Approximately 6500 square feet. Eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, currently configured into two 2-bedroom self-contained ground floor apartments with own entrances, plus 4-bedroom main home (middle and upper floors).
The two ground-floor apartments each contain 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, sitting room, dining room and covered patio.
The main home is on two floors with 40 foot verandah and contains 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room with bar area, dining room, kitchen and family room/library.
There is a shared utility/laundry room, an external storage room, as well as a large graveled parking area. Separate staff apartment at rear.
The house dates from the1800s and retains its original cut-stone walling, wooden floors and mahogany doors and windows. It has tray ceilings in the main rooms and terracotta tile flooring in some rooms. It was fully restored (roof, floors, plumbing, wiring) in 2006. Storm-proof windows with insect screens were put throughout the top floor and elsewhere.
Mature garden with flower beds, vines, pergolas and arches and a wide variety of fruit trees. There are magnificent views in every direction. There is a fruit and ‘food’ tree (Breadfruit, Avocado, Ackee) orchard near the house, and a herb/vegetable garden. There is a large graveled parking area to accommodate over 20 cars.
Mains water supply with back-up stone and plastic tanks, filter, pump and pressure tank. Mains electricity with generator back-up. Satellite television connected to all apartments. Telephone and broadband internet. Electronic ‘pet containment’ fence surrounding house and garden area.
Ceiling fans in most rooms (air conditioning not required as property is 1500 ft above sea level, in a pleasant cool climate).
House would be suitable as a guesthouse, boutique hotel, nursing home or multi-apartment rental. Also, single or multiple family home.
The property is situated on the main road from Kingston-Moneague-Claremont-St. Ann’s Bay, just below the old-world market town of Claremont. It is sited amid farms and other residences, in a quiet, peaceful location and friendly community within easy reach of the coast and beaches.
Claremont is five minutes drive away and contains all the usual amenities (supermarket, pharmacy, stores, bank, post office, library, doctor’s offices, restaurants, market, small hotel). It is a peaceful and friendly market town and a preferred area for returning and retiring Jamaicans. There are both private and government schools in the area.
The property is 25 minutes drive from St. Ann’s Bay and the North Coast. St. Ann’s Bay is the parish capital and contains the government office, main hospital and utility company offices. It is half an hour from Ocho Rios and the main resort area with its beaches, golf courses, marina, hotels and restaurants.
Transportation is available at the gate via good taxi and bus links on the main road.
Great House and 6.2 acres: *REDUCED PRICE* £239,000 (US$372,531.45 or JM$32,812,573.34)
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