This was the second visit to Mullhaven for me and my wife Judy, we stayed for three weeks, Judys' sister and husband joined us for the last two weeks. The property is well equipped for two couples having full kitchen facilities and the use of laundry equipment (essential for longer stays). We made full use of the external covered decking area and the barbecue, there is a dining table indoors but we never used it as we love the outdoors. Me and the brother in law did however occasionally watch the TV in the lounge area if there was any important sport events showing.
The gardens and the essential swimming pool are a real joy, both of which are well maintained by discreet and courteous local workers. It was also reassuring to see a professional pest control contractor employed to handle the interior and exterior of the property. There is a wide range of well established beautiful trees, shrubs, plants and flowers all of which attract a variety of birds but the most intriguing wild life were the monkeys that travelled through the garden most mornings on their hunt for food. They regularly stopped off at Mullhaven to raid the apple and mango trees, they very wisely did not attack the bananas.
The cottage formed the original building, (to which has been added Karins home), and although dated is well decorated and with really comfortable beds. Both the bedrooms are en suite, fitted with air conditioning, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. All of the bedroom windows are covered in a fine gauze so on the advice of Karin we left the windows wide open all night and just operated the ceiling fan without the need of the annoying AC or mozzie net , we slept very well without getting bitten.
It is reassuring to know when staying away from home that you can obtain support,advice, information and help, Karin and Neil were the perfect hosts and did this but still remained quietly in the background. Karin has lots of local knowledge which she shares.
We had a car for the whole period but it is not required. Mullins beach is five minutes walk away. Taxis and buses are cheap (compared to UK) and easy to use.
Get flying fish, shark and swordfish from the fish market on the road to Holetown, be there at 10.00am opening
Try the local take way food sold from the vans (also from Morgans bar, road to Speightstown)
Try a sundown rum punch at the Mullins beach shop
Mombas Bar is a must for food and drinks, better atmosphere than Mullins restaurant.