Posted on 05/06/2020
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Mountain Pelion The Orchard Guesthouse

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Orchard Guesthouse is comprised of 4 independent apartments, three in the main building and one in the old stable block. Each apartment is decorated with care and attention to detail, using the original furniture of the Christodoulou family and other heirlooms –brought in from as far as England - reflecting the unique character of each space. The main house has a large two-bedroom apartment on the first floor - The Four Seasons – and two studios on the ground floor – The Warehouse and The Hayloft Studios. The Old Stable has been converted into an independent one-bed bungalow. All apartments have shower rooms with personal care products, fully equipped kitchen, sitting/dining room with a TV monitor that can be connected to your portable device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone) and free wi-fi access. There are a communal laundry/drying room and ironing facilities in every apartment. We also provide cots for babies and young children. There is also a BBQ and outdoor seating area for common use.

The Four Seasons
The first floor of the main building was left virtually unchanged and constitutes a spacious apartment for four persons. It includes a double en-suite bedroom and a twin room, a large shower room including personal care products, a fully equipped kitchen, and a bright sitting and dining room with a TV monitor that can be connected to your portable device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) and free wi-fi access. The apartment has been decorated in a neoclassical style reflecting the original character of the house, using the family’s original furniture beautifully restored by the Leda and Cameron. The two balconies offer unlimited views over the lush plain of Lechonia and the Pagasitikos Bay.

The Warehouse Studio
Forming the oldest part of the building, this stone-built warehouse has been converted into a spacious 3-bed studio with a shower room including personal care products, fully equipped kitchen, sitting/dining room with a TV monitor that can be connected to your own portable device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) and free wi-fi access. The Warehouse Studio has been decorated in an art deco style using original furniture and artworks. The tree-shaded patio offers a beautiful view of the orchard.

The Hayloft Studio
The old hay and olive storage area have been converted into a wonderful studio with a loft double bed, shower room including personal care products, fully equipped kitchen, sitting/dining room with a TV monitor that can be connected to your portable device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) and free wi-fi access. The studio has been decorated using folk elements, reflecting the traditional Pelion style. The tree-shaded patio offers a beautiful view of the orchard.

The Old Stable
The stable of the complex has been converted into a bright and spacious one-bedroom apartment, with shower room including personal care products, fully equipped kitchen, sitting/dining room with a TV monitor that can be connected to your portable device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) and free wi-fi access. It has been decorated in a folk style reminiscent of the Greek coastal settlements.

Amenities available

  • Washing machine
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • TV
  • Free Wifi
  • Hot water
  • Self catering kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Refrigerator
  • Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Balcony with a view
  • Garden
  • Free parking space

Property rules

  • Place not safe for small children without their parent's attendance

Check-in time

  • From 2.00pm to 10.00pm (You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance)

Check-out time

  • Up to 12pm

Things-to-do/Activities

Activities
Mount Pelion is a four seasons’ treasure trove of activities for all ages. From hiking and horse riding to sailing and water sports, there is an adventure for everyone. In The Orchard Guesthouse, you can find information about a range of activities throughout the Pelion area. We can also help you create an activity schedule suited to your interests and your time.

The heritage train of Pelion
Just down the road from The Orchard Guesthouse is the Ano Lechonia railway station. From there, the old “little train” begins its journey to the traditional village of Milies high up the mountain. The 60cm gauge line, one of the narrowest in the world, climbs slowly up the mountainside offering spectacular vistas over Pagasitikos Bay, breathtaking views over deep gorges and beautiful architectural features like arched stone bridges, tunnels and retaining walls. The only stop is at the small village of Ano Gatzea, for refreshments and a visit to the Olive Museum (Μουσείο Ελιάς Πηλίου).

Hiking
Leda and Cameron are members of the “Friends of the Kalderimi of South Pelion”, a group of volunteers who painstakingly clear and mark the old “kalderimia” – cobbled paths - that used to be the only way of communication between the Pelion villages. Every Saturday throughout the winter months, the group gathers to clean and restore the paths. On Sundays, they organize walks throughout the path network that they have cleared. Most walks are suitable for all fitness levels, and they are free, although donations are always welcome. For more information, please visit www.friendsofthekalderimi.org

Mountain biking
In the beautiful coastal village of Kato Gatzea, just 5km from The Orchard Guesthouse, are the headquarters of Montis Ordo. There you can hire bikes for a ride through the mountains, guided by the wonderful Alex Petroutsos. www.montisordo.gr

Sailing
The small fishing ports of Gatzea and Kala Nera are teeming with small yachts that offer day cruises on Pagasitikos Bay and the island of Trikeri. There are many options, but we suggest you try a day cruise with the beautiful wooden ketch Nereis, run by Eclipse Sailing Greece. www.eclipsesailing.gr

Horse riding
The Horse riding and Nature Club of Milies is based in Kala Nera and Koropi, just a few km away. They offer a great variety of rides, from beginner to expert, following the wonderful mountain and coastal trails. www.ifom.gr

Important Info

The price offered is for a minimum of 5 nights, up to 3 guests

Please be aware that this property is not suited to persons with mobility issues. Due to the layout of the grounds and the necessary changes to convert the old house and warehouses to guest accommodation, there are steps everywhere, even within the apartments.
Families with children are always welcome, as we have two of our own who enjoy the company.
We also accept house-trained pets, but be aware that there are several other dogs around the neighborhood.