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Ysyhia: romantic cottage away from it all

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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Glossa, Skopelos, Sporades
Ysyhia is modern, bright and airy. It has a private pool that is the perfect size for flopping about in.
The kitchen is well-equipped without being full of clutter and you will likely be offered fresh eggs or vegetables from our garden depending upon availability.
It is far enough from civilisation to be astonishingly quiet and restful yet close enough to be convenient for shops, beaches and eating out. And of course the view is stunning, with no light pollution, the night sky is bursting with stars. No other buildings can be seen from the cottage and none overlook it. Our house is up the hill from the cottage on the same 1½ acre plot. Each house has its own private access and a fence separates the “farm” from the cottage and its garden. A grove of olive and almond trees provide each house with total privacy from one another but we are...
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About the Owner, Matthew B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 25 days ago
Listed since : May 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 12 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
At the start of the season we will reserve a car for you at our local car rental firm who will be able to provide you with the best service locally. In the few weeks before your arrival we will be in touch to find out your flight details and to advise you of the most appropriate sailings. When you arrive at the Port of Glossa we will be there waiting with your rental car to show you the way to the cottage and we will call in at a supermarket and a bakery on the way. At the cottage there is a local guide book which we update every year as well as a selection of local maps. We’re more than willing to help with suggestions about places to go and things to do, the best places to eat and drink and where you can buy anything you weren't able to f
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Thornbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

If you are reading this, I guess you are thinking of visiting Skopelos and staying at Ysyhia, take my advice- book it right now!! I promise you won't be disappointed! We have just returned from a wonderful week at Ysyhia and can vouch that all the reviews I read before going are completely true and accurate! The views from the...

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Thank you so much for this! It was an absolute joy for both of us to witness your happiness here; so happy! so chilled! so excited to share your discoveries! If we were the cherries, then you were the candles! Looking forward to next time!


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Reviewed 23 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This was our third visit to our favourite cottage in this wonderful island destination and since we have already booked our fourth visit for next year, no doubt that says it all! (see my previous review) We love this place! The cottage, which is very carefully maintained & spotlessly clean, is just perfect for two, with its beautiful setting &...

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Thank you so much! It has been wonderful for us to have you back each year - a great way to keep us on our toes! Every year we have tried to make little improvements which we hope you will notice and be pleased with. The challenge is becoming more difficult now but we have all winter to dream up...


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Reviewed 1 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Just returned home from our second stay at the most amazing Ysyhia cottage. (Read my review from May 2016) Don't know what else I can add----- Perfect, beautiful, tranquil, private. Hosts Sarah and Matt are superb hosts and have done everything to make one's stay the best it can be. They give you complete privacy but are just a phone...

Management response:

Oh thank you so much! It is always such a treat to have you two here. We hope your forthcoming relocation is smooth and painless and that you will soon be able to return to tell us all ablout it.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    1 Shower
    1 Full
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1 Apr 2018 -
30 Apr 2018
Spring 2018
3 nights
1 May 2018 -
14 Jun 2018
Early Summer 2018
7 nights
15 Jun 2018 -
30 Aug 2018
Mid Summer 2018
7 nights
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About the neighbourhood
Ysyhia is the Greek word for tranquility. We chose this name for our cottage because it was the exclamation most frequently used by our builders when they took a well-earned rest during its construction. It would be wrong to describe Glossa, a traditional hillside village of some 900 souls, just over 1km away, as hectic or noise-some, but by comparison, it is. There is more traffic on the sea, 200m below the cottage, than there is on the dirt road that leads to its door and you are more likely to hear the voices of fishermen in their boats than a passing car. You are also likely to hear a dog or a cockerel, but not much else. The cottage is set in olive and almond groves and looks out across the sea towards Evvia. No other buildings nor sig
Getting around
Ysyhia's remote location means that there is no public transport to hand. There is a bus the other side of Glossa village and it will take about 45 minutes to reach the bus stop from the cottage on foot. Alternatively you can take taxis but we strongly recommend a rental car and we are very happy to book this for you.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Skiathos: 12.0 km
Railway: Volos: 98.0 km
Ferry: Glossa: 8.0 km
Most of our guests come from Britain and take a charter flight directly to Skiathos airport and then a scheduled sailing from the Port of Skiathos to the Port of Glossa. If however you are coming a different route, perhaps via Athens, Thessaloniki or Volos, we can help to advise you of the easiest way to reach us. You will find that you have a far greater selection of routes if you do not try to bring a car with you.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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