|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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Clifftop Cottage offers peace and seclusion with panoramic sea and island views. The cottage is newly built in the traditional style, with open roofs and wooden ceilings, giving a light and airy atmosphere.
The bedroom has a double bed, two double wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside tables, and double doors leading to the balcony. The living room has TV/DVD player, sofa, dining table and chairs and a wood-burning stove so winter occupation is cosy and comfortable.
The kitchen has sink unit with cabinets under and over; small oven with three electric rings, kettle and toaster and a really good range of standard kitchen equipment.
The modern bathroom has full-size bath with shower over, wash-basin, wc and bidet.
A choice of outside spaces give you sun or shade at any time of the day and an outside shower means sun-bathers can cool off at any time! The large west-facing balcony has wooden table and chairs and there are two sun loungers on the south-facing sun terrace.
Set on the edge of the village of Glossa, the property has a cluster of two holiday cottages. They are within hailing distance of each other but each is detached and secluded with its own character and quiet secluded outside spaces. Part of the great charm of Glossa is that it doesn't try to be charming or traditional. It just is. It is large enough to have a life of its own and to absorb the visitors in the summer. There are plenty of tavernas and shops, but there is nowhere offering an English breakfast or even a foreign newspaper - you must go to Skopelos town for that. Luckily the narrow cobbled or paved streets were made for donkey traffic; they are bordered on both sides by traditional buildings and so there is no prospect of the village ever becoming a standard tourist haven as cars in most of the village simply cannot be accommodated. Flights of steps link the streets with each other. Shops, tavernas and bus-stop are within 10 minutes walk.
We are Jo and Roger, and our daughter Ella who manages the bookings. We first came to Glossa in 1999, bought a house here in 2003 and then created a business selling houses and land, and offering holiday rentals, based on what we have learned over the years. We have developed our properties so each has its own character and atmosphere, but all are equipped with the sort of things we would have liked during our years of spending holidays in various Greek islands - so you have snorkel and masks, beach towels and beach umbrellas so you can travel light and you will never be stuck for a corkscrew or pair of scissors! We own Clifftop Cottage and the Old Wine Store, and manage Harbourside Apartments on behalf of our friend Ianna who own them. We are always here to help!.
Ella purchased this cottage in 2003
The Greek island of Skopelos is the second in the chain called The Sporades (scattered islands). Closest to the mainland is Skiathos and the nearest airport, but in summer 2012 Ryanair is offering cheap flights from Stansted to Thessaloniki and we can supply a factsheet for travel from there. There are beautiful beaches and pine covered mountain walks – something for everyone. The climate is kinder than in Crete and the southern Aegean. Part of the charm of Glossa is that it doesn`t try to be charming or traditional. It just is. It is large enough to have a life of its own and to absorb the visitors in the summer. As most of these are mainland Greeks, there is nowhere offering an English breakfast or even a foreign newspaper - you must go to Skopelos town for that.
Glossa sits on a hillside looking over the sea towards Skiathos, and down to the delightful little harbour of Loutraki where Harbourside Apartments are. Luckily the narrow streets were made for donkey traffic; they are bordered on both sides by traditional buildings, and so there is no prospect of the village ever becoming a standard tourist haven as cars in most of the village simply cannot be accommodated. Connecting the few streets are steps, some of them long and steep.
Our two properties are at the end of the village with no road going past, and so no passing traffic noises. In the evening it is very peaceful, and all you will hear is the 'bloop-bloop' of the Scops Owl, although you may be awoken in the morning by the crowing of our neighbour's cockerels!
This must be the best equipped cottage we have ever had in Greece. And surely this must be the best view in the whole island!
Fantastic villa, even better than described. many thanks.
Lovely holiday, beautiful cottage. Forget package holidays contact Joanna.
Omg fantastic house, perfect quiet break, highly recommended - fantastic hosts.
We ask you to pay a deposit of 30% when you make your booking to secure the dates. We send you a PayPal invoice or you could pay by bank transfer. The balance then becomes due 8 weeks before your start date, again payable through PayPal or bank transfer.
Our changeover day is flexible. In summer the direct flights to Skiathos tend to be mostly Friday and Wednesday, but out of season if you are travelling via Athens or Thessaloniki it could be any day.
Notes on prices:
Prices are per property per week in euros.
All returning visitors are offered a 10% discount on the current prices.
We are always happy to discuss discounts for long lets, but remember that winter lets involve significantly increased heating costs, so the reduced amount needs to take this into account. Winter prices include supply of all fuel, i.e. logs, gas and electricity.