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Callistemon Tree Aghia Triada | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Web Ref: 2303 | Sleeps 6
Sea views, large grounds and close to a small village taverna
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Callistemon Tree 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Air Conditioning | WiFi | Beach 3.5km |Taverna 1km | Sleeps 6
Surrounded by abundant vegetation, countless vineyards and olive tree plantations, this lovely property enjoys a delightful rural setting and gorgeous sweeping views to the sparkling Cretan Sea. The yellow house façade is in perfect contrast to the backdrop of lush foliage that carpets the surrounding hillsides while the spacious landscaped grounds have olive, palm and fir trees providing plenty of shady hideaways in which to kick back and relax.
Fringing the sunny pool terrace, the spiky red blooms of the callistemon tree, often called the bottlebrush, provided inspiration for the house name (a good choice of name we think, as Villa Bottlebrush just does not sound right!) whilst the barbecue and wood-fired oven are bordered by attractive stone and grassed dining areas.
Spreading over three levels, the house interior is modern, bright and very well appointed. On the ground floor, comfortable leather sofas adorn the inviting living area from where there is access both to the pool terrace and onto a large, semi-circular balcony that makes another wonderful spot from which to admire the always spectacular panorama. A twin bedroom shares the same views from its private balcony, and on the first floor a double and twin bedroom each enjoy their own private balcony to relax and soak up the scenery.
Nearby Aghia Triada village (1km) is an interesting place to wander through; simple whitewashed houses rub shoulders with semi-crumbling edifices from another era, and there is a taverna and a kafenion. Adele (1.8km) is a larger village with a small mini-market and a couple of tavernas, whose winding road leads down to the Platanies beach (3.5km). A sweeping coastline stretching 13km consists of a series of sandy beaches intersected by fields of bamboo swaying in the breeze.
Radiating out from the historic harbour of Rethymnon Town (10km) are a wealth of atmospheric cobbled streets full of all sorts of spice, lace, art, clothes, shoe and food shops. The general prefecture of Rethymnon stretches for miles up to the mountains and you will find it is part of the famous E4 Pan-European walking trail. This extensive pathway, created by the Ramblers Association, covers over 10,000km from Tarifa in Spain to eastern Cyprus and passes through some of Europe’s most scenic, unspoilt areas. For hikers and ramblers or beach lovers, Callistemon Tree is an excellent base to explore the dramatic Cretan countryside and mountains.