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A lovely stone-built old farmhouse with spectacular views, beaches and walking

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 2,744 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + outdoor shower + laundry room + WC, sleeps 9

A lovely, romantic stone-built old farmhouse, modernised but with many Greek features, in about 6 acres of hillside and garden with outstanding views overlooking the southern tip of Evia and the Cavadora straight. The house has five bedrooms, three of which lead off the large living room with two bedrooms (including the master bedroom and en suite bathroom) below the house. The kitchen is large, fitted with an electric cooker and an open fireplace. There are two terraces for outdoor eating, one alcoved between the kitchen and living room, the other above the master bedroom. It is a home, rather than a holiday house and fully winterised. Also on the property is an old olive press building and other stone-built houses.

The garden is on many terraces and planted with almost all the fruits and nuts that grow in the climate, as well as shrubs, flowers and kitchen gardens. There are masses of roses. There is a large plunge pool which is cleaned daily. Our cleaners come in one a week, or more frequently by arrangement. Our gardener has a house on the property and will pick produce for you daily. We produce our own delicious olive oil. We have chickens and geese so fresh eggs are usually available. Apart from animal noises it is very quiet.

How to get there.: From Athens international airport there is a 25-30 minute bus or taxi ride to the port of Rafina.

The ferry takes 2 hours to Gavrion , the Andros port. Ferries are daily, morning and evening.

It is a 20-25 mins car ride to the house

You will need to rent a car at Athens or on the island. It is probably easier to rent on the island. I can suggest local firms. The last 200 metres of road to the house (and on down to the beach) is not tarmac but is easily accessible with any small rental car.

More Details

Laura Miles
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

What makes this farmhouse unique

I hope the reviews we have will give you a flavour of why the house and garden are special

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Laura,

I will reply in full when we get back as we have limited Internet connection where we are in Tinos. We had the most fantastic stay at the farmhouse - it was a truly magical week and everyone had such a good time. What a beautiful place you have! We are all so envious! When we are all back at our desks we will be longing to look out at the view from the terrace again. We had so much fun cooking with all the amazing fresh fruit and veg supplied so generously by Joseph and his family. We'd love to come back again.

Thank you for everything. We could not have asked for a better place to stay or a more fun and relaxing break. We loved the beach close to the house with the church on it!! Oh and I almost forgot, the kittens!

Best wishes


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Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Idrousa in South Aegean

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2744 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Master bathroom (en-suit) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Shower/Laundry
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Large Single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , cot available
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen has a lovely old open fireplace for the colder seasons. The living room has a large wood burning stove. Our cleaner comes once a week to clean the house and the laundry is also changed weekly (this is part of the rental price, additional cleaning can be arranged). We can also arrange for help in the kitchen. The outdoor pool is a large plunge pool with approximate dimensions of 5.5 metres long 3.5 metres wide and 1.4 high. Our pool girl spends 2 hours each day keeping clean the pool and its surrounds. During the summer our gardener is likely to be there almost every day and has a cottage on the land, so he can sort out any problems and will also provide you with fresh vegetables, salads and fruit from the garden acording to the season. You can purchase our own eggs and olive oil if available.


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A lovely stone-built old farmhouse with spectacular views, beaches and walking
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews

Simple elegance and total peace

  • 5 of 5

This house and garden was so beautiful I was happy merely to sit on a window seat or on the terrace admiring the incredible view. To be surrounding by farmers, go to gorgeous beaches (some sandy and some pebbles) with no one (or one or two people), to eat squid and greek salad in non-touristy restaurants, to visit the lovely town of Andros…. I could go on and on. The wind was usually strong but my migraineur daughter appreciated it because it brought the heat down. This is a very special house indeed.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? What a GORGEOUS place. Amazing views, lovely atmosphere and unspoiled. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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The perfect rustic retreat

  • 5 of 5

The position nestled into the side of the hill with an outstanding view ensured complete privacy and the perfect base for our exploration of Andros. Vitali beach is a must - one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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“Magical week on the Island of Dreams!”

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous house hidden away in the hills with fresh vegetables growing in the garden, and surrounded by sheep, goats, chickens and kittens.

The most dreamy get away if you want the true greek experience.

The house is completely secluded with beautiful views of the sea, but just a few minutes drive to a whole host of fabulous restaurants run by the most friendly people.

Will 100% go back - i didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully personal, feels like home.

  • 5 of 5

There are many lovely things about Andros and where we stayed, and it is with reluctance I say this because part of me doesn't want anyone else to go there. The house was wonderfully personal and feels like the home it is - much much nicer than any hotel. Joseph, the gardener really did bring fresh fruit and vegetables each day. All the beaches we went to had tavernas, each of them charming in their own way. Andros is a beautiful island. As soon as we got home we tried to book in for September, but it was already booked up.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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One of the best holidays ever!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the beautiful farmhouse for a week in July with a group of friends. Everyone agreed they had had one of the best holidays ever - we did not want to leave. The farmhouse is perfect for a group of friends as well as families with children. The setting is gorgeous - wonderful, uninterrupted views with lovely sunsets across the landscape to the sea. Within a ten minute drive are incredible, deserted beaches with crystal clear water. Joseph bought us endless supplies of fresh vegetables, fruit, olive oil and eggs. He was so kind and thoughtful and we enjoyed meeting him and his family. We ate so well and loved cooking with the ingredients on offer. The kitchen is really well equipped so you can cook for lots of people. All the bedrooms are individually decorated, with their own character. There was a constant breeze so we never got too hot, even at night. We would go back at the drop of a hat. This farmhouse is paradise and Andros is a wonderful island. It's really unspoilt which is surprising given how easy it is to reach it from Athens. We hope to plan another stay soon!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
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Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

In the North West of Andros overlooking the Cavadora straight and southern tip of the island of Evia. Nearest sandy beach 10-12 minutes by car; nearest taverna under 10 mins by car. Even in August our local sandy beach, about 1/4 mile long has very few people on it. The house is about 20 minutes from the port of Gavrion which is where the ferries arrive. The area is rural with goats and sheep on the hillside and wonderful views.

There is superb walking and hiking on Andros: The old donkey roads have recently been put back into tip-top shape with very good signage and the result is spectacularly beautiful. A short drive from the house brings you to a magical walk through a river valley lined with water mills. It takes about 45 minutes each way and is easy for children and adults who can clambour occasionally - and if you wanted to you can keep on walking for 100 km criss-crossing the island. Search Andros Routes and you will find details including this quote:

"Andros Route (the blue line on the map)- is a continuous exciting hiking route of Andros extending from north to south. It crisscrosses the mountain ranges of Andros, passing by it most beautiful natural landscapes and important monuments. One can hike along this route and stay the night on different Andros’ villages enjoying the unique flavors and particularities of each area.

Andros Route, on October of 2015 got the distinguished European Quality Certification Leading Quality Trails-Best of Europe managed by the European Ramblers Association establishing Andros as one of the leading quality destinations for hiking."

Our nearest family-run taverna, Kossis, has its own goats, sheep and vegetables on the table and is not surprisingly very popular in the summer. Small children can also have little pony rides.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Idrousa, Europe

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A security deposit against breakages may be required.
The rental includes:
A cleaner once a week and laundry changed once a week. Further housekeeping can be provided by arrangement
The pool is cleaned daily.
Seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs from the garden.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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