Villa Margaret is a delightful residence that instantly appeals. Situated off a quiet rural track, with only 2 well-screened neighbouring houses, and surrounded by picturesque woodland comprising pine, carob and olive trees, this is a holiday home that will charm lovers of both nature and tranquillity alike. Impressive views to the majestic White Mountains in the south, and the sparkling sea in the north, complete this restful setting. Despite the peace and privacy, this lovely property is only 300m from the well stocked village store in the traditional hamlet of Xirosterni, 3km from the tavernas and amenities in the quaint villages of Vamos and Gavalohori, and only 6km from Almyrida’s sandy beaches and crystal clear sea.
Superbly appointed on the top floor, the roomy open-plan living/dining/kitchen area takes full advantage of the striking views. This L-shaped living room is warm and inviting with a large and comfy corner couch, cushions and curtains - all made from colourful earth-toned fabrics. The contemporary kitchen is equipped with every possible appliance, and the modern upstairs shower room is fully tiled. The clever design of the villa ensures that your living area extends to the outdoors with wide doors and windows opening out onto a number of balconies and terraces, with a choice of sun or shade, and magnificent views. The front top floor, sea facing, pergola covered balcony is fully furnished with a wooden lounge set, and a dining table and chairs for al-fresco dining. Convenient and easy access from the top floor of the villa to the pool terrace, adjacent barbeque area, and pretty garden is provided by an external staircase.
Villa Margarets three bedrooms are located on the ground floor which helps to keep them cooler during the long, hot summer season. The 2 double bedrooms both have wide sliding doors which open out onto a shared covered terrace that overlooks the pool and garden. Every modern comfort has been provided at the villa including free WIFI internet access, independent air conditioning throughout (in addition to the ceiling fans in the bedrooms), insect screens, aluminium doors, windows and shutters, water heated by solar panel and immersion heater, a wood burning stove, central heating, a Plasma TV, a DVD player, a CD player, a satellite TV box, an I-pod/I-phone docking station, and a selection of family board games.
Vying for attention with the comfortable villa are the extensive, fenced and gated grounds which include a vibrant garden, an orchard, a barbeque area, and a larger than average private pool that has a Roman end with steps that make it easy to get in and out of. Whether you wish to swim, barbeque, potter around the 4000m2 plot, or simply relax with a good book and a cool drink under the shade of a tree, the attractive garden provides the perfect setting in which to do so.
The pool terrace and the area immediately surrounding the villa has been paved with terracotta tiles and then surrounded with low hedges, natural stone walls, and flowerbeds with colourful and aromatic flowers and shrubs including hibiscus, gaura, roses, bottle brush, pampas grass, palms, geraniums, wisteria and jasmine. The orchard has been planted with a wonderful selection of apple, orange, pear, lemon, tangerine, pomegranate fig, as well as a lone walnut tree. Oleanders line the outer edges of the plot and the remainder of the large garden has been left in its natural state with rocky outcrops interspersed with wild almond trees and an infusion of glorious wild flowers in the Spring time that includes lupins and poppies. The front driveway is gravelled and leads to private parking area that is partially shaded by some of the villa's 14 olive trees. Because the majority of the grounds cannot be overlooked, couples or families searching for a private, comfortable retreat, with views and easy access to local amenities, will find Villa Margaret to be the answer to their prayers.
For larger parties who like to holiday together but still have some privacy, the almost identical villa on the next door plot, Villa Pegasus, can also be booked together with Villa Margaret.