The house is built around a private courtyard with bouganvillia, jasmine, rosemary and banana and orange trees. The old part of the house has all original features as well as new tiled floors and restored traditional raised beds. The new extension has a spectacular two storey light well that provides a beautiful light and airy open plan living and dining area and an upstairs gallery with spectacular views and a separate air conditioned bedroom. We spent a year renovating the old house and building the new extension to a very high specification with lots of features like mosaics and hand built wooden staircase and balustrade. The village is one of the prettiest on the island and combines the best of quiet location as well as three tavernas serving great food and a small supermarket. Rhodes town is a world heritage site and the island is packed with places of historical and modern interest as well as over 100km of beaches. It is a great house for a fantastic holiday any time of the year
House in Lahania, Rhodes, Greek Islands - Situated In The Quiet Traditional Village Of Lahania, Close To Miles Of Deserted Beaches
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- Nov 6, 2018
About Clive Wilson
Hello, my name is Clive and I live in London. I have been going to Lahania in Rhodes for over 20 years now and I have spent a lot of time renovating our lovely house and building the new extension. Everyone who stays in the house loves it and loves the village. I am sure you will too.
Clive Wilson purchased this House in 1993
Why Clive Wilson chose Lachania
The village is in a beautiful river valley close to miles of beaches where you can choose to have a meal or drink at a beach taverna or find your own private cove. Lahania is a very beautiful traditional Greek village with a shaded platia by the church with a taverna and natural springs which used to be used in the old days to irrigate the village vegetable gardens. There are two other tavernas in the village as well as a little supermarket so you can find everything you need in the village. There is a small pension as well but no big hotels and you can enjoy a quiet and peaceful holiday within beautiful landscape. All the roads in the village were designed for donkeys rather than cars so it is very safe for children to wander and they soon find other children of their own age to play with
What makes this House unique
The property combines a lovingly restored old house with a sensitively built new extension. The old part of the house has two bedrooms and is used as a summer house as all the rooms communicate through the secluded courtyard. We have lovingly restored the original old beams,fireplaces and rough plastered walls. The new extension provides a new self contained one bedroom house on two floors with double glazing, air conditioning,fitted kitchen and wetroom bathroom as well as some original antique furniture and modern art. The extension is ideal for winter holidays when the weather can be chilly but provides the best climate to walk the fantastic countryside, especially in spring when the wild flowers are spectacular. The combined house has three bedrooms, two kitchens and two bathrooms/wc.
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Beautiful house combining modern facilities with old world charm.
The new part of the house is lovely with a large open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area on the whole of the first floor. There is a spectacular light well above and a hardwood staircase leads you to the first floor. Here you have large windows with unobstructed views over the valley and another lounge sitting area with a TV. There is a free wireless internet and you can use the TV to watch programmes, play games etc. hooked up to your laptop. The master bedroom is also upstairs an has air conditioning. This has a door leading to a secluded roof terrace where you can sunbathe in private. The rest of the house is old, built round a secluded courtyard and the rooms have wooden roof beams and whitewashed walls. There are another two bedrooms in this part of the house as well as a second kitchen and a second bathroom/WC.
We really enjoyed our stay here. The house is beautiful and comfortable and the village is also very picturesque with friendly local tavernas, especially the Platanos which is in the village platia next to the church. There are miles of beaches to cater for every taste and if you explore a little it is easy to find one for yourself or where your nearest neighbour is at least 100 metres away. I would highly recommend this house.
La maison est très agréable et parfaitement aménagée .on se croirait chez nous .
Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour chez Clive ,la maison est jolie ,propre ,parfaitement située ..nous avons pu profiter de la très agréables taverne Platanos ,des magnifiques plages à proximité .
Sans oublier la journee en bateau absolument magique.
Merci au charmant couple de belges pour leur accueil et leur gentillesse.
Merci beaucoup pour vos gentils mots. Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour dans notre maison. Meilleurs vœux!
Une agréable maison très bien rénovée et entretenue au coeur d'un charmant village.
Cette agréable maison est située au coeur du charmant village de Lachania.
5 à 10 minutes des plages, 2 minutes à pieds du restaurant los platanos, la maison de Clive est parfaite pour accueillir 2 à 6 personnes avec tout le confort nécessaire: 2 douches, machine à laver, très chouette cuisine, wifi. Je recommande !
Traditional house in Lachania
We loved it here. The house is large and consists of original and newer parts; we only used the newer section and appreciated the air conditioning in the main bedroom. The courtyard was a wonderful place to breakfast and enjoy the sunshine in total privacy. Lachania was also the perfect location for us, with beaches only a few minutes drive away and the wonderful taverna Platanos just around he corner. Anyone looking to get away from the growing numbers of tourists visiting Rhodes will feel at home in Lachania, as we did.
Das Ferienhaus gefiel uns sehr gut und wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt..
Authenticité à Lachania
C'est une maison où l'on se sent bien!
Mélange du moderne avec l'ancien très sympa. La cours est une invitation à se poser, se reposer, lire, écouter (les cigales...), regarder, ressentir...
Le village est très calme et on peut se perdre dans les ruelles à la découverte des Portes de Lachania, du Platane ou de l'église.
Magnifique vue et couchers de soleil depuis les terrasses sur la campagne.
On se gare facilement. La plage est à 5 minutes en voiture. Nous avons pu visiter l'Ile de Rhodes ( avec voiture de location) sans problème tout en étant à l'écart des gros bains de foule.
Un havre de paix !
Nous espérons y revenir un jour.
Special interest holidays:
Lahania has long been a destination for artists and many people like to paint the local views and houses.
Lahania has remained unspoilt and not overdeveloped with hotels because it is 2km from the beach. You can walk down the valley for about half an hour to get to the nearest beach or take a five minute drive. Once on the beach road you can either choose Votsalos taverna 2km south or the Mohito bar 5km North. Between Gennadi 10km north and Plimiri 5km south these are the only two beach bars. The rest of the 15km is yours to find a secluded spot and many more places after Plimiri.
Rhodes airport is about 60 miles away and takes between one and one and a half hours to drive depending on traffic. There is no bus to the village so you really need to rent a car from the airport for the duration of your stay
Rhodes town is a medieval walled city with world heritage status. It is about 1 to 1 &1/2 hours drive. This is the longest linear drive you will have on the island. It is well worth a visit and there are many other places of historical interest. You can get a day trip to the nearby islands of Symi and Halki. Lindos is a famous old town and there are other places such as a water park for the kids,and beauty spots like butterfly valley and the seven springs.
Rhodes is great for sight seeing. There is a ruined empty city at ancient Kamiros where you can see relics from one of the most ancient greek civilisations. From that time on the ruins of Greek, Byzantine, Turkish and Medieval knights can be found in the cities and remote places. There is a wonderful museum in Rhodes and just walking through the city streets evokes the atmosphere of the Knights Hospitallers who made this their last base before being expelled by the Turks. On top of the historical sights there are lots of natural beauty spots and some excellent walks to high points for those who are more adventurous. Otherwise a nice evening constitutional around the Lahania valley will take about an hour and set you up for your evening meal.
Lahania is on the South of the island which has very few hotels and is largely undeveloped. However if you go north then you can visit Lindos which has an acropolis and you can ride to it on a donkey if you wish and there is great tourist shopping. Further north still is Faliraki, famous for youth binge drinking. Unless you want to join the crowds at night for this activity then during the day they have lots of activities such as the water park and go-carting which will be a treat for the kids. Those who like to shop will find no end of temptations. Unlike some of the smaller Greek islands Rhodes has a lot to offer for those who want an activity holiday. Many beaches offer water sports and the resort of Prasonisi is on of the worlds best places for wind and kite surfing. It is worth a visit just to watch then fly. There is no reason for anyone to be bored on holiday in Rhodes if like me an hour on the beach everyday is enough. Then again if you want two weeks of doing absolutely nothing then there is no one to stop you!
Booking Notes: Check if the house is available when you want to go and then go on line to check your flights. A 50% deposit secures the booking and the balance needs to be paid in advance of your holiday. See our website at lahania.co.uk for availability. Changeover Day: Changeover days are flexible. We need to get into the house to prepare for the next guests if they arrive the day you leave but we can be flexible to suit your departure times by looking after your bags etc. Notes on prices: Prices are negotiable for late bookings.