Lemon & Lime Cottage
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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|
|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||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.
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28 Jul 2013
"Delightful place to stay in the Mani"
We have just returned from a lovely week staying in Lemon and Lime Cottage along with our Greek friends (4 persons in all). Pyrgos is easy to find from the directions (we flew into Athens, then spent… More
27 Jul 2013
As beautiful as it looks in the pictures. Amazing location, beautifully thought out presentation, every thing you need was at hand. Keith's notes on directions made travelling on my own very easy. Recommended places to eat and visit also spot on. I had a very tranquil and relaxing stay enjoying the local hospitality in Stoupa and surrounding villages and beautiful sunsets from the sun terrace where I spent many hours reading my book. The spa pool is perfect for cooling off and is extremely private. I felt very safe on my own here which for me as a first time solo traveler was very important. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for some time out and also all those who like traditional unspoilt holidays. I will definitely return
24 Sep 2012
"Beautiful villa nestled in the mountains with spectacular views"
We were delighted with our stay at Lemon and Lime Cottage and would recommend it to anyone. We are a family of 6 and stayed at the cottage for a week in early September 2012. The village of Pyrgos is very quaint – the roads are so tiny that you must park at the back entrance and make your way to the cottage – it's only a 5 minute walk so not too much of an inconvenience and adds a certain charm to it all. The cottage is unique in its layout, very beautifully decorated, comfortable with air con/fans in every room and contains all the bits and bobs you need for a comfortable stay. Our favourite spot was the solarium – the view is absolutely amazing. We watched sunsets every evening which were breath-taking. Keith and Theresa leave very good recommendations on places to eat as well as names of neighbours so you feel part of the village. The instructions on how to reach the cottage are also very clear.
Stoupa has some lovely beaches – our favourite was Stoupa Beach itself, sandy and calm (perfect for children) with some nice fish if you fancy a little snorkelling. There is a friendly man who runs a little boat business where you can hire motor boats, pedallos and kayaks by the hour. There's also plenty of ameneties nearby and nice showers for rinsing off before going for a meal. We recommend the fabulous Dolcini's bakery for those with a sweet tooth! We also enjoyed eating at Halikounas – friendly owners and the chef makes a wonderful coca-cola cake (sounds strange but is really lovely!)
11 Jan 2012
"Lovely house, beautiful area"
We had a fantastic time at Lemon and Lime cottage during June. We were really surprised at how comfortable the house is - it has absolutely everything you could need. We particularly loved having the spa pool to relax in at night time with the lights on. The view from the terrace is amazing as you can see for miles around both down to the sea and up to the mountains, and it was amazing how many stars you can see at night time.
The area around Stoupa is really lovely and there are loads of great tavernas and bars. The whole holiday was totally relaxing and we are definitely going to come back this summer.
20 Sep 2011
"Charming and comfortable property with stunning view over the rooftops to the sea"
When you arrive in the tiny village of Pyrgos you are so far removed from the distractions of modern life (there are no shops here and very limited access by car into the village) that you will wind down completely and do exactly what you should be doing on holiday, simply relax. We stayed at the Lemon & Lime cottage for 3 weeks this summer with our 5 children (between 12 and 2 years). We enjoyed ourselves at the cottage though would agree with the owners, Keith and Teresa Whyte, that the cottage is not suitable for young children - the steep drops are very hazardous. We persuaded Keith and Teresa to let the cottage to us despite their warnings because we fell in love with the pictures of it. Since we have older children to look out for the little ones, the cottage, despite it's dangers was fine for us. We would not however recommend it to families where more than one child is under the age of 5-6. One should be aware that the pool is very small and shallow with inbuilt stone benches. The nearby (6 minutes by car) sandy beach of Kalogria is fantastic, especially for younger children since it is very shallow at the shore.Should you come in August, hang around or return to the beach until late afternoon, the atmosphere is wonderful - lots of people, mainly Greeks playing beachball and volleyball. From the cottage in Pyrgos it's an hour's car ride to the caves of Diros, 2hrs to Mystras, 1.5 hours to Monevassia and 3hrs to Olympia. All in all the cottage deserves a positive review, being pretty and well equiped.
24 Aug 2011
"Away from it all in Greece"
Lemon & Lime Cottage is set in a very quiet village (Pyrgos) overlooking the coast (Stoupa) and 4 kms from it. You need a car!! The 'roads' in Pyrgos all concreted so it's easy to walk … More
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