House in Edremit, Northern Cyprus - Recently Renovated, Peaceful Village Location
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A great property in a perfect location
Susie’s house provided exactly what we wanted for our vacation: comfortable and spacious accommodation, plenty of facilities to cook our own meals and a peaceful base from which to explore the area. It is located in Edremit which is a small village at the foot of the Kyrenian Mountains, just 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of Girne. There aren’t many shops or restaurants open in the village itself – a small supermarket, a basket shop and a ceramics shop whilst we were there in Sept/Oct – but we would thoroughly recommend the Follow Me restaurant which is a 20 minute walk out of the village towards the village of Karaman. The Hideaway hotel (5 minutes in the opposite direction) also welcomes non-residents, though we didn’t eat there ourselves.
We generally prefer to cook our own meals and the kitchen is perfect for this. A good selection of pans and utensils, a four-ring gas hob/oven and plenty of work space meant that our culinary creativity was unconstrained. The table and chairs in the covered patio area meant that we could enjoy our meals outside whilst enjoying the views of the beautiful garden but, if you prefer to eat indoors, there’s a large dining table with 6 chairs. There are plenty of supermarkets within a 10 minute drive, all offering a wide range of fresh produce and groceries.
The rest of the house is lovely too. There is loads of space, upstairs and down, and the first-floor balcony area provides a perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the garden from a different angle.
There’s plenty to see and do nearby. St Hilarion castle is a great place to visit, but be prepared for lots of steps. We’d also recommend driving the road that runs along the top of the mountains from St Hilarion to Karsiyaka which offers great views of the island and beautiful forest scenery – ideal for walking too. Karaman village is also worth visiting, but don’t go on a Sunday when it is likely to be full of newly-wed couples and their families who have driven there just to have their wedding photos taken.
In summary, we would thoroughly recommend this property.
Beautiful house and garden, a perfect location.
The house is really lovely and spacious and has a patio where you can sit for breakfast or candle-lit dinners. The garden is large and beautiful, filled with colourful bougainvillea and fruit trees. The current photo seems to have been taken before the garden was planted. The Mediterranean is also visible from the garden's high vantage point.
The house is in a great location in a small village with a car park and close to a hotel with a good restaurant and swimming pool. Two large supermarkets are easily accessible by car and Kyrenia, with its lovely harbour and shops is easily accessible via a new road.
The house is clean and well maintained and I would definitely recommend it for a holiday. This was the second time that we, a family of four, have stayed there and on both occasions, we have found it to be a perfect location for a great holiday.
The owner could not have been more helpful, thank you very much.
Great location, beautiful house
Just returned from a 9 night stay at Susie's house in Edremit and had a lovely time.
I was there with my Dad who is looking at the possibility of retiring to northern Cyprus and we found this house to be in a great location to get around.
The house is located above Girne/Kyrenia and is only about 5/10 min drive to the centre. A lovely church carpark is situated directly across from the house itself so this was also really convenient.
A local hotel (Hideaway) is just a stones throw away and this provides access to a nice pool and great views over Girne. (Just have to buy a drink or something and they're happy enough for you to use the facilities)
The house itself is really spacious with all newly fitted features. good size kitchen with plenty of cooking equipment, utensils etc...
As the weather was pretty bad when we were there, we also made use of an extensive book and dvd collection as well as wifi.
The main aspect of staying here that we enjoyed was going shopping at the local market and picking up a bottle of wine and then cooking for ourselves at the house( with the little bbq provided) The terrace area is fully covered with a large dining table so we ending up cooking 6 out of 9 nights.
So all in all, a perfect stay and will definitely return!
Ercan in the north is 45 min to Edremit taxi fare approx £25.
Larnaca in the south approx 1hr 30 min taxi fare approx £50. The taxi will take you between the north and south of the island but hire cars are not allowed over the border without further insurance Car hire is recommended as public transport is limited although taxis are cheap.
Secret Garden is situated in the village with small local shops 1-2 min walk and a variety of restaurants within walking distance. 5 min drive down the mountain are an excellent range of supermarkets shops and restaurants some with pools by the sea.
There are numerous historic places of interest all over northern Cyprus, including the very famous old harbour of Kyrenia only 15 min. drive with many shops bars and restaurants. Bellapais abbey, many concerts are held there. St Hilarion castle which can be seen lit up at night from the garden and balcony. Bufento castle, Kantara Salamis and Vouni.
The Turtle project hatching and laying (in season). There are many superb mountain trails on your door step and rare Orchids and wild flower walks (Feb to May). Water sports, scuba diving, horse riding, paragliding and boat trips around the coast from the harbour.