VILLA FREYA BELLA

A traditional 3 bedroom stone villa with pool,

in Catalkoy, near Kyrenia in Northern Cyprus

 

VILLA OVERVIEW

Villa Freya Bella is a beautiful, traditional stone built Cypriot, 3 bedroom villa with a landscaped garden and a large pool (10m x 5m), located on the north coast of Northern Cyprus. Built in 2006, it is situated at the end of a cul-de sac, just 5 mins walk from the Turkish Cypriot village of Catalkoy.  The town of Girne (Kyrenia) is a short 10 min drive away, with its charming harbour and ancient castle.

Accommodation for six people across 3 bedrooms on 2 floors, it is spacious and light, and the villa has been tastefully, yet comfortably furnished. All bedrooms have air conditioning and floors are tiled throughout. The sitting room has comfortable sofas and opens out onto a dining terrace overlooking the pool, providing a charming and relaxing environment. Landscaped gardens surround all sides of the villa, with a large pool being the main external feature. View Photo Gallery

 

See what our previous guests had to say about their stay, Guest Reviews.

 

The house is ideal for either a family or couples wanting to relax by the pool, enjoy the local surroundings or to explore the area, with Girne/Kyrenia for night life and dining.  The famous cultural monastery village of Bellapais is nearby,  along with crusader castles in the mountains and there are many quiet little bays along the coast for fishing, bathing, boating and diving. Within 5 mins drive, a selection of European and Mediterranean restaurants,  supermarkets and many more bars and eating establishments can be found.

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FACILITIES

Bedrooms

 

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Master bedroom (1st floor) - 1 Double Bed, Air conditioning, wardrobes and ensuite bathroom 
    Bedroom 2 (Ground floor) - 1 Double Bed , Air conditioning, wardrobes and shared bathroom 
    Bedroom 3 (Ground floor) - 2 Single Bed , Air conditioning, wardrobes and shared bathroom
                          

  • Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom - double bed with en suite bathroom, wardrobes, and terrace with sea view. Bedroom 2  - double bed with shared bathroom, wardrobe, and pool view. Bedroom 3 - twin beds with shared bathroom, wardrobes and mountain views.

  • All bedrooms have flyscreens and air conditioning.

Bathrooms

 

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 (Ground floor) - Toilet , Bath with shower, shared bathroom

  • Master Bathroom (1st floor en-suite) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure

Kitchen

 

  • Dishes & utensils

  • Dishwasher

  • Microwave

  • Oven

  • Water dispenser (bottled)

  • Upright fridge/freezer

  • Gas hob

  • Toaster

Pool

 

  • 10m x 5m, sloping pool with under water lights, cleaned twice-weekly

  • Sunbeds and parasols provided around pool

General

 

  • WiFi (free)

  • Air conditioning

  • Heating via AC units

  • Living room

  • Covered parking

  • Washing machine

  • UK 3 pin sockets in all rooms

Dining

 

  • Two shaded, terrace dining areas over looking pool

  • Internal dining area

Gardens

 

  • Large wrought iron fixed, covered gazebo, seats 6 overlooking pool

  • Hard landscaped garden to all sides

  • Traditional chimney barbecue

  • Olive trees, lemon bushes

 

GALLERY

Villa Front

Villa Front

Villa Freya Bella

Villa Freya Bella

Poolside at dusk

Poolside at dusk

Villa approach

Villa approach

New covered outdoor seating area

New covered outdoor seating area

External shaded seating area

External shaded seating area

Shaded carparking

Shaded carparking

Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Hall

Hall

External terraced dinning area

External terraced dinning area

Poolside area

Poolside area

Sitting area

Sitting area

Sitting area to front

Sitting area to front

Upstairs corridor

Upstairs corridor

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

TV living area

TV living area

Ground floor twin bedroom

Ground floor twin bedroom

Bamboo ceiling

Bamboo ceiling

Ground floor double bedroom

Ground floor double bedroom

Pool side shade

Pool side shade

Twin bedroom

Twin bedroom

Master bedroom ensuite

Master bedroom ensuite

Living area

Living area

Twin bedroom

Twin bedroom

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Night time pool lighting

Night time pool lighting

External terrace area at night

External terrace area at night

Poolside relaxation

Poolside relaxation

Master bedroom ensuite

Master bedroom ensuite

Kyrenia harbour

Kyrenia harbour

Ground floor bathroom

Ground floor bathroom

Alfresco dinning

Alfresco dinning

Local wildlife!

Local wildlife!

Waterside restaurant

Waterside restaurant

10m x 5m pool

10m x 5m pool

External dinning area

External dinning area

Front entrance to garden

Front entrance to garden

View looking south towards mountains

View looking south towards mountains

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Marble staircase

Marble staircase

Dinner awaits

Dinner awaits

Alfresco cooking!

Alfresco cooking!

BBQ area

BBQ area

Cratos Hotel

Cratos Hotel

West across the Med'

West across the Med'

 

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Cultural Sites

 

  • Take a day trip to the world-famous St Hilarion Castle. Packed with history and amazing views, this is reputedly where Walt Disney got the inspiration for the castle in "Snow White"!

  • Visit Bellapais Abbey and take in the majestic ruins

  • Explore the incredible ruins of Salamis, near Famagusta

  • Visit the magnificent Kantara Castle

  • Explore Buffavento Castle, steeped in history dating back to Richard the Lionheart

  • Relax under The Tree of Idleness, the mulberry tree made famous in Laurence Durrell’s "Bitter Lemons of Cyprus"

  • Visit Hazrat Omar Tomb

Girne/Kyrenia town

 

  • Take a stroll down to the beautiful Girne/Kyrenia Harbour and enjoy a cool drink

  • Visit one of the oldest known shipwrecks in the world, displayed inside Girne/Kyrenia Castle. Sunk around 300BC!

  • Have a fresh fish dinner at the stunning Girne/Kyrenia harbour

Sight seeing & Things to do

 

  • Visit the Karpaz peninsula and see the tip of the island, fantastic beaches and unspoilt beauty

  • See the wild famous donkeys in the Dipkarpaz National Park

  • Watch turtles hatching, an amazing experience by moonlight in the months of August and September

  • Enjoy a great day out on many of the boat trips available from Girne/Kyrenia harbour, most include lunch

  • Explore the Famagusta city walls, whose construction was advised by none other than Leonardo DaVinci

  • Take home some traditional Turkish Delight, for sale in most supermarkets and tourism spots

  • Enjoy a real, traditional Turkish kebab at many of the local restaurants

  • Enjoy a great meal with stunning sea views at Shayna Beach Club or the Ambiance Restaurant

  • Eat a REAL doner kebab!

  • Try out the local drinks; Efes beer, raki, brandy sour and Turkish coffee​

Leisure Activities

  • Beach clubs 

  • Water parks

  • Boat trips

  • Waterparks at the Accapulco & Elexus hotels

  • Golf

  • Scuba diving

  • Horse riding

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Nicosia/Lefkosa 

 

Head for Nicosia and the Ledra crossing point in the Green Line that, since the 1974 war, marks the UN patrolled no man's land between the Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots in Europe's last divided capital. Look out for the bullet pocked Ledra Palace as you go through no man's land. But if bullet holes aren't your thing, stay on the Turkish side of the line and enjoy the sensationally surreal Nicosia mosque, actually a gothic cathedral, which the Ottomans attached a minaret to, when they took the city in 1570. 

Girne (Kyrenia) Harbour

NOTE: The currency in Northern Cyprus is the Turkish Lira which generally means that all locally produced goods and products are reasonably cheap to purchase. All of the businesses will take Sterling at a reasonable exchange rate so there is plenty of opportunity should you forget to bring Lira with you. Cash points are readily available and Kyrenia has a plentiful supply of banks and money exchange facilities.

 

There are numerous local bars and restaurants within a short drive from the villa offering a variety of local and international cuisine:

  • The Kitchen

  • Grida Fish Restaurant

  • Eminem Restaurant

  • Shayna Beach Club

  • The Fez

  • Happy Valley Restaurant (Indian)

 

The Templar Castles of Kantara, Buffavento & St Hilarion are all within easy reach, as is the stunning Bellapais Monastery.  The Karpas peninsula, otherwise known as the 'Pan handle' is an unspoilt, area steeped in Cyprus history, a 2+ hour drive away. Famagusta is a 1 hour drive, famed for its walled city, pale sandy beaches, medieval ruins and archaeology, and the abandoned Varosha beach-side community.

  • Corona Beach Club

  • Sultan's

  • Mardo Ice cream Parlour

  • Kybele (Bellapais Abbey)

  • Rafters (Ozankoy)

  • Ambiance (Karaoglanoglu)

 

LOCATION

Villa Freya Bella (indicated by the red pointer on the map) is located down a private, cul-de-sac road, a short distance from the main road. A map of the exact villa location will be provided before arrival.

Travel: There are two airports that serve Villa Freya Bella, the closest is Ercan in Northern Cyprus, a 30 minute drive. Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines fly daily from various UK airports via Istanbul.

Larnaca airport in south Cyprus is a 75 minute drive served by British Airways, Cyprus Airways, Jet 2, Easyjet, Ryanair, TUI and other carriers. NB. There is a requirement to make a stop at the border crossings to show your passports which is a relatively straightforward procedure.

 

Car hire is essential if you plan to explore and go out in Northern Cyprus as there is very limited public transport. Car hire details can be provided on request, as well as airport transfers.

Photography kindly provided by Heidi Marfitt Photography.