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"Top" Cyprus House
Wonderful holidays in Cyprus and in the Old
Mill House. We came back on Sunday (as we stayed for an another week in
Paphos). Klonari is a very peaceful town and we met nice people (and
our 3 kids got new friends even though they spoke a different language!).
The house is well equipped and we had all we needed! We visited Limassol,
Agya Napa, Kolossi, Kourion, Lefkosia (and the Turkish part) one day in
Trodoos, and also beaches of course! The weather was wonderful (as it
was rainy all this time in France!). The kids were crazy about all the
cats!! We have plenty of photographs!!! Sorry that we are not very
"creative" and we only read poems on the wall; we haven't created anything
for the house (but the children made drawings!).
Thanks a lot for this holiday.
Your house is top and we could recommended
it if necessary!
Isabelle and Franck from France"
Warm Hearted Cyprus
"We had fun! The house is perfectly
situated for visiting the rest of the island while at the same time
being away from the "hubub" of the coast. The fresh cold air in
the evenings makes the wood fire a cosy focus to sit around. But
the sunny days allowed us to go home with some colour in our cheeks.
We have recovered our energy here and I hope you do the same!
At some point you will fantasize of putting
the cockerel in the oven for Sunday lunch, but please forgive him, he's
just doing his job - even if he is a little arrogant about carrying it
By the way, if you wish to taste the
delights of fish meze go to Zygi.
We made a couple of excursions into the
north and found that the people are just as open and warm hearted as in
the south. Let's hope that the division can be torn down sometime
soon. The island appeared to us to have just one soul.
Claudia, André and Jamie from Berlin"
Restful Christmas holiday with much to do
"We had 10 enjoyable and restful days in
Klonari. Many thanks. We only spent the evenings in the house since there is
a lot to see, and the weather remained good for our entire stay. The only
creativity we managed while we were there was culinary in nature, and we
have left behind quite a lot of herbs, spices and maybe even a bottle of
wine for your next guests.
We had Christmas lunch with your friends at
the restaurant in Parekklisia, which was good fun.
We will definitely recommend the Old Mill House to friends."
Honeymoon and perhaps Wedding Anniversary to come?
"If you want
peace and tranquility, and be reasonably close to a large urban centre,
this is definitely the place.
The Old Mill house is located in the charming village of Kellaki. The
villagers are friendly without being nosey. The location is breathtaking
in the mountains of Cyprus. It brings you back to a time where life
wasn't so fast paced.
The Old Mill house itself is a well modernized old building, clean,
sunny, pleasant, and includes all the amenities needed to make a
We honeymooned there for 2 weeks and we wished we could have stayed
longer. We hope to come back for our 5th wedding anniversary."
English Poetry from a German family!
All the way
Up to little
For a 10-day
weather, countryside and sun,
the beautiful island
We had lots
Pafos, and Nicosia,
We have seen
Limassol and Troodos,
was this fall...
Wir wünschen allen weiteren
Besuchern einen schonen
Aufenthalt auf Zypern
Edwin, Thea, Isabel und Sandra
French time in Cyprus too short: Bien
"Un joli sejour a Chypre. Bien trop court!
Nous avons aime "The Old Mill House" et ses nombreux chats: Le village
is reposant aussi.
Sylvie et Christian Guillet
Matheu et Benjamin."
Beautiful Village House
"A nice house
in a Cypriot village. The environment is beautiful, the house very
well arranged. The only drawback is that driving on the left is not
easy for a French person!"
Newly Weds Poetry - English Poetry from a
French speaking couple!
"The little grey kitten
It sleeps on the stones
Near the entrance of
The Old Mill House
It is so peaceful
I can't help but wonder
If it dreams of birds
And other cat delights
Later it will awaken
Perhaps from the sound
Of a passing vehicle
Maybe her mum is calling
Her to come around
And learn how to hunt for dinner
Instead of begging at the door
Of the Old Mill House
by Nathalie C Orianne
As newly weds, we really enjoyed the
tranquility of the Old Mill House. The villagers and cats were
very friendly, and I couldn't help myself, I had to feed this mother
cat, I nicknames "Baby" and her 3 kittens.
We enjoyed walking around to the golf club,
to Kellaki, and also to Akapnou.
As a vegetarian I'd like to recommend the
"Venetian" restaurant, on the seashore road bewteen Amuthus and Limassol.
The vegetarian Moussaka was out of this world and the owner, Tony, was
very friendly. He makes great food for carnivores too!
Two weeks we stayed and flew by too
quickly. My new hubby and I discussed coming back for a wedding anniversary.
Nathalie and Samer"
Unfaulterable Village Villa
of all I must say what a fantastic time we had staying at the Old Mill
people in the village are really friendly and helpful; the house itself is
everything you need is there, took some great photo’s of some baby swallows
in their nest.
we visited were, Larnaca, Nicosia, Stavravouni Monastery, (great views
from here) “Tomb of the Kings” in Pathos, and Troodos.
And went out on the town so to speak, starting the
night at “The Baytree Restaurant” for a meal, I must say that the meals
and service here are out of this world, so good we decided to go back on
our last night in Cyprus, Harry the owner could not do enough for us,
and it was a pleasure to get to know him, smashing guy.
had a good meze at the “stone cottage” in Parekklisia also very friendly and
a good laugh,
And had a
meal at the cafe in Kellaki, we even got included in the owners 39th
cockerels well you expect that living in a remote village, part of the
experience, all in all we could not fault our holiday at THE OLD MILL HOUSE.
Jacquie and Bill."
The hamlet is delightful and we enjoyed the local people particularly
Marias's old mother and the other old lady who lives next door - her
daughter-in-law gave us homemade goats' cheese.
We did several local walks from the house and others from short drives
into the Troodos. We visited the usual spots, Paphos, Limassol, Larnaca,
Nicosia, and Kyrenia.
We particularly enjoyed walking on the Akamas peninsular. It was a very
pleasant fortnight and we did manage to find some old villages untouched
by tourism and enjoy local food - lamb cooked in wood- burning ovens
which we were taken down to the basement to see.
I hate them all.
Now it is
it has gone away.
I still hate them all.
This week at
the Mill House has certainly flown.
swifts or house martins, how should I know?) still swoop!
I'll miss them all.
by Gloria Curtis April 2007
"Good afternoon Robin,
We enjoyed very much our stay at your place. It was indeed a very quiet
place, far from tourist places and the view is wonderful. It is also a
good place to walk around from without taking the car : The church is
magnificent and plenty of uncored roads make it easy to just wonder
around the countryside. It's a good place with small children.
April is a wonderful time to see the interesting plants in the country
around the Old Mill House.
Your indications to get there are very clear.
We very much appreciated the warm welcome in the form of a bottle of
milk and bread we found when arriving late in the day from the airport!!
The people around are also very welcoming and nice, while discreet.
We tried to visit different places in the mountains. We went to the sea
and enjoyed particularly the Governor's beach. There is a nice walk on
the right of the beaches on the white rocks : a very wild and pleasant
area. We also went to Nicosia and enjoyed particularly the museums."
priced Villa for Rent
Our week in Klonari was very fine. Now that we are
settled in the
downtown of Nicosia we
are even more grateful that we were able to
spend that time in the village. My children
made friends with many cats and we enjoyed feeling part of the small
community that met at the church on
Saturday morning. We are very appreciative of
the opportunity to stay in the Old Mill as with four children hotel
rooms would have been costly and inconvenient.
Best of thanks to you!
The Magic of
Christmas in a Cyprus Village Villa
"We all wanted to say thank you for a wonderful
time at the Old Mill House. The sun shone almost continuously the whole
time we were there, although the weather ranged in temperature from
below freezing (with wind chill) to a respectable 13-15C!! We managed
to see quite a lot of the island - archeological sites and churches in
Lefkosia, Lemesos, Pafos, bit of walking in Troodos - it was magic. We
also all really enjoyed being away from the "touristy" resorts, and the
in the quiet of the mountains - only wished we had packed our mountain
We managed to keep well stocked with food. The
little grocery store in Parakklesia was closed 24th - 26th, but we
stocked up on bits and pieces from stores in the bigger towns when
visiting, and also the local markets! It was great. We mainly cooked
for ourselves, and really appreciated the wide selection you had of pots
and pans, crockery etc. Our one night out to the little Taverna in
Paraklesia saw us returning with enough leftovers to last us 2 days!!!
So much delicious food!!!
Thank you very much, again. We will certainly stay at the Old Mill
House again if we visit Cyprus - and bring our mountain bikes. I will
also refer you to our friends."
Cyprus Village - Comfortable Sleep
arrived home yesterday. We liked it a lot! Since our children are young
we didn't have time for any poetry.... we just went to bed at 9 o'clock
and slept comfortably. We liked the village and the people, it is
indeed a wonderful place."
CyprusVilla - Peace
had a wonderful holiday thank you. The weather was beautiful, area so
quiet & peaceful apart from nature's sounds such as the cockerells,
dogs, birds etc."
Villas for Rent in Cyprus: Marvellous Cyprus Holiday
"We spent a marvellous holiday in Cyprus. The property is really beautiful and the people very friendly. We recommend this location to all people."
Villas for Rent in Cyprus: Wonderful Holiday in the Cyprus Village Villa
"We had a wonderful holiday in your villa, it was very peaceful and quiet. Maria (Village Mayoress) is really an extraordinary person, and the people around very friendly. Our daughter played every evening with Nicolleta, the little girl who lives in front of The Old Mill House.
Thank you very much for all your advice.
Sorry but we are not artists, so we didn't create a poem or painting, but one thing is sure: we left a part of our soul there...
We hope a lot of people will discover this country and The Old Mill House."
Villas for Rent in Cyprus and Cyprus Golf Holidays:
A lovely Cyprus Cottage, unspoilt area of Cyprus, Welcoming Cyprus golf club, Fascinating Wildlife
"Well, what a lovely cottage and as we had hoped found it a fantastic quiet retreat away from all the hubbub of Limassol. Maria (the village mayoress) was wonderful and on arrival she had left goodies in the fridge for us which we were most grateful for. We thought that the house was charming, well equipped and very comfortable and a lot of thought had obviously been put into ensuring that the guests have a good stay. It was lovely being in such an unspoilt area of Cyprus, just our cup of tea! The amazing views can only be seen to be believed. As we returned to the cottage each evening we would park the car en route so we could look at the incredible sunsets over the mountains. We did venture up to Vikla Golf Club where Robin (Robin Houry, manager of Vikla Golf Club) was most welcoming saying we could use the pool anytime on popping a small donation in a pot on the bar. The wild life was fascinating, on returning late one night there was a small hedgehog (with long ears!) waiting for us on the door step. We have taken numerous photos of cats, goats, swallows, hens, lizards and much more. We would definitely consider returning to this wonderful spot. Thanks Robin."
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From our first honeymooners!
"Thank you for very much Robin, we had a perfect stay in Cyprus and in the Old Mill House. I have to say that staying a bit away from the crowded beaches of Larnaca and Limassol, was very rewarding. We spent most of the spare time we had on visiting other small villages in the area and we had two day trips out of the area, going to Paphos the first day and the mountain region of Troodos the other."
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Countryside lovers' comparison to a Gold Star Resort, excellent Cyprus golf holiday
"Having stayed the previous week in an RCI gold star resort we were expecting high standard and yes we had it from The Old Mill House. Nestling in the hills one has to accept that this is a holiday where a car is needed and you need to be a countryside lover. Golf Club excellent, even if you don't play golf: friendly, helpful, and a good pint of beer - mainly Ex Brits."