About the home
This exceptional villa has the most enviable location on the island. It is located 600 meters from Bellapais village (widely regarded as the prettiest in Cyprus and home to Laurence Durrell) and the beautiful Abbey regarded as the finest example of Gothic architecture in the near east. The villa offers panoramic sea and mountain views.
The villa is 5 bedrooms (owners' suite is used as store room during rental period) and was completed in 2006. All bedrooms have king size beds (one with twin beds or super-king), 2 have large terraces. There are further w.c.s at lounge and pool level.
The lounge is exceptionally large with a 4 x 14 meter terrace with wonderful views and comfortable seating. There is an Ottoman seating area at pool level together with fridge and water cooler, a dining pationand extensive terraces around the pool. There is a further terrace at roof level with spectacular views of the Abbey.
Holidays offered are on a self catering basis with towels and linen provided. Maid service and food packs available.
SPECIAL OFFER:- if the villa is not booked 4 weeks before your departure date, we offer a £50 discount, this increases to £100 for bookings made with departures 2 weeks or less before departure. There is a further £50 discount for past customers.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Shayna Beach Club|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 en suites, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Double beds (4), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 9|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Lounge 33'8'' x 14'2'' open plan to kitchen and dining area. Marble flooring, decorative plaster coving with concealed down-lighting, marble fireplace, air-conditioning, 4 large double patio doors to terrace. Kitchen has marble flooring, granite work surface, fully fitted with base and wall units white goods in stainless steel finish. Fridge-freezer, dishwasher, oven, hob and extractor, microwave. Bed 1 - King (160cm) with en suite. Bed 2 - Twin (or superking) with en suite. Bed 3 - King (160cm). Bed 4 - UK King (150 cm). Beds 3 & 4 share shower bathroom. Bed 4 next to cloakroom. Air con all rooms. "Portable bed" can be added to Bedroom 2 - £10 for linen. Washing machine, located in lower hall. Bedrooms 1 & 3 have direct access to large bedroom terrace with exceptional views.
Just to let you know we had a great holiday. Your villa is definitely the nicest that we have stayed in Europe. The size of the bedrooms, the storage space, large pool and super location were all big positives. Regards, Sue and Jon Bullock.
I thought I would drop you a brief note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your villa. It is a unique spot with special views, we certainly relaxed and chilled out. Best wishes Kevin Ashman.
We had a lovely time. Was very hot but we cooled off in the pool. The air con worked fine. Your villa is huge with plenty of space and in a very pretty setting . Nicola Kersting
I would just like to say how much we enjoyed staying in your villa. It was very spacious with lots of places to sit and while away the day. Peter Woodford
Hi Philip, Just a quick email to say we are loving the villa, the pool is a god send in this weather! Were loving the sunshine. We've just been to the Abbey Bell Tower for dinner, was lovely but quite pricey, I had the kelftico which was stunning! Michelle (Steward) 23 July – 6 August 2011
We are just getting ready to leave your villa, so, I thought I would drop you a quick note.
We have had a great 2 weeks in the villa, it is in a lovely position and is well maintained.
Brian and Dorothy Cook
We are much enjoying the views, facilities and great setting of your villa - thanks. The pool is very popular with the kids. You have a splendid location and a welcoming & relaxed house here - and we are enjoying all aspects of it very much and will be sad to leave at the end of our week. Bill & Bea
We had a wonderful time, the villa was fantastic. I need to write a more detailed comment - more suitable for such a lovely place. Robert & Helen Johonson. 23 June – 7 July 2012.
Hi Philip, we had a great time at your fantastic villa and would have no hesitation in recommending your villa to anyone in the future. Cliff & Gill Frost 14 -28 July 2012.
Hi Philip, we had a fantastic time thank you, the wedding was amazing - I don't think you could find a better setting than the abbey. Your villa is amazing and so well positioned for a walk into Bellapais. We will miss sitting looking at your amazing view enjoying the total and utter peace and tranquility. Jannice & Darrell Wison. 8-22 August 2012
Further details outdoors:
Large poolside terrace area with a 10 x 5 metre pool with ample outdoor furniture and Cypriot BBQ. There are four terraces, the largest is poolside, plus lounge, bedroom and roof terraces - all with commanding views of mountain and sea. The roof terrace also has views to west and unobstructed view of abbey. Sunbeds/seating to all terraces.
The villa is fine for children, but please note that there are marble steps from the lounge to pool areas. Cot available for £10.00/week.
The Kyrenia region
Kyrenia is approximately 3 miles from the villa. An evening visit to the harbour is essential. There are numerous restaurants to choose from. Choose one with a balcony overlooking the harbour or a rooftop location. Some nice ones right on the water front. The harbour is traffic free. It may be possible to park on the hill down to the harbour, otherwise park in the castle car park. For big meat eaters a visit to Niazis (in centre of town opposite Dome hotel) for 'The Full Kebab' is recommended. The Lagoon (opposite) is also owned by Niazis, but fish. Castles: The crusaders left behind three castles on the Five Finger Mountains: Kantara, Buffavento and St. Hilarion. The latter is the best. You have to pay a small fee to go right to the top, but worth it. Buffavento Castle is only accessible after quite a strenuous walk and a scary drive. Those fit enough to do so will not be disappointed by the view. There are organised mountain walks, or a mountain jeep safari. The tourist office in the harbour will be able to provide all the details. There are dive schools based in the harbour and numerous day trips including visits to beaches, picnics and snorkeling. 'Sail Cyprus' the first Boat as you come into the old harbour next to the tourist information office has been recommended. About £20 for the day inc. lunch. Night trips are also available. The historic castle is located at the eastern end of the harbour and also worth a visit for those interested in the history.
The Bellapais area
Bellapais has several wonderful restaurants with a perfect for atmosphere for alfresco dining and is just a 15 minute walk. The owners will usually arrange a free taxi from/to the villa. Kybele is our favourite - excellent mezes. If there is a concert during your stay, book the table nearest the abbey. The Bell Tower is also worth a visit. Bellapais Gardens Hotel (2 min walk towards Kyrenia from abbey) does a great moussaka.
How to get there
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Ercan ECR (touch down in Turkey required) 25 minute drive. Pegasus, Turkish Airlines and Atlas fly to Ercan. Larnaca 1 hour drive + border crossing. Monarch, EasyJet, Aegean, BA, Cyprus Airways, Thompson & Thomas Cook all fly to Larnaca. Note: it is better to hire cars once there. We recommend AOne car rental as they know where our villa is. Car hire is available at Ercan, but it is cheaper to arrange car hire local to Kyrenia and arrange for the hire company to pick you up at the airport. (We can arrange this for you) It is not possible to bring a car hired at Larnaca across the border. Rates vary by season. Transfer from Larnaca from £35 - £50 each way. Ercan from £25.
Activities near Bellapais
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
20 Sep 2012
Bella Vista is a fantastic spacious villa in a stunning setting close to the village of Bellapais. We stayed in this wonderful villa and village to celebrate our son's wedding at Bellapais... more
01 Sep 2012
Bellavista is a a beautiful and well presented Villa located in the picturesque setting near Bellapraise Abbey. The location was perfect for our family holiday, with the ideal mix of privacy... more
28 Aug 2012
Stayed here with a group of girl friends last year. Had such a lovely time, really relaxing and great food. The villa is superbly located with the most stunning views out towards the coast and then... more
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|Prices for group size 4|
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|1 Jun 13||21 Jul 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||6 Oct 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 6|
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|25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||21 Jul 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||6 Oct 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Night|
|Prices for group size 8|
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|25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||21 Jul 13||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||6 Oct 13||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A £100 holding deposit is payable at time of booking. The balance is due 4 weeks before departure together with a £300 refundable breakages deposit. Prices include gas, water, laundry and clean at end of stay (and mid stay clean for 2 week bookings), and a £10/day electricity allowance with any excess deducted from the breakages deposit.
WE CHARGE ACCORDING TO HOW MANY BEDROOMS ARE USED not on the number of people. This reflects laundry and cleaning costs. I.E. rate for 4 people above = 1 or 2 bedrooms used, rate for 6 = 3 bedrooms etc.Enquire now
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