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“The place to escape from it all.”
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The Olive Store Cottage.
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The Olive Store Cottage.
With a private garden and 3 acres of olive groves in which to relax and explore. In autumn. Looking over the cottage and down the valley to the sea and the distant Island of Evia
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The Olive Store Cottage.
With a private garden and 3 acres of olive groves in which to relax and explore.
In autumn. Looking over the cottage and down the valley to the sea and the distant Island of Evia
The living room, with log burner and dining and sitting area. These can be used as addtional beds.
The upstairs double bedroom with additional single bed. Stairs to living room and door to outside.
The downstairs double bedroom with additional single bed. With doors to Kitchen and outside terrace
View of cottage from the fruit orchard.
The fabulous nearby Mikro beach. A 10 minute walk from Platania by footpath or by boat in summer
A view overlooking the nearby village of Platanias and it's beach. The far beach is Mikro.
Winter Olive tree pruning, we have fabulous wild flowers from January through to May.
Looking up to the owners house. Use wi-fi on our outside covered terrace or share a glass of wine.
In the summer we can take you to explore some wonderful hidden beaches on our boat Kaliope.
Sailing with Kaliope and friends......
October at Mikro beach, what makes Pelion so special is that it is so uncrowded and unspoilt.
Our entrance gate. We are 5 minutes by car (4km) to Platanias and the same distance to Promyri.
Spring flowers on our land at Randi. The roof of the cottage can just be seen...
More wild flowers at the cottage..... (in April)
Sailing to Horto in early May...  anyone for a coffee, or a beer??
The old threshing floor is used for occasional concerts or events .Visitors are welcome to use it.
Pelion has a great ski centre, small and friendly but plenty of fun for a few days.
January sunshine, the garden is green and winter wild flowers are appearing.
It is 3km on the old stone path to Platanias or Promyri, beautiful views and wonderful nature.
A warm welcome awaits you whatever the season...  at Olive Store Cottage.
Dinghy sailing fun at Mikro beach.
We are happy to take visitors on our Topper Topaz dinghy for some informal sailing lessons....
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Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Magnesia Region, Thessaly

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PeterHayd...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The place to escape from it all.”
Reviewed September 16, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
2
people found this review helpful

Chris and Kathryn could not have been better hosts. They have built a wonderful cottage at the foot of their property where you can retreat from the world and yet explore the Pelion peninsula by foot, car, or boat. We are not people who ever contemplate returning to a place once visited - it is a big world, after all - we are thinking of making an exception on this occasion.

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Liked best: Chris and Lathryn
Liked least: There was a cloud once while I was lying down, but it went away.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 19, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. Living here sometimes feels like we have found our own paradise. There is something very unique about the South Pelion with it mixture of nature, mountain and coastline. Our pleasure is enhanced by meeting new visitors to this magical place and seeing them experience and discover it for the first time. We really enjoyed meeting you and sharing some time together. We hope you visit us again and use the Olive Store Cottage as your own retreat here in this quiet corner of the world.
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ScB70
Darmstadt, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Real holiday for people who like nature and privacy”
Reviewed September 13, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

The lovely restored Olive Store Cottage was an excellent place for our two families with 4 children. It was easy to feel like home in the perfectly clean, very well equipped and tastefully furnished and decorated house. We enjoyed the view onto the sea from the terrace and in the spaceous garden surrounded by fig and olive trees. And the most important - we enjoyed our privacy, not being disturbed by anyone and not disturbing anybody. We (especially the children) had the wonderful opportunity to explore the mediterranean vegetation by walking the calderimi path down to the beach. And of course the excursion to the holes and to the beutiful sandy beach with "Kaliope" and with the motor boat of their friends was the absolute highlight of our holiday. The stay at the Olive Store Cottage excelled all our previous holidays in Greece. Thank you for that, dear Chris and Kathryn, you have been great hosts!

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Liked best: The hosts
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Sep 19, 2013
Thank you for your review. It makes us realise that what we wanted to create has been achieved. It was a great experience for us to meet your families and to join with you for a day on our boat adventure. We hope to see you again at the Olive Store Cottage sometime. With our best wishes, Chris and Kathryn.
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Tingitain
Brussels, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Magic”
Reviewed September 1, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Our stay at the Olive Store Cottage will remain in our memories for ever. We were 6 persons in total (2 couples and 2 boys) and stayed there for two weeks. We really fell in love with the magic and authentic South Pellion region which, to a great extent, is still protected from wild tourism. We were particularly happy to benefit from the warm-hearted welcome and the extreme kindness of our hosts, Chris and Kathryn, their permanent availability, their generosity, their invaluable suggestions. Among others, we enjoyed the elegantly decorated, fully equipped cottage, the direct interaction with nature, the numerous discoveries the splendid beaches, the delicious food at the local tavernas...Particularly unforgettable are the taste of the deliciuos local olive oil, the midnight walk around Randi under fullmoon light, and first and foremost most the outstanding excursion on the Kaliope and the unique sailing experience that was offered by the hosts and which gave us great sensations. Magic memories!

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Liked best: The kind and warm-hearted welcome and continous attention of our hosts.
Liked least: The presence of some undesired animals.
Traveling group: Avec mes amis
Your age range 35-49
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Recommended for:
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Management Response
Sep 13, 2013
Thank you for your review of your stay. We are delighted that you had such a great time. For us our small business renting out the cottage gives us a great pleasure. Meeting people from many different countries and cultures enriches our lives, so the enjoyment is shared by us as much as our visitors. We hope to see you again sometime. Our best wishes to all of you, Chris and Kathryn
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valiadimi
Athens, Greece
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent location, amazing people, great guesthouse”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We went to Pelion in July 2013 to spend three days with my husband and three other friends. Chris and Kathryn greeted us very warmly, offering homemade olive oil and wine for our first night there. During our stay there, we were able to check the whole area around the cottage, from the beaches that are just a few kilometres away, to Tsangarada, at the other side of Pelion. We spent a lot of time in the olive store cottage though, because it has a very picturesque and pretty yard, overlooking the sea, surrounded by olive trees. The house has everything we could ask for if we wanted to prepare a full meal, suntan in the yard or read calmly in the terrace. Chris and Kathryn are definitely warm people, with great stories to tell and would love to see them again. I definitely recommend this place for all different kinds of travellers. It has something for everyone. I will be back very soon. Thank you again Chris and Kathryn!

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Liked best: Chris and Kathryn
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 21, 2013
Thank you for your comments. It was a pleasure having you as our 'neighbours' in the cottage. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here discovering some of the beautiful places and wonderful nature that exists in Pelion. We have great memories of taking you to discover and explore the hidden caves of Thetis and Pelius on your last day. We hope you are able to stay a little longer next time.
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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 6, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The hosts
Liked least: The mosquitos
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Aug 8, 2013
We are delighted that you had such a good time staying with us and were able to discover some of the wonderful traditional ways of Greek summer life that still exists here. It was a pleasure meeting you and the boys and joining in some of the summer fun with our boating adventures and beach games... Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again at Olive Store Cottage.
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Zazadupdu...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“a peaceful experience in a quiet Greek area”
Reviewed July 28, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Our stay of 4 days at Olive Store Cottage with our 2 very young children has been a very nice discovery of south Pelion. Chris and Kathryn has always given us the right tips to make our stay even better : best tavernas and beaches around.
The cottage is charmful, well decorated and make you feel home very quickly. It is well equiped; only a washing machine is missing, but our hosts have kindly put their own to our disposal. We will surely come back next year.

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Liked best: the peaceful environment so close to greek highlights
Liked least: very small kitchen
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 30, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments and we would be delighted to welcome you again next year. With best wishes, Chris and Kathryn
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bennie w
Doetinchem, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One of the most amazing and natural places I've seen”
Reviewed June 20, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

What a very pleasant stay at the Olive Cottage with my family, thanks to Chris and Kathryn. They will do everything in their ability to make you a nice holiday. The cottage is in a great condition and well maintained and equipped with everything needed. We have never been so close to nature and culture of a country, and their quiet way of life. I love running, which gives a sense of unity with nature, there are plenty of options and Pelion is a fantastic part of Greece with lovely views of the sea and hills. Even in this small part of the country you can lose the way, because I do not know the Greek language this is difficult but there is always the kindness of the local people who want to help you.(or a wild dog that you sent in one direction) The highlight of our holiday was sailing on the Kaliope with my family, Chris and Kathryn, the did anything to teach us landlubbers sailing. We even saw dolphins very close to the boat. in the evening we could relax in a local tavernas where you can enjoy a good meal for little money, and the olive oil we got from the cottage tastes great. Of course we also swam at Platanias or Mikro beach with beautiful sandy beach or other as yet undiscovered piece. A great holiday, and hope to meet again soon.

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Liked best: the natural environment
Liked least: the waste from some locals
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 25, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We very much enjoyed your stay with us and are happy to see that you discovered some of the magic of Pelion, it's nature, it's culture and it's people. We hope you visit us again soon.
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