The Village Hideaway Monadiko is a unique period property dating back to the late 18th century. It has had many uses over the years from bank to coffee shop but has now been skilfully restored as a beautiful holiday home. Showcasing original features and fascinating antiques all seamlessly combined with the modern conveniences you would expect. This village home has a large open plan living space and traditional wooden loft. There is a brand new air-conditioning unit in the bedroom
The Village Hideaway Monadiko shares a fragrant courtyard garden with neighbouring Secret Retreat Polytimo and the two houses can be rented together for larger parties.
The open plan living space measures a comfortable 91m2 and comprises a comfortable seating area, a large dining area and open kitchen. The first thing you will notice is the high ceilings, the feeling of space and light and the gorgeous combination of contemporary and antique pieces. Double-height windows around the feature staircase look out onto the courtyard. The sitting room offers easy chairs for 4 people, a flat-screen TV and CD player for your entertainment.
The dining area echoes the recurring theme of this house, a practical contemporary table with seating for four is enhanced by antique amphora and glassware.
The kitchen has been designed to blend in with features of this striking house whilst providing all you need for a self-catering holiday.
The kitchen offers a gas oven and hob, a microwave and toaster. It is well equipped with plates and glassware and there is a washing machine for your convenience.
The Village Hideaway has a traditional loft room know as a “patari” which has one double and two twin beds, a great option for families with children. The bedroom is on the first floor and is reached by a terracotta-tiled wood and stone staircase rising up from the living space. The bedroom area is spacious (35m2) and there is ample storage space. The room is equipped with air-conditioning
In line with the eco-theme of this house, all bedroom linen and towels are made with 100% natural fibres.
A modern shower room is conveniently located on the 1st floor within easy reach of the bedroom. For your added comfort there is a guest toilet on the ground floor.
The house is accessed from a door onto the street, in traditional style. There is also a separate entrance leading directly to the walled courtyard.
The picturesque garden is planted with gorgeously scented jasmine and frangipane with pomegranate, citrus and walnut trees providing leafy shade. This really is a haven of tranquillity and the perfect escape from the stresses of modern life.
With such a delightful space, we think you are going to want to spend a lot of time in the garden! The courtyard is ideal for al-fresco dining and there is a dining table that seats six. At the far end of the courtyard is a traditional wood burning oven, used to make the local recipe “kleftiko”
Please note that the courtyard and garden areas are shared between the two houses The Village Hideaway Monadiko and Secret Retreat Polytimo. The outdoor area is intended to be a tranquil retreat and we request that guests behave considerately in the spirit of this space.
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.
Your accommodation rate includes an allowance of Euro 10.00 per day which should adequately cover normal electricity usage (including air-conditioning/ heating etc). Electricity in Cyprus is extremely expensive, so we do ask guests to use it responsibly. Your local manager will read the meter on check in and again on check out. If you have exceeded the calculated usage of Euro 10.00/ day you will be charged extra at the rate of Euro 0.25 per kilowatt hour