Les Chaudieres is a historic villa built in 1966, positioned on a 1.734 acre promontory 200 feet above the majestic Caribbean Sea offering panoramic views of the West Coast of St. Lucia. The property is ideally situated only a mile away from the picturesque fishing village of Anse La Raye.
"Les Chaudieres", whose name is derived from the multitude of cast iron cauldrons throughout the grounds, were originally used on local sugarcane plantations to boil down sugarcane juice to make molasses and rum.
Beyond the palm tree-lined drive lies the property graced by mature trees and tropical vegetation with a large elliptical swimming pool at the tip of the peninsula. Indulge in the allure of living and entertaining in style, in a backdrop of natural beauty.
The residence was designed with a fine appreciation of Caribbean living. A large roof overhang soaring to a peak of 45 feet dispels the sun's brilliance and shelters the open-air living/dining room; a marvelous setting for al fresco entertaining. This main living complex of the home opens completely on three sides allowing unobstructed ocean views and constant cooling soft breezes. The changing hues of the ocean and dramatic mountain views create a brilliant background for emerald lawns, blazing flowers, and the red-tiled pool terrace enjoying extraordinary sunsets over the Caribbean Sea.
The bedroom wing of this home includes three bedrooms and two baths and extends along a tiled and shaded walkway with sliding glass doors to the bedrooms. The master bedroom is flanked by a large dressing area and tiled bathroom with an outdoor shower; secluded in a private garden terrace. All three bedrooms share extraordinary mountain views. There is also a 1 bedroom self contained staff quarters adjoining the property.
Amid all this resplendent color, Les Chaudieres has a most peaceful solitude, overlooking St. Lucia Estates; a 500-acre working plantation with its own beach. The property comes with a private well in the valley and can even be fitted with a helipad. 69,924 sq. ft. of the land is freehold and 5,625 lies within the Queen's Chain.
Les Chaudieres is truly a delightful, secluded haven for a holiday residence.
On St. Lucia, the most famous landmark is formed by nature, the Pitons, twin volcanic cones jutting out of the sea. They are the embodiment of the island’s tropical other-worldliness and surprising natural gifts. Another is near the town of Soufrière, which is touted to have the world’s one and only drive-in volcano.Read more about luxury homes in St. Lucia