3 bedroom Villa with Private Swimming Pool. All bedrooms have Air Conditioning
Why Cathy Chard chose Doğanköy
Location. Your Home from Home is so near to Kyrenia, for those who do not want to hire a car and can use local Dolmus and taxi's. It is also very near to Ozankoy Villa and beautiful Bellapais with the historic Abbey. Villa Mumbet is not just a holiday home it is home form home with your every requirement. We are living here and can be on hand any time you need us.
What makes this Villa unique
Flights: Flights to northern Cyprus go from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast and Glasgow with Cyprus Turkish Airllines via a short stop in Turkey - you don't get off the plane with Pegasus - or Turkish Airlines, via Istanbul means a change of plane at the airport. The Turkish airline Pegasus flies to Ercan via Istanbul. Contact us if you require advice on flights to Ercan. Journey time to the villa is 35 mins. You can also fly daily to Larnaca in the South with British Airways (BA.com) or Cyprus Airways and get a taxi direct through the border to the north, taking 1hr 20 min. We can arrange for the taxi to collect you and we can arrange hire cars in the north as well. Some charter flights go to Larnaca from regional airports. Easyjet flies from Gatwick to Larnaca and now Liverpool to Larnaca.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Lovely homely villa.
Lovely stay in this home from home. Cathy the owner was very helpful, with recommendations, arranging car hire and a welcome pack of essentials.
We would recommend a spa day at the Lords Palace Hotel for a great way of spending a day when the weather isn't so good.
As soon as we booked and communication with Cathy the owner started, we knew we were onto a winner...
The villa is in an ideal location for the local harbour (20 mins walk or 5 min drive) and has everything you need for a wonderful stay... It was very well equipped, the Wifi was really strong (even outside) and the gardens and pool area were just superb! A lovely place to spend relaxing days...
It was our first visit to Northern Cyprus, so we hired a car (which Cathy helped to arrange at a very reasonable price) so we could explore at our leisure..
Highlights were a sunset cruise from Kyrenia Harbour, a day out The Lords Palace Hotel (including their evening Buffett at their Spices restaurant which was amazing and only £55 for 4 people including all drinks) ..eating out at Kybelle, Shayna Beach, Bella Moon, Pulp Kitchen and Kitchen restaurants (all within 10 mins drive or 5 mins walk)
The Wednesday market is well worth a visit as there are some real bargains to be had and shopping for designer goods in Kyrenia is very reasonable ( though it's obvious that most items are just very good fakes)
The service from the locals was very friendly and no pressure was applied when entering shops....
One tip, the local exchange rate is much better than in the UK, so only take a little local money with you.. (£100 would be plenty) and then withdraw British ££ at the cash points and change there...
But the best part of the stay was having Cathy on hand to help if you needed her....she provides a mobile phone which has some very useful numbers already saved in the contacts and is more than willing to point you in the right direction for restaurants, beaches, supermarkets etc..
Thanks Cathy for a wonderful holiday...we plan to be back!
Justin, Lisa, Drew & Finlay thank you for the kind words, it was a real pleasure to have you stay at Mumbet and we are so pleased that you enjoyed you overall stay in our littel bit of paradise. Thank you so much for the gift it was lovely and really lovely of you to have done that. Take care and maybe we will see you back here. Very best wishes to you all
A wonderful holiday!
As described, this property really does provide everything you could possibly need for a relaxing villa holiday. It is spacious, both inside and out, with a variety of spaces sit/lay and relax. The covered outdoor seating area was a god send for getting out of the intense mid-day sun whilst still enjoying alfresco dining. The villa itself was spotlessly clean and the provision of a welcome pack was perfect and Cathy was kind enough to also grab us a few beers ready for our arrival (they were very welcome indeed!).
The owners, Cathy and Reg could not have been more helpful. The provision of a pre-paid mobile phone was a genius idea. It held both their numbers and that of useful contacts such as the water bottle delivery (just 6lira for 19 litres!) and a variety of restaurants. Cathy also gave us details of beaches etc. that are easily accessible using the local bus service (Dolmus), excellent value for money and very frequent and ideal fir us as we did not hire a car.
All in all, we had a wonderful holiday at this lovely villa and will no doubt return in the future!
It was lovely to host you all at Villa Mumbet, so glad you enjoyed your stay there and in our lovely part of the world. I have tried to make sure there is everything you need at the villa to make guests stay comfortable
Lovely home from home
Villa Mumbet is a great place to stay just outside Kyrenia in a relatively quite cul-de-sac. Owner Cathy was exceptionally helpful and provided some very useful tips on local facilities and events which were much appreciated. The very local new mini-market was a godsend as walking any distance in the summer heat was a challenge! Although we hired a car, we took taxis into the Harbour and Bellapais when were eating out and the services were generally very good and pretty cheap - £4-5 into the Harbour for 4 people. Only thing missing from the villa was a dishwasher and a little larger freezer compartment in the fridge - very minor inconveniences really! Ensuite shower is very small, with a shower curtain, but a little water on the floor soon dries in the everyday heat. Be prepared for regular visits from at least one cat who are remarkable difficult to dissuade from following you into the villa, and occasional bursts of multiple dogs barking as they set each other off. Some great outside space around the pool offering much needed shade and somewhere to eat after dark. Pool is perfect for a quick cool off, although the temperature was so warm it was more like a bath! Not really suitable for swimming as rather shallow - but great for kids to play in safely. All in all, a great place to stay in Northern Cyprus - thoroughly recommended!
Lovely, relaxing 10 days in a beautiful villa
The villa itself is brilliantly equipped with everything and more you could wish for - a spacious kitchen; air-con in all bedrooms; fast wi-fi which even worked outdoors; a useful mobile phone was provided to make restaurant reservations etc; and even a George Foreman grill to fry some halloumi!
But it was the outside space which really stole the show. The pool is a lovely size and a nice temperature for cooling off. There are plenty of sun-loungers so there's no fighting for space, with many umbrellas to shield the sun in the heat of the day. And there are various great places to eat or have a drink outside, especially under the permanent gazebo. As non-cat lovers, we were a little bit worried when we saw a few kittens roaming around, but by the end of the holiday we were completely besotted by them and very sad to say goodbye!
The location, too, was excellent - we didn't hire a car and never regretted it once. A large supermarket is in easy walking distance and we really made use of the 'dolmus' (minibuses which go up and down the main roads) which are very frequent and cheap. We went to three different beaches during our 10 days. None were more than a 15 minute dolmus ride away and our favourite was the quieter 'Shayna beach' which has a simply amazing fish restaurant above it which serves stunning fresh fish meze for extraordinarily cheap prices (55 Lira).
Other restaurants we would recommend include Bella Moon (Bellapais, with a free taxi service to and from), Niaze's (Girne harbour), and Kybele (a little bit more expensive but in an incredible location in the Abbey's grounds, and again with a free taxi service to and from).
And to top it all off, there was Cathy. Cathy made the booking process so simple (booking us a transfer to and from the airport), took us shopping on our first day, gave us invaluable recommendations and advice, and even took us to her favourite beach (which proved to be ours as well) - she was simply amazing and made our stay in Cyprus all the more enjoyable.
Lucy and family it was a pleasure to host you at Villa Mumbet and I was glad to be of assistance to you, what a lovely family
A lovely villa set in quiet surrounding but within walking distance to shops and restaurants
The villa is set in a beautiful garden which is extremely well maintained and we particularly liked the enormous cacti which really set the grounds off. There was an area by the kitchen door with table and chairs where you could eat breakfast in the sun and then on the other side of the pool with a built in barbecue and fixed shading next to it were a dining table and chairs which was a perfect spot to eat lunch and keep cool on a hot day. The pool was cleaned twice a week with lots of sunbeds and umbrellas around. We loved sitting on the front terrace by the front door on the padded seating benches, which had a lovely breeze and were ideal for afternoon tea, reading and snoozing.
The Villa was extremely nice and very well equipped with everything you could possibly ask for including a George Foreman grill which was ideal for quick grilling. The welcome pack on arrival was very welcome. The villa is in very good condition, though a tad old-fashioned but was very spacious for us 4 adults and you really felt relaxed and utterly comfortable. The bedrooms were large with good air conditioning and lots of storage space. Pool and bathroom towels were provided and there is a utility room so you can do your washing and drying all on the same day before going home, if you fancy.
Although we had a hire car, we tended to walk to the local restaurants: Alestars (great dinosaur pork chops) and Asian City street food for a quick stir-fry, and we would drive about 7 minutes into Kyrenia for others. Kyrenia is very nice with a lovely harbour and quayside restaurants, but we tended to eat in places away from the harbour like The House, Liman Hotel (thoroughly recommend) , as well as Meyhane restaurant in Zeytinlik who do great mezes, but don’t over-order as portions are enormous. I would thoroughly recommend a hire car as there is so much to see in Northern Cyprus and the surrounding areas are fantastic and although we have been there many times, we are always finding new sights to see in out of the way places which makes it really special and it is not overrun by tourists but laid-back and interesting. Do, if you are walking into town visit the two small British Cemeteries if you get the chance. We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Mumbet and would certainly recommend it and will definitely stay there again on another visit. Cathy is extremely friendly, pleasant and helpful.
Dogankoy is a typical Cypriot Village, very near to Girne Town Centre and Ozankoy Village and a very short drive to Bellapais. The old & new harbours are within walking distance on a fine day as is the town centre for shopping! There are restaurants also within walking distance for the villa. Dolmus (local taxis) can be picked up from the nearby road (not so near that you can hear it) to take you all over the island.
Other Activities: There is now a new Bowling Alley and entertainment centre within a 10 minute drive from Villa Mumbet.
Ice Skating in Catalkoy!
Golf: The new Esentepe Golf course is now open, all details can be found on their web sites including details of the beautiful restaurant and their entertainment calendar. www.korineumgolf.com Situated on the Coast at the foot of The Five Finger Mountain in Esentepe, the prestigious Korineum Golf & Country Club is proud to be the first 18 holes golf course in Northern Cyprus. Carved from a natural forest of Umbrella Pines and Olive trees, amongst others, with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea on one side, and breath taking views of the famous Five Finger Mountain range on the other, this makes for a truly memorable experience you will never forget.
North Cyprus Music
Orchestral concerts are regularly held at the venues listed below. If you are lucky enough to catch a concert at the Bellapais Abbey, it is sure to be an unforgettable occasion. Kyrenia: Bellapais Abbey, Bellapais Kyrenia Castle.
Far West, is the most fertile region with citrus groves & olive trees in abundance. To the East, the finger of the Karpaz Peninsula points to Syria. This region is more remote yet home to the most beautiful landscapes in North Cyprus, with deserted beaches and ancient villages with once-grand basilicas, tombs & ruins which bear testament to the areas glorious past. The eastern coastal area is home to one of the most historic towns, Famagusta. It is definitely worth exploring the city centre which has two distinctive zones illustrating both traditional and modern Famagusta