About Stonefield Estate
The Stonefield Estate nestles close to the pyramid-shaped Petit Piton mountain and the 26-acre former cocoa plantation, which descends down a steep, sea-facing hillside coated in abundant tropical vegetation, is unbelievably scenic.
The style and layout of the accommodation makes Stonefield especially appealing for those seeking peace and quiet as well as privacy. Dotted over the sloping grounds are 17 spacious and attractively furnished cottage-like villas. Each is self-contained, with a private plunge pool and large terrace, a hammock on the terrace, an outdoor garden shower, jalousie shutters and a four-poster bed. Nearly all the villas have views of the ocean and nature is all around: on a recent stay, we fell asleep to a chorus of tree frogs, and had hummingbirds for company as we showered in the morning.
Villas have either a kitchenette or fully equipped kitchen, so self-catering is possible. However, Stonefield’s restaurant, The Mango Tree, provides all meals and it’s tempting to eat there regularly. This is a gorgeous, casual, open-air place to eat with panoramic views of the Petit Piton, and the food includes seasonal fruits and organic vegetables from the estate, and lots of local meat and fresh fish cooked in flavoursome, Creole ways.
Many guests spend much of their time just chilling out on the property – there’s a lovely swimming pool by The Mango Tree, and an enticing little spa. For guests who want to go to the beach, Stonefield lays on a free shuttle to Malgretoute, a black-sand beach popular with local folk that is also reachable on foot in about 15 minutes, and to the manicured white sands at Sugar Beach. Soufriere town is 20 minutes’ walk downhill – a taxi back may be a good idea.