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The 'Old School' refurbished into 2 charming Greek Gites in Peyia, Paphos, Cyprus - A Totally Relaxing Private Retreat Within Walking Distance Of Peyia Village
Not your typical tourist accommodation, the Old Elementary School of Peyia harks back to a bygone age set deep in the heart of the village.
Once derelict, it has been lovingly and painstakingly restored by its owners, David & Annick and now offers 2 separate 'Gite style' apartments.
Full of distinctive old Greek charm and character whilst including all modern conveniences.
The setting and courtyards are often likened to a set in Mama Mia ...this secluded oasis appeals to the discerning traveller who seek privacy and comfort within friendly and attractive surroundings.
Entrance is via the old courtyard, completely enclosed and separate from the street. It is a wash with colour, vivid pinks and red bougainvillea cascading over white walls and complimented beautifully by the Mykonos blue doors and shutters. Lemon trees hang boldly over the swimming pool and gentle breezes carry the gentle scent of Rosemary, Sage and Thyme.
The panoramic views overlook the church, a mishmash of roof tops and out to the coast to the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean.
When you've had enough of relaxing around the pool, Peyia is an excellent base from which to explore the island.
The owners have recently installed a wood burning stove to add a cosier and romantic feel to anyone wishing to stay during the cooler months.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
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This place is a true gem. The whole ensemble breathes elaborate taste, love for detail & and the greek way of life. It grants for privacy, peace and an interesting neighbourhood. We enjoyed every second of our stay & thank Carole, Malcom and Jackie for the overwhelming support. It was a pleasure meeting you and this lovely hideaway!
Thank you for such kind words and we're so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Receiving reviews like this, makes all of our efforts so worthwhile .... We have a great team to work with, all carefully chosen for their friendliness, care and attention to detail. We hope you'll visit us again in the not too distant future - you'll be more than welcome !
Carole & Malcolm
Fabulous, an oasis, position of Le Balcon can not be faulted, Malcolm couldnt have been more helpful
From pick up stress free. Car hire company recommended drove us (in evening) from Pahos airport to Old Village school where our car was parked waiting although for a few days you could manage without one. Welcome pack appreciated. The Photos barely do justice. We loved the pool and used it !!! even if some locals surprised as we were only in March.
A secluded position , yet near small local supermarket and taverna provide you all that you need. For a couple ideal and consider booking it with Le Gite for some together time.
The property on all its levels and twists and turns is idyllic, and has an aged, established feel that is immediately homely. The garden and planted pots are well-kept and gorgeous, even in October. The apartment itself is ideal for 2 people, and thoughtfully and intelligently designed, simple but far from sparse. It is high enough to be above the business of the surrounding houses/shops, etc., so it is a peaceful, un-overlooked space looking down on a bustling village life - a nice combo. There are many nice touches in the way the apartment is kitted out, e.g. crockery is hand-thrown pottery from Lempa. The apartment is well-appointed for shops and restaurants, and the car-hire service that is offered was brilliant, including our own parking space next to the gite. We will definitely return.
Very nice indeed
Excellent for what we needed
Le Balcon looks great on line and when you arrive it really has the wow factor!The balcony is great for watching village life and the pool area is very inviting.Supermarket and restaurants very close by.Absolutely nothing negative to say about our holiday,from booking to going home.Thankyou to David and Annick,and Carole and Malcolm.
Thank you so much for your kind words. So many guests tell us that the photos don't do it justice ..
We're just so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope you have long and happy memories .. should you wish to return ... you will be more than welcome !
Very best wishes, Carole & Malcolm :0)
If you're looking for a quite stay near paphos but away from the strip and the resorts then we would highly recommend staying here! We absolutely loved it here! The apartment was absolutely gorgeous! It's clean, very comfortable and the terrace provided a lovely place to relax in the evening, providing lovely views of the Paphos area. The pool was absolutely stunning! Private, peaceful and looks like paradise! We're normally people to get out and about but even we spent a fair bit of time relaxing by the pool.
Peyia itself is a fairly quiet place to stay although we stayed during November so perhaps at the height of the season this may be different. The church bell is kind of annoying too but there are plenty of places to eat locally although if you're a vegetarian you may struggle. We would recommend the Old Cinema where both the food and the service was fantastic! It's about a 5 minute drive to Coral bay beach and the rest of the strip is in between so if you like that kind of atmosphere in the evening then it's an easy cab ride away too.
Coast/Beach: Coral Bay Beach and Corallia Beach is approximately 5 minutes drive with Water sports and beach bars available. Travel: Nearest airport is Paphos approx 30kms - 45 minute drive. Larnaca airport is 130kms - approx 2 hour drive. We can also pre-book a Taxis transfer for you from the airport or if you prefer, we can organise competitive rates on Car Hire who will also meet you at the airport FREE of CHARGE and take you to your accommodation which is great when arriving on a late flight and no need to worry about directions. Distances: Peyia village is within walking distance of a bakery, banks, pharmacy, supermarket, as well as numerous tavernas bars etc., Coral Bay is 5 minutes by car offering tavernas, restaurants, bars, beaches and nightlife. Paphos is approx 20 mins drive (also on a bus route) with it's charming harbour, castle, historical sites, numerous shops, bars, restaurants and boat trips. Further Details: There are a variety of tours available to the Troodos Mountains, Farmagusta, Nicosia etc., Jeep safaris (some 'off road'), Akamas, Nature trails, Wine routes and wineries, museums, working Monasteries and galleries, archeological finds, ancient ruins and villages. There is also a Zoo, horse riding, bowling, karting, water parks, paint balling, cycling, walking - all within easy reach, and if that's not to your taste, there is always spa pampering pleasures!
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Booking Notes: All prices are in GBP. Once availability is confirmed, a booking form will be emailed which must be completed and returned. A 25% deposit will secure the booking. The final balance is due 60 days prior to arrival (late bookings will require immediate payment in full). £100 GBP Damage deposit required - to be returned within 2 weeks of departure subject to satisfactory inspection of accommodation by agent. Payment to be made by UK bank transfer. Changeover Day: Flexible changeover day. Arrival times are flexible (please liaise with the agent) Departure by 10.30am (unless agreed different with agent) We will do whatever we can to accommodate your arrival and departure schedule Notes on prices: Bookings of 3 Weeks or more attract a 50 GBP reduction on listed price. Contact agent for clarification if required. Booking both Gites together for the same dates also attracts a reduction - please discuss with the agent. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions on our web site: www.completemanagementcyprus.com