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Built on the upper levels of an olive grove of 3000 m2, Perry Cottage has unobstructed views to the White Mountains and over the village. The entrance leads directly into the inner flagstone paved courtyard. The original cisterns, carved out of stone, once used for washing and for watering the livestock and as the working well, collecting the rain water, give an idea of life in the past, and now hold an array of colourful flowers.
The courtyard leads to the hall and then the "fournospito" - oven-room, with its high interior chimney, now transformed into a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and all the necessary kitchenware and cutlery. On the same level there is also a WC/shower. The large sitting/dining room has a fireplace, a Cretan couch/bed and a long stone bench that can sleep two guests. There is a TV set, a DVD player, and a portable radio/cassette/CD player. There is also a washing machine.
A staircase of cypress wood and logs leads to the upper floor mezzanine (ondas) where there are two double beds. A second WC/shower serves this floor.
Erghina Cottage is a perfect example of traditional architecture of the houses of the area of Apokoronas (the so-called "kamarospito" i.e. house with arches). One can still see elements dating back to the 16th century (the carved stone doorway inside the house). Two old stone arches span the length of the sitting and dining rooms showing visible signs of centuries of use. The cottage has been awarded a prize by the Ministry of Culture for its restoration.
A few metres from the village square, the entrance leads into an enclosed courtyard, typical of the area, paved with flagstones and shaded by a plane tree. In the corners old earthenware pots (pithoi), once destined to store wine and oil, are now being used as decorative artifacts .The kitchen, once the stable of the house, is fully equipped with a stove, small oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster and all the necessary kitchenware and cutlery.
The kitchen leads to the dining-room and from there, through the 16th century carved stone doorway, into the sitting room with its fire-place, two sofa-beds (sleeping galleries above either side of the arch accessed by wooden stairs) and a couch/bed. There is also a bathroom en suite with bath and washing machine. The sitting room is equipped with T.V., a telephone and a portable radio/cassette/CD player. The dining room has a wooden staircase leading to the Master bedroom (the "ondas") with a double bed and ceiling fan overhead. There is also a WC/shower en suite. From the bedroom there is direct access to a terrace overlooking the courtyard, also shaded by the plane tree and also to a large terrace with views to the village and the White Mountains and a shady pergola.
This cottage can accommodate up to 4 persons, making it a perfect choice for couples or families alike.
As its name suggests, Olive Press Cottage was originally a traditional olive press, now transformed now into a traditional stone village house. The view from its courtyard over the village is superb and towards the White Mountains, covered with snow until May. Around the house are olive groves and flower beds.
One enters the cottage via large stone steps leading from the olive grove to a private courtyard with sun beds and the outdoor furniture. Olive Press, is typical of a traditional Cretan cottage with dining and sitting rooms an old fireplace and a double bed. Its kitchen is also fully equipped and there is also a
WC/shower.A staircase of cypress wood leads to the upper floor and to the two bedrooms with double beds and ceiling fans overhead. One of the
bedrooms has an extra single bed. Each bedroom has en suite WC/shower. Both bedrooms have air conditioning.
A private terrace offers an even more spectacular view than that from the courtyard.
This house can accommodate up to 6 guests. This beautiful cottage would be an ideal base for families wanting to experience Cretan village life, and the nearest sandy beach at Almyrida is just 15 minutes by car. This would particularly suit those who enjoy walking, wild flowers and discovering the many close by villages of the Apokoronas area.