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

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet



Le Gite D'ete Sleeps 2

Slightly smaller than Le Balcon, but equally impressive, with access gained through the old courtyard or separate garden entrance. It is also very close to the pool. It has a double bed and pine wardrobe, en-suite shower room, beamed ceiling throughout with ceiling fan and a/c unit. It has a newly fitted kitchen area comprising 4 ring gas hob, combination oven/microwave, kettle, fridge, toaster, caffetier, selection of pans, crockery, cutlery and glassware. It has a pine table and chairs and whilst Le Gite D'ete is without a balcony it is on the ground floor and has a seating area outside surrounded by beautifully manicured trees and shrubs adjoining a medley of corners and courtyards.

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
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
All prices are in GBP.
Guest can opt to pay by Bank Transfer into a UK account to avoid credit card charges.
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.


Accommodation and facilities for Le Gite D'ete Sleeps 2 in Peyia in Paphos District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Golf ...
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).


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Le Gite D'ete Sleeps 2
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

I loved this charming, authentic Cypriot gite! The setting, interior and pool just perfect.

  • 4 of 5

The property was quite lovely. Very quiet and private but with everything you could possibly need for a self contained stay in Peyia. Malcolm and Carole were more than helpful as were the owners the day I locked myself out! I did find the gradient a bit daunting for an elderly person! But the area was great for exploring up on the North Coast as well as having a good look at Paphos, Coral Bay etc. Certainly a car was a must and I enjoyed nipping about in it!

Cyprus is much changed for my earlier visits in the late 90's but everyone is so friendly and


I arrived exhausted and I left re-charged! Thank you everyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words ... knowing that our guests have had an enjoyable stay makes everything we do more worthwhile ... We hope you'll come back and see us again.. you will be more than welcome ! Very best wishes to you !
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Lovely gite, great pool area and nice little village location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little gite, had everything you needed, amazing garden and pool area very private, in a nice village with a few nice places to eat and a supermarket 2 mins walk down the hill. 10 drive down to coral Bay for the beach and more restaurants. Malcolm was really friendly and great with communication. Everything you could want from this sort of place to stay, only real negative is its quite hard to find the first time in the tiny streets in the village but Malcolm does provide good directions.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Gite 💟

  • 5 of 5

The gite is the perfect traditional stay. Like something out of Mumma Mia! With a beautiful pool, only shared with one other couple, and a beautiful garden, patio and bbq area. The gite comes ready with everything you could need! Peyia is a lovely little place with some great taverns. I would highly recommend to anyone. Carole and Malcolm were really friendly and helpful and so were the owners Annik and David. We were made to feel completely at home. Thankyou x

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we feel very lucky to be able to offer such a different type of holiday accommodation. We also like to think that we go the extra mile for our guests .... many of whom have now become friends. We hope you'll come back and see us again in the not too distant future.
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  • 5 of 5

We very nearly booked a 5 star hotel in Paphos, upon arriving and being driven to the Gite via Paphos we were so relieved that we didn't book the hotel. Paphos was for us rather tacky and touristy. We arrived at the Gite and even though in the middle of the village is an oasis of calm and quiet. Gardens are lovely and the pool area great. Le Gite D'Ete was a joy to stay in and we loved the fact that our little outside table and chairs was right in the garden overlooking the pool. We sat out every night with our wine and nibbles. The supermarket was right round the corner for all our needs and parking outside gave us no problem. It is hilly but so is Cyprus. The folder of info was well done and invaluable so well done to David, Annick, Carole and Malcolm for making our stay a truly memorable one. We would definitely recommend this as a great place to stay. Linda and Stuart

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bristol, England

Le Gite d'Ete - small but perfectly formed!

  • 4 of 5

The photographs of the Gite d'Ete accurately reflect the size of the accommodation, small but with everything you need for a comfortable stay (with the possible exception of an oven). Wi-fi worked well and we were able to stream UK radio and TV without problems. Carole and Malcolm of Complete Management Cyprus made the booking process quick and easy, handled all our queries and looked after us very well while we were staying at the Gite.

The swimming pool and garden area (shared with Le Balcon) is really great, plenty of sun (and shade if you prefer), comfortable sun loungers with large sun umbrellas and well tended shrubs and trees. It was great to sit outside in the morning, eating fresh pastries from the local bakery (just down from "The Jail" bar) watching swallows drinking from the pool.

The gite is in a very quiet area but is a 3 minute walk from a large well stocked supermarket and a selection of different restaurants (we would recommend "The Cousins").

All in all - everything you need for a relaxing holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay and booking experience. We're so happy when guests have enjoyed their stay with us because it generally means that we have done our job properly ! We really hope that you'll come back and see us again soon - you'll both be more than welcome. Our very best wishes to you both Carole & Malcolm
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Ras Tanura

Le Balcon Gite

  • 4 of 5

Thank you to David, Annick and Carole for a wonderful holiday staying at Le Balcon Gite. The Gite was fantastic and the views absolutely stunning.

The photographs on the website looked stunning. We wanted something away from the main tourist areas, but still accessible to the restaurants and bars in the evenings without having to drive and it didn't disappoint.

The Golf Courses were our main attraction also. Although we were a little unlucky with the weather for part of the holiday, we did manage to get a game in at Minthis Hills and Secret Valley. They both were very good, but our favourite without a doubt was Secret Valley. The course, facilities and staff were wonderful.

Latchi is well worth a trip out to for lunch at the Harbour where you are spoilt for Restaurants.

Paphos Zoo was a pleasant surprise and a good way to while away a couple of hours.

Tomb of the Kings is worth a visit, but make sure you take some water at least as there were no vendors on the site and it is quite spread out.

The Green Hill Restaurant/Bar in Peyia has fantastic panoramic views but extremely expensive, even just for coffees.

We headed out to Oniro but it is closed during winter months. Went onto the Sea Caves Tavern a bit further along. We were the only customers due to the weather and being slightly out of season, but it was very nice and worth a visit.

Peyia Tavern and Cousins Restaurant are very good. Make sure you are ravenous before you go to Peyia Tavern as the volume of food is big!

Grand Restaurant/Bar is also worth a visit for snacks, but more so for the lovely atmosphere.

I would without a doubt recommend this Gite, but only for folks who do not have any mobility issues due to the steep incline.

Thanks again to David, Annick and Carole for a wonderful holiday.

Ann & John - March, 2015

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ann & John, We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Le Balcon Gite and glad that it lived up to your expectations. It can be difficult to portray the character of this little Oasis with photographs and descriptions alone. Many will have stayed in Peyia, but perhaps don't know that this hidden gem exists ! Just as you've mentioned, we believe it's an ideal base from which to see the many delights Cyprus has to offer or just to spend lazy days around the pool. Thank you so much for taking the time to write about us and we hope we'll see you again in the not too distant future .... I think perhaps a month or two later, so that you truly are guaranteed wall to wall sunshine and blue sky ! Our very best wishes to you both .. it was a pleasure to meet you. Carole & Malcolm
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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!