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Beautiful Cottage Situated In The Heart Of Traditional Crete

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Nea Magnisia, Nr. Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece - Peaceful Location, Short Distance From The Beach

Delightfully situated in the old village of Nea Magnisia you will find this perfect gem. Immaculately presented and tastefully renovated by its English owners, this delightful cottage contains every comfort you would require. Surrounded by an idyllic landscape, Mulberry Cottage is situated in the heart of traditional Crete. The cottage has a variety of shops and Taverna's within a short distance. The nearest beach is only 1.5KM away and there are many more beaches within easy reach. Pat and Geoff Ablett will personally greet you on arrival at the cottage and make your stay a memorable one. They will be pleased to advise you on any aspect of your holiday. The Island of Crete has everything to offer. Sublime mountain landscapes, beautiful town, charming villages and harbours. There is excellent food and wine throughout Crete. The local people are very friendly and welcoming. There is exciting nightlife available or tranquil beaches with all the facilities.

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

About Patricia Holder

Pat and Geoff Ablett have lived in Crete Greece for over 12 years. They are on hand to welcome you to your holiday. They have a wealth of knowledge on the local area to make your stay a pleasurable one.

Patricia Holder purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Patricia Holder chose Magnisia

We bought the property due to the beauty of the local area and the facilities close by

What makes this cottage unique

Experience traditional Crete and all its beauty, tranquility, value for money and gorgeous beaches


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Magnisia in Rethymno

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is downstairs and comprises of a well appointed shower, hand wash basin and toilet. There is plenty of hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 and 2 children (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The living area has two large settees that convert quickly into two single beds. Leading up from the living room is the wooden staircase. There is a large bedroom with a wardrobe, bedside cabinets, and a king sized bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Outside: Outside there is a pretty garden with a large eating area with table and chairs with a large umbrella. There is of course a BBQ! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is self contained and all linen and towels are provided.


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Cottage Situated In The Heart Of Traditional Crete
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

A little piece of Cretian Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Not my first time to the island and this time I wanted something traditional this time round. The cottage is cute and personal and caters for everything. Spacious enough to enjoy time away from the hustle and bustle of a now popular tourist resort but not too far away from civilisation. With the Cafe Neon on the door step we sampled the local hospitality as well as the tavernas providing excellent food not too far away. 10 mins away from the nearest beach by car. Superb views also. Can't wait to book up again for next year 😊?

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to know that you appreciate the cottage which I have tried to keep as original as possible (obviously they did not have a washing machine, oven, fridge etc.) There is however a new health spa just across across the road where you can always get rid of the stress and strain of a very busy life. Looking forward to your return visit. Patricia
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Mulberry Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here and Patricia made us very welcome and had thought of everything you might need for a perfect holiday. It's a little gem. It has lovely countryside around and near to the sea and it is central for a lot of interesting places to visit, including beautiful beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cretan traditional home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Mulberry Cottage,once in summer & again last Christmas.This is a great little gem of a place,far enough away from the packed tourist areas it gives a lovely little traditional Cretan cottage,there is a local Taverna a few yards away where you will be certain of warm hospitality.The local shops are about a 10/15 minute walk away & it,s a short drive to the town of Rethymno if you want some night life & the coast.Theres no swimming pool here but that's no problem & the modest price reflects this!Pat is a lovely lady who goes that extra mile for her guests & you won't be disappointed.Welcome to Crete😍

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gemütlich, ruhig und gut gelegen

  • 5 of 5

Mulburry Cottage hat alles, was man braucht, wenn man in dee Region Urlaub machen möchte, sogar Badehandtücher und Sonnenschirm. Die Küche ist voll ausgerüstet und lässt keonen Wunsch offen.

Wir können dieses traditionelle kretische Steinhaus nur empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Habitation sentant le renfermé et sans Wi-Fi. Il faut se rendre au café d'en face !

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Crete has a wealth of ancient history including the ruins of Minoan Knossos, the earliest European civilization.


The beach is a distance of 1.5km. There are many other beaches along the gorgeous coastline to chose from. All have superb Taverna's and facilities and are situated in quiet locations.


Both airports of Heraklion and Chania are reasonably close by


The village of Nea Magnisia has several shops and Taverna's at hand. The surrounding villages all have Taverna's serving traditional food. For maximum enjoyment a hire car is recommended (Pat and Geoff can recommend a good, reliable. local service).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book your holiday you can contact Pat or Geoff direct. Alternatively you can contact Andrew Ablett in the UK. A 20% deposit will be required on booking and the balance paid on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
Duration of your stay is negotiable. Please contact for information and availability

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.