About the property
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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 21, 2018
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I loved this charming, authentic Cypriot gite! The setting, interior and pool just perfect.
The property was quite lovely. Very quiet and private but with everything you could possibly need for a self contained stay in Peyia. Malcolm and Carole were more than helpful as were the owners the day I locked myself out! I did find the gradient a bit daunting for an elderly person! But the area was great for exploring up on the North Coast as well as having a good look at Paphos, Coral Bay etc. Certainly a car was a must and I enjoyed nipping about in it!
Cyprus is much changed for my earlier visits in the late 90's but everyone is so friendly and
I arrived exhausted and I left re-charged! Thank you everyone!
Thank you so much for your kind words ... knowing that our guests have had an enjoyable stay makes everything we do more worthwhile ... We hope you'll come back and see us again.. you will be more than welcome ! Very best wishes to you !
From the moment we landed in Paphos it was very relaxing. We hired a car through Carole & Malcom and were collected from the airport and driven to the Gite, free of charge which was fantastic, I don't think we would have found it on our own, the driver also pointed out lots of places of interest on route. The Gite itself was lovely, everything we needed, a wonderful relaxing week and would certainly recommend.
Lovely gite, great pool area and nice little village location
Lovely little gite, had everything you needed, amazing garden and pool area very private, in a nice village with a few nice places to eat and a supermarket 2 mins walk down the hill. 10 drive down to coral Bay for the beach and more restaurants. Malcolm was really friendly and great with communication. Everything you could want from this sort of place to stay, only real negative is its quite hard to find the first time in the tiny streets in the village but Malcolm does provide good directions.
Gorgeous Gite 💟
The gite is the perfect traditional stay. Like something out of Mumma Mia! With a beautiful pool, only shared with one other couple, and a beautiful garden, patio and bbq area. The gite comes ready with everything you could need! Peyia is a lovely little place with some great taverns. I would highly recommend to anyone. Carole and Malcolm were really friendly and helpful and so were the owners Annik and David. We were made to feel completely at home. Thankyou x
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we feel very lucky to be able to offer such a different type of holiday accommodation. We also like to think that we go the extra mile for our guests .... many of whom have now become friends.
We hope you'll come back and see us again in the not too distant future.
AN OASIS FOR A PERFECT GETAWAY
We very nearly booked a 5 star hotel in Paphos, upon arriving and being driven to the Gite via Paphos we were so relieved that we didn't book the hotel. Paphos was for us rather tacky and touristy. We arrived at the Gite and even though in the middle of the village is an oasis of calm and quiet. Gardens are lovely and the pool area great. Le Gite D'Ete was a joy to stay in and we loved the fact that our little outside table and chairs was right in the garden overlooking the pool. We sat out every night with our wine and nibbles. The supermarket was right round the corner for all our needs and parking outside gave us no problem. It is hilly but so is Cyprus. The folder of info was well done and invaluable so well done to David, Annick, Carole and Malcolm for making our stay a truly memorable one. We would definitely recommend this as a great place to stay. Linda and Stuart
Le Gite d'Ete - small but perfectly formed!
The photographs of the Gite d'Ete accurately reflect the size of the accommodation, small but with everything you need for a comfortable stay (with the possible exception of an oven). Wi-fi worked well and we were able to stream UK radio and TV without problems. Carole and Malcolm of Complete Management Cyprus made the booking process quick and easy, handled all our queries and looked after us very well while we were staying at the Gite.
The swimming pool and garden area (shared with Le Balcon) is really great, plenty of sun (and shade if you prefer), comfortable sun loungers with large sun umbrellas and well tended shrubs and trees. It was great to sit outside in the morning, eating fresh pastries from the local bakery (just down from "The Jail" bar) watching swallows drinking from the pool.
The gite is in a very quiet area but is a 3 minute walk from a large well stocked supermarket and a selection of different restaurants (we would recommend "The Cousins").
All in all - everything you need for a relaxing holiday!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay and booking experience.
We're so happy when guests have enjoyed their stay with us because it generally means that we have done our job properly !
We really hope that you'll come back and see us again soon - you'll both be more than welcome.
Our very best wishes to you both
Carole & Malcolm
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: All prices are in GBP. Guest can opt to pay by Bank Transfer into a UK account to avoid credit card charges. 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.