Close
 
01954 261 431 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5:30pm | Sat 9:30am - 1pm)

  Booking & Availability

Click on Price to book.
Prices are per property, not per person.

Click for October 2016
Tue 04 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 11 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 18 Sleeps up to 4
Click for April 2017
Tue 25 Sleeps up to 4
Click for May 2017
Tue 02 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 09 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 16 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 23 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 30 Sleeps up to 4
Click for June 2017
Tue 06 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 13 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 20 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 27 Sleeps up to 4
Click for July 2017
Tue 04 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 11 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 18 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 25 Sleeps up to 4
Click for August 2017
Tue 01 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 08 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 15 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 22 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 29 Sleeps up to 4
Click for September 2017
Tue 05 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 12 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 19 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 26 Sleeps up to 4
Click for October 2017
Tue 03 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 10 Sleeps up to 4
Tue 17 Sleeps up to 4
Click here for 2018
Airports nearby Times are approximate
Chania 45 mins Drive
Heraklion 1hrs 45 mins Drive
Search For flights

Towns nearby Times are approximate
Chania 35 mins Drive
Rethimnon 50 mins Drive
Spili 1hrs 10 mins Drive
Heraklion 2hrs 10 mins Drive

Beaches nearby Times are approximate
Almyrida Beach 10 mins Drive
Kalives 15 mins Drive
Kalami Beach 20 mins Drive
Frangokestelo 1hrs 35 mins Drive


  Click for...


HOME | Greece Holidays | Villas in Crete | Villa Grapevine Cottage

Grapevine Cottage     Gavalohori  Chania / Apokoronas / Vamos   |   2 Bedrooms   |   2 Bathrooms   |   Web Ref: 3301  |   Sleeps 4
View images for Grapevine Cottage
View Grapevine Cottage property images
View Grapevine Cottage property images
View Grapevine Cottage property images
View Grapevine Cottage property images
View Grapevine Cottage property images
21 more
images

Walking distance to shops and tavernas, a timeless cottage in a traditional village setting

The Bretons commented...
"Couldn't recommend this cottage highly enough. Perfect location in small bustling village but withi..."  view more.

Things to do nearby
Add your Villa review

Grapevine Cottage   2 Bedrooms   |   2 Bathrooms   |   AC | WiFi | Village House | Beach 4km | Taverna 600m   |   Sleeps 4

  • Ground Floor: Open plan living/dining room (A/C, TV, DVD, WiFi). Kitchen (oven, microwave). Twin bedroom (A/C) with doors to terrace. Bathroom (washing machine).
  • First Floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with small en suite wet room (WC, basin, shower)
  • Outside: In built barbecue. Shaded and open terraces. Private parking.
  • Crescent-shaped private swimming pool (5m x 4m).


Originally an old farmhouse and stables, Grapevine Cottage has an authenticity that resonates from its wooden rafters inside, to the ancient threshing circle outside, which still dominates the terraces in the shape of the semi-circular swimming pool. An interwoven latticework of grapes offering shade above the cloistered courtyard gives this charming cottage its name and lends an enduringly peaceful ambience

View images for Grapevine Cottage

In refurbishing his property Panayiotis, Grapevine's charasmtic owner, has artfully preserved the essence of a traditional village house, creating an air of almost monastic simplicity whilst at the same time esuring that modern appliances and homely creature comforts are equally well catered for.

An ancient domed doorway set in a plain whitewashed exterior belies the many layers of this exceptionally well preserved property. Off the central courtyard are two separate buildings and in front, through two archways, a lower terrace offers the swimming pool, whilst to one side sits the barbecue and ancient kiln and on the other a well complete with bucket!

A magnificent plane tree stands guard towards the back of the lower terrace, with a wall encircling the entire outdoors patios. A solid exterior staircase leads to the upper terrace offering wonderful views of the Apokoronas Mountains and its villages scattered here and there as the countryside tumbles down to the sea.

The two storey main house on the left of the courtyard has green wooden shutters and thick granite walls, the front door opening into the main living/dining area with aromatic wooden beams giving the traditional farmhouse kitchen a timeless appeal. An old Singer sewing machine, a pestle and mortar, and a heavy Victorian iron all indicate the slower pace of life that Panayiotis ancestors lived by. The double bedroom has doors opening onto the terrace leading to the swimming pool. On the first floor, the open plan vestibule has elegant wrought iron railings from which to view the floor below and a twin bedroom overlooks the courtyard.

Gavalohori is a large old village, located on Cape Drapanos in the Vamos municipality of the Apokoronas region. Surrounded by hamlets and settlements that stretch up to the Lefki Mountains, it has the added advantage of Almyrida (4km) and its two large beaches and beachfront tavernas a 10 minute drive away. In the village, several family run tavernas offer tasty Cretan dishes, with shops, two cafes, a pastry shop with cafe bar, the village school, bakery, three grocery stores and a handicrafts shop all creating a traditional way of life.

Famed for the Gavaliana wells still standing on the outskirts of the village, the local villagers are proud of their ancestry. The ancient churches of Panagia and Agios Sergios, an eighteenth century olive oil press, a folklore museum and a cottage industry of embroideries and lace-making; all contribute to keeping their unique heritage alive. This matchless and fascinating island's charms are all encapsulated in this little slice of heaven!

Please note: the second building visible to the left in some of these accompanying photos is not in use.


Booking & Availability: Select a Month (right) to view Availability and click on a price to Book Online.