Wigley Avenue, Fortlands, Basseterre
Located on the crest of the Fortlands hill with spectacular views over the Basseterre habour toward Nevis, this hilltop oasis comprises three structures – the main house, the cottage, a and separate utilities building – set on approximately 0.4 acres of mature landscaped garden.
The property is on Wigley Avenue which is one of the oldest and most prominent residential streets of Basseterre, with many gracious homes including the official residences of the Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, the Ambassador of Venezuela and the Italian Consul. Within close proximity are also excellent restaurants and Montessori schooling.
The main house is a 60 year old stone cottage with internal area of approximately 1200 sq. ft., retaining original features such as terrazzo flooring and exposed stone walls in the living room, and Crittall doors and windows throughout. Both bedrooms are air-conditioned and also fitted with ceiling fans.
Of special note is the spacious pergola-covered flagstone dining terrace, with breathtaking garden views and ocean views towards Nevis.
The lush tropical garden includes a wide range of mature flowering plants and fruit trees including mango, guava, golden apple, plum, cherry, sour orange, sapodilla, avocado and lime.
The second residential building is a one bedroom, one bathroom townhouse over 2 floors, with living space of approximately 800 sq. ft., providing self-catering guest accommodation and garden area. The bedroom is air conditioned and the living room is fitted with a ceiling fan.
The third structure is a secure storage and utility room with approximate internal area of 256 sq. ft., offering the potential for conversion to an artist’s studio or office.
The property is accessed from the road by two pedestrian gates as well as by a remote-controlled electric driveway gate, which provides access to ample off-street parking to the rear of the main house. Security grilles are in place on all windows and doors, and a perimeter alarm system has been installed.