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A 200 year old farmhouse in a natural garden, view of the sea and Andros town

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A delightful house in a beautiful setting. The place for a relaxing holiday

Situated on the peaceful Island of Andros,, this two story house is ideally situated on a hill in a large natural garden with Olive and Cypress trees, overlooking Andros Town and the sea. The house is not accessible by car, but is a minute’s walk from the road through an ancient stone paved footpath, one of the traditional footpaths Andros is famous for and is popular with hikers and nature lovers. The Island of Andros has been voted the N0 1 for European Islands by the European Ramblers Association, who gave Andros the sign Leading Quality Trails, Best of Europe, This Ypsila house is perfectly located to connect with the hiking network. There is also a popular tavern within a walking distance from the house.

This two hundred years old farmhouse is lovingly restored to reflect the spirit of the Island with thick whitewashed stone walls, island blue window shutters, rafted ceilings and stone tiled floors. It comes fully furnished with antique island furniture, incorporating all modern amenities. Bed sheets and towels are provided. No pets

The House is 250 m2 on two levels and consists of:

Upper floor : 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchenette, a living room and a large terrace with panoramic view. Lower floor : 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a kitchen (incl. a dishwasher and a washing machine) and a living room (w. a daybed) and a covered terrace.

The House can be rented in blocks of one week at a time, 7 nights (minimum): Upper floor sleeps 5 ( 6 if 2 people share a large single bed)) Lower floor sleeps 2 ( 3 if daybed in livingroom is used)

More Details

Owner
Lida &Halldor Briem ( Operation Permit EOT 1166K92001068901 )
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Greek, Icelandic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 December, 2017

About Lida &Halldor Briem ( Operation Permit EOT 1166K92001068901 )

Owners studied hotel management in Lausanne, Switzerland, now retired in Greece after an international carrriere in hotel management.

Lida &Halldor Briem ( Operation Permit EOT 1166K92001068901 ) purchased this farmhouse in 1989

Why Lida &Halldor Briem ( Operation Permit EOT 1166K92001068901 ) chose South Aegean

Visited Andros 25 years ago and fell in love with the village of Ypsila where we purchased and restored the said property

What makes this farmhouse unique

Ideal for relaxed country living. House can be divided into two apartments on different floors with two seperate entrances and two seperate kitchens, giving the ideal privacy for two families travelling together

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in South Aegean in Egeo

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite with Bedroom #1
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , on lower level.
  • Shower, W,C and sink. Bathroom 3 has a washing machine
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 lower level - 1 Double Bed , Day bed in living room sleeps one comfortably
    Bedroom 1 upperr floor - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 upper floor - 1 Single Bed , a tight fit for two
    Bedroom 2 upper floor - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1,2 & 3 on upper level with 2 bathrooms. Bedroom 1 with an en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 4 on lower level ( daybed in living room sleeps 1 additonal person) + en-suite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The ideal place for a relaxed getaway in comfort, all in beautiful and serene surroundings with spectacular views

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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Gavrion
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Assimolefka, Ypsila
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Gialia
Car: necessary

Located on an ancient walking path with view of Andros town and the sea, , 500 m from a tavern

The Island of Andros is two hours by Ferry Boat from the port of Rafina on the Greek Mainland (thirty minutes by car from Athens). The house itself is a short fourty five minutes scenic drive from Andros’ principal port of Gavrio. The island is the closest to Athens of the Cyclades Chain of Islands, followed by the Island of Tinos and then Mykonos (three hours from Andros).

The two story house is ideally situated on a hill in a large natural garden with Olive and Cypress trees, overlooking Andros Town and the sea. The house is not accessible by car, but is a minute’s walk from the road through an ancient stone paved footpath, one of the traditional footpaths Andros is famous for, popular with hikers and nature lovers. There is also a popular tavern within a walking distance from the house.

The town of Andros, with its pedestrian neo-classical town center, world-class museums, restaurants and outdoor cafes, is a ten minute drive from the house. There is an array of nice beaches nearby, the closest one a five minutes drive away. Also there are some notable Byzantine churches and monasteries to visit. Thus a car is a must for Andros and can be rented either in Athens or on the Island, but arrangements have to be done well in advance.

Andros is the greenest among all the Cycladic islands. Its lush vegetation is made up of oaks, centuries old plane trees, cypresses, olive, walnut and lemon trees. The Island is truly a trekkers paradise and has long been known to the selected few for its off or on season hiking trips. The Country House is ideally situated for such holidays, as well as holidays for those who love the serenity of the country side.

The present day visitor to Andros can easily observe the traces of the old footpaths which traverse the island. These ancient footpaths follow the natural passes over mountains and alongside streams connecting the various areas of the of the island. These footpaths, at least in the basic lay out, have remained the same since deep antiquity till the present day and have supported the social and economic life of the island from pre-historic times until the post-war years. Whoever wishes to know the authentic Andros will need do no more than hike the trails. For more information see:

http://www.cycladen.be/AndrosEng.htm.

Andros is also famous for its numerous springs. The most famous of all are the “Sariza Springs”. Sariza mineral water is best known for properties aiding kidney problems.The water is bottled in Apoikia, just a short distance by car from the House.

The villages of Andros are ideal for touring. The busiest of them are Andros town (Chora), which is the capital of the island, Gavrio, Batsi, Korthi, Apoikia and Paleopolis. Driving from one village to the other you will come across beautiful beaches with fine white sand and small pebbles. There are also some remote beaches that can only be approached by boat.

Andros includes many options for excursion and it responds to every requirement for calm, relaxed, and carefree holiday and the island is famous for its enchanting beaches. Furthermore,the town of Andros has a splendid Archeological Museum housing the famous 1st century BC Hermes of Andros ( a Roman copy of Hermes by Praxiteles). There are also other cultural resorts to visit like:

• The Vassilis and Eliza Goulandris Foundation, who organize an exhibition of international stature at the Museum of Modern Arts every summer.

• The Petros and Marika Kydonieos Foundation, who organize a modern art and musical fairs mostly known as “Ploes” every year.

One can reach Gavrio, the main port of the island, by a boat from Rafina (distance 37 n.m.). The trip takes 2 hours . There is a frequent service, which intensifies during summer (Rafina Port Authority: +30 2294 028888 +30 2294 028888

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in South Aegean, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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7 night minimum stay
£1,138
for 7 nights
£1,138
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £44.1
Refundable Damage Deposit £264.63

Euro 300 required as a deposit upon booking. Full pepayment at least 60 days before arrival. Two separate apartments with both outer and interconnecting staircases, the upper level sleeps five (+1 if two share large single bed), the lower level two.The weekly fees for the house is Euro 1190 high season + Euro 50 cleaning fee..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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