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Ysyhia: romantic cottage away from it all

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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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 ho...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 on hand should you want help or advice. The cottage is located on a dirt road and has a steep but short concrete driveway leading up to the door. We will book an appropriate car for you locally where you will receive the best service. The bedroom has air conditioning, a standard double bed, two bedside units with reading lights and two wardrobes with interchangeable shelves to accommodate full length hanging when required. French doors open out to the shaded pergola and a view straight out from the bed to the sea. The bathroom has a pebble floor with open-plan shower, a washbasin set into a natural marble surface and a toilet you can flush paper down. There is also a washing machine, iron and ironing board in the lobby between the bathroom and the living room. The kitchen is part of the main living room and is equipped with; fridge-freezer, combi-microwave oven, ceramic hob and twin sinks. Cupboard units above and below the granite worksurface, kettle, toaster and juice extractor. The living room has dining table and chairs, internet access, built-in sofas, CD and DVD player. We also provide a local mobile phone for use during your stay. Ysyhia has its own small private pool with sun-lounging area plus a barbecue and a shaded pergola for outdoor dining. The cottage is cleaned and the linen changed prior to your arrival. We provide bathroom, pool and beach towels. Fresh towels and bed linen are provided weekly. The property is unsuitable for children. There is really good water pressure in the shower etc. and you can flush loo paper down the toilet, you don't have to put it in a bin beside the loo. We recommend that you rent a car and we can help you to arrange this. The cottage is priced per night in Euros. We offer 14 nights for the price of 13 because one week is never enough to enjoy the island as much as you would like to. We take a 25% deposit to secure your booking, the balance becomes due 4 weeks prior to your arrival. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 107925788More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Water Views
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
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1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 29 September 2018

Everything written about Ysyhia in the other reviews is totally accurate and if anything the reality of this place is even better than you might anticipate as a result. It really is the perfect Greek retreat and has certainly set a high bar for us....More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank 154darylw
Resort533708, VR Owner at Ysyhia: romantic cottage away from it all, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Many thanks for your kind words. It's always a pleasure to see people appeciate the cottage. Thanks for your company as well and if it possible for you to return at some point you would be most welcome. Matt

Reviewed 2 September 2018

Well, we just spent 3 more weeks in this wonderful little cottage in front of the sea and as usual, would have loved to stay longer & are already plotting our return! Everything was just as great as we remembered, with all the thought that...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank hayjess
Management response:Responded 5 September 2018

Dear T and J. Many thanks for your review. It's always good to see you and so rewarding when guests take such delight in Ysyhia cottage and this wonderful island of Skopelos. Matt

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

We are back from 10 amazing days spent at this tranquil and beautiful retreat. The exterior gardens, shaded patio and pool were a joy, well done and well maintained and perfect for a couple to get away from it all. The location is very remote...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Hearnybugs
Reviewed 22 May 2018

My husband and I stayed at Ysyhia cottage for two weeks. We had such a lovely peaceful time. The cottage is very well equipped and has a great outside space with breathtaking views across the sea. We enjoyed the many walks and wildlife that the...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank juliecockroft
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This cottage was superb in every respect for us. We loved the beautiful, quiet, serene location overlooking the sea which was so relaxing. The cottage was decorated and finished to a very high standard and had everything that we wanted. The outside pool and eating...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank calderhigh
Management response:Responded 22 May 2018

Dear Martin and Julie. Many thanks for your review, much appreciated. I hope you enjoy your future travels wherever they may be. All the best, Matt

About the Owner
Matthew B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2014
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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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.
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