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Old Wine Store - romantic stone cottage with great sea views

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
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20% Early Bird Discount on all remaining 2019 dates when you book before April! Sitting at the edge of charming Glossa village this romantic cottage for two has been lovingly restored from an old stone-built wine store. The thick walls give the cottage a serene and timeless atmosphere, while also keeping it cool in summer and homely in winter. The high ceiling and upper-level windows make it feel spacious yet cosy. There are three outside spaces for guests to use - the south-facing 'sun terrace' comes with two sun loungers, shade umbrella and a small table, providing the ideal place to relax with a drink and a book to soak up the sun and beautiful views of the Aegean and the islands. The terrace is sheltered by an orange tree on one side and living wall on the other, and butts up again...20% Early Bird Discount on all remaining 2019 dates when you book before April! Sitting at the edge of charming Glossa village this romantic cottage for two has been lovingly restored from an old stone-built wine store. The thick walls give the cottage a serene and timeless atmosphere, while also keeping it cool in summer and homely in winter. The high ceiling and upper-level windows make it feel spacious yet cosy. There are three outside spaces for guests to use - the south-facing 'sun terrace' comes with two sun loungers, shade umbrella and a small table, providing the ideal place to relax with a drink and a book to soak up the sun and beautiful views of the Aegean and the islands. The terrace is sheltered by an orange tree on one side and living wall on the other, and butts up against the roof of a workshop, so it feels private and secluded. The 'sunset terrace' is a few steps below with sweeping sea views including of the sunsets and is also furnished with sun loungers and a table and chairs for dining. The 'breakfast terrace' is the east-facing patio area outside the entrance to the cottage. Here a small dining table and chairs provides the ideal location for an alfresco breakfast. A trellis with passion flowers and other vines makes the area feel private. The cottage consists of a ground floor with kitchenette area, (you'll find two hobs, a fridge, kettle, toaster, French press, pots and pans and all the utensils you'll need for self-catering) with a sink that overlooks the sea - meaning no more leaving the washing up till later! The open-plan living area contains a small pull-down sofa (large enough for one adult), a round table and chairs for two, with a vintage bureau and shelves under the wooden stairs that lead to a mezzanine sleeping platform. Here the bedroom's charm is its little window next to the bed that looks directly over the sea - what a way to start the day! There's an inbuilt wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside table. A high open ceiling above makes the sleeping platform feel spacious. Under the platform leading off from the kitchen is the bathroom with walk-in shower, WC and washbasin. The Old Wine Store is perfect for a couple, being open-plan, rustic and cosy. It's one of a cluster of three holiday cottages on the same property which are all within hailing distance of each other making it great for couples who want their own space while on a family holiday, and this is how many of our returning guests use it. Located at the edge of Glossa, the Old Wine Store is in a peaceful location yet is within a 10-minute walk to the village's amenities, which includes shops, tavernas, bars, cafes and bakeries, bus links and taxis, and is just a (lovely, off-road, but steep) 25-minute walk from the beach. There are also some beautiful quiet beaches nearby, and country walks through olive groves and pine forest on your doorstep, with masses of wild flowers, especially in spring and autumn. The nearest port is Loutraki, just below the village of Glossa. When you arrive in Loutraki, we will arrange for a taxi to bring you to about 100 metres from the cottage where we will meet you. Beyond this there is a small concrete road which is easy to navigate with wheeled suitcases. You can bring a car to about 100 metres from the cottage for unloading shopping and beach equipment and so on. There is ample free parking within 10 minutes walk and space for a motorbike at the property. The main route through the village is reasonably level, but getting to the property involves a few steps and you will certainly encounter steps and slopes when exploring this hillside village! All bedding and towels - including beach towels - are provided. We arrange linen change and cleaning once a week and more on request - just ask! You can select from our library of books, DVDs and music collection stored in our office close by. Equipment includes: Kitchen area: Fridge, cooker, sink, shelves and work surface space, dresser, spot lighting. Sitting room area: Satellite TV with range of film, sports and news channels with integral DVD/CD player, pull-down single sofa bed, dining table and chairs, storage shelves with information, masks and snorkels and a writing desk under an open staircase. Bedroom: Fan, bed and bedside table, dressing table/ chest of drawers and mirror, wardrobe rail. Bathroom: Shower, WC, wash basin and plenty of shelf space for toiletries. More
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About the Owner
Ella W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2011
Interaction with guests
We are a family-run business. Jo and Roger live onsite and Ella their eldest daughter handles bookings online. We arrange for a taxi to pick you up from your ferry and bring you up to the village. Either Jo or Roger will meet you and show you around the cottage. We are always available to answer any questions, phone a taxi, or print a ticket! Our home and office are on the same property. Otherwise we find our guests like their peace and privacy and we like to respect that. We have a small library of books and DVDs for you to come and borrow.
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

You could sleep in a tent anywhere in Glossa and still be blown away by the place. The Old Wine Store, however, is the cherry on the metaphorical cake. For an intimate, peaceful and spellbinding Greek getaway you need look no further. Boasting two secluded...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank TessaPullen
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Glossa. Lovely, friendly village. Restaurants, small supermarkets, lovely, practical gift shops, chemist, in fact everything you need to survive! We ate at 3 restaurants, Plateia, Agnati and the open cafe Plaza to Louki. All catered for what we wanted, fun, posh and cheap! in that...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank john f
Management response:Responded 27 July 2017

Thanks John and Dawn! Glad you had a great time - sounds like you explored the village and area thoroughly! You're welcome back anytime! :-)

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Booked this as part of our honeymoon as love Mama Mia and wanted to see the church! Roger and Jo were very helpful and friendly and we were encouraged to knock on their door if we needed anything. Ella provided excellant communication via e-mail with...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank suzisue70
Management response:Responded 8 July 2017

Thanks so much for your review! It was great to be part of your special honeymoon trip and we'd be very happy to welcome you back any time!

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North West
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

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Date of stay: April 2017
Management response:Responded 20 May 2017

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Peterborough, United Kingdom
2012
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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Date of stay: July 2016
Management response:Responded 28 July 2016

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Cooker
DVD Player
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Water Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Cable/satellite TV
Books
Iron
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Telephone
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands calls Glossa `a quite beautiful, totally Greek town`. Correct! (Although with a thousand houses it is really a village) But it is out of date in one important detail. Glossa now has excellent water pressure year-round since the drilling of new boreholes. The whitewashed village houses are interconnected with stone steps. Glossa is surrounded by beautiful countryside, ideal for exploring on foot or quad bike. Its blue-green beaches have become famous since starring in Mamma Mia as well as the 'Mamma Mia' church, nearby. There are a good selection of tavernas in the village, from fine dining to souvlaki, with the main square's restaurant hosting live music each night throughout the summer.
Getting around
A bus service runs from Loutraki, (the port of Glossa) with Skopelos town, stopping at all the main beaches on the south coast of the island. The service is regular in the summer months, however a car is useful to explore the hidden coves, quiet hills and isolated monasteries of the island.
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