Hillside House is located on a small, exclusive development (Gemstone Village) nestled in the scenic hills surrounding the historic village of Choirokoitia.
The property has been finished to the highest standards with marble kitchen surfaces, granite flooring and high-quality fitted wardrobes. Downstairs is open plan with a WC. The living room runs into the kitchen/dining area and out onto a good-sized private terrace (with lovely views of the rolling hills and picturesque village of Choirokoitia).
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms and private balconies. Each bedroom offers scenic views of the surrounding hills and fields.
The property has been furnished tastefully and contains everything you need to make your holiday go smoothly. The kitchen is equipped with a high-spec hob, oven, fridge/freezer and washing machine. The living area offers a wide-screen TV,DVD/CD player and Ipod docking station. Each room is air-conditioned.
The house has been constructed and equipped to make it as energy efficient as possible - all the windows and doors are UPVC/double glazed; solar panels heat the water, a water meter has been installed, the WCs all have a short flush option and all the electricals have an 'A' energy efficiency rating.
The development (Gemstone Village), which is made up of some sixty properties, has a real village feel. At the heart lies the magnificient 23m-long swimming pool (with jacuzzi) and a children's pool. The pool area has a kiosk (seasonal) and is a free wifi zone.There is also a park, children's play area and a tennis court.
Hillside House is the perfect base for anyone wishing simply to relax by the pool away from the crowds, and/or explore all the wonderful attractions Cyprus has to offer. The area surrounding the house is great for walking and cycling. Larnaca, Limassol and Nicosia are all just 30 minutes away by car, and the renowned Governor's Beach and Zygi marina are but 10 minutes' drive.
Hillside House is a great place to stay if you want to sample delicious Cypriot food. There is a wonderful family restaurant on the edge of the development (serving Meze) and a number of other excellent establishments within a 5 minute drive (a list of recommendations can be provided). A first rate supermarket is also just 5 minutes drive away. But you can just walk up the hill and buy fresh olives and olive oil from the local press, as well as purchasing local oranges, lemons, homemade halloumi and anari cheese from the friendly villagers. Absolutely delicious!
Discounts available for two-week and longer stays.
Payments can be made by cheque/bank transfer/pay pal/credit card. An additional security deposit of ÂŁ150 is also due six weeks before a rental commences.
Hillside House is situated on a development (Gemstone Village) on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Choirokoitia, an archaeological site which is rich in historical significance, and has been listed as a World Heritage Site for over ten years. Whilst the village itself is in a rural location (the foothills of the Troodos mountains), it is also conveniently situated between the three large cities of Cyprus, Nicosia, Larnaca, and Limassol, all of which are accessible by car within 30 minutes. This scenic village is the perfect location for enjoying the best of both worlds, exploring the tourist attractions that Cyprus has to offer, whilst providing a relaxing retreat in a peaceful location.
The village of Choirokoitia has many historical attractions which can still be enjoyed today, making it a popular area for archaeologists. The Neolithic Cypriots lived in circular huts made from clay, stone and sun-dried mud bricks, and it is thought that these huts were arranged in circles, each one providing a room in the Cypriot home. These interesting and quirky buildings are open for the public to view.
If you prefer a more active holiday, a ten minute drive takes you to the local Governor's Beach, which offers horse riding, fishing, cycling. Around the house there are many nature trail walks created by the local Community Council. These nature trails are a wonderful way to enjoy the picturesque views, the paved streets and the characteristic houses in the Choirokoitia. The beautiful village of Zygi (with its newly renovated marina) is also a ten minute drive away, and here you will find stunning deep blue sea and fresh fish restaurants.
Further afield are the sights of Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol. Here you will find the year-round tourist attractions of glorious beaches, beautiful architecture, lively restaurants, and annual events such as the Limassol Wine Festival. Nicosia is surrounded by the Kyrenian Mountains and is a modern city with tree lined avenues and a lovely traditional Old Town area. Larnaca has a lovely seafront which is lined with palm trees, and hosts a stunning marina and a daily local market. Limassol has a medieval castle, local galleries, and is famous for its wine production. Just outside of Limassol you will find Fasouri Watermania, which offers the largest selection of water slides and attractions in Cyprus. There are several excellent golf courses in Cyprus, most of which are situated in scenic hillside locations around the tourist areas of Larnaca and Paphos.
For shoppers there are numerous markets held in Cyprus throughout the week, where you can find all sorts of unique items including Cypriot ceramic jugs and bowls, costume jewellery, bags, clothing, and tourist souvenirs. Local produce is also sold at these markets and you can pick up fresh meat, fish, cheese and homemade jams and condiments. The markets are held in Larnaca on Saturdays and Sundays, and throughout the week in Limassol and Nicosia.
Limassol also offers a unique shopping experience with shops such as The Nut Cracker House where you can sample local delicacies, and the cobbled streets of Makarious Avenue where you can peruse trendy designer fashion shops and sellers of crystal and porcelain.
Cyprus is also perfectly placed for exploring this corner of the Mediterranean. Day trips/short breaks to Egypt and other countries in the region are inexpensive and easy to fit into your holiday.
With such easy access to so many attractions, you can be guaranteed that whatever type of holiday you're looking for, the rustic village of Choirokoitia is the perfect place to experience this wonderful country.
Spacious, two bedroom two bathroom, townhouse - high ceilings, balconies and patio. Scenic views of surrounding hills and the local village. Large communal pool and children's pool. Short drive to the nearest beach. Perfect base for exploring Cyprus or just relaxing. A peaceful retreat located in the hills, close to the historic village of Choirokoitia.