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Villa With Private Pool, And Spectacular Views Of The Troodos Mountains

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Kathikas, Paphos, Cyprus - Totaly Secluded Location, A short walk To The Village Of Kathikas

Heddfan (Welsh for peaceful place) perches high above the grapevines near the unspoiled village of Kathikas which is famous for its two Wineries and excellent local restaurants. Superb scenery, wonderful night-time skies, and a silence only broken by the Cicadas, makes Heddfan the perfect place to chill by the pool. 700 metres above sea level Kathikas can be some 5C cooler than the coastal areas, and often also enjoys a refreshing breeze. A blessing in the months of July and August. The poolside garden is an attractive enclosed, paved area which takes full advantage of the magnificent views. Restaurants, bars, ten-pin bowling, go-carting, golf, fishing, boat trips, water sports, horse riding, walking, tennis etc are all nearby.


Owner
Lynne and Richard Grove
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
July 3, 2017

About Lynne and Richard Grove

Retired UK couple.

Why Lynne and Richard Grove chose Paphos & Suburbs

Heddfan (Welsh for Peaceful Place) perches high above the grapevines near the unspoiled village of Kathikas which is famous for its two wineries and excellent local restaurants. Superb scenery, wonderful night-time skies, and a silence only broken by the Cicadas, makes Heddfan the perfect place to chill by the pool. 700 metres above sea level Kathikas can be some 5oC cooler than the coastal areas, and often also enjoys a refreshing breeze. A blessing in the months of July and August.

What makes this villa unique

3 minutes away by car, Kathikas, enviably, has some of the best Cypriot Restaurants in the region, all situated around the Village centre. The Community Centre’s

open-air bar offers the perfect place to “people-watch” whilst enjoying some truly enormous local brandies and nibbles served by the charming Pambos and his lady helpers.

Kathikas gives easy access to many, varied attractions. The unspoiled Akamas peninsular with its wild countryside and remote beaches is ideal for walkers and nature lovers. In contrast the Region’s towns, harbours and resorts offer many town and seaside attractions. The harbour at Latchi is especially picturesque and relaxing. Restaurants, bars, ten-pin bowling, go-carting, golf, fishing, boat trips, water sports, horse riding, tennis etc are all nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is built in traditional country style, not typical holiday Villa style and is very comfortable, spacious, and extremely well equipped. We particularly liked the conservatory/dining room which overlooks the pool area.

Probably the most striking feature of Heddfan is the amazing view across the vineyard and into the valley below.

The pool is huge and shallow at one end, so great for small children, but plenty deep enough at the other to be great fun for older children and adults.

Near the pool and at the edge of the property is a gazebo built from natural stone. This is just the best place in the world to sit with a cold drink and take in the fantastic views.

Kathikas is charming. It has a number of really excellent restaurants and a couple of bars. We found the quality of the food to be first class and the prices very reasonable. Andrew Alison



We ask guests to complete a Questionnaire at the end of their holiday; copies of which are available.
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Amenities

Kathikas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • 1 x en-suite; 1 main bathroom (bath, shower wc) in villa; 1 shower and w.c room adjacent to the study/bedroom serving the pool and outside area.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1. Super king bed and en-suite bathroom with A/C. 2. Twin bedded room with A/C. 3. Large study/bedroom, twin beds + TV and DVD Player. 4. Double bedded room with A/C.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: All bedrooms have flyscreens. Cots, car seats, high chairs and stair guards can be provided at reasonable rates if required. Outside: The private swimming Pool is 8m x 4m. 1.0m deep at the shallow end and 1.8m at the deep end. The poolside garden is an attractive enclosed, paved area which takes full advantage of the magnificent views. It features a pergola complete with 3 piece suite, coffee table and a dining table + 6 chairs (4 extra chairs can be added) A gas BBQ and a Cypriot style electric spit roast are also provided making poolside eating and entertaining easy and enjoyable. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The rates include weekly cleaning, towels and a bedding change. Other: Dining Room/Conservatory - Seats 10+. Overlooking the pool with uninterrupted views of the countryside, sea and the distant Troodos mountains (see main photo).

Reviews

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Villa With Private Pool, And Spectacular Views Of The Troodos Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Breathtaking, Peaceful, Relaxing, Tranquil

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Heddfan having stayed here the same time last year. It is for the above reasons why we booked again. We were met by Anita, a cheerful and extremely helpful lady who collected us from the airport. Upon arrival nothing had changed as it was as beautiful and delightful a place as we remembered.

Having done the 'touristy' bit last year we concentrated on exploring the local area of Kathikas and the vineyards which surround the villa. We also ate in the village most evenings as it boasts several very good restaurants which other villages of its size locally cannot offer. We frequently visited the 'Kathikas Inn' run by Paul who is a very hospitable landlord and always there to assist with local knowledge.

With regards to the villa itself, it was impeccably clean with all appliances and services you would have at your own home. It really is a home from home with the added bonus of fabulous weather and scenery.

It was wonderful to see the neighbours Lucy and Tom who once again provided us with their home grown produce of tomato's, fruit and eggs.

so, if you want hustle and bustle with restaurants offering fry ups and Sunday dinners go to Benidorm. However, if you are looking for somewhere where you can relax, unwind in a beautiful villa, overlooking fabulous scenery that the Trudos mountains offer then the perfect location is Heddfan. I promise you you will not be disappointed.

Thank you Lynne and Richard for sharing your wonderful home with us again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin.......?

We have been on many holidays from all inclusives at 5 star hotels to a fortnight in a caravan overlooking a beautiful sandy beach. But without doubt our time spent at Heddfan was the pinacle of all holidays.

It's beautiful location which overlooks vineyards, valleys and the Troodos mountain range will have you standing and staring for hours. If peace and quiet is your thing then this absolutely stunning villa and location will have you returning year after year. I honestly defy you to find a better location to unwind and recharge your flat batteries.

Lynne and Richard have created an idle of the highest quality and a real home from home for visitors. The villa is beautifully furnished inside and out with family photographs proudly displayed which give you a warm and welcoming feeling as if you are now part of the family and not just a customer.

This isn't simply a villa that people flit in and out of every week or so, that has no feeling or identity, this is a home and is your home for the time you will spend there.

The outside space with its beautiful pool and pergola allow you total privacy with uninterrupted views that will take your breath away leaving you with wonderful memories.

We spent a fabulous evening being hosted by the neighbours Tom and Lucy who were extremely kind and welcoming. They don't come as part of the package obviously but this just shows how Heddfan really is like a home from home.

We clearly LOVED our holiday at this villa and cannot rate Heddfan highly enough.

We will without doubt be returning in 2016 yet a part of us wants to keep this little gem to ourselves ! But Lynne and Richard have such a beautiful home which they share with us and they really do deserve the highest of reviews.

Thank you for sharing you home and for giving us simply the best two weeks we have ever had.

Julie and Ian

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful Venue for a Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The first thing to say about this villa is that it is a family home, not the purpose built holiday venue that you so often find in holiday resorts. The owners live here many months each year and it shows. The facilities available both inside and outside the house are typical of what you would find in a family home, all in good working order and all made available to visitors. The house is in a really quiet spot, with a few very friendly neighbours, and we were able to swim and BBQ to our hearts content having a fabulous time without disturbing anyone. The home is spacious and very comfortable and didn't feel at all cramped as a party of 4 adults and 4 young boys.

The setting is wonderful both in terms of position and the surrounding area. The towns of Pafos and Polis both provide excellent shopping and are a mere 15-20 minutes away. The nearby beaches are easily reached and very safe for youngsters. There is much to do and see, and the local eating facilities, even in a small village like Kathikas, cater for all tastes with prices for all pockets.

The owners were easy to deal with and very accommodating in all respects and have a very good 'on the spot' manager available to answer any questions, and address any shorter problems that arise. The whole set-up was truly excellent in all respects, far better than one might dare to hope for on what is really a 'blind date' venue.

We all agreed at the end of our stay that we couldn't think how any of it, the house, the area, the facilities, could be bettered in terms of what we were looking for - a super family holiday. If you are looking for nightlife, crowded bars, lots of boisterous activity, forget it; this is not the place for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A memorable experience

  • 5 of 5

Having decided to move from another villa on the coast which had become rather noisier than we had anticipated, we were delighted to be able to rent this villa , at very short notice. "Heddfan"- the Welsh for "peaceful place". - lived up to every expection but the views were even more remarkable than the pictures show. Indeed the house delivers far more than it promises. This is an extremely well equipped villa (especially so if you are interested in cooking, indoors or out) and it offers every comfort as well as good technology. A fine swimming pool is set in an unusually well-furnished outdoor piazza overlooking miles of hills, mountains and valleys. The local village, Kathikas, is a delight with some outstanding restaurants and, of course, there are copious vineyards in the vicinity, one literally next door. Heddfan is very well serviced by a local agent who is only too ready to help and advise. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and the environment proved perfect for a totally relaxing holiday. We were only able to spend a week here - the regret is that it wasn't a month!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

22 march 2015

  • 5 of 5

Villa as described with kitchen particularly good and excellent, it network handled 4 data streams which kept family happy

and country side good for under training marathon runner

views are marvellous in and around villa

kathikas village is quietly great for food and people

wine tasting and drinking a must

for us a car was essential to view other parts of the island

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A tranquil place

  • 5 of 5

Heddfan certainly easily translates into a tranquil place. Superb hillside setting, with mountain, valley and sea views, yet always catching a cooling breeze. Close to amenities at Kathikas village, including several excellent restaurants. All good. Lynne and Richard made booking easy. The house is presented and maintained to a very high standard, with everything you need on hand. Clever design means that the house keeps cool, even during hot and humid times. We have stayed in many places near Kathikas over the years - this by far is the best.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

There are a number of walking clubs that meet reguarly. The location is ideal for anyone interested in bird watching.

Coast/Beach:

Short drive to the nearest beach. Kathikas gives easy access to many, varied attractions. The unspoiled Akamas peninsular with its wild countryside and remote beaches is ideal for walkers, nature lovers and bird watchers. In contrast the Region’s towns, harbours and resorts offer many town and seaside attractions.

Travel:

Nearest Airport – Paphos (40 mins drive).

Larnaca (1.25hr drive).

Distances:

2 minute drive (a short walk) to Kathikas Village.

15 drive to Polis

30min drive to Paphos

Further Details:

Polis is the nearest shopping area, and has one very good Supermarket (Papantoniou) and also has a number of Banks which all have ATM's. Car hire can be arranged for pick-up and return to Paphos International Airport.

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Rates & Availability

Kathikas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,470
 
 
Rate 4
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,235
 
 
Rate 3
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$882
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 20% needs to be paid on booking. The remainder is to be paid 45 days before your holiday commences. In the event of cancellation no refund of the deposit will be made if the cancellation is made 45 days or more, 22-44 days a 50% refund of your full payment will be made; at 22 days or less no refund will be made. A security bond of €100/week is payable when the final payment is made. This bond will be refunded at the end of the hire period subject to no damage.

Changeover Day:
Change over dates are negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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