Dreaming of the perfect getaway when you finally have a completely free weekend, but not quite sure where to stay? Our advice: head for the hills to kick back for a few days in a cosy village property that feels like a home away from home for a few days!
1. Kalopanayiotis Cottage, Kalopanayiotis, Troodos district
Got a large family and dream of plenty of space for the kids to play while you put your feet up in true style as the night sets in? Then this is the place for you! A beautifully decorated three bedroom stone built cottage in the stunning Marathassa Valley, the balcony boasts lush mountain views set to take your breath away, while the modern living room has a fireplace for roaring cold winter evenings. If you plan on cooking while you’re away on your stay, there’s also a fully equipped kitchen and a washing machine, if you need to get laundry done.
Keep in mind that there is also a lovely one-bedroom apartment on offer in the complex for all those of you looking for a little alone time with your partner and don’t necessarily need a whole house to yourselves!
Where? 10 Kosta Loizou Street, Kalopanayiotis. Tel: (+357) 99-431000. www.kalopanayiotiscottage.com
2. Red Blue Door, Lefkara, Larnaca district
A renovated house built in 1820, Red Blue Door is a beautifully restored complex of two village homes, that fuse all things traditional with a modern touch in one of the island’s most popular villages. Red Door has 5 bedrooms in total and even includes a health room with a jacuzzi and steam bath where you can enjoy hydro massage.
The perfect place to warm up on a chilly autumn or winter’s day, you can then laze by the fireplace for moments of pure bliss. Blue Door is a two-bedroom house with connecting doors, ideal for families with young children. The spacious ground floor – which is used as kitchen and living room – can be transformed into a studio to accommodate two more people as it features a separate bathroom.
Where? Vasili Michaelides, Pano Lefkara, Larnaca district. Tel: (+357) 99-420984, 99-632655. redbluedoor.com
3. Apanemia, Lofou, Limassol district
Want to set up base in the gorgeous Limassol winegrowing district for a few days? Then we’ve found just the spot for you! And if you really want to feel as though you’ve stepped back in time, this listed stone house sure fits the bill, decorated with furniture from days gone by, and even filled with old utensils and plenty of antiques.
Spacious and airy, Apanemia consists of two bedrooms and bathrooms, making for the perfect village escape for families and groups of friends. With a large kitchen for those after a home cooked meal, you can step outside to enjoy the sunshine in a large internal courtyard. Last but not least, the gorgeous four poster beds deserve a special mention!
Where? Christofi Kyriakou Street, Lofou, Limassol. Tel: (+357) 99-527711. www.cypruscountryhouse.com