Red Door is a beautifully renovated traditional home with spa room and private pool located at the heart of Cyprus’ most picturesque village. Skillfully blending original features with contemporary style, Red Door has two double bedrooms, a cosy living room with fireplace and a sunny internal courtyard. For larger parties, the house can be combined with adjoining Blue Door to sleep up to 14.
A gorgeous blend of old and new, the living space benefits from the original wooden ceiling beams and exposed stonework and has been sympathetically furnished in contemporary style. Comfortable sofas gathered around the glass-fronted fireplace look out onto the courtyard and pool. A sofa bed can accommodate an additional two guests with ease. The living room benefits from air-conditioning and heating, ensuring your comfort all year round. The living quarters of this house are located on the opposite side of the courtyard from the bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms as is typical of village homes of this era.
The dining table located in the separate kitchen seats 4 comfortably, the table can also be extended to seat up to 8 people.
The kitchen has been designed to fit well with the traditional features of the house whilst providing all the modern conveniences you would expect. The kitchen offers an electric oven and 4-ring hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, toaster, kettle and De Longhi coffee machine.
Red Door has two spacious bedrooms with exposed stone walls and the original wooden beams. Both rooms have double beds with draped linen canopies and balcony doors opening onto the courtyard. Both rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and wardrobes. The house dates from the 19thcentury and is therefore built in traditional style, the bedrooms are located on the opposite side of the courtyard from the main living space and are accessed from outside.
There are also two sofa beds in the living room which can sleep an additional 4 people if desired.
(If you do wish to use the extra sleeping space in the living room, please note there is an additional cost for sofa bed linen and towels which can be purchased when you book this property)
The two en-suite bathrooms are located on the ground floor, they both feature modern shower cubicles, basins and toilets. There is also a fabulous spa room on the first floor with a steam shower and Jacuzzi, perfect for a spot of pampering after a long day in the sun. There is a third bathroom complete with shower, basin and toilet on the first floor off the spa room which can be used by extra guests sleeping on the sofa beds.
The house is built around a central courtyard which features a 5 metre by 3 metre pool, ideal for a morning dip or cooling off after a hot day. The pool area is paved in local stone and there are deck chairs for enjoying the sun. An additional terrace area can be found upstairs outside the spa room. The courtyard is entirely private and secure. A sliding wooden fence separates Red Door from neighbouring Blue Door for your comfort. For parties booking both properties this sliding fence can be left open.
Lefkara is arguably the most famous village in Cyprus. This picturesque village is located on the Southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains in the Larnaca district. Made up of two separate districts Pano and Kato Lefkara, today there are around 1100 inhabitants.
During the Venetian period, Lefkara was a popular holiday destination for the nobles and visitors to the village today will notice the Venetian-influenced architecture of the houses and narrow cobbled streets. Lefkara is best known for its silver filigree and lace making and in fact “Lefkaritika” lace work features on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. As the story goes, Leonardo Da Vinci visited the village during the Venetian period and was so impressed by the lace work that he bought a large piece of it which he eventually donated as an altar cloth to Milan Cathedrall.
Other famous visitors include the Apostles Paul and Barnabas who passed through the village en-route to Paphos where they converted the Roman Governor to Christianity. At the spot where they are believed to have stopped to rest a water spring appeared which can still be seen today.
Modern-day visitors can visit the spring, as well as the impressive Church of the Holy Cross and a medieval chapel built into the walls of what is now a hotel! The ladies of Lefkara still sit outside their homes working on their lace-work and there is also a workshop making traditional silverware. The village is home as well to a family business that has produced award-winning “loukoumi” or Cyprus Delight for generations!
Walkers and cyclist are spoiled for choice with some great trails in the area and everyone will enjoy exploring the winding cobbled alleys at the heart of the village. There are a number of traditional coffee shops and taverns in the village and in recent years some funky little cafes and bars that attract a younger crowd. There are small supermarkets, a pharmacy and ATM’s in the village as well as doctors, dentists and hairdressers. A ten-minute drive down the hill just off the main Limassol-Larnaca highway there is a large Alfa-Mega supermarket and fast food outlet.
Lefkara lies inland and is a 27-minute drive from Governor’s Beach where you can also find some very good restaurants. The fishing village of Zigi is 23-minutes by car and a great choice for a fresh fish meze. The city of Larnaca lies 32 minutes’ drive to the East and Limassol 39 minutes to the West.