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Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This pretty bungalow has marble floors throughout and is light and airy. It is comprehensively equipped, including wireless broadband access if you bring a PC. Every effort is made to make guests feel relaxed and at home. It is also very child friendly, and we can provide a travel cot with linen, or bed sides for young children.
The main bedroom has a large en-suite and the family bathroom has a quadrant shower, this makes it an ideal property for 2 families to share.
The secluded overflow pool is 10 x 5 m and has walk in steps. Next to the pool and barbecue the gazebo has a large circular table and terracotta lights which makes this particularly lovely in the evenings.
There are supermarkets and beaches close by but the villa is far enough away from the main roads not to hear traffic noise. This is an ideal location for a wonderful relaxing holiday.
This much loved property is extensively used by the owners and their family so is only available to rent for a few weeks each year, so book early!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mare Monte Beach 1.5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ercan 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The villa has Cypriot style vaulted ceiling and exposed wooden beams and much of the furniture is locally made from solid wood. The windows are double glazed and the lounge has a log fire and ceiling fan. The dining room has a large wooden table with eight chairs to match. There is a TV, music centre and ipod docking station.
Each bedroom has air-conditioning, wall fans, wardrobes, a dressing table, mirrors and hairdryers.
The modern kitchen comes fully equipped with everything you could possibly need should you decide to eat in. A drinks machine dispenses hot and cold water, and there is a microwave, coffee machine, juicer etc etc. Also provided are grills for the barbecue. There is a separate utility room with a sink, washing machine, ironing board and iron.
|Further details outdoors|
The bungalow is surrounded by mature fragrant gardens offering privacy but still allowing excellent views of the mountains and sea. The in/out drive could provide parking for 6/7 cars and the gates can be closed if required
The covered terrace to the side is ideal for getting out of the sun but still being warm. It has a bamboo suite and is a favourite spot for curling up with a book or for an afternoon nap. The very large gazebo provides shelter from the sun and has a table which could seat eight. Sunbeds are provided for sun worshipers.
A welcome pack will be provided and an English representative will be on hand to answer any questions and offer assistance where needed.
Please note that beach towels are not provided. If however you would like to save on your luggage allowance let us know and we can provide beach towels at a small cost.
About this location
The Kyrenia District
Kyrenia sits in the middle of a narrow coastal plain between the Bespamark mountains and the Mediterranean sea. The region has a reputation as one of the most beautiful holiday areas in the world, and yet it is completely unspoilt.
Whilst development has increased over the past few years the place retains a laid-back air with little crime and local people who enjoy a reputation for friendliness and hospitality - and they drive on the left! The highest section of the mountain range stretches about 15 miles to the east and west of Kyrenia. Further east is the Karpaz peninsular which has miles of almost empty beaches (some of which are used as nesting sites for turtles), and large areas of nature reserve.
North Cyprus enjoys a wonderful climate with long hot summers and short mild winters. Daytime winter temperature in January and February can still reach 20 centigrade (70 Fahrenheit). In the spring from late March to May the fields are green and full of wild flowers. Temperatures match the best English summers. During June, July and August temperatures average over 30 degrees (into the 90s) with seemingly endless days of sunshine whilst in September and October the temperature drops back to the 80s whilst the sea remains beautiful and warm.
Kyrenia harbour and castle:
The world-famous horse-shoe harbour with it's array of yachts and tourist pleasure boats is the focus of the town and is dominated by the walls of Kyrenia castle. The castle museum is fascinating and boasts the world's oldest shipwreck. There are numerous bars and restaurants in the town but it retains an air of calm and relaxation. We would be happy to arrange a boat trip,on a beautiful wooden Gulet, either during the day or the very popular evening 'curry cruise' .
St Hilarian castle:
The towers and ramparts which can be seen high above the town on the peaks of the mountains were built in Byzantine times (along with nearby Buffavento and Kantara castles) and further fortified by the Crusaders. It is reputedly the inspiration for Walt Disney's Snow White castle.
Bellapais sits about 3 miles outside Kyrenia. The picturesque town is dominated by it's monastery and is a wonderful place to explore and then admire the spectacular views whilst enjoying lunch at one of the local restaurants.
Salamis and Famagusta:
Salamis is on the east coast and is about a 2 hour drive. It is a truly amazing ancient city with a spectacular theatre, massive gymnasium and extensive Roman baths. After your visit cross the road and have a swim at the lovely beach. A few miles south is the walled city of Famagusta where you can walk along the city ramparts and explore narrow streets.
Definitely worth a trip to see the fine examples of Venetian,Gothic and Ottoman architecture. The Selimiye Mosque and Buyuk Han (Great Inn) are beautiful buildings that are surrounded with restaurants where you can sit outside and soak up the atmosphere. Take your passport with you and you can sample an even wider variety of shops by walking across the border at Ledra Palace into South Cyprus.
Alsancak - Karavas
Pyghtle is on the outskirts of Alsancak village in walking distance of several very good restaurants, the nearest being Acmenya only 5 mins away. There are also plenty of supermarkets that stock the popular well known brands, including baby food, Iceland frozen food and of course excellent local food.
The beaches are just a few minutes drive away, our favourite is the small bay at Mare Monte, which is at present being run by the local council. There is a small charge for beaches near hotels, but frankly it is worth it to get a sunbed, brolly, facilities and most important of all a cleaner beach. Also available locally are a variety of water sports including scuba diving.
We are only 8 minutes drive from the fantastic new water-park which is a great day out and good value for money.
Alsancak is only a 15 min drive from Kyrenia (Girne) or around 35 mins from Nicosia (Lefkosa)
There is a guest book in the villa giving more details of beaches, restaurants, supermarkets, local attractions and even a guide to the TV channels!!
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17 Aug 2014
The bungalow and it's location are great and we can not think of any shortcomings. It was quiet and peaceful with plenty of room both inside and outside. The large pool and outside terraces are well maintained, the kitchen is well stocked with crockery and utensils making eating in a real pleasure. The WiFi connection was excellent. We obtained a VPN connection in the uk which allowed access to all the uk tv (including sport) over the internet. The WiFi was a big plus with having a 11 year old and 16 year old who heavily use internet services.
Emma was efficient in organising our stay and the advice to use acmenya car hire was good. In fact the acmenya restaurant (less than ten minutes walk from bungalow) was excellent and if eating local dishes is the best we found (at very reasonable prices) though there are several other good places to eat within a fifteen minute walk. It was nice to be able to walk to good restaurants and have a drink with our meal.
As a family we have been booking this type of holiday accommodation for the last ten years around the Med. and this has been best.
Thank you for a lovely review. We are really pleased that you made good use of the Smart TV as it was new this year. We changed internet service provider as well recently to get a better connection so again its gratifying to hear that it was worth while. Hope to see you again.
8 Aug 2014
"A peaceful & relaxing getaway"
We arrived late in the evening and were pleasantly surprised to see that Emma had stocked the fridge with necessities like bread, butter, milk, juice & fruit, among some other things. She made sure we were well taken care of. The swimming pool was very clean with a cleaner coming twice a week. The villa is in a quiet area within walking distance to some very good restaurants offering delicious local food. It's just a short drive to some very interesting sights. The car hire company just across the street, made hiring a car very convenient. We loved our stay at Pyghtle & would definitely go back.
28 May 2013
"Make this lovely bungalow your holiday choice"
We stayed at this wonderful bungalow for 2 weeks during May 2013.
As previously stated by another reviewer, the photos don't really do it justice. It's very much larger than it looks in the pictures.
There are plenty of outside seating areas, gardens and patios and no invasion of personal space if you happen to be with a larger party.
All of the interior of the property is also very spacious and very well maintained. You get what it says on the tin..............
From our point of view there are absolutely no negatives, we're just so glad we chose this villa and highly recommend it.
We can't thank Emma enough for letting us stay.
8 Nov 2012
"Lovely spacious villa with large pool and all amenities"
We were staying at the villa at the end of Oct 2012, when we still got the warm late summer weather. So we could enjoy the large pool and outdoor areas with bbq etc...
The villa itsself was spotless clean, perfectly equiped and only minutes from shops, restaurants and the sea, though I recommend to have a rental car, which makes everything easier and is very cheap anyway. I must also say, that we would recommend everyone to come to Nothern instead of Southern Cyprus, as the Turkish are one of the friendliest and helpful people on this planet, the food is excellent and so far not everything is so intensively geared towards tourists as in the South, however it may be different in high season. Overall we enjoyed our stay a lot, may come back another year and can definately recommend the villa to everyone.
18 Aug 2012
Upon arrival we found the villa to be clean, nicely decorated and ready for us to move in.
The villa and it's contents were at least what we expected or better.
Overall we have no complaints to speak of and we would not hesitate to return for another visit or to reccomend to others.
I would like to make a few critical comments and I hope that they will be taken in the spirit they are meant. None of the following had any substantial negative effect on our holiday but improvements to these issues would make our stay even better than it was.
The living room would most certainly be made more comfortable with the addition of air conditioning and, perhaps more comfortable sofas.
Updating the internet connection to actual wifi, as opposed to an outdated 3G modem dongle would have been welcome.
I see no need for a bath in the en-suite and would have preferred a wet room. This would have made room for the addition of a bidet, which is something we have at home and we all sorely miss whenever we go on holiday. This would also be helpful in the regard of tissue paper use. Firstly it would be unecessary, secondly it would negate the need for a bin full of soiled tiisues which, lets be honest, is not a very pleasant thing to encounter.
All that aside, the pool was perfect, the BBQ was perfect, the gazeebo was perfect, the kitchen was perfect, the accomodation for four of us was perfect. Will return.
Thank you for your comments we value an honest opinion.
Wifi is a fairly new concept in Cyprus and we have only had the 3G dongle for 2 years. Up until this year this has been sufficient for guests who only seemed to want to check e-mails while on holiday. However, we will be updating to full wifi so that visitors can use their phones, ipads etc. Of course this will cost us a lot more each year, but we want to keep our guests happy.
Couples with young children, and some adults prefer to use the bath so would be disappointed to find a property without one. There is no need for a separate bidet as the toilets are Turkish and have a spout for water fitted in the back which is easy to turn on as you sit.
Fitting air-con in the lounge is a difficult one. We have considered it before, but it would spoil the look of the outside terrace where you spend more time in the summer, and there is a large ceiling fan in the lounge.
We are so pleased that you found everything else to be "perfect".
10 Aug 2012
"I wish it was our villa!"
This was our second holiday toThe Pyghtle, having also stayed here in July 2011. Everything was just as good as we remembered, if not better, especially as the road outside has now been finished!! The temperatures this year were really high (over 40 degrees) and the fantastic crystal clear pool & numerous shaded areas were such a godsend. Come the evenings, still with the temperature pushing 30 degrees, we found the best thing to do was head for a beachside bar/restaurant to enjoy cooling sea breeze. We found all of these offering fantastic value for money, with our favourite being 'Silver Rocks'.
The Pyghtle offers everything from a very quiet location yet only minutes away from numerous supermarkets/bars and the beach. We cannot recommend the Villa highly enough, especially when you start looking more closely at the costs involved........The Pyghtle is a quality Villa and when you compare the total expense of the holiday to similar properties etc in the likes of Spain; Malta; etc it is so much cheaper here in Northern Cyprus. We are already planning our return visit!!
18 Oct 2011
"Great villa, great stay!"
Great villa, lovely pool and excellent location. We all had a very peaceful and relaxing break. Loved sitting on the veranda to read and to have breakfast. The pool was great to cool off in. We put the BBQ to good use. Inside the villa had everything we needed for our stay. With the new by-pass open from Girne to Alsancak it was very quick to get around. Emma made us very welcome and we appreciated the welcome pack she left us. This is one of the best villas we've stayed in on our trips to TRNC and we would definately book it again.
15 Aug 2011
"Wonderful villa and pool - home from home"
We had a wonderful holiday and just what we needed. The villa was home from home and had every.thing we needed. We made good use of the swimming pool, my 6 year old was constantly in it from 8am and she made full use of the inflatable's. She learned to snorkel while on holiday and we had a lovely time exploring the coastline and beaches. We regularly used the BBQ and enjoyed eating in the outdoor dining area, which we used most days and nights. The location was perfect too. Not too far to walk to some of the restaurants but far enough.
23 Jul 2011
"We loved it and didn't want to leave!"
Upon arrival we found the villa to be located in a very quiet residential road of circa 6 or so other properties. The villa itself was exceptionally well presented both inside & out and, if anything, the photos we had previously seen did not actually do real justice to the property. The villa had the feel of being more of a home rather than a holiday let, both in the way it was decorated and the equipment levels, especially in the kitchen......you certainly weren't short of crockery; cutlery; or pots & pans!
The pool was crystal clear and a real godsend as temps were in the high 30's everyday!
One particular thing we liked was the variety of outside seating areas...........whether you wanted the sun or shade, no matter what time of day, there was somewhere to sit. We especially liked the corner gazebo and enjoyed an evening meal under it on more than one occassion, enhanced by the pool & patio lighting.
The nearest supermarket was literally a minute or two's drive away, as was the nearest restaurant/bar, yet it is far enough away that any noise can barely be heard.
All in all we had a fantastic time and can't justifiably criticise it on any level. Emma was very helpful and friendly and always on hand if needed. We're now looking to see if we can stay for 3 weeks next year and not 2!!
Thank you for your kind comments. It is regarded by us as a home from home and it is wonderful that someone else appreciated it and took such good care of the property as well. Look forward to seeing you next year!
12 Jun 2011
"Beautiful villa, perfect holiday, we couldn't have asked for more."
My family and i stayed at this villa in July- the weather was wonderful. The villa has a lovely pool which the kids were happy to play in all day. It is in a lovely location- felt very safe and there is plenty to do in the area. There is a great water park nearby and some lovely beaches to choose from. We were able to hire a car really cheaply and saw some lovely sights- the harbour is a must to visit and is stunning at night when its all lit up.
The villa has all you need, a real home from home so is perfect if you're self catering but we chose to eat out mostly as there are a variety of restaurants nearby. The villa also has internet access! :-)
All in all an excellent, relaxing holiday- we will definetly be back!!
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