Walk-Through

Location

Villa Camino - with lake

Driving for five minutes north from the beaches and bustle of Limassol, you pass through the village of Yermasoyia and up to the picturesque Yermasoyia Lake (fishing, rowing, rambling). Another three minutes driving around the edge of the lake brings you to the approach to Akrounda Village and to Villa Camino nestling in the foothills with a backdrop of mountains.

Access

Villa Camino - approach  

The villa is set away from the road and is accessed by a long private, orchard-lined drive arriving at a Parking Courtyard surrounded by trees, high stone walls softened with lush planting and a heavy timber three-car car port. Set in the stone walling, the entrance to the villa is via a medieval panelled oak door.

Entrance

Villa Camino - courtyard

The oak entrance door leads into a shady, pergola-covered garden with feature mosaic floor and high glazed entrance doors to the villa interior. This courtyard opens out into the stunning central Pool Courtyard within the heart of the villa.

Hall/Dining Room

Villa Camino - dining room

The glazed entrance doors lead into a high-ceilinged Hall and directly through to the Dining Room. This area has a high, panelled ceiling, marble flooring and a series of glazed doors leading out to the terracing and gardens beyond. Off the Entrance Hall is a Cloakroom.

Kitchen

Villa Camino - kitchen

To one side of the Dining Room a passage, with access to a walk-in Pantry, the garden terrace and staircase to Lower Ground Floor leads through to the feature circular Kitchen with its exposed heavy timber ceiling, oak units, double fridge/freezer and granite cooking range including two ovens, microwave oven, gas and electric hobs and electric barbecue.
Off the Kitchen there is a Utility Room with oak storage units, utility sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and gas hob.
The rear door leads out to a Utility Yard with Store and herb garden. A lattice door then leads back out to the Parking Courtyard.

Garden Room

Villa Camino - garden room

The Hall also leads through to the Garden Room with it’s full-width glazed screens opening onto the Pool Courtyard on one side and the Garden Terraces on the other.
This room provides an informal sitting/coffee/music room and with it’s open aspect, stone fireplace and timber panelled ceiling, it has the feeling of a covered external space which ideally suits the Cyprus climate.

Lounge

The Garden Room leads directly through to the stately Lounge with it’s high panelled ceiling, clerestory windows, large chandelier, gallery to three sides, impressive stone fireplace with raised hearth and panelled marble flooring.
This room again has glazed screens opening out to the Pool Courtyard on one side and to the garden on the other.

Pool Courtyard

Villa Camino - pool

This Courtyard forms the central heart of the villa and epitomises the skilful balance between modern and traditional, stately and homely which is evident throughout the villa.
The feature cruciform pool, with it’s Jacuzzi and mosaic floor, is set within a tranquil, plant-laden pergola cloister and overlooked by an arched gallery with the unique ‘floating’ balustrading used throughout.
Surrounding the Courtyard are the Garden Room, the Lounge, Bedrooms 2&3, the Spa Area, the Study/Office and the stairs to the First Floor.

Bedrooms 2 & 3

Bedrooms 2-5 are identical in form with these two being at Courtyard level with Bedrooms 4&5 on the First Floor.
Although identical all of these rooms have achieved a character of their own.
Each room is of double bed size and is provided with it’s own en-suite Shower Room and Walk-in Wardrobe.

Spa Area

This sensitively-located area provides pure indulgence with it’s Jacuzzi Bathroom, Sauna and feature external shower.
Behind the Spa Area is the Boiler Room and Garden Store.

Study/Office

A good-sized room with all the power and communication connections required for a full office facility.
Sensibly located away from the Living Areas (with it’s own external entrance) but still enjoying the poolside outlook.

Stairs

An attractive staircase with feature balustrading and a high arched opening providing a panoramic view of the nearby village and the mountains beyond.

Bedrooms 4 & 5

 

As explained, these rooms are identical to Bedrooms 2 & 3 but enjoy the additional feature of a private balcony overlooking the village and mountains.

Master Bedroom

This stately room enjoys a rare degree of privacy and it’s cool simplicity provides a welcome place to relax as well as to sleep.
The En-suite Shower Room is beautifully fitted out and includes a double-sized enclosure with multi-jet showers, steam room, radio and CD facilities.
The Dressing Room provides ample wardrobe space, mirror and a sitting area.

Library

The library forms the gallery over three sides of the Lounge and is fully fitted out with glazed cupboards, shelves and corner sitting areas.

Roof Terrace

Accessed from the Library Gallery, this terrace enjoys views of the mountains on one side and over the valley to the other.

Tower

The Tower is accessible from the First Floor landing and provides a quiet haven with 180° views of the surrounding countryside.

Lower Ground Floor

The Lower Ground Floor is accessed from the extended main drive, from the garden or from the ‘secret’ staircase adjoining the Kitchen.
Contrasting the classical elegance of the main villa, the lower ground quarters exude an old world charm. Traditional Cypriot stone walls, archways and exposed heavy timber beams and ceilings give a distinctly ‘village’ character whilst providing modern luxury facilities.
This area, being cut into the original hillside, benefits from the surrounding ground keeping it a mild temperature throughout the year without requiring much of the heating and air-conditioning provided.

‘Secret’ Staircase

The Lower Ground Floor can and often does function independently of the main villa but has this single internal link which has been under-stated almost to the point of hiding it.
Descending this narrow spiral staircase you get a distinct feeling of leaving one world and entering another.

Shower Room

With stone-lined shower.

Wine Cellar

Appropriately subterranean, charming and adjoining the stairs.

Bedroom 6

This distinctive circular room with it’s massive central timber beam and rustic walls is a model of simplicity and charm.

Cinema/Lounge

Villa Camino - cinema

A high-quality cinema facility with stone walls, arch, feature timber ceiling and retractable screen converting it into a wonderfully quiet and cool sitting or partying area.

Conference Area/Lounge

A highly flexible area used on various occasions for sitting, dining, dancing and table tennis.
A large, well fitted out and extremely useful Store opens onto this area
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Bedroom 7 / Maid’s Room

A charming double bedroom with integral kitchenette, en-suite shower room and glazed screen opening onto a garden terrace with pergola cover.

 

Snooker Room

  Villa Camino - snooker room  

Another room with great character, perfectly complementing the full-sized, solid oak snooker table.
Again this room has a glazed screen opening onto a garden terrace with pergola cover festooned with climbing plants.
This long terrace provides an attractive introduction to the gardens
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Double Garage

With access from the extended drive and directly into the Villa.

Bedroom 7 / Maid’s Room

A charming double bedroom with integral kitchenette, en-suite shower room and glazed screen opening onto a garden terrace with pergola cover.

Gardens

Villa Camino - lounge terrace

Villa Camino - from road

Villa Camino - tennis court

Villa Camino - with mountains

The mature gardens comprise a variety of areas, each with their own distinct appeal.
The Snooker Terrace leads up to a small formal garden with central water feature, radiating paths, palm trees and a surrounding hedge of hibiscus and bougainvillea.
Formal steps and a waterfall lead up to the Main Terrace which is accessed directly from the Garden Room, Dining Room and Kitchen. This area is extensively paved but with a small grassed area adjoining a cascading fish pond. There is a detached, covered circular Barbecue / Bar with heavy timber structure and bar top. The part of the Main Terrace outside the Garden Room has a pergola cover and leads to the long, decked Lounge Terrace which provides views back to the village, up to the mountains and down to the valley below. Beyond this terrace the garden is largely laid out to rolling grass with stone steps and gravel pathways. These lead around the villa and up to the Tennis Court and down to the Studio / Guest House and Paddock
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Studio / Guest House

This detached building was originally a stable block but has been converted into an attractive Studio with it’s own Kitchenette and Shower Room.

Tennis Court

This full-sized court can be accessed from the gardens, the First Floor landing or from the main drive.
It is overlooked by attractive wide banked seating formed with heavy logs set into the landscaped ground.
Behind the Court is a screened storage area which sensitively hides the solar panels and large satellite dish facilities
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Orchard

Overlooking the Tennis Court and adjoining the access road, the Orchard has a variety of fruit trees.
The adjoining land is a long-established citrus orchard
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