This quaint one bedroomed cottage with a full sized private pool just for your use is tucked away in its own quiet garden in Nikokleia village just outside Paphos. The house is simply furnished and has everything needed for cooking light meals, and air conditioning in lounge and bedroom is available if required. Satellite TV is Nile TV which has a number of English speaking channels, some German and French. Film and world news channels include Fox Film, BBC News, CNN, Euro News and MTV 1 2 3.
The outside space is wonderful, a well-tended large garden with mature and colourful shrubs and a lemon tree. The owners will offer you free range eggs from their chickens and vegetables from their garden.
You are completely private, and the peaceful garden has lighting for night-time so you can sit outside and enjoy the stars, have a swim and if you are lucky, hear the unique sound of a Scops owl.
Undeveloped beaches are only 7 minutes’ drive, and the local bar/restaurant Vasilias Nikoklis Inn is 20 minutes’ walk.
The well-stocked minimarket and coffee shop/café where you can sit outside and enjoy the lovely views is about 15 minutes’ walk, and serves food like kebabs. Paphos Town is 12 minutes’ drive.
Nikokleia village is a bird sanctuary and protected area. If you are a bird spotter, then you will like to know that the garden overlooks the River Diarizos valley and you have the Aspro Dam a 5-minute drive away. Also Mandria beach (15 minutes), Paphos Headland (25 minutes) and the Fassouri reed beds (30 minutes). Examples of birds seen and heard near the Cottage include Black Francolin, Nightjar, Hoopoe, Collared Flycatcher, Bee eaters and Scops Owl.
The valley has beautiful views and is ideal for walking, and both the Secret Valley and Aphrodite Hills golf courses are nearby.
Home cooked food is now available from Zoe the owner, and you can also order this for your arrival. Chicken and salad, 12 Euro pp. A menu for other homemade dishes will be in the Cottage.
Access to the villa is via the owner’s pretty gardens, and guests are welcome to wander around. Although the owners live next door, they will respect your privacy completely, but are there if needed.
The owners offer a free daytime transfer service from Paphos Airport and back, ask me for details.