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Hollyhocks, Holiday Cottage In Bellapais



Updated: 29-Feb-2016
Cottage in Bellapais, Kyrenia, Cyprus - Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | Sleeps 4

Hollyhocks is a typical character Cypriot village cottage which exudes Old World charm with its beamed ceilings, flagstone floors, old Cypriot doors and a stone built fireplace. The cottage is furnished with antique Cypriot furniture to enhance its ambiance. At the front, a large terrace provides an area for al fresco dining while enjoying the superb views of Bellapais Abbey and the Mediterranean. At the rear, a large, secluded, and mature garden provides a delightful setting for a relaxing afternoon amongst various fruit and nut trees and flowering shrubs.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

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Guestbook comments from the owner

This was one of the best holidays we have ever had. Hollyhocks with its lovely garden at the back and verandah to the front has everything you need and more. We have rebooked for next year. R&C Thorne.

Hollyhocks is a delightfully situated and appointed cottage. The holiday has been a special experience for us in the tranquil village of Bellapais. RJ Adams.

In the morning it was fantastic opening the back door to the scent of orange blossom and the sight of the mountains in the distance. H&H Henk.

Late breakfasts on the verandah overlooking the stunning views of the coastline will stay with us as one of the highlights. S Millett & J Adams.

We Love the cottage - it is so comfortable and obviously a much loved second home to you - and this past two weeks to us. The cottage is so well equipped and the beds and furniture very comfortable. Such an honour to have lights that you can read by in the evening. Unlike most rented properties everything seems to work. E&C Taylor
Mar 2014
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2 holidaymaker reviews


A lovely place in Bellapais

  • 4 of 5

Hollyhocks is a delightful property in Bellapais with easy access to the many good restaurants. Well furnished and comfortable, with wonderful views from the terrace to the abbey and to the coast.

Very good value and an ideal location from which to explore Northern Cyprus or to simply relax. Car hire recommended and easily arranged via the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Our visit to Cyprus was to attend a wedding at Bellepaise Abbey, and having travelled such a long distance, to make the most of the opportunity and view a part of the world we had heard so much about but never seen.

Your villa provided us with an excellent base, with good comfortable bed and clean bedding, and a very well equipped kitchen.

Thank you for the very welcome,"welcome pack" wine etc.

The views from the terrace were indeed beautiful.

Of all the wedding party we had the most perfect location, well within very easy walking distance.

Thank you very much for your attention to us , we do not know whether we will be able to visit Cyprus again, but we will keep you in mind and we will not hesitate to pass your details to others.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner


Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Northern Cyprus is dominated by the town of Kyrenia with its magnificent Castle guarding the picturesque and tranquil harbour and the old village of Bellapais with its world famous 12th Century Bellapais Abbey perched high in the foothills of the Kyrenian Mountain Range.

A Northern Cyprus holiday can include visiting Crusader Castles near Kyrenia (St. Hilarion, Kantara and Buffavento), experiencing the ancient Roman Ruins at Salamis, or an outing to the spectacular Karpas Penisula and its magnificent beaches.

For unique activities there are migratory bird watching tours in Spring and Autumn, and during August-September, sea turtle watching at Alagadi Beach.

There are a whole range of leisure activities to pursue, including most water sports, yacht and boat tours, diving, cycling, paragliding, golf - to name but a few.


Car advised


Nearest airport: Ercan International 45 km

Further Details:

The enchanting village of Bellapais is dominated by it's world famous 12th Century Augustinian Abbey and is situated high in the hills overlooking the Kyrenian coastal plain. Bellapais was immortalized by Lawrence Durrell in his classic book 'Bitter Lemons' (1957) and has hardly changed since his time. You can still relax with a cool drink under the "Tree of Idleness" and watch the day slip away, or, energy permitting, explore the ruins of the beautiful Abbey and take in the superb views of the Kyrenian coastal plain below. The tranquility experienced within the Abbey walls is magical.

The centre of Bellapais (a two minute walk from our cottage) has several excellent restaurants, gift shops, and a grocery store.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jan 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required to secure a booking and the balance is payable 8 weeks prior to departure.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner

Notes on prices:
Prices are for up to 2 guests. For additonal guests add £25 per week per person
The property does not have weekend tariffs.

We can arrange car rental for you, if required, at very competitive prices.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village


  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • diving


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is spacious and has an enclosed shower cubicle.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Each of the two bedrooms have double aspect windows so are bright and airy and enjoy cool breezes from the sea during the summer. Each bedroom has a comfortable king size bed.


  • Garden


  • Notes on accommodation: An attractive wrought iron fence surrounds the cottage providing extra privacy and secure parking for your rental car. There is ample space for parking a vehicle under the terrace balcony. Although we prefer to accommodate a maximum of 4 people we are able to sleep 6 people under certain circumstances. Please enquire for details. Outside: At the front of the cottage and leading from the central lounge, a spacious terrace overlooks the Kyrenian coastline and also provides a spectacular view of Bellapais Abbey. A table and six chairs are provided for al fresco dining or afternoon cool drinks. At the rear of Hollyhocks, a large secluded garden provides a refuge for quiet contemplation, reading or just plain relaxing. A garden table and 4 chairs are situated under a canopy of grapevines providing an area to enjoy refreshments amongst the numerous fruit and nut trees and flowering shrubs - all set against the backdrop of the Five Finger Mountain range. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided, Towels provided

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