A seven-acre farm, nestled in a valley beside the Mammee river at the foothills of the blue mountains. The property was once an old coffee estate and the 19th century timber-framed, plantation-style house is now home to Robin and Michael Lumsden.
An enthusiastic foodie, Robin started creating unique tropical fruit preserves and hot sauces in her kitchen, using the fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the Blue Mountains and combining them with honey from their apiary.
What started as a cottage industry has grown into a full-fledged culinary business and the Belcour range of specialty condiments are now available locally and overseas.
Food tours, cooking classes and monthly pop-up culinary events are also available, offering visitors a wonderful introduction to Jamaica’s diverse culinary landscape. Visitors can enjoy a five-night stay at this ‘sweet sanctuary,’ in a one-bedroom cottage on the property. Food tours include visits to coffee estates and organic farms in the Blue Mountains, as well as to places of historic and cultural interest.
The cooking classes (authentic Jamaican fusion cuisine), are taught by Robin, who is an-at-home-chef and author of the Belcour cookbook. There are also classes in bee-keeping and honey farming at the Belcour apiary. Themed culinary events include yoga and music, and the couple hosts private brunches, birthdays, corporate retreats, tea and dinner parties on the newly constructed deck.
Belcour works closely with ‘Jamaica on a Platter’ a local tour company operated by Lyndalee Burke that offers culinary tours around the island. The property is open by appointment and bookings are made through the Moon Reservations website.