Portokali Cottage

Authentic and Original Charm

Portokali Cottage is a quintessentially Greek rural house. It was built into the hillside over a hundred years ago as a traditional home providing a first floor for its owners and a ground floor (a katoi) for the owners’ animals. The building materials were obtained locally – locally quarried stone made the strong and characterful walls whilst Cypress trees were cut by hand from the forested valley below to provide the solid and abundant ceiling beams both downstairs and upstairs. The cottage has been sympathetically and tastefully renovated during the last 20 years; great care has been taken to retain the original features and character. Calm Mediterranean blues and greens alongside the original stone and cypress wood provide an aura of tranquillity. Throughout the house there are pieces of antique furniture which add charm and ensure that this is a home away from home rather than a holiday house.

The open plan ground floor is partly carved out of the rock foundation so remains comfortably cool in the summer whilst retaining warmth in the cooler months. The wooden ceiling provides a wonderful scent of pine. The ground floor consists of a comfortable sitting area, a dining area and a very well-equipped kitchen.

There is a sitting area with a sofa and television with satellite receiver.
There is also a dining area and a well equiped kitchen.
A spiral staircase leads to a spacious upstairs landing.

For many, one of the joys of a holiday in Greece, is the fact that it is easy and reasonable to eat out.

However, for those wishing to self cater, the well equipped kitchen is easy to work in. The equipment includes, a full sized  cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher, toaster and kettle.

Additionally, there are sufficient utensils, cutlery and crockery to prepare full family meals if required.

Upstairs is reached by a bespoke spiral staircase. Here the cypress ceilings are high which gives a light and spacious feel.

Two bedrooms and a bathroom are reached via the landing; both bedrooms are light and airy with two windows and high ceilings.

The double bedroom looks directly onto the stone pool terrace and towards Dafnoudi valley.

The twin bedroom has an exterior door which opens onto a shaded terrace with views towards the  Paliki peninsula.

Both bedrooms have  air conditioning units which can also blow warm air in the cooler months.

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