|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
The cottage is a lovely traditional Cypriot cottage originally built more than 100 years ago. The current owners have fully refurbished and updated the interior to offer luxurious and comfortable surrounds. It is less than a 2 minute walk from the village square with its tavernas, banks, supermarket and coffee shops.
Visitors are greeted by an open courtyard with an outdoor swimming pool. An outside single storey wooden pergola offers beautiful views out to sea whilst providing shade and opportunities for outdoor dining.
Accommodation is divided into the main house with 2 bedrooms and a separate self contained annexe.
The main house has a living room, 1 double and one single (can sleep 2) bedrooms. Both the kitchen (Miele fridge/freezer, hob/oven, dishwasher and microwave)and bathroom (ceramic tiling, wide shower-head) have modern fittings. Wide screen TV, DVD player, iPod dock is available for guests’ use. Broadband is provided free of charge.
The annexe comprises of a single double bedroom and an en-suite shower room.
A utility room houses a washing machine, iron and ironing board. Hot water is provided by solar panels with an immersion heater for the cooler months.
The following are provided:
· All linen
·Towels (including pool and beach)
Larnaca Airport is an hour and half away by car an Paphos Airport is just under half an hour away.
This is our 'home from home'. We've enjoyed coming to our lovely cottage for over 20 years now. It has had a rebirth in the last few years and now will provide any traveller with all the comforts required, whether as a couple, single traveller or family.
Nara purchased this cottage in 1992
Melanda Cottage is set up to cater for all your holiday needs. The cottage is near the village square but secluded enough for you to enjoy complete privacy and security. As a family we've kitted it out to make traveling with children effortless- you should have everything you might need. We really do hope you'll love it as much as we do!
A wooden terrace overlooking the bay and the sea- fantastic for that sunset glass of wine!
AC, free WiFi, DVD, iPod dock
Family friendly: travel cot, high chair, children's cutlery
The house was very nice and modern inside despite the age, our kids loved the pool even though it was early season and in my opinion freezing. It had good amenities and within a short walk of the village square and restaurants. We would definitely visit again
It is now 2 months since our lovely family holiday at Melanda Cottage. The remarkable location means that you have absolute privacy and yet are just a couple of minutes walk from the vibrant centre of Pissouri Village, which is well served with a range of typical local restaurants ranging from "fast food" to more formal settings. The village centre is vibrant in the evenings and the local amphitheatre hosts a number of entertainment events. Despite being so close, these activities do not encroach the tranquility of Melanda Cottage if you prefer to spend the evening sitting by the pool and enjoying your own cooking. I think a car is essential. The nearest beach is little more than 5 minutes drive away and likewise the main local supermarket - the fact that Pissouri Village is perched high on a steep hilltop means that walking to either would probably not be an option, especially in hot weather. The cottage is nicely appointed and clean and the separate annexe means that parents and children or non-family groups can be close and yet have some privacy. The owner (Nara) was readily contactable by email (and phone) and happy to offer advice or solve any problems. It really did feel as if you were staying in a friend's home rather than renting a "holiday villa". The buildings and layout are quaint and atmospheric but the facilities contemporary e.g. well equipped kitchen, air conditioning, WiFi etc. The selection of TV channels and reception were less impressive but it really didn't matter - the cottage, the pool and the village mean that the last thing you want to do is sit by the TV! I will admit to having streamed a little bit of Test Match cricket over the WiFi!! The outcome – we would all like to go back – is there a better recommendation?
We booked it on short notice from Germany - no problems. When we arrived everything was well prepared. We really enjoyed staying there. Breakfeast in the morning at 6 am during sunrise on the veranda or next the pool as well as barbecue at the evening - unforgettable. House is a bit hidden when you first arrive. Old style newly renovated - it stays cool during the day also without Aircondition - we never used it ;-)). The best you can get if you look for something with character. Very quiet but also close to the Pissouri main village square. Very well equiped with everything you need. Much better then the apartments in the five star resorts we also visited. We never missed the TV-Programme ;-)) Bring along some DVD if you really need this. We rather prefered the pool during evening or enjoyed the stars at night. You'll need a car unless you like biking or hiking hills. Pissouri Beach is 2 kilometers away and so´me hundred feet below. It's very good located for daytrips to Limassol, Paphos and Troodos. Supermarket is Close by. We can recommend this to people who want to relax and like something tradional.
Pissouri Village is set on a hillside about 900m above the sea with dramatic views of the surrounding countryside which you'll be able to enjoy from your terrace.
The Troodos Mountains, Akrotiri Peninsula and Aphrodite's Rock all serve as wonderful geographical attractions, with the later only a short drive away.
The village square, only 100m away with traditional coffee shops has a selection of charming tavernas serving local food. There is a weekly Cyprus Night in the square with a display of Greek dancing and music. Happily the Cottage enjoys a secluded location so whether you indulge in the local nightlife or not, is up to you!
A short drive to the beach opens up a whole new area of relaxation and fun. The Bay of Pissouri with the deep blue Mediterranean provides an ideal backdrop to any water based activity you'd like to pursue. It's tranquil scenes are equally well placed for gentle reading and relaxation with the sound of the sea and captivating views of the Mediterranean. Swimming on a designated Blue Flag beach is enjoyed by all the holiday visitors. On the fringe of the beach are tavernas serving refreshing drinks and delicious local dishes. Water sports, such as sailing, wind surfing, water skiing, with private lessons, are available.
Nearby are many ancient Greek and Roman temples, villas and mosaics at Curium, Kouklia and Paphos.
Pissouri is a charming, small village with traditional Cypriot hospitality, steeped in tradition where visitors staying and Melanda cottage can enjoy all modern amenities.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
25% non-refundable deposit on booking; balance 4 weeks before departure
Payment by on-line bank transfer, or UK cheque
Arrival not before 3pm (except by prior arrangement). Departure by 12 noon
Air conditioning & WiFi included in prices
There are NO EXTRAS to the above prices
Car hire at good rates from a recommended company can be provided including meeting at airport or delivery to the villa.