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Restored Cypriot Village House, Private Pool, In Heart Of Historic Village

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

House in Bellapais, Kyrenia, Cyprus - Furnished As A Home, Not A Holiday Let

Furnished as a home, not a holiday let, Village House is elegantly furnished with Cypriot antiques, Turkish handmade carpets — and yet, with its traditional carved beams and old marble floors, it has everything you need for modern living — air-conditioned bedrooms, microwave, DVD, satellite TV, CD radio, telephone and free 24-hour wireless Internet for those guests who want to bring their own laptops. Designed for all-year living, its thick three-feet walls, five-speed ceiling fans and a/c bedrooms keep it cool even in high summer. And to make sure you won’t have a power cut we have a silent, automatic UPS system installed which gives you instant switch-over for up to 10 hours. It also eliminates surges and spikes.

Alastair Crawford
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Alastair Crawford

The owner is an author and publisher — his current books are The Last Tsar:Emperor Michael II, and a Russian edition of Michael & Natasha, the historical biography he wrote with his wife and which has now been published in five languages. He lives in York. He is also publiisher of every book written by Churchill — the 34-volume Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill, the only full set anywhere in the world.

Alastair Crawford purchased this house in 2001

Why Alastair Crawford chose Bellapais

After a couple of holidays there fell in love with the village — so bought and restored an old stone-built Cypriot house in the heart of the village, a few minutes from the 13th century abbey and just a stroll away from the nearby restaurants. Yet it is also quiet — no passing traffic. Bellapais, between the sea and the mountains, hosts international music festivals twice a year in its abbey, and can lay claim to being the most attractive village in the whole island, not just the North. It is always a delight to go back there on family holidays — and to know that our guests enjoy it as much as we do...

What makes this house unique

A four minute walk to Belapais Abbey, the centre of Belapais, perhaps the most beautiful village in the whole of Cyprus.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful home and what a pleasure to be there! Loved the house and loved the village...Chris & Diana

Thank you for a really great holiday and the delight of having such a wonderful home for two weeks. A very special village and enjoyed every moment of it...Brian and family

Just perfect, and really spacious so we all had our private space when we wanted it. Six of us dining at night on the terrace overlooking the floodlit pool — terrific — we'll certainly be back...Matthew/Barbara
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bellapais in Kyrenia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Master bedroom ensuite with bath/shower and wc, two double bedrooms with ensuite shower, wc. Downstairs cloakroom with wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite Bathroom,dressing room, and balcony access
    Second Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Ensuite wc/shower room
    Third Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Ensuite wc/shower room, access to balcony
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king-sized double bed, dressing room, balcony and two twin-bedded bedrooms
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
Outside: Dining terrace with seating for eight, overlooking garden pool approx 8 x 5 metres Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided and weekly maid service available for 14-day guests. Pool serviced twice weekly and gardener attends weekly


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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: recommended


10-minute drive to coast and good choice of beaches within 30 minutes


Half-hour village taxi to Ercan airport and 75-minute taxi drive to Larnaca airport


Ten-minute drive to historic Kyrenia with its Crusader castle and attractive harbour full of cruise boats and lined with restaurants and cafes

Further Details:

Bellapais — made famous by Lawrence Durell's Bitter Lemons — is arguably the most beautiful and historic village in all Cyprus, and has as its heart the 13th-century abbey of the same name, floodlit at night, and surrounded by beautiful gardens. There are walks in the wooded mountains above the village, and the sea and the historic Crusader port of Kyrenia lie below, just ten minutes by car. There are six good restaurants in the village, and in early summer and autumn there are international classical music festivals in the Abbey itself.

Northern Cyprus is the most beautiful part of the island — much of it still undeveloped — with its coastal region lying below a range of mountains and with the historic Crusader port of Kyrenia as its centrepiece, and with three great mountain-top castles as the jewels in its crown. The sea is crystal clear, the beaches uncrowded — and in parts virtually empty even in high summer.. The food is excellent, the wine surprisingly good and inexpensive, and the local people could not be nicer. For golfers there is now a first-class 18-hole course half-an-hour from the house.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bellapais, Cyprus

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Jul 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Owner'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.
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