The Winchester
The Winchester
The Winchester
The Winchester
The Winchester
The Winchester
The Winchester
The Winchester
The Winchester
The Winchester

The Winchester Crescent Bay, BEQUIA, The Grenadines

$1,800,000 USD
Property Details

Property Details

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Acres
  • 44000 Sq Ft
  • chlorinated fresh water pool 30ft x 11ft
  • FOR SALE
  • Gorgeous Interior Spaces
  • Incredible Ocean Views
  • Furnishings & Equipment by Negotiation
  • 2x separate buildings / great rental potential

The Winchester Crescent Bay, Bequia St Vincent & the Grenadines

A magnificent, precisely detailed & fully equipped villa. The Winchester is a contemporary home, newly constructed and an exciting prospect for potential purchasers. Composed of a 2 bedroom main house and a 1 bedroom guest house, set in 1 acre of newly planted tropical gardens above Crescent Bay. Open plan living, floor to ceiling windows and doors open onto to beautiful outside spaces, including spacious balconies, an infinity swimming pool and fruit gardens.

Designed by London architects Kilburn Nightingale, The Winchester has a simple but very stylish beauty; a prime Bequia residence offering well considered relaxed island living, with prospect and privacy.

Elevated & Peaceful Location

A lovely quiet and secluded spot on Bequia's North Eastern Coast, The Winchester is located in Ocean Ridge Private Estate above Crescent Beach.A South facing & elevated location allows for absolutely stunning views over the whole of Bequia's North Eastern Coast and out over the other Grenadine Islands.The elevated situation affords constant cooling breezes.

Stunning 180 Degree Views

Panoramic views ranging from far reaching vistas across the Ocean, to the East Coast of Bequia's Crescent & Spring Bays.The stunning ocean views incorporate the uninhabited islands of Balliceaux & Battowia, and over to the private island of Mustique. From the turquoises of the idyllic Crescent Bay, to the tropical greens of the hills of Spring & Industry; special views from a special location.

Ocean Ridge Estate

Ocean Ridge is the most well covenanted private estate on Bequia and offers unparalleled quality control. This ensures beautiful peaceful surrounds indefinitely with uninterrupted views and the highest quality standards.

There is land available for purchase in predesignated large areas. The closest neighbours are currently Crescent Beach Villas the rooftops of which can be seen nestled in the trees far below.

The Winchester - Information

This is a substantial property:Total Land Area - 44,000sf / one acre House Area - 2,400sf (2,000sf for main house + 400 for guest house) Year Built - New construction completed in 2015 Architect - Kilburn Nightingale (also known for New Eden and Jack's Bar) Building Contractor - Ken Picknell Roofing - Inward sloping concrete roof with water catchment & drainage to tanks (no spouting surrounds roof area) Ceilings - Concrete Flooring - Porcelain tiles throughout both interior and exterior Water Tanks - 2 tanks with a total capacity of 35,000 gallons Swimming Pool Dimensions -  9m x 3m

Furnishings

The property is available fully furnished and equipped except for a few personal items. Artwork will be taken by owners.

House Layout

The accommodation comprises 2 buildings; a main house and guest house, linked by a terrace. The main house has a large open plan living space upstairs, with comfy living & dining spaces and a fully equipped kitchen.The kitchen and utility room are fitted with top of the range Bosch appliances and spacious Scandinavian corner cold store.

The floor to ceiling windows and doors keep the space light and airy, and allow full access to the spectacular panoramic views. These spaces open up completely along one side onto the spacious balcony overlooking the swimming pool, gardens and Crescent Bay below. To the right of the balcony are the natural stone steps which access the beautiful infinity swimming pool and sun deck area.

The lower level of the Main House comprises 2 double bedrooms; 1 with an ensuite bathroom and large dressing room, there is another spacious shower room and large store room.Both of these bedrooms boast the stunning views through large glass windows and doors, and open onto a verandah with direct access to the infinity pool and sun patio.

All bedrooms in The Winchester have air conditioning and 'funky' ceiling fans.

Guest House

The guest house is of generous proportions with an en suite shower room, wardrobes and fitted refrigerator. Ocean facing, it too has sliding glazed doors out onto its own balcony with access to the swimming pool & gardens.

Outside Spaces

The 9m x 3m infinity swimming pool is the perfect place to make the most of the stunning views, located on the lower level at the front of the house. Next to the pool is also a sun deck, bar & barbecue area, as well as an outside shower.

The tropical gardens surround the property; these are currently establishing, due to the young age of The Winchester, but the immediate area around the whole property is planted and flourishing.There is also an orchard, with: mango, guava, banana, avocado, cherry, lime, passion fruit, wax apple and almond, and a herb / vegetable garden is planned.

The outside spaces and gardens are fully lit up with exterior lighting

Other Features - Security & Power

The property includes a fully monitored security system; Detection Systems Alarm, as well as remote controlled electric gates through to driveway / carport / turning area, with a video intercom. The pool pump and chlorinator are powered through photovoltaic panels, and hot water is generated via solar panels.

There is also a water recycling plant to generate sufficient water for the garden from waste water, as well as a Backup generator

Directions

Ocean Ridge Estate, above Sugar Reef. From the coast road enter Ocean Ridge Estate and follow the private road taking the second left turning and continue to The Winchester.

Photos credited to Kilburn Nightingale Architects

Location

Villa Location

Crescent Bay

<br> A delightful bay, fresh and quiet with perhaps the prettiest crescent shaped beach on the island. <br><br> A wonderful old beach bar nestles in the palm trees by the beach. Sharing the quiet qualities of Spring in a smaller brighter valley with astonishing views of Battowia and Baliceau. <br><br> This area has a coastal feel, smaller hillsides and fresher breezes. Just around the headland is Bequia's much loved Turtle Sanctuary where hatchlings are protected and released.

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide

The entire process can be handled remotely - ie while you are in the UK.

Purchase procedure:

1. Make your offer for your chosen property through us. We present your offer, and work to bring the sale to an agreement with the owner.

2. Appoint a local Lawyer to handle your purchase (list of recommended lawyers can be provided upon request) exchange contact details and discuss the purchase arrangements, as you wish.

3. Sign Agreement of Sale & deposit 10% of purchase price in ESCROW account with the lawyer.

The Agreement of Sale Contract is prepared by the lawyer for approval by both parties, before being finalised and signed by both parties. This is a binding agreement, the only circumstances where you would retrieve the deposit would be if:
- the seller fails to perform (for example if there was not clear title)
- or if your ALHL is not issued (this is extremely rare).

4. Alien Land Holders Licence (ALHL) Application (specific to the property & applied for at the time of agreement of purchase ).

Provide the following details to your local lawyer :
- Date and place of birth
- Copy of passport
- Nationality
- Bank reference (not finances just a letter of reliability)
- Police certificate of clear record (applied for from your local police station or online, in your home country

UK: http://www.acro.police.uk/police_certificates.aspx

The police certificate is usually fairly swift and at least straightforward

The lawyer makes the ALHL application and searches to check clear title on the property

5. ALHL is issued (this usually takes 2 to 3 months).

6. Complete the purchase (you deposit the balance of purchase price and the signed deeds of conveyance are released). At this point the property is yours.


Purchase Costs

Purchase costs are straightforward;
- 5% Stamp Duty
- approximately 6% ALHL
- legal fees
Legal fees are standard and the lawyer you instruct can provide a detailed breakdown of the costs.
We advise allowing 13% to cover the costs.

Ownership

The lawyer can advise on personal or company ownership;
Company ownership provides automatic exemption from work permit. Residency is a simple formality with property ownership.

Many buyers choose to own their property through a company which can be set up easily, the lawyer can advise on the costs and fees for this.

There is no capital gains tax, no inheritance tax and annual property taxes are negligible. Funds can be repatriated freely.

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