About this listing
A lovely countryside cottage situated in four acres of tropical garden, with beautiful views of the Northern Range Mountains and rolling plains of Central Trinidad. Trinidad is the most southerly island of the Caribbean and shares much of the flora and fauna of tropical South America. Ajoupa Cottage is an Ideal spot for bird watchers, photographers, artists or writers seeking peace and inspiration. Self catering with room for two extra people if needed. Airport pickup. Bus and taxi service also available. Other services can be arranged upon request. Tours can be organised to places of interest such as the Caroni Bird Sanctuary, Wild Fowl Trust, hiking to waterfalls, beaches, visits to the Pitch Lake, and other cultural /historical sites by the hosts. Please ask us what festivals may be happening at the time of your stay so that we can include this as part of your experience.
The cottage has an upstairs bedroom, a writing room which can also sleep two children/adults if necessary, a bathroom with shower, a kitchen/ living room and wooden deck. Laundry facilities are available.
The Ajoupa Garden is an arboretum of over 100 species of trees, many of them native which attract many species of birds and wildlife. The hosts are very knowledgeable about the history, architecture and culture of Trinidad and are happy to answer any questions about the flora and fauna in their garden. The cottage has a resident cat.
The main house , a plantation house in the ginger bread style, is an historic building 160 years old, and has been designated a national heritage site. It is also the home of Ajoupa Pottery. Resident artist Bunty O'Connor maintains a studio where she hosts Raku workshops from time to time.
During 2013, we will be hosting the following Workshops in our Studio...
1) Jan 13 & 20 Raku Pottery making and firing
2) Feb 3 Tie Dye (in Brasso Seco)
3) Feb 24 & Mar 3 Raku Pottery making and firing
4) Apr 7, 14, 21 Making Ceramic Mosaic, start to finish
5) May 5, 12 Raku Pottery making and firing
6) Jun 9, 16 Glass Fusing and Slumping
7) Jul 7, 14, 21 Making and Using moulds for Ceramics
Come and enjoy yourself!