“A beautiful, bijou, British-run B&B in a tranquil village a couple of miles from the coast”
There are only 2 rooms - one double and one twin - so you won't be bewildered by choice. In fact, you'll be lucky if either is available, given how popular it is. Both have white walls, stone floors, pretty bedside lamps, a few framed prints, ceiling fan and A/C, an ensuite shower room and French windows onto their own shady terrace. From there it's just a few steps to the pool terrace, so there's not a huge amount of privacy; but there are plenty of shady spots to relax with a book.
The double room is the smaller of the two, its antique iron half-tester bed (1.5m / 5' wide) lending a more traditional feel, echoed in an old paraffin lamp and pretty floral tiles above the washbasin. The other room is slightly larger but sparer in its decor, with white-painted ceiling beams. Its twin beds can also be made up as a wider double bed, which in our mind makes this room preferable for a couple.
Get in early and you could book them both - a perfect set-up for a family of 4 (see Kids for more info). Between the two rooms is a small utility room - see Essentials.
Elsa serves what by all accounts is one of the most delicious homemade breakfasts imaginable (sadly we didn't get to try it on our brief visit). Expect freshly cut fruit salad, local yoghurt and honey, good crunchy muesli, homemade jams on tasty brown bread - and, if that's not enough, cooked options as well. Sitting under the palm tree as the sun warms the patio tiles, it's a perfect start to another lazy day.
For dinner, head out to one of the local restaurants. Within walking distance, in Maroni's old school yard, is a simple taverna serving authentic Cypriot fare; a little further is Limonokipos, whose Thursday kleftiko (oven-baked lamb) is legendary. On the seafront at Zygi (2km) you'll find a wide array of fish taverns, some more touristy than others; and there are more options in Psematismenos (2km) and Tochni (6km). In any case, you can be sure that Elsa will point you in the right direction.
This is a great spot for children of all ages, with a friendly, homely atmosphere and a useful little kitchenette for guests' use. You're safe, quiet, a 2 minute drive to sandy beaches, and close to a charming Camel Park and equidistant to the whole of the Island for exploring.
Children (4-12 years)
Take both rooms for a family of 4 (1 double, 1 twin), and then you don't have to worry about disturbing other guests either (though, of course, it is Clive and Elsa's home too). Or, for a couple with 1 young child, you can squeeze an extra child's bed or cot into the twin room (free of charge).
There are games and DVDs for you to borrow, and a TV on the terrace for alfresco viewing (plus TV/DVD players in both bedrooms).
Parents of toddlers should be aware that the pool is not fenced off at all.