This magnificent villa sleeps 6 and is approached via a private driveway with mature, secluded gardens overlooking a ravine with panoramic sea and mountain views. Inside is open plan and fully air-conditioned, furnished to the highest standard, with top class en-suite facilities to all bedrooms. Outside is a selection of comfy sun loungers and terrace furniture and a shady pergola with charcoal barbecue for alfresco dining on the abundant fresh local produce. The beautiful lush gardens are fully maintained and irrigated, with grassy areas and colourful shrubs, all designed to make this your most relaxing holiday yet. The sun shines on average 300 days a year, with March to October being the traditional tourist season although we do consider out of season lets. Northern Cyprus is the ideal place for a holiday: lovers of history and archaeology can visit a wealth of historic sites and sports enthusiasts can enjoy every kind of water sport in the warm, blue coastal waters of the Mediterranean.
Magnificent 3-bed villa in large gardens with secluded pool area
- english, russian, italian, turkish
About Alison Hatcher
Hi My name is Sukru. I am a Turkish Cypriot, who returned to live in my home country a few years ago, after a period of working in London. I am a Company Director and my wife, Burcu, works in local government. Together, we designed and built this beautiful development of high quality apartments. Carrington Group is our family business and over the years it has become one of the most successful and trusted property development companies here in North Cyprus. We strongly believe in the best possible quality and we are sure that you will not be disappointed if you chose to stay in our villa.
Alison Hatcher purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Alison Hatcher chose Famagusta
Magnificent luxury villa with private pool and gardens. Superb Sea and Mountain Views, Beaches and Golf nearby.
What makes this Villa unique
360 degree panoramic sea and mountain views, large private pool area that is not overlooked. The villa is fitted out to a very high standard. Most of our clients come back year after year. We also have underfloor heating, making the villa popular for Winter lets too.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful grounds and pool, friendly gardener, shame about the service from Carrington!
We stayed at this property - a family of four - for 2 weeks from 25/7 - 8/8 2018. Our overall impression of the inside of the villa is that it is not magnificent luxury (it may have been) but it is now quite dated inside and is need of maintenance to the sanitary applicances, air conditioning and some of the fixtures and fittings. If the amount of time and effort devoted to the garden and pool was afforded to the villa then it would be as Carrington describe it.
Unfortunately whilst we were there we mentioned that the air conditioning was not working efficiently, door handles were falling off (one of which did and we had to repair it ourselves) light fitting in one of the en-suites was not working and was therefore pitch black in the middle of the night. All of these concerns were mentioned to the Carrington representative on day 1 of our stay but then during the rest of our stay, not only was nothing done about the items we mentioned but we did not have any more contact with Carrington until our taxi arrived. The taxi driver was probably the rudest man we have ever encountered in our 5 visits to Northern Cyprus. He stood and watched my husband struggle up a flight of stairs with four suitcases without so much as an offer to help, on the return journey it was the gardener who carried each of our suitcases across the garden to the waiting taxi driver. It was only when he wanted paying at Larnaca airport that he actually spoke to us!!
According to the villa description "The villa is cleaned before your stay. (a mid-stay change of bedlinen is provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more, otherwise there will be an additional cost.)" We did not receive any new bed linen or towels - we washed these ourselves. We used the downstairs bedrooms, the double bed was really poor, it was very uncomfortable, the mattress has collapsed on one side and the bed frame squeaked and creaked at the merest of movement causing you to wake up throughout the night. Our daughters had a similar experience with both the single beds in the twin room next door. Both of them also returned with suspicious rashes down their torso and legs which would suggest both mattresses need replacing!
Despite the aforementioned service and disappointment with parts of the villa. We did enjoy our stay, mainly due to the fact that we spent most of our time enjoying the grounds and swimming pool and our visits from the friendly, hard working gardener!
The amazing Sunset Valley 3
The property is lovely, we stayed in October last year and it was so comfortable but staying in June it was truly amazing. Very well equipped and so many places to sit and relax our favourite was on the patio outside the kitchen door and also on the poolside. The swimming pool is fantastic and beautifully kept as are the grounds. All in all I don't think we could wish for a better villa. We would love it as our home.
Dozens of Hornets all around the pool!
We rented this villa through Carrington Group for 4 nights and were extremely excited as it looked like an amazing place. Upon arrival, we noticed that there were 30-40 large hornets around the swimming pool at any given time during the day. The manager tried to convince us that it was normal and that they don't sting which was laughable. After several phone calls back and forth, I convinced them to prorate it for one night and we would find accommodation elsewhere. However, instead of offering us a small refund (or apology!) for the inconvenience, they charged us a cleaning fee even though we had been in the villa for about 14 hours total and had barely used anything. Also, the air conditioning did not work well in the bedrooms so we were quite warm that night. The units seem to put out relatively cool air, but the bedroom on the first floor is situated right above the garage where all the a/c compressors are pumping out hot air, so I suspect that's why that room wouldn't properly cool down. The bedroom upstairs also would not cool down so I'm not sure what the problem is there. The a/c unit in the kitchen started dripping like a faucet 5 min after we turned it on and we had to put a large bowl down to catch the water. The bed in the master bedroom is extremely squeaky and loud every time you make the slightest move. Otherwise, the villa looks fantastic inside and out and has a great view and pool. We're not picky either, actually we are quite easy to please. Unfortunately, we had to spend most of our first day of holiday arranging alternative accommodation. Luckily, we had a few backup plans and found another lovely villa without a wasp infestation, where we could actually use the swimming pool, and the a/c worked very well! We had been corresponding with the office manager from the start and she was quite friendly at first. But at the first sign of problems, her attitude changed and she sounded as if we were a big burden to her. Pardon us, but it was OUR vacation and because they didn't properly exterminate, we had to pay the price for it. When we left, we had to drive to their office and upon arrival, we walked in and saw her and she was extremely short and cold with us, and just said "go next door to the accountant". She offered no apology at all. Very unprofessional and disappointing.
We are so sorry you feel this way, but we felt that we had done all we could feasibly do in the circumstances: Firstly, as explained to you at the time, we were unable to find any nest in the garden and extermination of airborne pests is really not possible if you cannot find the source. All the pest control could have done would have been to put down a trap of some sort to try to divert them away from the pool, but, whilst this might have helped a little, it would almost certainly not have assuaged your wife’s ‘mortal fear’ of wasps, which you did explain was the main problem here. The villa had been fully booked all summer and no one else, before or since, had asked to leave as a result of them, nor had anyone been stung to our knowledge, as they are really not that aggressive. In our opinion, this was a naturally occurring environmental problem, which we could not be held responsible for. Despite this, and because your holiday was so short, we agreed straightaway the next morning to grant you a full refund, minus the 1st night and a small contribution of £30 towards cleaning and laundry costs (normally £80), for which you seemed instantly grateful, as you told me you had already found another villa to move to. You insisted on cash, which we went out of our way to arrange for you that morning. With regard to the kitchen aircon, we apologise, but we were not aware that there was a problem with it. This type of fault can occur at any time and can be intermittent, and had not been a problem for the previous guests, to our knowledge. Of course this problem would have been attended to straightaway, had you stayed. This has now been fixed. You did not mention to me any further problems with the other units in the villa and, in fact, none have since been found.
This was a very frustrating situation all round, and we do feel that we did all we could in the circumstances. We are happy that we were able to come to a quick agreement the next morning, which allowed you to leave and to enjoy the rest of your stay at the other villa.
5 minutes drive to the nearest sandy beach - small sandy beaches are found all along the coastline within a few minutes drive in either direction, including Alagadi Beach where turtles come ashore. The Karpaz peninsula also has many much larger sandy beaches which are often deserted.
Ercan Airport (also called Lefkosa/Nicosia) - 35 minutes from the villa by taxi/hire car. Flights from UK touchdown briefly at Istanbul, but there is no need to change planes. Larnaca Airport - 90 minutes from the villa by taxi, but does have direct flights from many UK airports (BA, Easyjet, Thomson, etc). Contact us for a current list of airlines. A hire car is essential for this location, we can arrange for one to be ready and waiting for you at the villa when you arrive.
Esentepe village - 5 miles. Nearest restaurant is 5 minutes drive. Kyrenia (Girne) is 20 mins drive. There is an abundance of beautiful places to visit on this historic island, all are within 30-50 minutes drive, including ancient hilltop castles, monasteries, Roman ruins, the Karpaz peninsula, shipwreck museum, boat trips, fishing, etc. A good guide book is recommended.
Our villa's location on this picturesque coastline offers you the chance to get away from the crowds and discover the real Cyprus. Nearby mountain and rural villages remain largely untouched by commercialism; explore secluded coves and vast sandy beaches on the Karpaz peninsula; or for a more lively scene visit Kyrenia with its cobbled streets, horseshoe harbour, shopping and bars, or the ancient walled cities in Nicosia and Famagusta with their mosques, museums and colourful markets. This area simply bristles with history - Byzantine and Roman ruins are everywhere, and if you fancy some exercise you can explore the rocky heights of the crusader castles located high on the mountain peaks. Fishing and boat trips, water sports, scuba, paragliding and horse riding activities are all available nearby.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: 25% payable on booking; Balance due 8-weeks before your holiday. Security deposit of £200 payable 14 days before your holiday (refundable by bank transfer within 14 days of checkout subject to everything being in order). Long term lets considered at an attractive discount. Changeover Day: Flexible changeover days. Please aim to check-in after 4pm and check-out before 12 noon (or by special arrangement with the owner if your flights are very early/late). Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds, for up to 4 people. For 5-6 people, an additional charge of £50 per person per week will be made. Discounts for longer lets on application. Minimum rental, 7 nights. Flexible start/finish days. Extra days are charged pro-rata.