Granaway Guest House is a traditional Bermuda manor house built in 1734 as a sea captain’s home. In 1978 current owners Michael and Carol Ashton purchased it from a Russian prince and converted it to a guest house. Its competitive prices, however, mean it’s no longer a haven just for royalty.
The property is situated in Warwick Parish and offers 4 tastefully decorated guest rooms; Palmetto, The Royals, the Captain’s Room, and the Rose Room. Each features an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, wireless internet access, CD player, fridge and kettle.
A separate cottage, once the slaves’ quarters, now serves as a secluded, romantic retreat. Granaway Cottage has a full kitchen, en-suite bathroom, fireplace, air conditioning, and a private patio overlooking Granaway Deep.
Breakfast consists of freshly baked muffins and fruit; frequently including bananas grown in the property’s large garden. Guests can have breakfast in their rooms, in the garden, or in the dining room which boasts a balcony with spectacular water views. Wherever it is taken, breakfast is served in silver and china crockery on Bermuda cedar trays.
Both Michael and Carol hail from families with a long tradition in the hospitality industry and are more than happy to pass on advice and guidance about Bermuda to their guests.
Golfers will be pleased to learn that Granaway is right next door to Belmont Hills, an 18-hole championship standard course designed by Algie Pulley. Riddell’s Bay is also in Warwick but is a little further away.
Spicelands Equestrian Centre is around 1 mile from the property and offers horse rides down to the beautiful beaches of South Shore Park. Walkers can join the Bermuda Railway Trail at the southern edge of Belmont Hills. The section passing through Warwick extends from Paget to Southampton. Sights on the way include the nature trail at Paget Marsh, Warwick Pond, and the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse.
Granaway Guest House is situated on the northern shore of Warwick. There are no beaches on this side of the parish but the guest house does have its own swimming pool. It also boasts a private dock on Granaway Deep where guests can swim in the ocean. There are beaches on the southern shore of Warwick though; some of the best in Bermuda in fact. Astwood Cove is the closest and is around 1 mile south of the property. Warwick Long Bay, Jobson’s Cove, Stonehole Bay, and Chaplin Bay are also in the parish.
Guests can shop at Lindo’s Family Foods. This is one of the best supermarkets on the island. It’s situated on Middle Road, around 1 mile from Granaway. There’s also an ATM here. There are only a handful of restaurants in Warwick. Blu at Belmont Hills is within easy walking distance while the Swizzle Inn South Shore would take around 30 minutes to reach on foot.
Granaway does have good access to Bermuda’s public transport network though. The Belmont Ferry is ½ mile from the property. From here you can take a scenic trip on the pink ferry to Hamilton. The bus stop on Middle Road can be reached in 5 minutes on foot. From here you can catch bus number 8 to Hamilton or Dockyard.