Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Beautifully renovated 350 year stone cottage with many original features situated in Pyrgos, an atmospherically traditional Greek village. It consists of two separate units. Luxury ground floor garden studio (sleeps 2) and elegant terrace level main apartment (sleeps 4) . 7 mins by car to the sea/beach and Stoupa/shopping. 35km from Kalamata International Airport.
The wonderfully atmospherical garden studio with original stone arched ceiling and elegant Italian tile flooring leads via french windows onto a paved garden, shade given by wonderful orange and lemon trees. The studio boasts of a unique grotto shower room, dressing room and kitchenette.
The airy main apartment has a large open plan kitchen/lounge with high timbered ceilings and hand crafted kitchen. A charming vaulted bedroom with open fireplace. Connected via a hallway is the second bedroom furnished with antique pine furniture and oriental artefacts. Finally a beautiful Italian tiled shower room.There are table and chairs on the vine covered terrace which can seat upto 8 people, perfect for appreciating the view over the sea or for enjoying lazy dinners on a balmy night.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Stoupa 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kalamata 35 km, Nearest railway: Kalamata 35 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
There are separate entrances to both the garden studio and main apartment via the courtyard.
The studio has seating comfortably for 4 inside and in the garden. The main apartment has seating for 4 inside and outside on the terrace.
|Further details outdoors|
The village consists of quaint cobbled alleyways and streets, however there is no parking within the village, you can park your car as you enter the village with a short walk to the cottage. This has an added bonus of making the village very peaceful and quiet without the noise of busy traffic.
- For enquiries and information English,Norwegian,Danish,Swedish and German spoken fluently.
- The owners (English/Norwegian) will greet you personally on arrival.
- The owner is more than happy to try and accommodate any additional requirements you may have
- A welcome pack is provided on arrival
- Linen and towels are provided.
- Local information pack provided.
The Peloponnese region
The Mani region of the Peloponnese being the most Southerly part of mainland Europe, boasts a warm climate whilst remaining lush - fed throughout the winter and spring by streams running off the towering Taygetos mountains, a backdrop to this area. The summer is long and hot continuing until October, followed by a warm autumn, ideal for walking. Spring is a walkers paradise, Olive groves and mountain meadows covered with a carpet of wild flowers.
The Byzantine monuments and the churches are worth a visit. In the Mani there are also some of the most impressive, prehistoric caves. Local olive oil and honey are of excellent quality, while the coast is dotted with sandy and pebble beaches and lovely tavernas offering good food made from local produce.
In the mountains and coastal regions you can find charming villages where you can spend hours lapping up the atmosphere, finding a surprise round every corner.
It is a distinct place with legends and traditions.
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 Pyrgos / Stoupa Area has a diverse countryside, with a rich mix of beaches, harbours, olive groves and villages surrounded by impressive mountains and Mediterranean blue sea. It is an oasis untouched by the current troubles where it seems that time has stood still.
This village goes back to the 1400s and has the most magnificent view of the sea and coast from its perch on a hill top plateaux. The very name "Pyrgos' meaning 'Tower' adds to ones imagination of the views it provides. The local cafe in the square is an ideal place to sit and enjoy the atmosphere of this enchanting village of cobbled alleyways. A must is a drive around the mountain villages behind Pyrgos. They are a step back in time with some glorious byzantine churches and chapels, and of course some good old fashioned hospitality - or simply walk out of the door at Casa Sophia and enjoy a quiet walk out into the countryside to absorb the beauty of the area.
Here you will find all the amenities you will need. Shopping, gift shops and many traditional tavernas and bars encircling a beautiful sandy beach. Swimming here will suit all levels of bathers.
Idyllic little harbour, where you can dream the afternoon away watching the local fishing boats and the local life. It also provides a lovely setting for an evening meal with a variety of tavernas, bars and coffee shops. You can also walk the 20mins along the coast to a lovely tree covered local beach bar and beach. Ideal for those who seek more solitude.
This coastal village has a more sophisticated edge with many shops, bars, wine bars and tavernas. Some located overlooking the sea and harbour. Fabulous for a meal out in the evening to enjoy the truly wonderful sunsets. It is also the start and finish for some magnificent walks. Not to be missed is a visit to the museum in the partally ruined old Kardamiili, only 2 mins walk from the main village.
This area is also a walker's paradise. Climb upto monastries, and chapels in the mountains or follow the many gorges that lace this part of Greece. Many of the walking routes follow the ancient kalderimis (donkey trails) that have laced this area for centuries.
This area has a wealth of ancient sites. Some a mere hour away.
The fortified village of Mystras is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Some say is more beautiful than Olympia
The setting for so many tales. The '300' brave warriors who defended Greece against the Persians.
'The Gibraltar of the East'. Where 'The Guns of Navarone' was filmed (1961).
The Diros Caves
Take a journey by boat through underwater caves, once occupied in the Prehistoric times and delight in what nature can sculpture.
Setting for the ancient games
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8 Jul 2013
"Early Summer in Mani"
We stayed in Casa Sophia for one week in early summer 2013. The peaceful atmosphere of the ancient village, the beauty of the house, the kindness of our hosts, the lazy mornings and evenings enjoying… More
9 Jun 2012
"A very special holiday spot in unspoilt southern Greece"
This is a wonderfully restored stone Greek property with excellent facilities in a hilltop village with stunning views over the sea and mountains. A brilliant spot to explore The Mani. A superb welc… More
13 Jun 2011
"Took our breath away and exceeded all expectations"
This lovingly restored stone house with its stunning features and the picture book hillside village of Pyrgos stole our hearts from the moment we stepped out of our car and made our way along the n… More
12 Jun 2011
"Will most definitely go back, a really lovely place."
This beautiful house in a delightful and peaceful hill top village has been beautifully renovated with imagination and style and is equipped to a very high standard. Our welcome from the owner was war… More
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