The SpaceMountain Thyme is a modern stone house with cosy living space, an open fire and three bedrooms. Located at the heart of the popular mountain resort of Platres, the house lies in a small residential complex that boasts a restaurant and pool.
What our guests say:
“Warm welcoming in a spacious and central accomodation. Perfect for groups of friends and families.” Chara, Nicosia
“The apartment is spacious and quiet. The area is wonderful to walk around in, woods, streams, waterfall nearby, very peaceful. The host was gracious and helpful. Overall we had a very good experience staying there.” Noam, Israel
"Our staying was very satisfying, we would recommend it!"
"The place is very good, and the location is perfect! It's very convenient to go to restaurant, supermarket, café bar, waterfalls, Platres rope park "Sparti". Jie, China
"Excellent stay, very quiet area and a spacious house for two families." Robert, UAE
The best bits…
The house has a raised terrace with table and chairs and a small but pretty garden to the front, the master bedroom also has a balcony. All of the outside spaces look over the complex and towards the swimming pool. The garden is planted with scented flowers and herbs which create a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere on summer evenings.
The complex itself has a very popular restaurant which serves a good variety of food and drinks, there is also a central pool which guests may use if they purchase food at the restaurant or for a daily fee of Euro 5.00
The house has been built in typical mountain style with a living-dining room, separate kitchen, guest toilet, three bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The main living space has comfortable modern sofas set around the open fire, it can get chilly in the mountains in winter and firewood is provided for you. There is an adjoining dining area with a separate kitchen, fully equipped that offers additional dining space.
Upstairs the three double bedrooms all have heating and air-conditioning, the windows have shutters to keep out the summer heat and winter chill. A family bathroom includes a bath tub with overhead shower, basin and toilet. There is a separate guest toilet on the ground floor.
This small complex is built in local stone in traditional mountain style, made up of small houses and apartments. The Skylight Restaurant on site is very popular and serves a good variety of quality food, it is open year-round. In summer months guests staying at Mountain Thyme may make use of the pool in the complex provided that they eat at the restaurant, alternatively they can opt to pay Euro 5.00 per day to use the pool and facilities.
There is no allocated parking space but you can park to the side of the complex or on the road at no charge. Parking is usually easy to find, but there is also a pay as you go public car park 2-minutes walk away.
This cosy mountain house can sleep up to six people, there are three double bedrooms on the first floor all of which have heating to keep you snug in the winter and air-conditioning for the peak of summer. The master bedroom opens out onto the small balcony at the front of the house. All of the bedroom windows have exterior shutters and light interior curtains, they are decorated in a clean, simple style.
The family bathroom has a standard sized tub with overhead shower, basin and toilet. There is a spacious guest toilet with basin downstairs.
The living room has two three-seater sofas gathered around the stone fireplace. In winter months firewood is provided for you by your local host. The living room also has a flat-screen TV with local channels for cosy nights in. Of course there is also free Wifi too.
The dining area features a large wooden table with six chairs, there is also a traditional wooden sideboard.
The kitchen is decorated in white and has a smaller dining table for up to four guests; there is plenty of space for cooking with a gas oven and hob, washing machine, kettle, toaster and a good selection of pots and pans, glasses and plates. Guest AccessThe house is for your exclusive use.
The pool within the complex belongs to the on-site restaurant. Guests are welcome to use the pool if they eat at the restaurant or alternatively you can opt to pay Euro 5.00 per person per day to use the pool and facilities Interaction with GuestsThe local host Larrys lives in the complex. He will meet you on arrival but will also be available during your stay in case you have any questions or issues The NeighborhoodThe Neighbourhood
Platres is one of the most popular resorts in the Troodos Mountains, and attracts visitors all year round. Cypriots love to head to the mountains in August to escape the heat of the coast and in winter the area attracts winter-sports enthusiasts, hikers and cyclists. There is plenty going in the village itself with a good variety of restaurants, cafes and small hotels. There is a small local supermarket in the village as well as several gift shops. There is a larger supermarket in Trimiklini village, around a 10-minute drive away.
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The mountain resort of Platres has been attracting visitors for decades. Back in the 1930’s it was the go-to mountain resort for the high society of Cyprus and the Middle East. Regular, regular visitors included author Daphne du Maurier, poet Giorgos Seferis and King Farouk of Egypt. In fact the famous Brandy Sour cocktail was invented for the latter in Platres!
It is no less popular today with locals and visitors alike and in the winter you could be forgiven for thinking you are in the Alps, surrounded by timber-framed and stone clad buildings, pine forests and of course a generous dusting of snow! Cyprus is famed for its sunny climate year round so it’s hard to imagine but up in the mountains you really are in a different world. There are even ski slopes just outside of town which attract winter sports fans as soon as the first snow has fallen.
In August the town fills up with Cypriots fleeing the summer heat and there is something of a carnival atmosphere with all the cafes and restaurants buzzing with life and traders setting up small stalls for local festivals. If you are lucky enough to be in Platres in the winter, it can be quite busy at weekends, it is a popular place for Limassolians to drive for Sunday lunch so if you are planning to eat out, booking in advance may be a good idea. It is also traditional that if it snows, everybody but everybody drives up to the mountains, look out for people piling snow on the front of their cars when they go home to prove that they have seen some of the white stuff! This might sound a little eccentric but bear in mind, winter temperatures on the coast are usually in the early twenties so it is quite an event.
Platres is also the starting point for a number of nature trails and cycling routes, there is a large sports centre in the village itself with football pitch, basketball, tennis, volleyball, a spa and gym. The centre is often used as a training camp for professional athletes from colder countries.
There is so much to see in the mountain region, whether exploring the villages- each one has its own charm and traditions. Hiking, discovering the local nature, waterfalls, Venetian bridges, Byzantine churches, rivers (quite a rarity on the island!), mountain bike trails, winter sports, adventure sports…Plus like anywhere in Cyprus it’s just a short drive to the nearest town, beach or city Getting AroundPublic transport is very limited in rural areas although there are pre-bookable rural taxis. Part of the joy of a stay in Platres is the opportunity to discover the Troodos region with its small villages and beautiful landscapes so to make the most of your stay we think a car is essential. Do bear in mind that in the winter the region can get a lot of snow, so a four-wheel drive or other sturdy vehicle is a good idea. If you are renting a car in winter, tell your rental company where you are staying so they can advise on the best choice for you