Cozy Fairytale Vacation Rental on Farm near Lamia in Central Greece

Lamia, Central Greece (Greece)

Cozy Fairytale Vacation Rental on Farm near Lamia in Central Greece

Log Cabins
1 unit
6 guest capacity

Verified host

  • Phone, email and address confirmed

Accommodation Description

  • Kid-friendly
  • Barbecue
With a living area cozily arranged around the fireplace, this vacation rental near Lamia, Greece, is bathed in light streaming in from the windows, offering a sweeping view of the alpine landscape, a bedroom with wall to wall bed and a vertical ladder leading to a secret loft bed, a kitchen on one side of the gallery that opens onto the farm’s most beautiful veranda and an attic that looks like something straight out of the most magical fairytale ever.

This glamping cottage has a double-size bed in a separate bedroom with a ladder leading to a child’s single bed. It also has an attic, this time with two double beds, as well as a kitchen, a bathroom with shower, and a fireplace. The back door of the cottage opens onto a spacious wooden outdoor deck, which is fully equipped situated roughly in the center of the farm. Here, a vine covered pergola provides guests with ample shade, making the deck area ideal for relaxation, reading and barbecues.

The cottage is also furnished with a full kitchen including a filter coffee maker, an espresso machine, a SMEG fridge/freezer, a mini electric cooker with an oven, all crockery, utensils and cutlery, and a full dinnerware set. As well as this, the kitchen contains electrical appliances, a cooker hood, paper towels and washing up liquid. 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, evaporated milk, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.

The host has also provided guests with a hair dryer, face and bath towels, and face and body liquid soap 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 a parking space.

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Cell service
  • Telephone
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • King-size bed
  • Running water
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen-size bed
  • Double bed
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Dining room
  • Heating
  • Deck/Patio
  • Toiletries
  • Television
  • Linens and pillows
  • Tea kettle
  • BR/DVD player
  • Cooking basics
  • Bathtub
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Fireplace
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.

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.

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.

Activities

General activities
  • Swimming
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Wildlife watching
Adventures and sports
  • 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: 2:00 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

Thirty

You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 30 days prior to check in.

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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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