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Description of Troodos Mountains holiday accommodation, Cyprus
Our accommodation has been declared a preserved property, standing gracefully in a prominent position in the village to welcome guests from afar. Basing yourself within one of the oldest wine growing communities in Cyprus, at the base of the Troodos Mountains, has certainly got a ring to it and when you consider youíre just half an hour from the coast, investigating this accommodation further is never in doubt.
Occupying a prominent position in the village of Vouni, in the Limassol region of southwest Cyprus, this preserved 200 year old two storey stone house paints the perfect picture of rural life in the Mediterranean with the proximity of the Troodos Mountains certainly adding to the natural attraction.
The property itself has been painstakingly restored and decorated to a high standard with many of the original features on show alongside contemporary fixtures and fittings.
Vouni village dates back to Venetian times and provides a really fascinating history lesson incorporating old school houses and olive mills alongside a couple of traditional taverns and kafeneia from where to enjoy a mid-morning coffee.
Further excursion ideas nearby the accommodation include: Paphos (the birthplace of Aphrodite), the temple of Apollo at Kourion, and numerous world heritage churches and monasteries, which are all easily accessible in under an hourís drive.
Of course, for many, the main draw has to be the Troodos Mountains with fairly testing trekking routes enabling hikers to search for waterfalls along the Caledonian Trail or perhaps just enjoy a few of the local nature trails before heading to the coast for quiet blue flag beaches and seaside towns, such as Limassol.
Although August can be absolutely roasting, this is one of the localsí favourite times of the year with a whirl of harvest festivities spilling into September when wine flows freely and traditional sweet meats provide the perfect pick me up for strolls through orchards and vineyards whilst industrious pickers reap their rewards.
Rooms, food and facilities
The house itself has been developed to accommodate three small families or couples with two apartments on the ground floor and one spacious top floor apartment occupying the length of the property.
All three apartments have a master bedroom with en-suite shower as well as a lounge area which can be designed to accommodate a third guest on a divan bed.
Open plan dining and sitting areas provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy dishes cooked within the fully-equipped kitchen with a flat-screen TV, home cinema and DVD player adding to the benefits of free wireless internet access.
Views of a more scenic nature can be enjoyed from bedroom and living room windows as well as terrace or balcony areas, with a courtyard and private garden adding to outside space from where to maximise moments of calm overlooking the Troodos Mountains.
Central heating, glazed doors and open log fireplaces make the apartments incredibly cosy as the winter begins to draw in or at the start of the spring with a complimentary bottle of organic red wine always providing a warm welcome for guests staying for a week, or longer.
How to find us
The property is located under an hourís drive from both Larnaca and Paphos airports with signs to Limassol wine region and the Troodos Mountains leading towards Vouni village via exit 34A on the motorway which is signposted towards Kantou, Episkopi and Erimi.
Donít worry, detailed instructions will be sent as part of the booking process and any further questions about directions or accommodation I'll be able to answer.
We took over and restored this grand family house in 2004, maintaining all original features and following strict guidelines by the Cyprus Antiquity department.
The accommodation being stone built provides the perfect insulation for both summer and winter, this allows us to benefit without the need for air conditioning in the summer and minimises the use of oil heating in the winter. Various interior details have been seen to such as the conserving of water with showers that have fine spray heads, coupled with our own private drainage and taking care to providing our guests with cleaning products that minimise damage to the under water supplies. Bins have been made available for the recycling of paper, glass and cans, and we liaise with the Cyprus Donkey Sanctuary whenever feasible for our donation.
A large medley of wild flowers and herbs has been planted in the garden, with bird tables made available for our two legged friends. We are particularly privileged to own five acres of vineyards, which are organically cultivated. From these vines we make our own ecological wine, which our guests have the opportunity to sample and enjoy with our compliments. The area is renowned for its vineyards which also provide a haven for wildlife such as hares, partridges and hedgehogs.
Our guests are introduced to the two local taverns where traditional home made Cypriot food can be enjoyed. This helps to sustain local business which provides employment for the local community. The initiative taken on our part as members of the Cyprus Agrotourism project has we feel had a positive impact in the village. We have in turn been able to generate some welcomed business and encourage local activities of the past to be revived.
Reviews of Troodos Mountains holiday accommodation, Cyprus
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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 20 Nov 2016 by David Muir
We most enjoyed getting out into the surrounding hills walking on the tracks which wind around them, and have left details of our walks with the owners...This is ideal for getting some peace and tranquilityRead full review
Very enjoyable...Cycling in the Troodos mountains was the most memorable partRead full review
Reviewed on 27 Oct 2013 by Keith Costelloe
It was relaxing and pleasant, and even though Cyprus has and is continuing to change and develop, you can still get away on side roads and tracks and be away from the hustle of the beach resorts.Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Jun 2013 by Polly Westlake
It was lovely to be somewhere so peaceful after life in a city. I'll remember just sitting out in the courtyard under a full moon, drinking a glass of wine and listening to the sound of the cricketsRead full review
The msot memorable part of the holiday as waking-up in the sunshine and heat, then sharing breakfast with the family on our first morning. It was a fabulous day. .. it was our honeymoon and very romantic it was to! Read full review
Reviewed on 07 May 2012 by David Graham
It was everything we had hoped for ~ and then some! We felt really at home in Vouni, and have no hesitation in recommending it, assuming of course that youíre not looking for a bright-lights holiday. Helen and Tony have done a first class job here, and were really helpful ~ we wish them every success.
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Reviewed on 23 Aug 2012 by Duncan Southern-Naylor
The most memorable part was driving up to Troodos, the cooler air was a rest from the heat. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Sep 2011 by Ann Robinson
10 out of 10. We had such a lovely time, the locals were brilliant with us, lots of hand and eye "talking". I know I will definitely be coming back to this site as it has been one of the relaxing holidays we have both been on for a long time.Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Oct 2011 by Neil Wilson
Excellent. We were very sad to leave...The downstairs apartment is lovely and cool at night.Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Jul 2011 by Jessica Mordsley
Wonderful, a great first trip for our daughter. The area is rich in history and nature, and there is lots to do and see. The accommodation at the lodge is beautiful and comfortable, and our hosts Helen and Tony were really helpful and friendly.Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Apr 2011 by Mike Parrish
Most memorable were the peace and quiet and the beautiful scenery. Watching the birds which will shortly be arriving in the UK. The village needs as many tourists as possible to help it recover from migration to the cities. Such Agrotourism developments are very valuable in that respect.Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Jan 2011 by Oliver Billings
Kalidonian Falls Walk near Platres with our two young children (2&4) was most memorable.Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Oct 2011 by Geoff Brierley
Really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere.... would definitely consider returning at some point in the future... I would probably combine a visit with other mountain accommodation staying well away from the coast....Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Jun 2011 by Patricia Brown
Take plenty of warm clothes as the central heating only comes on for 1 hour.Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Nov 2010 by Susan Parkinson
Very clean traditional cypriot house in a lovely village in beautiful surroundings. Very pleased indeed with the very traditional cypriot accommodation and would definitely go again.
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Reviewed on 17 Apr 2010 by Asa Smith
We all loved the holiday. the lodge was fantastic, easy directions to find it, very comfortable and cosy.Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Feb 2010 by Lisa Baum
Most memorable parts were exploring the island, discovering beautiful mountain views and villages, having coffee in the village with Tony's dad and friends!Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Jan 2010 by Patricia Norris
One of our most memorable moments was watching the heavens for shooting stars while laid on the sun loungers, with only the sound of an owl to disturb our peaceRead full review
Reviewed on 07 Aug 2010 by Angela Ayrey
Friendly locals and the mountain views fantastic.Very enjoyable, we took our little terrier dog. 2 out of 3 eating places welcomed him outside on the terrace where we ate. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Aug 2009 by Elaine Charleston
Most memorable? The exhilarating drive into Vouni and surrounding villages nestled into terraced hillsides. Eating at the local taverna - real Cypriot cooking. Sitting in the court yard of the lodge, children asleep, drinking a beer and looking at the stars.Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Sep 2009 by Carol McKenna
The peacefulness of the lodge and the village was the most memorable part.Read full review
Reviewed on 05 May 2009 by Jenny Birchall
Memorable- walking along the Aphrodite nature trail on the Akamos penninsular in the morning and looking at the beautiful view, and then sitting on Asprokremos beach in the afternoon basking in the sunshine.Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Nov 2008 by Julie Gorton
A perfect, get-away from it all break, made a change from our usual weekends on the coast in Larnaca. 2x nights was long enough for us, but for those unfamiliar with Cyprus it was a good central base to discover the rest of the island.Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Oct 2008 by Judy Powell
I really enjoyed it and would like to re-visit. The apartment was clean, well-furnished and excellent value for money. It was particularly nice to take a nap on the patio in the heat of the day, and to sit out at the start or end of the day. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Oct 2008 by Cheryl Williams
Most memorable was Kourion Architectural Park - an incredible area which has been so well planned and covered with imaginative protective roofing.Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Jun 2008 by Charlotte Jarman
Most memorable were a 13km walk around Mount Olympus, walks up to the Caledonian Falls and Chantara waterfalls, tasty meals in little tavernas, having breakfast and reading on the beautiful sunny terrace.Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Sep 2007 by Roger Sanna
Excellent food and hospitality of local people. Interesting landscape, everyone was so friendly and ready to help if needed.Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Feb 2007 by Frances Bell
The most exciting part of our holiday was probably discovering that you could ski in the Troodos mountains in February!Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Jul 2007 by Keith Costelloe
It was very relaxing and enjoyable. A place to call your own and sit in the shady courtyard and feel at home. There are many places to go to and you can descend to the coastRead full review