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Kritou Terra Villa, Secluded Restored Farmhouse with Private Pool and Free Car

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Last updated: 02/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-14 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4 people

Kritou Terra Villa is a charming traditional stone house with a private swimming-pool located on the outskirts of the village of Kritou Terra, near the holiday beach resort of Polis. Set in a blooming garden full of bougainvillea, jasmine, roses, and geraniums, as well as lemon and almond trees, the villa enjoys complete quietness and privacy. With the nearest house over 250m away, you can really enjoy that away from it all feeling of solitude and country living. With 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside, including Kritou Tera village, the Troodos Mountains, and a glimpse of the Polis to Pomos coastline, the villa's superb secluded situation makes it perfect for family holidays, nature lovers or romantic holidays. Spa Treatments are now available in the comfort of your villa - choose from massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, facials, manicure, reiki or even your own private Yoga lesson. Prices & more details available on request, please book your session prior to arrival.

History of the house: Looking to get away from it all? This quaint hideaway is the place for you. Built in the early 1900’s, Kritou Terra Villa was originally a small granary (“Aloni” in Greek), where the annual harvest of wheat & corn was threshed and then stored every Autumn. The Aloni was converted into a home in 1989, and completely renovated again in 2002, when a swimming pool was added. Built using only traditional building materials of the locality, such as stone, solid wooden beams and bamboo, in 1996 the house was featured on a TV programme by the national broadcaster (RIK) as an example of traditional village architecture, and authentic renovation by local craftsmen. Situated at approx. 300m above sea level, in a fresh green environment, the villa completely escapes the humidity & extreme high temperatures usually found down at the coast in the midst of summer. The pool (8 x 4 m) is surrounded by a spacious patio where you can enjoy spectacular views across Kritou Tera valley.

Kritou Terra Village: Abundant fertile fields of olive and almond trees completely surround the house, and yet the charming village of Kritou Terra is just a few minutes walk away. A plentiful water supply from a natural source means that the village is always green, even in the heat of summer. Set on a hillside, amid fruit & nut trees, the village boasts a Byzantine church dating back to the 7th century (Ayia Ekaterini), and an ancient Roman road which used to connect Paphos with Polis. It is a two minute drive to Droushia village, which has several tavernas and shops. Life in the village is still very much based on agriculture, and follows the clock of the seasons: citrus harvest in Spring, wheat in Summer, and the annual olive, walnut & grape harvest in Autumn. Traditional crafts such as weaving, basket making and baking are still common. Enjoy a Cyprus coffee in one of the two traditional coffee shops, or a meal in the local taverna, there are also two grocery shops.

Activities: Looking for more than peace & relaxation in a tranquil setting? As well as those activities previously mentioned, Kritou Terra is an ideal base for hiking & hill walking (mixed wilderness & agricultural land with a very good track & path network). The whole area has interesting & varied terrain with many spectacular views & an abundance of natural & cultural interest, including forest, gorges, valleys, streams, & vineyards. Excellent hiking territory also exists nearby in the Akamas peninsula (forest and wilderness) & to the east in the mountains of Paphos Forest (Stavros tis Psokas) where wild moufflon can be seen. Birdwatching is also popular, some birds spotted include Scops owl, Bonelli’s eagle, blue roller, golden orioli, beecatcher, falcon, as well as the common Cyprus warbler, sparrow and swallow. A visit to the local environmental centre is also recommended, this centre is a pioneer in environmental education in Cyprus, as well encouraging rural revival & village renewal.
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Speaks: english, french, german, greek, arabic
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 115 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Car Included
  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Please note the second bedroom upstairs is not suitable for children under 8 years of age to stay on their own, due to the outdoor staircase....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom Downstairs: 1 queen


  • Bedroom Upstairs: 2 twin/ single


  • Sofa bed available in the living room. Baby cot available on request. Please note the second bedroom upstairs is not suitable for children under 8 years of age to stay on their own, due to the outdoor staircase....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Twin bedroom: This bedroom with twin beds is located on the first floor, and has its own extensive veranda, with spectacular views to the coast, the Troodos mountain range and the village of Kritou Terra. It is accessed by an outdoor staircase, so not suitable for children under 8 years of age to stay on their own, Double bedroom: This bedroom has a king-size double bed and is on the ground floor with separate access to the swimming-pool. Both bedrooms have air-conditioning. A sofa-bed is also available in the living room area. There is an open plan kitchen and living room area with a fireplace (wood provided), and outdoor dining or barbecues can be enjoyed under the vines on the ground floor veranda, with easy access to the kitchen. All bed linen, bath towels and beach towels are provided. For every stay of two weeks or more, cleaning, bed linen & towel change will take place once a week. Pool maintenance and gardening once a week....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Selection of paperback books available....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Air Conditioning provided in both bedrooms, free of charge....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace:

    Logs provided free of charge....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linen changed once a week....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of bath towels and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Also works by the pool!...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Filter Coffee Maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Nearest golf course is located 40 minutes drive away....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.8
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
November - February
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
5 night min stay
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Aug 16 - Sep 4, 2017
14 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,114 $3,927
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


Special Offer: Free Toyota RAV4 car including comprehensive insurance for drivers aged 30-70 years, great value compared to hiring a car separately! If you wish to hire your own choice of car, we can assist you with the arrangements.

Rates include airport transfers to/from Paphos Airport, air-conditioning in both bedrooms & welcome pack. Transfers from and to Larnaca Airport can be arranged for €150 return.

Please note that the second twin bedroom upstairs is not suitable for children under 8 years.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/13/2017
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43 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Pafos Airport
4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Kathikas Village
130 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Minthis HIlls Golf Course
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Dhrousia Village
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Troodos Mountains
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

The villa is set in the traditional rural village of Kritou Terra, which is on the Laona plateau within the proposed Akamas National Park at the western tip of the island of Cyprus. It is only a short 10-minute drive to Polis town and the sandy beaches of Polis & Latchi. The famous tourist resort and beaches of Coral Bay are a 20-minute drive away, and Pafos town with its shops and buzzing night life is a 30-minute drive away. An excellent selection of tavernas & pubs can be found both in the nearby villages and in Polis.

The whole Laona area is very beautiful, with a wide variety of landscapes from coastal to hill country. Guests interested in seeing the Spring flowers should visit between the beginning of March and the end of May. The main bird migrations, when a wide variety of species may be seen, take place in Spring and Autumn. The Troodos mountains, which reach to 2000 metres, and Paphos forest (home of the moufflon, the island's indigenous mountain sheep) are close by.

Other Activities: hiking, hillwalking, birdwatching


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: My name is Frances and I am from Ireland, and have been living in Cyprus for the past 20 years. I've been living with my husband in Kritou Terra village for the last 10 years now, and simply can't imagine living anywhere else!

Why the Owner Chose Paphos District, Cyprus:
It took me over 4 years of searching to find this particular house. Most of the traditional Cypriot village houses are built very close to each other with no gardens or at most only a small yard. So this house was unique in that it has no immediate neighbours, and it had plenty of space to add a pool in the garden, while still being an authentic traditional Cypriot village house.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Peace and quiet, no traffic and seclusion are some of the unique features of this property. Surrounded by fields, nature walks are only a step from the garden gate. However I fell in love with the house because of it's charming character - natural stone walls, bamboo and wooden ceilings, Greek-style blue windows and shutters, and quirky little touches such as stable doors and alcoves in the walls.

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Speaks: english, french, german, greek, arabic
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Pool and upstairs bedroom

    Pool and upstairs bedroom

  • Far View

    Far View

  • Lazy days at the poolside

    Lazy days at the poolside

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Entrance & Kitchen

    Entrance & Kitchen

  • Grecian Blue

    Grecian Blue

  • Side view

    Side view

  • Bougainvillea


  • Fireplace


  • Kritou Terra Village

    Kritou Terra Village

  • St Ekaterini Church, Kritou Terra

    St Ekaterini Church, Kritou Terra

  • Environmental Centre, Kritou Terra

    Environmental Centre, Kritou Terra

  • Free Car including insurance

    Free Car including insurance

  • Pool


  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Pool close-up

    Pool close-up

  • Outdoor Stairs to Second Bedroom

    Outdoor Stairs to Second Bedroom

  • Far view

    Far view

  • Nearest beach, 7 miles

    Nearest beach, 7 miles

  • View from Valley

    View from Valley

  • Kritou Terra Casino

    Kritou Terra Casino

  • Kritou Terra Springs

    Kritou Terra Springs

  • Village LIfe, Kritou Terra

    Village LIfe, Kritou Terra

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