The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.
Sweetfield Manor, St. Michael is this week’s Open House.
Perched on an escarpment on Brittons Hill, Sweetfield Manor was built in the early 1900s by Danish Virgin Islander, Waldemar Hanschell, founder of the shipping business now known as Hanschell Inniss. From here he could see his merchant ships in Carlisle Bay. The house and outbuildings had fallen into disrepair until rescued with a refreshing flair by American owners about 15 years ago. It has since been further developed and is now an elegant B&B and events venue.
The Lively Lectures will be presented by:
Mr. George Clarke at 3:15 pm who restored Sweetfield
Dr. Armogon, Sweetfield’s owner, at 3:45 pm
The food and beverage stalls will be in attendance selling tasty eats and thirst-quenching drinks. Prosecco will also be on sale.
Parking will be off site at the car park of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society where a shuttle service will commence at 1:30 pm.
The last tour of the property will start at 4:30 pm.
Please also hold onto your tickets as there will be a door prize drawn at 4:15 pm.
Travel south on Bay Street out of Bridgetown. Take the first left after Harbour Lights (at the traffic lights) onto Beckles Road. Continue uphill about half a mile, turning right onto Brittons New Road, and follow the Open House signs.
Wheelchair Access: Courtyard and ground floor living areas, main house only.
General Bds $35.00
Children under 5 Free
BARP, AARP and CARP Members Bds $30.00
Members of the Barbados National Trust Bds $25.00 upon presentation of membership card. Also applicable to reciprocating Trusts and Societies members.
Children 12-17 y.o. and Students (BCC, UWI and Polytechnic with ID): Bds $15.00
Dress nicely casual.
No pre-booking is needed. Just follow the directions – look for the signs.
For more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised, please contact the Barbados National Trust:
Tel: (246) 426-2421/ (246) 436-9033