Cyprus For Sale 4,999,000€ - Villa
4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Build 402 m2
Plot 2195 m2
The Hani is set in one of the most desirable, elevated locations in what is, without doubt, the most luxurious lifestyle and leisure resort in Cyprus, Aphrodite Hills. A unique property, steeped in history, it is being sympathetically restored to create a truly elegant luxury home with all the five star style, comfort and services that are the hallmarks of Aphrodite Hills.
The Hani, Cypriot heritage and luxury living
The Hani is a unique property standing at the highest point of Aphrodite Hills overlooking the scenic ravine and the Mediterranean Sea. Built around 1875, it was formerly an inn and a staging post for cart drivers and their animals on the trail – later a carriage road across the Rantidi Forest – from Limassol to Paphos.
Its construction reflects typical 19th century Cypriot village style using local stone and timber, and all 10 rooms of the existing building currently retain their own fireplace and stable that are so typical of an inn of this period. Outside the inn, a large stone cistern collected rainwater and close by the stone threshing floor has been carefully preserved as a testimony to a traditional way of life.
Now, in keeping with Lanitis Development’s strong commitment to preserve the heritage of the area, the inn – or Hani as it is known locally – is being sympathetically restored and transformed into a spectacular villa in what is one of the resort’s most desirable locations.
The Hani, Unique, beautiful and stylish
The unique, single-storey stone villa offers over 400 square metres of living area, approached through an uncommonly spacious entrance hall with a glass-covered stone waterway – a charming feature of the original inn. There is also the added convenience of a guest bathroom.
Understated elegance is key to the generously sized living room with its stone fireplace and adjoining formal dining room, featuring an original stone manger. The breakfast and TV room offers a more intimate ambience for family dining and relaxation. They say the kitchen is the ‘heart’ of the home and this one is certainly no exception. The traditional terracotta flooring contrasts with the beautiful Italian-style units, granite worktops and splash-backs and, of course, there’s a complete range of high-quality European kitchen appliances.
There are four spacious bedrooms all with solid timber floors and en-suite bathrooms featuring ‘Crema Royal’ marble walls and floors; Bedroom 2 has a bath and shower and two others have showers. The Master Bedroom en-suite offers the added luxury of a Hydrobath and twin washbasins, along with an adjacent sauna and walk-in dressing area.
Lanitis Development’s unparalleled attention to detail is evident everywhere, from the ‘Comiso’ stone, marble-bordered floors in the living rooms to the hardwood, double-glazed windows; the lighting control, complete central heating and air conditioning systems to the reassurance of an advanced security system.
At the front of the house, wide terraces and a heated infinity swimming pool and Jacuzzi are perfectly positioned in landscaped gardens to take full advantage of the spectacular views. A stone barbecue and covered pergola are just the place for alfresco dining on warm Mediterranean evenings. Electric entrance gates and a fully automatic irrigation system add to the easy living.
This charming spot where travellers and caravans once stopped to rest is once again a haven of relaxation, recreated as a luxury home with all the facilities of Aphrodite Hills on its doorstep.