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Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Hillside House is located on a small, exclusive development (Gemstone Village) nestled in the scenic hills surrounding the historic village of Choirokoitia.
The property has been finished to the highest standards with marble kitchen surfaces, granite flooring and high-quality fitted wardrobes. Downstairs is open plan with a WC. The living room runs into the kitchen/dining area and out onto a good-sized private terrace (with lovely views of the rolling hills and picturesque village of Choirokoitia).
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms and private balconies. Each bedroom offers scenic views of the surrounding hills and fields.
The property has been furnished tastefully and contains everything you need to make your holiday go smoothly. The kitchen is equipped with a high-spec hob, oven, fridge/freezer and washing machine. The living area offers a wide-screen TV,DVD/CD player and Ipod docking station. Each room is air-conditioned.
The house has been constructed and equipped to make it as energy efficient as possible - all the windows and doors are UPVC/double glazed; solar panels heat the water, a water meter has been installed, the WCs all have a short flush option and all the electricals have an 'A' energy efficiency rating.
The development (Gemstone Village), which is made up of some sixty properties, has a real village feel. At the heart lies the magnificient 23m-long swimming pool (with jacuzzi) and a children's pool. The pool area has a kiosk (seasonal) and is a free wifi zone.There is also a park, children's play area and a tennis court.
Hillside House is the perfect base for anyone wishing simply to relax by the pool away from the crowds, and/or explore all the wonderful attractions Cyprus has to offer. The area surrounding the house is great for walking and cycling. Larnaca, Limassol and Nicosia are all just 30 minutes away by car, and the renowned Governor's Beach and Zygi marina are but 10 minutes' drive.
Hillside House is a great place to stay if you want to sample delicious Cypriot food. There is a wonderful family restaurant on the edge of the development (serving Meze) and a number of other excellent establishments within a 5 minute drive (a list of recommendations can be provided). A first rate supermarket is also just 5 minutes drive away. But you can just walk up the hill and buy fresh olives and olive oil from the local press, as well as purchasing local oranges, lemons, homemade halloumi and anari cheese from the friendly villagers. Absolutely delicious!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Governor's Beach|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Larnaca Airport|
|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
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Downstairs there is a separate WC/storage room.
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests ( but please bring your own beach towels with you).
The pool area is a free wifi zone.
|Further details outdoors|
Each bedroom has its own private balcony. Also, the dining area opens out on to a private patio/terrace, which is the perfect place to relax in the day and enjoy the scenic views, or have a glass of wine and look at the stars at night.
A £100 non-refundable payment is required at the time of booking, with the balance due six weeks before the start of the rental. A refundable breakages deposit of £150 is payable with the final balance. This will be refunded within two weeks of your return home (subject to a property inspection by our local representatives and the return of the keys). The deposit is to cover any major damage to the property or its contents.
The cost of using the air-conditioning units is included in the overall rental price.
Payment can be made by cheque of bank transfer.
The Larnaca region
The region of Larnaca offers not only beaches and mountains, but also the perfect base for exploring all the treasures that Cyprus has to offer.
Larnaca is a major city and one of the six districts in the Republic of Cyprus, which has continuous and uninterrupted history extending for 4000 years. In ancient times.
Hillside House is situated on a development (Gemstone Village) on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Choirokoitia, an archaeological site which is rich in historical significance, and has been listed as a World Heritage Site for over ten years. Whilst the village itself is in a rural location (the foothills of the Troodos mountains), it is also conveniently situated between the three large cities of Cyprus, Nicosia, Larnaca, and Limassol, all of which are accessible by car within 30 minutes. This scenic village is the perfect location for enjoying the best of both worlds, exploring the tourist attractions that Cyprus has to offer, whilst providing a relaxing retreat in a peaceful location.
The village of Choirokoitia has many historical attractions which can still be enjoyed today, making it a popular area for archaeologists. The Neolithic Cypriots lived in circular huts made from clay, stone and sun-dried mud bricks, and it is thought that these huts were arranged in circles, each one providing a room in the Cypriot home. These interesting and quirky buildings are open for the public to view.
If you prefer a more active holiday, a ten minute drive takes you to the local Governor's Beach, which offers horse riding, fishing, cycling. Around the house there are many nature trail walks created by the local Community Council. These nature trails are a wonderful way to enjoy the picturesque views, the paved streets and the characteristic houses in the Choirokoitia. The beautiful village of Zygi (with its newly renovated marina) is also a ten minute drive away, and here you will find stunning deep blue sea and fresh fish restaurants.
Further afield are the sights of Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol. Here you will find the year-round tourist attractions of glorious beaches, beautiful architecture, lively restaurants, and annual events such as the Limassol Wine Festival. Nicosia is surrounded by the Kyrenian Mountains and is a modern city with tree lined avenues and a lovely traditional Old Town area. Larnaca has a lovely seafront which is lined with palm trees, and hosts a stunning marina and a daily local market. Limassol has a medieval castle, local galleries, and is famous for its wine production. Just outside of Limassol you will find Fasouri Watermania, which offers the largest selection of water slides and attractions in Cyprus. There are several excellent golf courses in Cyprus, most of which are situated in scenic hillside locations around the tourist areas of Larnaca and Paphos.
For shoppers there are numerous markets held in Cyprus throughout the week, where you can find all sorts of unique items including Cypriot ceramic jugs and bowls, costume jewellery, bags, clothing, and tourist souvenirs. Local produce is also sold at these markets and you can pick up fresh meat, fish, cheese and homemade jams and condiments. The markets are held in Larnaca on Saturdays and Sundays, and throughout the week in Limassol and Nicosia.
Limassol also offers a unique shopping experience with shops such as The Nut Cracker House where you can sample local delicacies, and the cobbled streets of Makarious Avenue where you can peruse trendy designer fashion shops and sellers of crystal and porcelain.
Cyprus is also perfectly placed for exploring this corner of the Mediterranean. Day trips/short breaks to Egypt and other countries in the region are inexpensive and easy to fit into your holiday.
With such easy access to so many attractions, you can be guaranteed that whatever type of holiday you're looking for, the rustic village of Choirokoitia is the perfect place to experience this wonderful country.
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27 May 2014
"Great central location and easy access to both beach and city life"
Clean tidy house with modern appliances. On a small development with a mix of permanent residents and holiday lets. Very short walk - less than 1 minute - to a clean, sparkling pool, which I had almost to myself on most days. Free wi-fi access available around the pool area. Some excellent restaurants around, the village is walking distance but you might not want to do so in full summer heat! Car hire necessary, but easy to park outside the house. Balconies to both (en-suite) bedrooms, small terrace for evenings. Air conditioning. Easy drive to both Larnaca and Limassol - about 30 minutes each - and just a little further on to Nicosia. Beach about 10 minutes away by car; fantastic scenery in the Troodos mountains and lots of nature trails / hiking routes to follow.
14 Aug 2013
"Fantastic holiday in a lovely property in beautiful surroundings.."
My wife and I along with our 3 daughters (aged 6,10 & 15) recently returned from a 2 week stay at Hillside House and I can quite safely say this was one of the best family holidays we have ever had ever!!
From the moment we arrived at the beautifully presented property till the moment we left (with a little tear in our eyes!) we had the most perfect time.
Everything you need is provided at this property including all the usual things you worry about like iron/ironing board, TV,DVD etc.
We woke up every morning to blazing sunshine all day every day which did not disappear until the sun went down. The views from this property were breathtaking and facilities including the Play Area, Tennis Courts and the shared Swimming Pool on this development(which by the way we almost had to ourselves most days) were well utilised - while we were not out & about exploring all that Cyprus has to offer of course. This property was very centrally located so within an hour or so you can be in Paphos or Ayia Napa and even sooner you can be in Larnaca or Limassol with beautiful beaches and places to explore. It was our first visit to Cyprus and it was a lovely country with very friendly people. This property comes highly recommended by us and we would not hesitate to encourage you to try it for yourselves.
1 Apr 2013
"Modern Home Comforts in the Cypriot Sun"
Modern accommodation, tastefully furnished. An excellent base, ideally situated to explore the many historical locations on this Mediterranean island.
18 Mar 2013
"Excellent for money! The real Cyprus experience."
Excellent value money! Modern, fresh and spotlessly clean accommodation and a beautiful swimming pool that we had to ourselves most of the time. We loved the location, plenty of authentic Cypriot eateries nearby and only a 10 minute drive from the beach. We explored many places including Limassol, Larnaca, Nicosia and Paphos. Having visited these busy and lively towns, we were pleased to come back to the peace and tranquility of Hillside House. We enjoyed spending time exploring the local villages. Zygi on the coast was great for seafood restaurants and we found a wonderful Cypriot restaurant in Tochni, 'The Tochni Tavern' - a great atmosphere there on the BBQ night when we visited. A trip to Kykkos Monastery in the Troodos mountains is also well worth a visit. We would definitely recommend Hillside House for anyone looking for the real Cyprus experience. We enjoyed our relaxing break in the Cyprus sunshine and look forward to coming back next year.
25 Oct 2012
"Lovely complex in an Ideal location for touring Cyprus"
We spent a very enjoyable 2 weeks staying at Hillside. The complex is modern , clean and is in an ideal location as a base for visiting any part of the Island. The pool area offers a great alternative if you just want to relax for the day. There are lots of interesting places to visit locally and most amenities, shops, restaurants, bar are available within walking distance. If you are looking for a lovely modern place to stay, then we would highly recommend this complex,as an ideal place to base yourself for a touring holiday.
24 Oct 2012
"Quiet & Chilled Holiday Home"
Compact holiday home on outskirts of quiet village. OK local restaurants. But it's awful hot walking in Summer!
Swimming pool is shared, but not too busy even when we were there in peak season. Small cafe with free wife at pool area.
House very modern and clean. Well equipped and furnished Nice layout for families. Only drawback, is that a/c in bedrooms is on 2 hour timers - not ideal in height of summer when temperatures in high 30s, even at night.
Choirokoitia relatively central and great base to explore Cyprus from.
22 Oct 2012
"Excellent property for a relaxing holiday"
4 of us (2 couples) stayed at this property for a week in September. The weather was fantastic 90c, hardly a cloud in the sky.The property is very modern and roomy, excellent for couples as both bedro… More
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