We built The Farmhouse in traditional style in rock, wood & stucco, natural slate & tiles. Internally we have laid floors of wood & terra-cotta tiles. The cupboards & kitchen furniture are all hand made in pinewood. Outside is a large shady patio of Pelion slate, with a barbecue, & a lawn with shade from cypress, olive & fig trees. Creeping up the walls are bougainvillea, jasmine, honey-suckle & oleanders. The patio is surrounded by pot-plants & flowering shrubs.
Villa in Skiathos, Greek Islands - Real Peace & Quiet, 5 Minutes Drive From Beaches
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About Geoffrey Baldry
We (Lida and Geof Baldry) have lived here for over 40 years and have spent that time creating an environment which has all the creature comforts but still feels like the unspoiled Greece which we have come to love. We started with no road, no water and no house, but we dug our own well and carried the materials for our first (wooden) house by horse and donkey along the narrow track that eventually became our road. We now have 3 very solid houses built of stone and wood, bricks and mortar, running water, electricity, telephone and even an internet connection, but we have a special appreciation of all these "normal" things by having had to struggle hard to achieve them. We have come to value the peace and quiet here, above everything else.
Geoffrey Baldry purchased this Farmhouse in 1995
Why Geoffrey Baldry chose Skiathos
We didn't buy it, we built it. I have always wanted to build a house in stone in the traditional Greek manner and, after having built three other houses, I finally attained my dream.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Total peace & quiet.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fantastic, super relaxing holiday in gorgeous farmhouse, beyond expectations
Location was absolutely perfect, peaceful but within easy reach of all the beaches, shops and the old town. The farmhouse is wonderful, spacious and has a great outside and pool area. Our hosts couldn’t have been more welcoming. The house was stocked with all the basics upon our arrival which was not expected but so much appreciated. From milk, bread, fruit and their wonderful homegrown Vegys, which came in a steady stream throughout our stay. Thank you Geof and Lida, u come highly recommended!
Special interest holidays:
Water sports, horse riding, guided walks, painting classes, sailing trips, wooden boat trips.
2 major sandy beaches within 5 minutes drive, another 15 sandy beaches within 10 to 15 minutes drive.
Skiathos International Airport is 15 minutes drive away. Charter fights from all ove Europe land here.
The main harbour for ferries and hydrofoils is also 15 minutes drive away.
Main town 12 kilometres.
Airport 12 kilometres.
The nearest shops and tavernas are 5 minutes drive away.