About the home
Hollyhocks is a typical character Cypriot village cottage which exudes Old World charm with its beamed ceilings, flagstone floors, old Cypriot doors and a stone built fireplace. The cottage is furnished with antique Cypriot furniture to enhance its ambience. At the front, a large terrace provides an area for al fresco dining while enjoying the superb views of Bellapais Abbey and the Mediterranean. At the rear, a large, secluded, and mature garden provides a delightful setting for a relaxing afternoon amongst various fruit and nut trees and flowering shrubs.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Sea view|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (2), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
Further details indoors:
The cottage consists of a spacious and cool central lounge area, two large bedrooms, a large kitchen and recently modernized bathroom. The focal point of the lounge is the stone fireplace for cooler spring/autumn evenings. Each of the two bedrooms have double aspect windows so are bright and airy and enjoy cool breezes from the sea during the summer. Each bedroom has a comfortable king size bed. The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering and is convenient to the dining area in the lounge. The bathroom is spacious and has an enclosed shower cubicle.
Further details outdoors:
At the front of the cottage and leading from the central lounge, a spacious terrace overlooks the Kyrenian coastline and also provides a spectacular view of Bellapais Abbey. A table and six chairs are provided for al fresco dining or afternoon cool drinks. At the rear of Hollyhocks, a large secluded garden provides a refuge for quiet contemplation, reading or just plain relaxing. A garden table and 4 chairs are situated under a canopy of grapevines providing an area to enjoy refreshments amongst the numerous fruit and nut trees and flowering shrubs - all set against the backdrop of the Five Finger Mountain range.
An attractive wrought iron fence surrounds the cottage providing extra privacy and secure parking for your rental car.
There is ample space for parking a vehicle under the terrace balcony.
We can arrange car rental for you, if required, at very competitive prices.
A 20% deposit is required to secure a booking and the balance is payable 8 weeks prior to departure.
The Kyrenia region
Northern Cyprus is dominated by the town of Kyrenia with its magnificent Castle guarding the picturesque and tranquil harbour and the old village of Bellapais with its world famous 12th Century Bellapais Abbey perched high in the foothills of the Kyrenian Mountain Range.
A Northern Cyprus holiday can include visiting Crusader Castles near Kyrenia (St. Hilarion, Kantara and Buffavento), experiencing the ancient Roman Ruins at Salamis, or an outing to the spectacular Karpas Penisula and its magnificent beaches.
For unique activities there are migratory bird watching tours in Spring and Autumn, and during August-September, sea turtle watching at Alagadi Beach.
There are a whole range of leisure activities to pursue, including most water sports, yacht and boat tours, diving, cycling, paragliding, golf - to name but a few.
The Bellapais area
The enchanting village of Bellapais is dominated by it's world famous 12th Century Augustinian Abbey and is situated high in the hills overlooking the Kyrenian coastal plain. Bellapais was immortalized by Lawrence Durrell in his classic book 'Bitter Lemons' (1957) and has hardly changed since his time. You can still relax with a cool drink under the "Tree of Idleness" and watch the day slip away, or, energy permitting, explore the ruins of the beautiful Abbey and take in the superb views of the Kyrenian coastal plain below. The tranquility experienced within the Abbey walls is magical.
The centre of Bellapais (a two minute walk from our cottage) has several excellent restaurants, gift shops, and a grocery store.
How to get there
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Airline access to Northern Cyprus is thru Ercan International Airport which is normally only a 45 minute drive to our cottage. We recommend contacting us (via email or telephone) for booking advice as you will more than likely be unable to determine accurate airline fares from the internet for this unique and exciting destination.
Larnaca Alternative: It is now possible to fly into Larnaca in Southern Cyprus and travel to our cottage in Bellapais by taxi. If you wish to pursue this route, we highly recommend booking the airport transfer through us to ensure a very competitive fare. Contact us (via email or telephone) for further advice.
Competitive car hire and free airport transfer (Ercan) can be arranged and your car delivered directly to the cottage.
Activities near Bellapais
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
30 Nov 2011
Quaint Cypriot cottage with opportunity to have roaring log fire if its as cold as it was when we were there! Good value for money.
Excellent base for sight seeing and lovely village location with... more
08 Nov 2011
Hollyhocks is sited in the delightful village of Bellapais - about 5 miles south of the city of Girne/Kyrenia at the base of the Kyrenia mountains. We were able to explore the whole of North Cyprus from this central location. Bellapais is a tourist spot; many tourists come to visit the ruined monastery. As a result, there's a number of good restaurants to choose from, if you want to eat out. We found the Bella Moon the best.
The cottage itself is well-maintained and clean. It is possible to sit-out and enjoy the sunshine either at the front of the property on a nice patio, or at the rear in a lovely garden.
The only drawback was the lack of a radio, or television, but it was probably a blessing to escape the world's problems.
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|Prices for group size 2|
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|2 Mar 13||1 Jan 14||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 3|
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|2 Mar 13||1 Jan 14||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 4|
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|2 Mar 13||1 Jan 14||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Although we prefer to accommodate a maximum of 4 people we are able to sleep 6 people under certain circumstances. Please enquire for details.
We do not open the cottage for the period January thru February.
All comments below have been provided by our past satisfied guests:
This was one of the best holidays we have ever had. Hollyhocks with its lovely garden at the back and verandah to the front has everything you need and more. We have rebooked for next year. R&C Thorne.
Hollyhocks is a delightfully situated and appointed cottage. The holiday has been a special experience for us in the tranquil village of Bellapais. RJ Adams.
In the morning it was fantastic opening the back door to the scent of orange blossom and the sight of the mountains in the distance. H&H Henk.
Late breakfasts on the verandah overlooking the stunning views of the coastline will stay with us as one of the highlights. S Millett & J Adams.
The cottage is situated in a most delightful position with views over the Med. and Abbey a pleasure to see first thing in the morning. A&E Tonks.
We Love the cottage - it is so comfortable and obviously a much loved second home to you - and this past two weeks to us. The cottage is so well equipped and the beds and furniture very comfortable. Such an honour to have lights that you can read by in the evening. Unlike most rented properties everything seems to work. E&C Taylor
We have had a wonderful week in your enchanting cottage. The garden is exquisite and we have enjoyed many hours relaxing there. We shall be pleased to recommend this lovely spot to our friends. Diane&Rod Lay
Everything was wonderful. Hollyhocks felt like being at home - really welcoming. The back garden was a delight. Kevin Rushworth
In the morning it was fantastic opening the back door to the scent of orange blossom and the sight of the mountains in the distance. We had a wonderful very special holiday. Thank you for making all the arrangements so easy and for advising us about flights. Helen&Hank Smith
We have thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks at Hollyhocks. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity. As soon as we walked in we felt "at home". Dave&Linda Page
Wonderful,wonderful time. Hollyhocks perfect would move in tomorrow. The garden is so peaceful. Peter&Bobbie Voice
Many thanks for the pleasure of having your wonderful Cypriot cottage in which to spend 2 heavenly weeks. Balmy warm evenings on the terrace, dreamy afternoons in the cottage garden. The flowers, fruit trees all delightful to gaze at. Your taste in decor i.e. curtains, bedspreads, tiffany lamps, and a kitchen that lacked for nothing made the whole holiday complete. Again thank you for "paradise", we shall be returning again next year.
Hollyhocks is charmingly presented with a terrace which offered us a wonderful view of the sea. A pretty garden full of delicious fruit for breakfast. The equipment and facilities are superb, we wanted for nothing. A home from home most certainly. We were thoroughly delighted with our venue, and convey our thanks to Mr.&Mrs. Woods for their painstaking and detailed care of us as visitors. Carole MarshallEnquire now
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