The cottage is spacious, built the traditional way hundreds of years ago from local stone under a clay tiled roof with small cottage windows and thick walls to keep cool in summer and warm in winter.Don't confuse Lemon and Lime with many other , more modern properties in the area - most holiday homes are constructed from concrete clad in stone to give the appearance of originality and tend to be very hot even with air conditioning - the old guys knew where and how to build to be comfortable winter and summer!!!
Our 3 bedrooms are generous, beautifully appointed and benefits from 2 bathrooms a traditional Greek style kitchen and open plan living area with wood burning stove and fronted by a terrace leading to the upper panoramic outdoor living space for thou lazy stay at home days or alfresco dining whilst watching the stunning sun set in the West across the Messinian Bay shimmering below.
The lower ground floor comprises bedroom 1, a Super King size room which can also be arranged as 2 singles on request with large kamara off and smaller kamara with feature window to the courtyard garden. The room has large French doors that open directly onto the spa pool area and stairs up to the living area above.
Being lower ground floor it is always comparatively cool with ceramic tiled floors , cool soothing colours and a large fan for additional air circulation.
Opening off the courtyard garden is bedroom 2 with a King-size bed . This room is beautifully light and airy with cool tiled floors and the benefit of air conditioning for those peak summer months.
This room also has a door giving access directly to the private walled spa pool area
Linking bedrooms 1 and 2 is the downstairs bathroom with ceramic tiled walls and floors, a brilliant white bathroom suite comprising bath with shower mixer over , basin with vanity cupboard and mirror over and WC.
The courtyard garden is safely gated from the street and surrounded by brilliant Mediterranean flowers -
The private and walled SPA POOL area is a hidden oasis . the pool has marble seating in two corners ,is equipped with spa jets and under water lighting and is filtered and chemically treated - it's a brilliant spot for a relaxing cool down before dressing for dinner or just firing up the BBQ .
On the upper level, approached from the garden via stone steps and all leading directly to the terracing from the courtyard can be found;-
Bathroom 2 , a walk in wet room with modern thermostatic shower, large contemporary basin and WC in brilliant white ceramic.
Bedroom 3 , a large double bedroom with ample cloths storage behind the hibiscus pink painted doors of a double wardrobe, cool cream paintwork and benefiting from air conditioning all set under the traditional vaulted and timber boarded ceiling with exposed beams.
Kitchen equipped for living not just for existing - you will find everything you need from our large oversized fridge with freezer, full sized oven and hob, to masses of glasses and crockery for every occasion .
We kept the original marble sink and reinstated it into our new marble work surfaces - you will love it as we do!
Leading from the kitchen area is the living area with large comfy sofa's a marble topped dining table with chairs for 6 , TV, and ipod player for relaxing .
Opening directly onto the terrace through double French doors you can be on the upper terrace in seconds -
The panoramic terrace is large and furnished with an oversize low table surrounded by seating topped with comfy cushions for sitting and relaxing with that glass of wine or just lazing in the sun - it's up to you. the terrace is shaded by contemporary sails overhead to give shade where you want it and by a large bouganvillia gving a brilliant splash of colour
The views are stunning South and West look directly over the Messinian Bay of the sparkling blue Aegean and behind are the towering Taygetos mountains sometimes still with snow caps even in May!
If you are lucky you will even be able to pick one of our lemons that give their name to our home to pop into your drink - cheers we hope you enjoy our fabulous hideaway!!!!!!