The Retreat, near Latchi, Cyprus
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The Retreat, as the name suggests, is a seductive, secluded hideaway, nestled amongst the unspoilt hillside of the Cypriot countryside. Should the peaceful serenity of this country retreat not be enough, the bustling fishing village of Latchi is no more than 10 minutes drive, or the lively tourist town and attractions of Paphos a 25 minute drive.
The Retreat is not recommended for guests with children under the age of 4 or those who require a lively town or beach location within walking distance. The local villages (including the nearest amenities such as restaurants and shops) and the beach are less than an 10 minute drive away, but are not within walking distance, therefore a car is essential.
For the discerning guest who requires luxury, seclusion and privacy in the most beautiful picturesque surroundings, whether to relax with loved ones or to entertain extended family and close friends, The Retreat is the perfect place for you. The views to the sea are literally breathtaking and can be enjoyed from one of the many terraces or whilst relaxing in the oversized infinity pool.
We offer The Retreat as an exquisite private wedding venue or as a perfect location to host a birthday or anniversary celebration. We can offer a complete management service of the occasion, allowing you to relax with your guests.
The Retreat, a private 286 m2 detached property, set in cascading grounds of 6,113 m2, is an extremely rare find and is approached through a private gateway with a sweeping driveway through extensive grounds. It has been fitted to the most exacting standards, with a solid oak fully fitted Miele kitchen including a wine / champagne cooler, underfloor heating throughout the whole property, a huge open fireplace, timbered beams in the living area and master bedroom and the most exquisite 'hotel styled' neutral bathrooms, including a sunken 'bath for two' in the master bathroom. It has been tastefully designed combining a traditional Cypriot stone brick exterior with a very modern luxurious and neutral interior.
The property has 5 double bedrooms, all with private terraces overlooking the beautiful Chrysochous Bay, 3 ensuite bathrooms with oversized double walk in showers, a further family bathroom, guest WC, a large open plan living / dining area with french doors opening onto an extensive sun terrace with roman steps leading to an impressive infinity pool, a fully fitted Miele kitchen, a games room with pool table, Wii games console and a separate laundry room. Free WIFI.
Outside the property, there is an extensive, 71 m2 roof terrace with breathtaking views, which is equipped for BBQ's, various sun terraces and a truly impressive 16m x 6m infinity pool with simply breathtaking views to Chrysochous Bay, the beautiful Akamas Peninsula and the Troodos Mountains. Guests often see hawks, eagles and many other beautiful wildlife from the terraces.
** THE PROPERTY CAN BE BOOKED AS A 3 BEDROOM VILLA (max. 6 persons). Please send an enquiry for more details and prices**
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paphos 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The exclusive property has to be viewed to appreciate the exacting standards of the interior and the touches the owner has insisted upon to ensure total luxurious relaxation.
On entering, just a few of the features that clearly set this property apart include; a solid oak, Miele fitted kitchen and breakfast bar with a wine / champagne cooler, a Tassimo drinks machine (discs not supplied) a living / dining area with solid wood dining furniture, individually made white leather sofa's, an oversized stone fire place, traditional Cypriot beamed ceilings and wooden french doors in every room leading on to private sun terraces / balconies, all with stunning sea views. There is even a games room fitted with a pool table and Wii games console; this property was designed for people who know how to relax and enjoy themselves in style!
The master bathroom boasts a romantic sunken 'bath for two'; with french doors allowing you to admire the impressive and uninterrupted panoramic coastal views whilst relaxing in the bath. All bathrooms have large double sinks and Italian imported tiles as standard and the 3 ensuite bathrooms have oversized walk in showers in neutral shades.
Underfloor heating throughout the property ensures guests can relax all year round; making it the ultimate Christmas & New Year venue to celebrate around the large open log fire with close family and friends.
|Further details outdoors|
The Retreat, as the name suggests, is a deluxe and private hideaway nestled amongst the beautiful hillside of the Cypriot countryside.
Set in extensive private grounds through a private gated entrance the property boasts an impressive oversized (16m x 5m) infinity swimming pool with roman steps (perfect for young children or the elderly), with far reaching views of both the Chrysochous coastline and Troodos Mountains.
There are an abundance of sun terraces and private balconies and an extensive gated roof terrace with panoramic views of the endulating Cypriot countryside, Chrysochous Bay, Akamas Peninsula and Troodos Mountains. Wildlife enthusiasts will likely see an array of local creatures including hawks, eagles and owls from terraces.
The villa is equipped with BBQ facilties for memorable al fresco dining in the warm Cypriot sun, tasteful wooden garden furniture and all the sunbathing equipment a sun lover would desire.
The villa also has gated off road secure carparking facilities.
Prices quoted include a welcome grocery pack, free WIFI access, linen, towels and reasonable electricity usage. We disagree with nasty hidden extra costs.
We are happy to reserve dates without any obligation for 48 hours whilst you confirm flights.
We strongly disagree with the practice of grossly inflating prices during school holidays and half term week. Our honest, family friendly pricing policy reflects this.
No stag / hen parties or large non-family orientated groups under any circumstances.
The villa is ideally suited to large extended families, family orientated groups or corporate bookings.
£500 as a deposit in advance to secure the booking.
Confirmation of booking and chosen dates on payment of deposit only.
The cost of the stay must be paid in full via bank transfer no less than 8 weeks prior to arrival. Late bookings will require payment in full immediately before any confirmation of stay.
Minimum stay is 1 week during the high season (flexible change over dates where possible)
To allow for the villa to be prepared for guests, bookings commence from 4.00pm on the Day of Arrival and end at 11.00am on the Day of Departure (Complimentary late check outs where possible).
We fully reserve the right to charge (deduct from security deposit) at replacement cost for any damage to the property, interior fittings, pool and landscaping whether accidental or not. We also reserve the right to deduct at cost excessive electricity consumption.
The Paphos region
The nearest coastal village to The Retreat is Latchi, approx. 5 minutes by car. Latchi is situated in the North-West corner of Cyprus, nestling between the small picturesque town of Polis (Polis Chrysochous) and the beautiful Akamas peninsula National Park. This is a stunning region of Cyprus, steeped in history and offering wonderful country and coastal walks and cycling.
The main town of the region is Paphos, some 20 kms away. Among its attractions are ancient mosaic floors, a beautiful old harbour and restaurants situated along the promenade. Other sights include an archaeological museum, the Byzantine castle of Paphos, the Tombs of the Kings, St. Paul's Pillar and the Temple of Aphrodite (the goddess of love and beauty). The coastal route from Latchi to Paphos offers stunning panoramas of the coastline and the distant hills of the Troodos Mountains.
This part of the island possesses all the elements of a perfect holiday location, small sandy beaches that rank high on the list of some of Europe's best, lush natural surroundings, and entertainment to suit all tastes and infinite sporting activities for all ages.
Add to this a lovely subtropical climate, where the changes of season are miraculously distinct. In the summer the wonderful beaches are perfect for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling in the clear Mediterranean waters. Autumn being slightly cooler is the perfect time to experience the sheer, natural beauty of the Akamas Peninsula where the beauty of nature has been kept unspolit.
Winter is subtly cooler and within an hour of Latchi the Troodos Mountains offer spectacular scenery.
Close by, at the beginning of the Akamas national park (nature reserve) you will find the famous “Baths of Aphrodite”, where, according to legend, Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and beauty, bathed in the pool of a natural grotto under the shade of fig trees.
The imposing property is located within a 5 minute drive of the ever popular tourist village of Latchi. Set on the hillside amongst beautiful unspolit countryside, overlooking the beautiful Chrysochous Bay. The Retreat is secluded and private, set in a countryside location with breathtaking views of the coastline, therefore a car is essential.
The Retreat is within a 5 minute drive of the coastal fishing village of Latchi and the tourist attracting marina and harbour. Latchi has many public beaches, boat excursions and fishing trips aswell as seafront restuarants. The popular tourist resort of Paphos is only a 20 minute drive away and offers further family friendly attractions such as a waterpark, zoo, horseriding, beaches and restuarants / bars.
The seaside resort of Latchi with its impressive marina, features an array of inviting sea-front tavernas with a superb selection of fresh fish and seafood served daily. Latchi's once tiny fishing harbour has been transformed into a modern picturesque marina, but it has kept its laid back Cypriot charm. Old stone fronted fish warehouses have been turned into restaurants, tavernas, shops and places of recreation. Mouth watering fresh fish comes straight off the boats and onto the grills of the eateries lining the harbour and beach front.
Latchi harbour is a wonderful location to just relax and soak up the endless sunshine of the Cypriot summer, whether it be swimming in the warm, clear waters of the Mediterranean, sunbathing or watching harbour life from the comfort of a quayside taverna with a cold beer or glass of wine!
The scuba diving and water sports centre in Latchi offers the ideal opportunity to either start lessons in scuba diving or extend your experience in the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean. The centre also offers jet skiing, surfing, waterskiing and snorkeling.
For keen walkers and cyclists, the nearby Akamas National Park offers a veritable paradise of endless walks and cycle ways, wild animals and birds, fauna, fantastic sea views and secluded coves with sandy beaches. Akamas is included in the official UNESCO world's heritage list of cultural and natural treasures. Please note cycles can be hired locally in Polis.
The nearby village of Neo Chorio situated in the hills above Latchi is a small and peaceful village where the architecture is dominated by stone houses and narrow winding streets which exude a traditional Cypriot atmosphere.
Polis, approximately 7 kilometres from the villa is the principal town for the northwest region. This traditional town, huddled around a pedestrianised square is a great place to browse the many shops, enjoy a coffee watching the world pass by or dine at any of the wide selection of restaurants, tavernas and cafes which radiate out from the centre.
Take the time to explore some of the inland villages off the beaten path in the northwest region where you'll discover such delights as village cultural centres and museums, galleries, Churches and wineries with free wine tasting!
For golfers, there are several, panoramic , courses within an hour's drive, all open to visitors, namely the Aphrodite Hills,.Secret Valley and Tsada Golf Clubs.
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