 2023

    The house and grounds are beautiful. All the staff here have been superb. Love the extra touches of homemade cookies and muffins for the kids. Jason made sure we got what we needed. The house staff have been amazing and very attentive. A perfect quick and relaxing family getaway!

  • Whiteley's
    November 2023

    I stayed at the wonderful, magical Leamington Pavilion in October/November. My family and I found it delightful in every way. The house has been put together over time with such taste and attention to detail that it offers every comfort imaginable whilst retaining the original classical charm of the designer, Oliver Messel. Leamington provided an army of staff to cater to our every whim and had a truly world class chef who could rival any restaurant on the island. The house was totally enclosed in two acres of heavenly gardens which led to the beach and there was a wide secluded swimming beach 2 minutes walk away. Unspoilt Speightstown was a gentle 15 minutes stroll and we enjoyed the old world charm and morning markets. I have been to Barbados many times but staying at Leamington made for the most enjoyable and relaxing stay I have experienced. When it came time to pack my bags I did not want to leave!

  • Carter Family
    November 2020

    Leamington Pavillion has provided us with the ultimate luxury holiday! During these difficult times of Covid and Brexit, we had the most amazing time, a holiday to remember for many years! The house and Gardens are beautiful with so much thought gone into every detail and the Team have made us so welcome, its truly an escape to Paradise. Jason has been kind and attentive looking after our every need, nothing was too much trouble for him with his outstanding Concierge skills, he is the 'go to' man for information about the Island and activities. Tanesha's food is out of this world, absolutely delicious and presented beautifully, beating our visit to the Cliff. Kim and Shekera have been keeping us organized around the Villa, John keeping us safe at night and Corey keeping the gardens looking delightful. Thank you so much to you all for making our time here so special. Hope to see you all again one day in the future. Thank you all

  • A B
    July 2022

    Leamington was amazing ! The villa is beautiful, very clean which is important to me. The butler Jason was so attentive, we wanted for nothing. The housekeepers Phil and Shakira were lovely also, kept everywhere spotless, and also did our laundry very well. They had a temporary chef Willis, his food was lovely. Our stay there was the most enjoyable and relaxing stay we’ve ever had in Barbados.


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