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Old village school, refurbished into 2 charming Greek style 'Gites' With Pool - Le Balcon 'Gite' Sleeps 2

Bedrooms 1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



Le Balcon 'Gite' Sleeps 2

Accessed by a few stone steps is 'Le Balcon'. The traditional Cypriot style double bed is typical of the furnishings throughout. It has an en-suite shower room, a newly fitted kitchen area, comprising of electric combi-style oven/microwave, a 2 ring electric hob, kettle, toaster, fridge, coffee perculator, selection of pans, crockery, cutlery and glassware. A single pine wardrobe, 2 seater sofa, pine dining table and chairs, an open fire, ceiling fans and a/c. Doors open onto the balcony where you can sit and relax day or evening with a glass of wine enjoying the panoramic view, the starriest of skies and the gentle hum of night crickets.

About the property


Not your typical tourist accommodation, the Old Elementary School of Peyia harks back to a bygone age set deep in the heart of the village.

Once derelict, it has been lovingly and painstakingly restored by its owners, David & Annick and now offers 2 separate 'Gite style' apartments.

Full of distinctive old Greek charm and character whilst including all modern conveniences.

The setting and courtyards are often likened to a set in Mama Mia ...this secluded oasis appeals to the discerning traveller who seek privacy and comfort within friendly and attractive surroundings.

Entrance is via the old courtyard, completely enclosed and separate from the street. It is a wash with colour, vivid pinks and red bougainvillea cascading over white walls and complimented beautifully by the Mykonos blue doors and shutters. Lemon trees hang boldly over the swimming pool and gentle breezes carry the gentle scent of Rosemary, Sage and Thyme.

The panoramic views overlook the church, a mishmash of roof tops and out to the coast to the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean.

When you've had enough of relaxing around the pool, Peyia is an excellent base from which to explore the island.

The owners have recently installed a wood burning stove to add a cosier and romantic feel to anyone wishing to stay during the cooler months.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a wonderful 10 days in your lovely Gite ! The weather has been glorious and your pool and beautiful courtyards have allowed us to fully relax and enjoy it. Your home is beautiful. Thank you Carole for all your help and suggestions, highly recommend Oniro and Sea Caves Tavern for beautiful places to watch the sunset - Oniro also do fabulous food. Also had a simple home cooked meal at Peyia Tavern which was delicious. Take a drive into the mountains - spectacular scenery and views and beautiful villages. We went horse riding with Ride in Cyprus - absolutely amazing trek to the top of one of the mountains, even if you are a complete beginner (James was).

Helen and James - August 2014

Thank you David and Annick, Carole and Malcolm - We had a wonderful time in this beautiful balcony Gite. Perfect for an Autumn break - beautiful outside and by the pool in the sunshine, equally delightful inside and on the balcony with fabulous views. A great base for hikes in the Troodos mountains (late afternoon) on the Atkemis or Atalanta trail is to be recommended and the Aphrodite trail on the Akamas peninsula. This has been the most idyllic retreat and though a week is never enough we will head back home totally refreshed ! Thanks again and to all those coming ....enjoy !!

Jessica & Billy - October 2014

Thank you for a wonderful stay in a beautiful location which has made our honeymoon something special to remember ! We've been very well taken care of, and hope if you are reading this you too will have a lovely stay.

Sam & Noelle - Oct/Nov 2014
Jan 2013
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Booking Notes:
All prices are in GBP.
Once availability is confirmed, a booking form will be emailed which must be completed and returned.
A 25% deposit will secure the booking.
The final balance is due 60 days prior to arrival (late bookings will require immediate payment in full).
£100 GBP Damage deposit required - to be returned within 2 weeks of departure subject to satisfactory inspection of accommodation by agent.
Payment to be made by UK bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day.
Arrival times are flexible (please liaise with the agent)
Departure by 10.30am (unless agreed different with agent)
We will do whatever we can to accommodate your arrival and departure schedule

Notes on prices:
Bookings of 3 Weeks or more attract a 50 GBP reduction on listed price.
Contact agent for clarification if required.
Booking both Gites together for the same dates also attracts a reduction - please discuss with the agent.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions on our web site:


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Peyia in Paphos District

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: We offer competitive rates on car hire who will meet you at Paphos airport FREE of CHARGE and take you to the accommodation - which is peace of mind if arriving on a late flight - no need to worry about driving directions ! If you prefer a taxi transfer this can also be arranged from the airport. Because of the village location, car hire is not essential but is definitely recommended in order to benefit from the beauty and splendour Cyprus has to offer ! Parking is free and available on the lane adjacent to the property by the main gates off the courtyard Air conditioning is available but the thick stone walls insulate the properties well and most people find the ceiling fans are sufficient and much healthier ! A basic complimentary welcome pack is provided. Free unlimited Wi-Fi, hairdryer and a pool towel per person is provided free of charge. Strictly no smoking within the Gites - outside only - ashtrays are provided. Outside: A medley of corners, courtyards and shaded sitting areas, manicured trees, plants and shrubs, 8m x 4m privately situated swimming pool (not over looked), selection of good quality teak sun beds, cushions and parasols. A Cypriot oven (forno) and BBQ with seating area available for guest use (or with the owners who love traditional Greek forno cooking).


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Le Balcon 'Gite' Sleeps 2
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews

Le Balcon Gite was perfect for our stay in Cyprus which felt far too short!

  • 5 of 5

This holiday had everything we could have wished. Carole who welcomed us was friendly and very accommodating. Couldn’t have wished for more. Location was brilliant for local food options and we were able to visit many of the recommended sights. Excellent all round.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cypress in April

  • 5 of 5

Malcom and Carol advised us to rent the hire car through them, this turned out to be a really brilliant suggestion because we were met at the airport and taken to the apartment, this house would be difficult to find otherwise. Once here we were so pleased with the welcome pack, the fridge had little bottles of water,wine & beer. Bread rolls cold meat butter and milk we could go on the list was endless everything you would need after a tiring journey.

The apartment was clean and well presented the view from the balcony was wonderful. The information folder was very helpful.The WiFi kicked out on our first day but was soon rectified by Carol.

We would thoroughly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous, an oasis, position of Le Balcon can not be faulted, Malcolm couldnt have been more helpful

  • 5 of 5

From pick up stress free. Car hire company recommended drove us (in evening) from Pahos airport to Old Village school where our car was parked waiting although for a few days you could manage without one. Welcome pack appreciated. The Photos barely do justice. We loved the pool and used it !!! even if some locals surprised as we were only in March.

A secluded position , yet near small local supermarket and taverna provide you all that you need. For a couple ideal and consider booking it with Le Gite for some together time.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply marvelous!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a true gem. The whole ensemble breathes elaborate taste, love for detail & and the greek way of life. It grants for privacy, peace and an interesting neighbourhood. We enjoyed every second of our stay & thank Carole, Malcom and Jackie for the overwhelming support. It was a pleasure meeting you and this lovely hideaway!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind words and we're so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Receiving reviews like this, makes all of our efforts so worthwhile .... We have a great team to work with, all carefully chosen for their friendliness, care and attention to detail. We hope you'll visit us again in the not too distant future - you'll be more than welcome ! Carole & Malcolm
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  • 5 of 5

The property on all its levels and twists and turns is idyllic, and has an aged, established feel that is immediately homely. The garden and planted pots are well-kept and gorgeous, even in October. The apartment itself is ideal for 2 people, and thoughtfully and intelligently designed, simple but far from sparse. It is high enough to be above the business of the surrounding houses/shops, etc., so it is a peaceful, un-overlooked space looking down on a bustling village life - a nice combo. There are many nice touches in the way the apartment is kitted out, e.g. crockery is hand-thrown pottery from Lempa. The apartment is well-appointed for shops and restaurants, and the car-hire service that is offered was brilliant, including our own parking space next to the gite. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edinburgh/Callander, Scotland

Very nice indeed

  • 4 of 5

Excellent for what we needed

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Coral Bay Beach and Corallia Beach is approximately 5 minutes drive with

Water sports and beach bars available.


Nearest airport is Paphos approx 30kms - 45 minute drive.

Larnaca airport is 130kms - approx 2 hour drive.

We can also pre-book a Taxis transfer for you from the airport or if you prefer, we can organise competitive rates on Car Hire who will also meet you at the airport FREE of CHARGE and take you to your accommodation which is great when arriving on a late flight and no need to worry about directions.


Peyia village is within walking distance of a bakery, banks, pharmacy, supermarket, as well as numerous tavernas bars etc.,

Coral Bay is 5 minutes by car offering tavernas, restaurants, bars, beaches and nightlife.

Paphos is approx 20 mins drive (also on a bus route) with it's charming harbour, castle, historical sites, numerous shops, bars, restaurants and boat trips.

Further Details:

There are a variety of tours available to the Troodos Mountains, Farmagusta, Nicosia etc., Jeep safaris (some 'off road'), Akamas, Nature trails, Wine routes and wineries, museums, working Monasteries and galleries, archeological finds, ancient ruins and villages.

There is also a Zoo, horse riding, bowling, karting, water parks, paint balling, cycling, walking - all within easy reach, and if that's not to your taste, there is always spa pampering pleasures!