Enchanting Storybook Cottage Rental near Lamia in Central Greece

Lamia, Central Greece (Greece)
Cottages
1 unit
4 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Barbecue

Inspired by the great Huckleberry Finn novel, this enchanting cottage rental near Lamia, Greece, is built with local timber and river stones, featuring an oversize bay window with a built-in divan, which break down the barriers between the hand-crafted wooden interior and the farm’s exterior space, a bed in a niche which can be separated for privacy by double curtains, a fireplace in the middle of the living area and a suite-like attic. This cottage is set in Central Greece and provides guests with a magical ambiance further enhanced by adjustable lighting, lamps, as well as the black and white photographs of Alex Slade.

The ground floor is furnished with an open plan sitting and bedroom area that includes a divan, a king-size bed, a chest of drawers, and a bathroom with a bathtub. The attic includes another sitting area, a king-size bed, a chest of drawers as well, and additionally, bookshelves, which provide guests with plenty of reading to enjoy throughout their stay. The cottage is also equipped with a cable television with a DVD player, Wi-Fi, a hi-fi system, a fireplace and autonomous heating in each area.

The cottage is also furnished with a kitchenette including a filter coffee maker, an espresso machine, a mini bar fridge. To make life a little bit easier for guests, the host has kindly stocked the kitchen with a few essential such as espresso and filter coffee, tea, both white and brown sugar and evaporated milk. The host has also provided guests with a hair dryer, face and bath towels, and face, body liquid soap and shampoo for the bathroom.

Extra amenities around the glamping cottage include sheets, duvets, fur bed covers, outdoor blankets, firelighters, tealight candles, hiking sticks, umbrellas and a torch, which all add together to provide a luxury stay for all guests.

Outside of the accommodation guests will find a sun deck which has been furnished with a chaise lounge, garden seats and benches, a barbecue, and charcoal, firewood, a picnic table that can seat up to six people and finally a parking space. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Telephone
  • Bathtub
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • King-size bed
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Sink
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen-size bed
  • Double bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Freezer
  • Deck/Patio
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Dining room
  • Linens
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Fireplace
  • Toiletries
  • Television
  • Tea kettle
  • BR/DVD player

Certain aspects of the farm, such as the organic garden, the pond with its dam and wooden bridge, the rock garden full of herbs, the tree house, the stone fountain and the natural spring fed by water from a mountain peak deep in the national park, help create a truly idyllic setting that is far from a commonplace.

There is a chapel on site with a bell tower, which looks like it has been lifted from an Alpine slope. There is also a tavern, where guests can enjoy meals, snacks, and drinks or play games beside the wood burning stove. The stable has a traditional wooden facade reminiscent of Normandy and a hayloft full of authentic ethnic memorabilia.

Guests will also find a charming rabbit hutch, a tractor shed, a stone built pen and drinking trough for the sheep and goats, a poultry house, and a pond for the ducks, geese, turkeys, chickens and guinea fowl that roam freely, which all serve to confirm this glamping farm's credentials as a genuine working farm.

The most prominent landmark on this glamping site is the log built observation tower, which is 20 meters high. The tower affords an amazing 360 degree view that takes in not only four of central Greece’s most stunning peaks (Mt. Kallidromo, Mt. Othrys, Mt. Oiti and Mt. Giona) but also the sea. Guests can use the telescope to zoom in on points of interest in the surrounding countryside or stargaze to the rustling of leaves, the gurgling of streams and other sounds of the forest.

The farm is completed by impressive stands of trees; tall poplars and characteristic local species such as arbutus, tilia, circis as well as acacia, plane, oak and willow. Depending on the season, guests will be able to savor freshly picked mirabelles, sour cherries, hazelnuts, sweet cherries, plums, apples, quinces, chestnuts, and walnuts.

Kids will also love the outdoor play area with swings, slides, and a playhouse.

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Guest Services

  • Sports equipment storage

Visits to the farm animals that are accompanied by a staff member are available to guests and can be booking upon arrival. There are also farm chores available for those guests who are interested in learning but must be arranged with the host, prior to arrival. Guests can request a baby cot prior to arrival.

There is a cleaning service, a change of towels every two days, and bed sheets and linen are changed every four days.

Breakfast is included in the price, however, lunch, dinner, delicatessen platters, picnic baskets have to be ordered upon booking at an extra cost. There is also an onsite lodge that is equipped with a wood stove, a hi-fi system, a full dinner set and plenty of board games, but arrangement of access to this lodge has to be made upon booking and also contains an additional cost.

Guests will be provided with maps of the areas for them to explore the surrounding areas. Read More

Location + Surroundings

The farm is located at an altitude of 1,010 meters, just outside the charming village of Pavliani, which marks the entrance to Oiti National Park, Greece. Lying some 235 kilometers from Athens, Pavliani is actually comprised of two villages, Kato or Nea Pavliani and Pano Pavliani which are two kilometers apart. It provides an ideal base for exploring the national park and engaging in a host of outdoor activities that will better acquaint guests with the area’s remarkable natural and cultural heritage. Though majestic in its rugged splendor, Mt. Oiti is easily accessible, in fact, the locals say the entire mountain can be walked from end to end, which is an idea for a rewarding hike. Read More

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Winter sports
  • Climbing

Guests will be able to enjoy the striking contrasts and spectacular landscapes, home to two of the country’s oldest national parks and highest mountains, serene lakes, a diverse array of rivers and a picturesque coastline, and be educated in the fascinating Fthiotida and Fokida in central Greece, comprise a harmonious mosaic of stunning vistas, quaint villages and historical monuments that stand as testament to Greece’s glorious but turbulent past.

This is a place of outstanding natural beauty where traditions and customs remain very much alive. A place where guests have the unique opportunity to directly experience the wealth of cultural heritage the area has to offer, against a backdrop of incomparable scenery.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 02:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • As long as you cancel at least 30 days before check-in, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • If you cancel within 30 days of check-in, the host does not offer a refund.
  • If you cancel after check-in, any refund will be at the host's discretion.
  • Refund does not include Glamping Hub service fee.
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Additional Information

Guests are more than welcome to bring their pets along.

Each accommodation has taps with clean drinking water for guests, and there is call service throughout the glamping site.

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