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We loved our stay - such a wonderful location, beautiful and friendly (property and Methoni area!). The location of the cottages in the grounds makes them feel very private, there is so much space in the olive grove and each house has a hammock and chairs in the garden, as well as a front terrace with tables and a fantastic roof terrace with beautiful views. The swimming pool was always the perfect temperature and in a lovely location. With only three properties, we had it to ourselves most of the time! The kitchen is very well-equipped - juicer (for the huge bags of oranges available for 3 or 4 euros on the side of the road), kettle, coffee maker, toaster, plus a small oven and pots and pans. Plenty for self-catering and making the most of the local fresh fruit and veg. The cottage has a very detailed booklet including things to do in the area, but Simon also gave us a list of the best local beaches - which were fantastic. He was incredibly friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. We enjoyed the eggs from the chickens in the garden (no crowing cockerel though!) and being able to compost too, of we wanted! We walked into Methoni in the evenings, which is about 20-30 minutes (take a torch) or a short drive. Methoni is a pretty town with lots of tavernas, cafes and restaurants and is very relaxed, many Greek tourists. It didn't feel overly touristy, which we appreciated. The beach in Methoni is long and narrow and was never over-crowded, the sea is calm and shallow - it's a lovely town beach. We found a local windsurfing school/hire in the town beach which was a great part of the holiday. The Peloponnese is really beautiful - very green, even in August, and relatively quiet. We visited Ancient Messene, Koroni, beautiful waterfalls and the stunning Voidikolia beach, as well as other local beaches (none of which were crowded). I fell in love with Greece and would happily return to this area and definitely to the cottage.