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STONE COTTAGE IN TRADITIONAL GREEK VILLAGE WITH SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS

Charlotte Glascock

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, greek
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Charlotte Glascock

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, greek
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
33%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014
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STONE COTTAGE IN TRADITIONAL GREEK VILLAGE WITH SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Overview

Magnisia/Pilion House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 4-6. 2 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms. Dining area. Kitchen. Huge balcony, patios

Set in an olive grove at the foot of Mount Pelion over-looking the sea, Oliver’s Cottage offers a taste of Greece as it used to be. On the ground floor a large living room with sitting area, with two traditional Pelion size 'box' sofas which can be used as twin single beds or a double bed

Dining area, with wood-burning stove, fitted kitchen and shower room.

On the first floor, large bedroom with 2 single beds and one double bed. En suite shower room. Double doors opening onto huge balcony with spectacular sea views. 2 Further folding beds or a child's cot can be added on request.

Outside – patios to front in full sun with sea views and rear in the shade of the olive trees. Barbecue.

Ano Gatzea is a picturesque Greek village a stone’s throw from the sea. Cobbled paths lead down through the olive groves to the beaches or up the mountain where you can walk all day past tumbling waterfalls, through forests and historic villages, meeting only the occasional farmer on a mule.

Ano Gatzea is the only “station stop” on the heritage Pelion mountain railway (there are lots of other stops for goats and tortoises on the line!) Built in 1895 using muscle power and the odd stick of dynamite, this extraordinary railway line winds its way up the mountain from the sea to the mountain village of Milies. Trains run once a day in summer and at weekends in spring and autumn.

The nearest beach is Gripsana, 20 minutes’ walk through the olive groves. Nearby (1 km) is the low key resort of Kala Nera (which means “fine waters”) and The Rivera Club which offers drinks on loungers by the sea and a selection of watery sports to try. The Pagasitic Gulf, almost entirely surrounded by land is almost swimming pool still in summer and remains warm enough for swimming throughout the winter. With the ski resort of Chania only 40 minutes’ drive away. locals boast that you can “ski in the morning, swim in the afternoon”.

Mainland Greece, less developed and less visited than the islands, is a walker’s paradise. Cobbled paths link the villages and a huge network of forest trails make for superb mountain biking, taking you high onto the mountain, or even coast to coast across the peninsula from the Pagasitic Gulf to the Aegean Sea.

Thick forests of beech and chestnut are home to wild boar, martens, nightingales and jet black squirrels. The high mountain remains snow-capped until early summer, while below in the valleys fast-flowing streams and waterfalls run though olive groves full of flowers.

We provide a series of GPS-compatible self-guided walks, from gentle strolls taking under half an hour, to full-day hikes, all of which can be done from the house. These are graded from “A Piece of Cake” to “Tough”, enabling you to choose something that fits your mood and energy levels. Choose which walk you fancy doing from the photographic guide and then follow the fully described walk plan, with inset map, GPS references and photos of difficult bits.

We also offer boat trips in a classic sailing yacht – contact us for more details

The city of Volos, reputed to be the most beautiful in Greece, is 17 km away. A lively, airy city, Volos has a cinema, superbowl and theater as well as lots of sea front restaurants and tspouradika (ouzo restaurants) for which the area is famous (just don’t think about driving afterwards!). For more peaceful dining, try Angeliko’s tavern 150 m from the house, or for a real taste of Greece Maria and Georgos’ café where the home-made wine will give you something to talk about.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Charlotte Glascock (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, greek
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
33%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Reviews

5
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Stone Cottage in traditional Greek village with spectacular sea views
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Stone Cottage in traditional Greek village with spectacular sea views
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5

Truly wonderful views

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Oliver's Cottage for a few days this September. It could not have been more perfect. Charlotte and Richard are extremely welcoming hosts. I could sit all day and look at the view across the olive groves to Trikeri island and the far shores of the Pagasetic. The cottage is absolutely charming and the village of Ano Gazea is great fun. We had some wonderful walks; the cobbled paths make it a walkers' paradise (provided you have stout footwear) The sea in that area is wonderful - beautifully clear, lots of fish, and significantly warmer than on the Aegean side of the Pelion. We also took the opportunity to take a day trip on their beautiful classic yacht, which I thoroughly recommend; we even saw dolphins. All in all, an excellent find. We shall return.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stone Cottage in traditional Greek village with spectacular sea views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1020092
+30 -697864 1924
Magnisia/Pilion Thessaly
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Hikers Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Charlotte and Richard . We had a great stay in Ano Gatzea . What an experience ! It was like going back in time . Your cottage with its modern comforts fits perfectly in the beautiful old village . Ano Gatzea is stunning ! We loved walking the narrow cobbled stone paths around the village , up into the hills or through the olive groves down to the water . The views are everywhere , the food was amazing and the local people were very friendly . We were so lucky to find your beautiful part of Greece and we treasure our stay there .
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stone Cottage in traditional Greek village with spectacular sea views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1020092
+30 -697864 1924
Magnisia/Pilion Thessaly
5

schöne, qualitativ hochwertige Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5
Dieses neu erbaute Haus in alter Bauweise bietet sehr viel mehr Komfort als wir es bisher in Griechenland erlebt haben:

Die Steinmauern mit den doppelt verglasten Fenstern und den innenliegenden Holzläden schützten sehr gut vor der Sommerhitze, in einzelnen Fenstern gibt es festinstallierte Fliegengitter-Rollos. Dazu gibt es im Obergeschoß auch noch eine Klimamanlage.

Das Haus ist mit sehr viel Liebe zum Detail ausgestattet (siehe Fotos) und die Betten waren sehr bequem. Achtung: beide Schlafräume (oben und unten) sind offen, es gibt dazwischen keine Tür.

Die beiden Terrassen sind sehr schön angelegt und bieten stets das passende Plätzchen. Vom Balkon und der unteren Terrasse blickt man auf den Golf von Volos und die vielen Olivenbäume.

Charlotte, die sympathische englische Vermieterin, wohnt in einem anderen Haus auf dem Grundstück und ist stets ansprechbar bei Fragen. Sie hat ca. 16 Wanderrouten rund ums Haus ausgearbeitet, die in zwei Ordnern sehr detailliert beschrieben werden (mit Beschreibung, GPS-Daten und vielen Fotos). Im Sommer war es zu heiß für Bergtouren und wir überlegen, dies im Herbst oder Frühling nachzuholen.

Zu beachten ist, dass die Anfahrt zum Haus über eine recht steile Straße verläuft. Alternativ kann man das Auto weiter unten im Dorf stehen lassen und einen Fußweg (ca. 7 Minuten) zum Haus gehen. Ein Mietwagen ist in dieser Gegend unbedingt erforderlich. In Ano Gatzea selbst gibt es 2 Tavernen. Zum nächsten Mini-Markt und zum Bäcker fährt man entweder mit dem Auto (ca. 10 min) oder geht zu Fuß den Berg hinunter und hinauf :-)

Resümmée: Wer Abstand vom Alltag in einer - auch im Hochsommer - absolut grünen Umgebung sucht, ist hier richtig.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Volos
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
Maria and Georgos
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Volos
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Volos
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Volos
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Angeliko
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Kato Gatzea
Car: recommended

Stone Cottage in picturesque Greek village with spectacular sea views. Sleeps 4-6. Suitable for walkers, nature-lovers and those wanting to discover the Real Greece.

At the foot of Mount Pelion in a traditional Greek village, Oliver’s Cottage is set in an olive grove over-looking the sea. Cobbled paths lead though the olive groves to the beach or up the mountain to the historic villages of Agios Georgios, Pinakates and Vizitsa. The Pelion heritage railway runs through the village and trains wind their way up the mountain to the village of Milies, stopping for the occasional goat en route.

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Rates & Availability

From €60 Per night

Magnisia/Pilion House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
€60
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
€75
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
€95
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
€110
 
 
September
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
€95
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
€75
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
€60
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
€90
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €20
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Amenities

Magnisia/Pilion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , An additional 2 folding beds can be provided
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , Cot available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Whilst children are welcome please note - Like many Greek villages Ano Gatzea has unfenced sheer drops, rocky outcrops and hight walls off which your children can pitch themselves if they want. You know your own children - if they are a risk to themselves, for your and our peace of mind, please take them somewhere a little tamer.

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