“Space, privacy and top quality, on edge of village, near sea”
|Pool||Private 9 x 5|
|Floor Area m²||296|
|Check-In||Any day (after 16:00)|
|Check-Out||Any day (before 10:00)|
|Minimum stay||5 nights|
|Ferry Port Souda||20 km|
Departure Day Room
Filter Coffee Machine
Iron & Board
Villa Metapothia, Gavalochori, Crete
With soft ochre walls below a neat ensemble of terracotta tiled roofs, Villa Metapothia stands on a quiet hillside overlooking the village of Gavalohori in prime position to enjoy magnificent vistas towards Crete's distant White Mountains and sea views down the green and wooded valley to nearby Souda Bay.
For many years it was the dream of Diane, our Crete Operations Director, to build with her husband Yiannis, the perfect villa. Diane started repping for Freelance Holidays in 1988 at the tender age of 19 and four years later married Yiannis, a builder by trade. Finally, they pooled their experience and created this holiday home of which to be truly proud.
Given Diane's credentials, it will be no surprise to learn that this villa is extremely well appointed, furnished and equipped down to the minutest detail, including a cold water machine that holds 10L bottles.
On the upper two floors, all four bedrooms have the bonus of air-conditioning and en-suite facilities as well as French windows to their own individual terraces, complete with patio furniture and sea or mountain views.
Three of these bedrooms have twin beds matrimonial style with en-suite shower rooms, whilst the master bedroom has a large double bed and an en-suite WC and wash hand basin with a hydro massage bath in a corner of the bedroom. This wayward bath also has a shower attachment and comes complete with its own window with sea views down the valley.
At first floor level, the main entrance leads into the extensive open plan living area. To one side, a comfortable sitting room has sofas and an easy chair grouped around a large fireplace set in an attractive wall of local stone, plus a massive picture window to make the most of the views down the valley.
At the far end of the villas living area, a breakfast bar separates the superb living kitchen, designed by Diane rather than Yianni, with an abundance of storage cupboards and work surfaces, plus all mod cons, including eye level oven, ceramic hob, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and espresso coffee machine. To the rear of the kitchen is a guest WC and wash hand basin and also a washing machine.
The dining area, set between the kitchen and sitting area, has its own large picture window with views over the village to the mountains as well as a useful little bar to one side, complete with a CD, Hi-Fi system (which can be used with iphones/ipods or USB).
Doors from here and the kitchen, open onto a covered terrace, with two large marble topped patio tables for informal meals and from where steps lead down to the beautiful 9m x 5m pool (Depth: max 1.8m, min 1.2m) with a Jacuzzi bench in one corner, plus adjoining children's swimming pool (Depth 0.6m).
Below the living area at pool level and with their own entrance doors are two further spacious bedrooms both with en-suite shower rooms. One has its own covered terrace overlooking the barbecue area with twin beds & two futon sofas, that open up into double beds, plus a fridge which is useful for extra drinks as it is near the BBQ area. The other bedroom faces towards the entrance driveway and has a double bed and small L shaped sofa plus it's own sitting area near the garden.
These groundfloor bedrooms have external access only to the upper floors. All rooms are spacious both inside & out, which is why this is a perfect villa holiday for large parties. A large selection of holiday reading material is available as well as puzzles, backgammon & of course, table tennis to keep all ages entertained.
The lawned gardens of the property are surrounded by high stone walls and terraced down the hillside. There's a lovely shady olive tree in one corner, whilst in a sheltered spot to the far side of the villa is a purpose built barbecue area with a huge table.
In the lounge there is a satellite TV and DVD. Plus the master bedroom has it's own smaller plasma TV with satellite channels.
A lane from the village winds gently up the 130 metres to the villa past a number of neighbouring houses and is just a whisker too narrow for a normal car, although this is not really surprising in a village where, until recent times, donkeys were the favoured form of transport! The obvious advantage of course is that Villa Metapothia has no passing traffic apart from the long eared, four-legged variety.
**As an extra service at Villa Metapothia, for those clients who would prefer to enjoy their beautiful surroundings at the villa without cooking, Diane has arranged for a take away delivery service with one of the tavernas in Almirida, who will deliver your meal to the villa on serving plates (not tin foil dishes) and lay your table in readiness. Crockery etc can be returned the following day.**
|"This is the BEST Greek Villa with pool we have ever stayed in and would like to rebook for next year, the best points of the villa are; * Quality of finish * Size & privacy of pool * Location to village & position of Villa * Location to beaches * Space (nothing is cramped!) * Balconies * Jaccuzzi * en-suites * Barbeque area (sunshine & size) * Views * Big bedrooms (plenty of space & wardrobes) " Chris Brooks & Family|
EOT MHTE 10 42 K 11 3K 03371 00
Price is the total accommodation price.
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A non-refundable charge of £20.00 per booking for Accidental Damage Waiver (ADW) will be added to the total price.
|Ferry Port Souda||20 km|
In the centre of the scenic Apokoronou Penisula, 3.5 km inland from Almirida and at the end of a green and wooded valley leading down to the sea, the village of Gavalohori has enjoyed something of a renaissance. This is in part thanks to a woman's co-operative where they make and sell local handicrafts such as lace and silk products. Many of the houses have been renovated in traditional fashion and the village has a pleasant air of both rural charm and prosperity....More about Gavalochori »
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|Group||01/01 to 11/05||12/05 to 30/06||01/07 to 01/09||02/09 to 30/09||01/10 to 31/12|
Hyundai Atos, I 10, Fiat Panda 3dr (Air Cond)/similar - 4 seats
Citroen C3, Fiat Punto 5dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats
Nissan Almera, Hyundai Accent 5 dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats
|E||Hyundai Matrix 5 dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats||£252||£301||£392||£301||£252|
|F||Suzuki Jimny 4x4, Vitara 1300cc 2 dr/similar (Soft Top) - 4 seats (2 small cases)||£280||£350||£406||£350||£280|
|F2||Daihatsu Terios 4x4 1600cc 4 dr/similar (Hard Top) - 5 seats||£406||£476||£560||£476||£406|
|G||Minibus Fiat Doblo, VW Candy (inc Roof Rack/Air Cond)/similar - 6 seats||£294||£385||£483||£385||£294|
Minibus Fiat Scudo, Citroen (Air Cond) 4 dr/similar - 9 seats
|H||AUTOMATIC Hyundai Accent 5 door (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats||£273||£329||£378||£329||£273|
|I||Cabriolet. Peugeot 207 2dr (Air Cond)/similar - 2 seats||£399||£448||£525||£448||£399|
Nissan Qashqai (SUV/Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats
Flights to both Chania (CHQ) & Heraklion (HER) Airports
We don't book flights, we prefer to stick to what we love doing ( finding the best villas in the best places) below are our flight tips.
** Top Tip **, if you avoid flying at the weekends or in different durations, 5,10 16 nights, flights are often a lot cheaper, and remember with Freelance you can arrive ANY DAY at our villas, good eh ...
If you prefer to talk;
If you prefer to speak to someone, we have found Alan Garner at VHG Flights (A fully ATOL bonded company ATOL5889) very helpful (mention our name when booking), you can call Alan on 0845 0710 130 during office hours.
If you prefer to book direct with the airlines, have a go
Villa Metapothia in Gavalochori is a modern building with six bedrooms, three of them with private balconies, and two of them located away from the main house, which guarantees everyone some privacy should they need it. The large pool has an adjoining spa bath and children’s pool, and there’s a games room with darts and table tennis, and an outside covered dining or lounging area that extends from the main living room. The two separate rooms have their own entrances and terrace — perfect for teenagers in need of their own space.
Details 01789 297705, freelance-holidays.co.uk
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