House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
The Barn is so called because it originally started it's life as a place to store hay & grain for our horse, donkey, goats & chickens. However, as we gradually switched our source of income from animals and an organic garden to providing accommodation for those looking for peace and quiet, we slowly converted the Barn into the modern house which it has now become.
It is surrounded by fruit trees, oleanders, Virginia creeper, vines & flowering shrubs. There is a large shady patio & another sitting area under the shade of a large pine tree.
We have incorporated as much wood, terra-cotta & native materials as was possible during the conversion & it has developed a distinctive character all of it's own.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aselinos & Troulos 3.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Skiathos International 12 km|
|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
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The accommodation consists of a fully equipped kitchen & open-plan living room with French doors leading out to the patio. There is a bathroom with bath and shower & a smaller bathroom with just shower facilities. The bedrooms are situated in two "wings". One wing has a large bedroom with a double bed, a small bedroom with a single bed and an extra bed in a small sleeping "loft". The other (newly built) wing has a double bed in a smaller bedroom and 2 single beds in a large upstairs bedroom with a balcony.
The villa is fully equipped for self catering. It has an extensive kitchen with cooker, oven, microwave, toaster & coffee maker. Additionally, the villa has a washing machine, an iron and a hair dryer. Cots and baby chairs are also available.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a completely private terrace under the shade of a large pine tree. Most of our guests eat their meals here.
To hold a reservation the deposit required is 20% of the booking with the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. We will confirm your booking by email upon receipt of your deposit.
Payments can be made via a bank transfer, PayPal or using credut cards via PayPal's 100% secure system.
The Sporades/Evia region
Skiathos Islands boasts over 60 sandy baches, beautiful clear sea, monasteriesand churches, and a lively night life for those that want it.
It is the perfect family island.
Zorbathes Valley is in the middle of the island but towards the west end. A stream runs through with plane trees of many hundreds of years age next to it. It is green & shady all through the summer months and cooling breezes blow through it.
It is a haven of peace & quiet.
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5 Mar 2013
"Our Annual Paradise spot is Zorbades!"
We absolutely recommend staying at the Baldry's rental in Zorbades. Either the Barn or the Farmhouse is a delightful spot to unwind, decompress, relax, and enjoy nature! The swimming pool is f… More
21 Feb 2013
The Farmhouse and Barn at Zorbades are quite simply delightful. Set in a tranquil valley some 5 minutes drive off the Troulos / Asselinos road you will find the Farmhouse and Barn. The first time yo… More
19 Dec 2012
"Wonderful holidays; great memories and good friends made here."
Skiathos, a beautiful dreamy island with good people and something for everyone. And if you are looking to get away from it all then I can't recommend Zorbathes highly enough. The Barn and The… More
14 Dec 2012
"A marvelous place to relax and calm down."
We come to Skiathos since 30 years and saw how everything developed on this island.We rented the barn when it still was a little hut. This is a very special place on the island.Far away from too much … More
12 Dec 2012
"We just keep coming back"
There are a few reasons why we have been four times, now. The island is beautiful and offers everything that parents, grandparents and four young children need. The beaches are glorious whether you… More
7 Dec 2012
"We keep coming back to paradise."
We have visited at The Barn and The Farmhouse -- Geof & Lida's idyllic rentals in Zorbathes Valley --many times, with groups of friends, with extended family, and just the two of us. Geof & Lida… More
27 Nov 2012
"A Slice of Heaven"
I've stayed at the barn 3 or 4 times over the course of the last decade. My family keeps returning for two reasons: the location, and Geof & Lida (the owners). Skiathos is an amazing island (hist… More
27 Sep 2012
"An oasis in the island of cool"
We stayed at zorbathes in the summer of 2012 - a family of 4 with two boys 6 and 10.
The island has something for everybody - from the party beaches on one coast to secluded cast away coves on the other. The beaches are fantastic whatever flavor you want. Some great restaurants with amazing views and history you can touch in the monasteries and old fort - we had some really memorable walks out to these places and through the cool pine forests and over baked cliffs.
The best thing about this holiday, however, was Geoff and his wife and their first class villa and pool. The kids absolutely loved the pool and many an early morning and lazy afternoon was spent splashing around here with the adults reading books and taking the occasional dip. The villa is really first class in terms of layout and cleanliness.
Geoff and Lida are so accommodating - Geoff greets you at the airport and sorts the car hire - basic provisions,water,wine, home-made honey, jam in the villa on arrival and fresh home grown veg provided from time to time throughout our stay.
Equidistant from each coast this is the perfect place from which to explore the island.
The best thing though is the quality of the accommodation and the proprietors.
Thanks for a great holiday - highly recommended.
11 May 2012
"Very comfortable and well equipped house with a beautiful pool."
We stayed at this property and the Farmhouse for two weeks during the last week of August and first week of September, 2011 with our extended family (10 of us) for our son's wedding on Skiathos. The properties were perfect for us as there was plenty of space for the adults and small children. The pool was fantastic and the barbeque area beside the pool was lovely. Zorbathes is situated in a very peaceful area and not far from some lovely beaches and supermarkets for provisions. Geoff met us off the plane and organised our car hire for our two families which was a huge help after the flight. We all had an extremely happy time on the Island and would love to go back..
4 May 2012
"The farmhouse is a gem on an exquisite island."
Geoff couldn't have been nicer, or clearer about how to get around on Skiathos. I loved the house the kitchen, and all the separate rooms. We swam everyday, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The teenagers and I bonded when we would come home after a long day to our secluded oasis. Everyone got to relax, and just enjoy being alive. The markets and beaches are not to be missed. I will definitely come back to stay. Just counting the days.
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