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Ouranos Raches (Skopelos Town) | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Web Ref: 3458 | Sleeps 2 - 4
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Ouranos 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | A/C | WiFi | Tavernas 2km | Beach 2km | Small Party Rate | TRANSFERS INCLUDED | Sleeps 2 - 4
Just 3km from Skopelos Town, fringed by the verdant wooded hillsides of Raches, this impressive stone-fronted property offers space, comfort, excellent privacy and panoramic 180° views across the valley to Glysteri Beach and the sea.
A picturesque haven of tranquillity and a lovely choice for one/two couples or a family with older children, Ouranos comprises two individual, self-contained buildings just a few steps apart from each other across an entrance courtyard.
Recently refurbished, the elegantly decorated interior boasts an harmonious combination of modern touches alongside traditional Skopiot styling and architectural features. Exposed stonework, varnished floorboards, a handcrafted wood-beamed ceiling and an ornamental fireplace in the bedroom are all classic examples of the age-old craftsmanship so treasured on this island.
Generously proportioned both inside and out, guests will find no shortage of space in which to relax.
The living accommodation throughout is welcoming and airy; completely self-contained, the studio has a kitchenette, sitting area, an en suite shower room and the option of preparing the sleeping area as a twin or double. In the main house the ground floor is attractively split over two levels with access directly out to the sunny pool terrace while the entire first floor is given over to bedroom space plus a large balcony.
To one side, the impressive covered barbecue/dining area is a particular highlight superbly suited to al fresco summer living. Wide sun terracing fringes the pool providing not just an invitation to indolence but also the ideal vantage point for admiring those ‘wow’ views across to the west coast of Alonissos silhouetted against the horizon.
While secluded and serene, Ouranos is only a few kilometres’ drive from several beaches and all amenities including the many excellent restaurants of Skopelos Town. The nearest beach, Glysteri, is a keyhole-shaped pebble bay about a 15 minute drive from the house (or a short ride round the headland on the seasonal sea-taxi from Skopelos Town) and where, reputedly, the sea water is much less salty than normal due to the abundance of underwater springs! The sandy beach of Limnonari is a 25 minute drive where you will find two tavernas and incredible views as well as a separate swimming pool on the shore’s edge.
Please note: *The twin beds in the studio can be prepared as a double on request – please ask at time of booking.