Farley Hill National Park is home to Farley Hill house, a ruined Georgian mansion that sits within a mahogany forest on top ff a hill just off the East coast of Barbados. Farley Hill provides a wonderful Barbados Beauty spot to picnic in as there are plenty of excellent places to sit either under the shady trees or sat on the hill overlooking fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean.
As far back as 1818 Farley Hill house began it’s construction and grew in size as extra rooms were needed making it the most regal mansion in Barbados. At one point the house was home to Sir Graham Briggs who imported many new trees and plants to grow in the gardens as he was a rich British legislator and planter.
Farley Hill is also a great location for all sorts of popular events on Barbados including the Barbados Jazz Festival that takes place in January and runs for a week. During this time on at least one day some of the worlds most famous Jazz musicians meet to perform a one day open air concert within the grounds of Farley Hill National Park. This is probably the best time to enjoy a picnic there as the jolly jazz music floating around the tall mahoganies provides a joyful atmosphere.
Farley Hill National Park is also a favourite place for couples to get married in!
Farley Hill National Park is just a 10-15 minute drive from Crossbow Villa, take a prepared picnic lunch with you on a day trip!
Wonderful picnic spots in the mahogany forest and overlooking the Atlantic coast.
Explore the ruins of the Georgian Farley Hill Mansion.
Several times a year musical events are held such as the Barbados Jazz Festival or the Gospelfest.
Crossbow Villa Barbados is located in St James, Westmoreland, a lovely area with beautiful sea views located just five minutes from the famous Barbadian West Coast. Most of the architect designed rooms within Crossbow Villa have excellent sea views. Crossbow Villa has eight bathrooms and six bedrooms, a formal 12 seater coral carved stone dining room and has just undergone a complete refurbishment