Troodos Mountains holiday accommodation, Cyprus
Description of Troodos Mountains holiday accommodation, Cyprus
Tucked away in the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus, this holiday accommodation is a beautifully preserved 200 year old property sitting within one of the oldest wine growing communities in Cyprus. Perfectly positioned for anyone looking to relax, hike in the mountains and experience this quiet corner of southwest Cyprus, itís also just half an hour from the coast.
The property is in the village of Vouni, in the Limassol region. Itís a two storey stone house, carefully restored and beautifully decorated with lots of original features. The village itself dates back to Venetian times and an old school houses and olive mills stand alongside traditional taverns and kafeneia, where you can sit with a mid morning coffee.
There are plenty of places to visit nearby, including 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.
For many people, the Troodos Mountains are the main draw, laced with various and often pretty testing trekking routes. 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.
August in Cyprus can be absolutely roasting, but itís one of the localsí favourite times of the year. There are lots of harvest festivities to enjoy, which spill into September, with wine flowing freely and traditional sweetmeats to nibble on.
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.
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12 Reviews of Troodos Mountains holiday accommodation, Cyprus
Reviewed on 29 May 2019 by Mike DixonThe most memorable parts were to be able to relax after a day of walking or to see the sights. The views during the walk around mount Olympus were superb. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Nov 2016 by David MuirWe 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 tranquility Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Apr 2015 by Oosha raoRelaxing. Interesting. Invigorating. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 May 2014 by Carrie HowellJust wonderful...The lodge is the most perfect place to stay when exploring the local area. It is clean and well equipped with lovely courtyard. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Apr 2014 by Elayne JacksonExcellent - I had a thoroughly relaxing time Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Apr 2014 by Jean WallVery enjoyable...Cycling in the Troodos mountains was the most memorable part Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Oct 2013 by Keith CostelloeIt 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 WestlakeIt 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 crickets Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Oct 2012 by Michael MoriartyA lovely stay. We hope to go back soon Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Oct 2012 by Emily DurrantThe 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 GrahamIt 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. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Aug 2012 by Duncan Southern-NaylorThe most memorable part was driving up to Troodos, the cooler air was a rest from the heat. Read full review
Planet and peopleWe 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.