Bertrands Cottage is located on the island of St Helena at Longwood. Home to Napoleon during his exile in 1821. The cottage is situated a short walk from Longwood House, Napoleons final residence whilst on St Helena.
Longwood is approximately seven miles from the Island’s capital Jamestown and three miles away from the St Helena airport. Longwood offers a supermarket with adjacent fuel station and a local recreational area equipped with children’s playground.
An eighteen hole golf course is situated less than a quarter of a mile from the property. With a taxi service just 5 minutes away and the local retail outlets just a two minute walk, you’re in the perfect location to get out and about. Longwood also features the Enterprise park, a bar and a beautiful little church.
Bertrand’s Cottage was built in 1816 by the British government for the General Count Henri-Gatien Bertrand and his family, who accompanied Napoleon to St Helena during his exile. General Bertrand was responsible for the daily life and security of Napoleon. At the time the cottage was separated from Napoleons residence in Longwood House by a garden. It is now a short walk across a public road from Longwood House.
The cottage has an incredible facing view of Flag Staff which leads on from Deadwood Plain which was also the view that Napoleon captured from the cottage whilst watching horse racing during his time on St Helena. The building has in the past been restored by the St Helena National Trust and renamed “Longwood Farmhouse”. In 2016, on completion of restoration works, Enterprise St Helena opened Bertrand’s Cottage as the St Helena hospitality upskilling facility offering a fully functioning restaurant and accommodation.
RESTAURANT: Bertrand’s Cottage offers a fine dining restaurant named after one of St Helena’s endemic plants. The restaurant provides a service of brunches, lunches, dinners and high tea at varying days and times throughout the week. The restaurant offers a range of exquisite international dishes for any occasion.
EVENTS & CONFERENCES: The Ebony restaurant and lounge areas are also available for conferencing and events, such as parties and receptions. The facility can provide a range of refreshments that can be prepared on site to cater for the needs of each event.
TRAINING FACILITY: Bertrand’s Cottage is the St Helena hospitality up-skilling facility, therefore some of the catering or serving staff are likely to be in training. This facility also offers a wide range of courses to local hospitality businesses and anyone in the community who wish to enrol.