Holiday home in pretty village near the sea

Cyprus - Mersin 10, Northern Cyprus - Girne Kyrenia

Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Sue and Patrick
Sue and Patrick
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Front of house with front terrace
Front of house with front terrace
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Door to garden from Mulberry lane
Door to garden from Mulberry lane
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Sitting room. log burner. TV. Inverter aircon.
Sitting room. log burner. TV. Inverter aircon.
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Sitting room with log burner
Sitting room with log burner
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Kitchen dining area.Stairs to upper hall
Kitchen dining area.Stairs to upper hall
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Kitchen cooker and sink area.
Kitchen cooker and sink area.
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Main bedroom.
Main bedroom.
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Main bedroom with door to rear terrace
Main bedroom with door to rear terrace
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Upstairs shower wet room
Upstairs shower wet room
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Downstairs shower room
Downstairs shower room
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Studio bedroom
Studio bedroom
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Study/ 3rd Bedroom
Study/ 3rd Bedroom
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Covered rear terrace. Enclosed in winter
Covered rear terrace. Enclosed in winter
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Front Terrace towards St Hilarion Castle
Front Terrace towards St Hilarion Castle
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Front Terrace towards Church
Front Terrace towards Church
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Roof view east towards St Hilarion Crusader Castle
Roof view east towards St Hilarion Crusader Castle
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,view north towards Turkey
View north towards Turkey
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Roof terrace seating area
Roof terrace seating area
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Garden
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Garden dining table
Garden dining table
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Steps from garden to rear terrace
Steps from garden to rear terrace
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,frontage of Levant restaurant next door
Frontage of Levant restaurant next door
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Coffee shop across road
Coffee shop across road
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Salamis Roman ruins near Famagusta
Salamis Roman ruins near Famagusta
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Kyrenia Harbour
Kyrenia Harbour
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,The Great Inn (Buyuk Han) Nicosia
The Great Inn (Buyuk Han) Nicosia
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Bellapais Abbey ruins
Bellapais Abbey ruins
Home exchange in,Cyprus,Girne Kyrenia,Kantara Crusader Castle ruins.
Kantara Crusader Castle ruins.
  • Sleeping capacity5
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Pet Care Needed

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Use of Personal Car is preferred

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Jun 17, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023 Scotland, UK | Lake District National Park, United Kingdom | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Our holiday home is in Turkish Northern Cyprus. It is an old cottage in a pretty mountain village with steep narrow lanes, restored old houses and spectacular views down to the sea 10 minutes drive away. The village has all basic amenities with a pub, coffee shop, a local bar and a good restaurant all close to the house. Our house, which is mainly a traditional stone built cottage is in the centre of the village, overlooking the main square with its attractive Greek Orthodox church.The house has a King size bed in main bedroom with hot & cold Air-

con.and a single bedded room upstairs also with H & C air-con. This room can take an available 2nd bed and functions as my studio. A further single bedded room downstairs, with h & c air-con is normally Patrick's study. We would really therefore classify it as a house for 4/5 people, with 2 shower rooms. Additionally the lounge downstairs has a modern double bed settee as well as TV and H&C aircon. All the aircons are modern inverter types.
The house is equipped with internet through 2 separate password protected routers. The 2 TV's both have Amazon Firesticks.
The upstairs rooms open out onto 2 fully furnished and covered sun terraces. The one at the front of the house faces North to the sea and the one to the rear faces South towards the mountains overlooking the garden and can be completely enclosed in winter. The garden has a nice mix of plants and is shaded by a white mulberry tree.
A spiral staircase on the front terrace leads to the roof terrace with garden furniture and spectacular views all round. It is set up for outdoor dining and has sun umbrellas.


House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Furnished with Antiques
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Private parking
  • Terrace / Patio


  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)


  • Babysitter available


  • Small Town or Village
  • Rural
  • Mountains


Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our house is in the middle of a small mountain village with spectacular views down to the sea and to the Crusader castle of St Hilarion in the mountains above. The village has good pub, coffee shop, bar and a restaurant all within a few yards. Many good walks radiate from the village. The sea with a wide choice of beaches is some 15 minutes away, as are supermarkets, shops and restaurants. Kyrenia ( Girne) is about 15 minutes by car with its lovely harbour and Venetian castle. Bellapais Abbey is a must see, about 20 minutes by car. It

hosts a number of cultural events at various times of the year.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Cultural Events
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving / Surfing
  • Windsurfing


  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Popular Monuments

Transport Nearby

  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket


Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Levant Restaurant close by in the village has excellent cuisine with wonderful views from its terrace and a bar.
The Crows Nest pub about 100 m away is the social hub of the village serving good simple food, and on Friday nights its superb fish and chips. At the further end of the village, some 10 mins walk away is the Treasure Restaurant in the old village school buildings with spectacular views from its outdoor terrace.

The Coffee shop across the road from our house has excellent home made cakes and a choice of ice creams.
Fine collection of icons in the church which can be viewed on Sunday mornings. Numerous mountain Hiking trails from our doorstep. Head out onto the mountain tracks which go for miles for leisurely rambles or serious hiking, Or short walks just around the village which is on many levels on the mountainside and very picturesque

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We live in a village with restaurants, coffee shop and bars all within walking distance. We prefer not to have to drive after dark, so are looking for exchanges where we can walk to places to eat in the evening.
Our house is an old property with many levels and lots of steps. It is also furnished with antiques. We don't believe that under those circumstances it is safe or suitable for very small children.
We have 3 garden cats who do not come in the house. If you can feed them that is preferable otherwise a neighbour can feed them in the afternoon which will require access to the garden. In dry weather we would be grateful if you would water the flower pots and small garden generally. Again we can arrange for a neighbour to do this alongside the cats if you prefer.


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Pet Care Needed
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Use of Personal Car

  • Use of Personal Car is preferred

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange

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