Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This lovely old property has been renovated and styled to preserve the best of Greek tradition, marble kitchen surfaces and original 150 year marble sink whilst its thick stone walls, window shutters and position on a plateau under the towering Taygetos mountains and perched above the crystal Aegean sea ensure cool interiors and shady outside gardens and terraces - perfect for families/couples looking for a get away offering much more than just the nearby beaches, including unlimited walking, cycling or exploring the ancient treasures of this until recently, remote part of Greece.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kalamata, Nearest railway: Kalamata|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The cottage is spacious and all three bedrooms are generous.
The ground floor comprises 1 king size double room and 1 super king double room which can also be arranged as twin beds - both rooms have an interconnecting bathroom and both open onto the walled spa- pool area.
Upstairs is bedroom 3 which benefits from air conditioning, the large traditionally Greek styled open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area with log burner for chilly evenings and modern walk-in wet room styled shower room and WC, all opening onto the terracing and garden areas
This is our home and we would like to share it with you, it is furnished, equipped and styled as a home and should not be confused with the basic nature of many holiday accommodations and includes:
* Comprehensive kitchen equipment, crockery, glasses and tumblers and all you will need for dining and entertaining.
* Three hi-fi's with CD players
* Ample storage and hanging space, UK mains adapters
* Large fridge/freezer
|Further details outdoors||
Lemon & Lime is approached via a donkey path through our village 2/3 minutes from your car. No cars can enter the village and ample shaded parking is available at the village edge.
The property is securely gated and very private whilst within the village centre. Our outside spaces are like small garden rooms, court yard, shady garden areas with Mediterranean flowers, citrus trees and a giant tumbling bouganvillia.
Our sun terrace has seating for many and lounging cushions for lazing with a good book under giant contemporary sails for shade - fabulous for BBQing as the sunsets in the west.
The spa pool is completely private and equipped with spa jets and lighting and is chemically balanced.
Our property managers Richard & Claire live just at the end of the street and will always try to help you get the best out of your stay and will provide basic provisions for your arrival.
Because of the stone steps around the property and the height of the sun terrace above ground level, we would not recommend for young toddlers, and can accept no liability.
The Peloponnese region
The Mani region of the Peloponnese in which we are to be found is a vast land mass, technically an island, separated from the Greek mainland by the Corinth canal and ( along with ancient Corinth ) is a key landmark if driving from Athens.
Being the most Southerly part of mainland Europe it enjoys a fabulous warm climate whilst remaining lush green as the surrounding meadows and olive groves are fed throughout the winter and spring by streams running off the towering Taygetos mountains, often still capped by snow even in early summer, that are the backdrop to our village .
The area is amongst the richest in ancient myths and archaeological sites including ancient Olympia, site of the original Olympic games and because of it's remoteness throughout history the area has retained its natural charm without the impact of tourism that has affected so many other once beautiful places.
The dramatic coastline is filled with little coves and beaches, lazy fishing villages and tavernas serving the freshest great value food and wines.This area is often referred to as the" real Greece" or "forgotten Greece" and we are really happy for it to stay that way .
Spend lazy days around the cottage,walking the paths and old donkey tracks amongst the olive groves, head into the mountains and their villages untouched by time or head down the hill and in just a few minutes you can be exploring the coastal villages of :
* Kardamili with its vibrant bars, coffee houses, tavernas and fabulous seaside setting- our favourite beach is here and has olive groves and a brilliant taverna to provide a lazy lunch time break from the sea and sun.
* Stoupa with 2 fabulous safe sandy beaches backed by places to eat drink and relax or just watch the world go by and all in the setting that was the inspiration for "Zorba the Greek"
* Agios Nicolaos, simply the most lovely unspoilt fishing village unchanged for decades but with free internet cafe's to keep in touch with things.