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The Lost Castle, Secluded Villa In Pelathousa Near Polis

Villa with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and private pool in Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus

From £930 per week

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Villa to rent in Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus

**Now with Heated Pool ** 'The Lost Castle' is a truly secluded holiday retreat in Pelathousa near Polis. If you dont want to see a neighbour, be disturbed by anyone or even hear a pin drop visit here

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden

Villa overview - owner's description

'The Lost Castle' is a truly secluded holiday retreat in Pelathousa near Polis. If you don't want to see a neighbour, be disturbed by anyone or even hear a pin drop yet still be just a 10 minute drive to the centre of Polis and all its amenities then this is the place for you.

The stone built villa, brand new in 2014 perfectly combines modern features and conveniences with traditional charm and quality which is sure to make it one of the most desired holiday villas in the area.

The villa is set in substantial grounds and has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, (en-suite to master), sleeping 6 (one or two infants extra permitted). It has a 10m x 5m private swimming pool with roman steps, separate children's splash pool, full air-conditioning and TV to each bedroom, Smart TV in lounge (English channels) with Satellite & DVD, washing machine, dishwasher an open fire (for those cooler off-season evenings) large stone built BBQ, a well-manicured lawn area for children to play, sauna*, wireless internet and more.

The setting is both serene and spectacular with the rolling hills of the nearby villages and the not too distant sea at Latchi giving views you'll remember forever. Pelathousa village is more of a small hamlet but Polis centre is just 5km away from 'The Lost castle' and where you will find a taste of the real Cyprus. With its many restaurants, central square, supermarkets and other amenities it really is the best of both worlds. Latchi Beach and Marina are just a further 5 minutes drive away where you can sample local fish, hire a boat, do watersports or just relax on the soft golden sand.

Peristerona village (6km) is nearby With its mini-market selling fresh (natural) organic produce, coffee shops and friendly locals. Peristerona is primarily an agricultural village producing citrus-fruit vegetables, cereals, olives and almonds. The name Peristerona derives from the Greek word for dove or pigeon (peristeri).The village of Steni (8km) provides a further choice of coffee shop and traditional taverna for dining during the day or in the evening. In Lysos (5km) you will find a renowned hotel (Paradisos Hills) with excellent restaurant, a further taverna, and a few other shops. Activities in Lysos include horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and many walks and mountain bike trails for those who like to be active.

The area around the villa is always a very green due to the lush vegetation. The smell of the pine trees add to the atmosphere with views that are hard to beat anywhere in the world. It all looks particularly special in winter and spring months and is ideal for photographers, artists and those who like to walk and even hike. Other attractions in the area are the famous 'Museum of Arsinoe' showcasing a stunning collection of Byzantine artefacts.


After accessing the villa's grounds by large electronically operated iron gates and long driveway (plenty parking), the villa's front door opens into a large airy open plan space comprising the lounge, inside dining area and kitchen. The cool and comfortable lounge is furnished with 2 large leather sofa's and matching chair facing the Flat Screen Smart TV with Satellite & DVD player. There is further benefit of a Sound bar with USB, SD card, Bluetooth, Radio and TV connection to assist with your entertainment. The centrepiece is an open log fire for those who wish to take advantage of some daytime sunshine and a cosy evening atmosphere in cooler winter months. Views from the lounge are across the private pool and out to Sea.

The adjacent dining/breakfasting kitchen is equipped with a sturdy wooden table and eight chairs. The fully equipped kitchen has modern appliances including, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven, gas hob and extractor hood, microwave, filter coffee maker and many other extras. Patio doors from the kitchen open out onto the terrace which hosts another table and chairs seating 8 and on to the beautifully kept enclosed garden and private pool area.

A nice airflow is maintained by keeping the front door and patio doors open at the same time allowing comfortable temperatures even in the height of summer. Fly-screens are fitted throughout to assist with this. Making up the ground floor is a lovely double bedroom. The adjacent bathroom with shower over makes this a self-contained area for those who do not wish to climb stairs.

Moving upstairs and you will find a further 2 bedrooms accessed from an airy landing and a large balcony with amazing views. The master bedroom is a double bedroom. The bedroom further benefits from an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom is a twin bedroom and also has an adjacent shower room. Both upstairs bedrooms share a long L-shaped balcony facing the beautiful countryside and then Mediterranean Sea at Latchi. The main section of the balcony contains a sofa set, hammock and BBQ/Fire pit for atmosphere at all times.

The villa has air-conditioned bedrooms, also with large fitted wardrobes and blackout blinds in each. Wi-Fi connection is included in the rental price. A travel cot and highchair are supplied free of charge on request. Other extras such as hairdryer, pool towels, books and games are also provided.


The extensive private grounds and beautifully kept gardens of 'The Lost Castle' are accessed through a set of remote controlled iron gates that lead up the long private driveway. There is ample parking at the rear and side of the house.

The outdoor grounds of 'The Lost Castle' really set it apart from others. A large garden area laid to lawn allows for children to play safely.

The centrepiece of the holiday villa's grounds however is a very inviting 10m x 5m (widest points) private pool with roman steps and the small children's splash pool next to it.

The spacious pool terrace is nicely equipped with large sun loungers that benefit from large overhanging parasols and drinks tables. The pool shower is smartly designed and a further feature of this area. A tall table and 4 stools complete this area for enjoying a pre-dinner apertif at dusk or an evening nightcap. There is also a sauna for guests use when required.**

Overlooking the private pool and outside the patio doors from the lounge/kitchen area there is a long terrace shaded by the balcony above. A table and 6 chairs as well as large Gas BBQ make it the perfect place for alfresco dining and socialising with your party on holiday. A traditional stone built Cypriot BBQ is also provided and the owners will more than happily show you how to use and make the traditional Cyprus Souvla which is a hard to beat mouth-watering taste experience.

Most of the outside areas afford spectacular uninterrupted views of the surrounding valley and hillside as well as the Mediterranean Sea. The pretty flowers, shrubs and trees add to the atmosphere, making it the ideal place for relaxing in the sun or shade. Smartly positioned lighting ensures the outside areas can be enjoyed as much in the warm summer evenings as well as in the day time.

**Terms apply (please check before booking or when enquiring)

Air-Conditioning to bedrooms Included in the rental price (lounge unit can be paid for locally if required)
Mid-Stay Clean and Linen Change for stays of 10-14 nights
Welcome Pack on arrival
Wi-Fi Included
The private Pool can be heated for 35 euros per night stayed. No charge to bring to temperature. Minimum 7 nights order and 72 hours notice required.
The Sauna is available to be used free of charge for 2 hours each day. 15 euros per hour thereafter.


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2 out of 2 people recommend staying here


Family from Haywards Heath, United Kingdom Jun 2019

Our stay at The Lost Castle delivered the relaxing family summer holiday we were all in need of. From booking the villa online to liaising with Debbie on site it was very simple, easy and efficient. Debbie (owner) was very friendly and willing to share her knowledge of the island with suggestions and recommendations. The welcome pack on arrival was very considerate. Taking a boat up the coast provided plenty of fun and adventure and we would really recommend doing this if you can. Being up in the hills provided a lovely cooling breeze and relaxing by the pool was wonderful. All in all a lovely summer holiday.


Couple from Farnborough, United Kingdom Aug 2015

We had perfection in Pelathousa! and cannot recommend this beautiful property more highly.
Like other reviewers, communication was great with the owners and they were fully contactable should we need it during our entire stay.
Beautiful location with hardly a car passing by. Having said that, Polis is only a ten minute drive away when you are in the hub of things once more.
Many thanks for a very enjoyable holiday

11 other reviews

Nick S Sep 2019

Review submitted by Nicholas from Cardiff (Submitted: 28/09/2019) ''The Lost castle was very well presented with everything you might need for your holiday available. Kitchen equipment was plentiful and the outside space was extensive. The location is the most peaceful we have visited in Cyprus. It was literally silent. The views were great. We only ate in Paphos on two occasions but would recommend Ficardo’s restaurant if you are willing to travel that far. The service provided by Lets Rent Online was, once again, first class. Debbie at the Lost Castle was very approachable. The service she provided was excellent. No issues I can think of. ''

Anonymous Oct 2018

Review submitted by Anonymous Reviewer from Brampton, UK (Submitted: 01/11/2018) ''The villa was very nice and the photos on line did it justice. The outside space especially was beautiful and well maintained and the pool heating was perfect (we have often stayed at villas where the pool heating didn’t feel as though it was on despite us paying for it! ). The location was perfect for us, we like peace & quiet and not to be overlooked, so it really did suit us. It is a little off the main roads but the directions were perfect and we found it in the dark without a problem. It was only a 10 minute drive to Polis, which is very pleasant. We didn’t go out very much, although had lunch at a restaurant called Chix Chox in Polis where we found the service and food to be very good. We were very happy with the service provided by both yourself and Debbie, the owner of the villa. The information provided prior to departure was excellent and Debbie visited us on our first evening and nothing was too much trouble for her. We had a lovely welcome pack provided on arrival and she provided some wood for the fire pit for us when we enquired about trying to buy some as we had difficulty in finding any on our first day. She also put us in touch with a man who helped with some WiFi issues on a couple of occasions. We will almost definitely visit Cyprus again next October, we are considering booking The Lost Castle again for the same week! We did have a wonderful relaxing week at The Lost Castle, we loved this area (we have previously stayed closer to Paphos south of the airport) and a colleague of mine is already considering booking the property next summer. Thank you for your excellent assistance ''

Jon M Jul 2018

Review submitted by Jon from London (Submitted: 02/07/2018) ''Fantastic villa! By far the best villa I’ve ever stayed at. Stunning location! The views around the villa I could never get tired of. Latchi boat hire was amazing and was one the highlights of the holiday. The old town restaurant and herb garden were the best restaurants that we went to and also Duomos was great. As usual your service was 1st class. Locally, Debbie couldn’t do enough for us and was so friendly'

Anonymous Aug 2016

Review submitted by Anonymous from St Helen's (Submitted: 13/09/2016) ''The villa was excellent and more than we could have hoped for. We felt we were staying in a well-appointed home rather than a holiday villa. The location was ideal for us and just what we were looking for. Seclusion, quiet and privacy. The panoramic views were breath-taking, the silence delightful and we felt we could almost touch the stars at night. The Old Town restaurant in Polis was our favourite, fine dining at a cost but good value once or twice during a short visit. The partridge ravioli has to be tried. The Herb Garden in Polis is also worth a visit. A good menu and vibrant atmosphere in the evening and value for money but a little over lit. The chocolate shop at Platres is a must to visit. Slightly eccentric and the handmade chocolates are just the best. We hired a power boat from Latchi water sports for half a day, not cheap and thank you for the discount, but really good fun. Excellent service here. Really strong on safety without being overly officious. You were great guys. Really good pre-visit literature and prompt responses to our questions. Debbie and Adam were very supportive and attentive while giving us the privacy we were looking for. They were very much hosts and they made us feel very welcome and cared for. It was perfect for us and a very special place to visit. ''

Joachim Apr 2016

Review submitted by Joachim from Meissen, Germany (Submitted: 08/05/2016) ''The villa was excellent in every way. The location is remote, private and exactly what we were looking for. Beautiful country side scenery. Polis Town has many good restaurant and a very good super market. Would recommend your agency to friends and family. Excellent service and very good communication. ''.

Richard H Sep 2015

Review submitted by Richard from Middlesex - (Submitted: 22/09/2015) ''Many thanks for your usual diligence concerning our letting of The Lost Castle villa in Cyprus. We had a very positive experience in the delightful villa and very secluded and scenic location. The villa is well equipped and the layout and stonework of the building is one of the best we have seen. Many spacious areas to sit or lie and and much thought has been given to the design for a truly relaxing break. The hammocks are a very nice addition and should be tried by everyone. The expansive views are very much a recommended part of this villa. The relative solitude that the location provides was perfect for us and only a 10 minute or so drive to the town of Polis which is very manageable even on the hilly and winding road. The owners Debbie and Adam were very helpful and replied and attended straight away to any problem that arose . The directions to the villa are very good as, even though we are familiar with the area to a degree, it was obviously very dark on the journey but we found the villa exactly as directed. We have been satisfied previously with LetsRentOnline as this is our third booking with you and have not been disappointed this year again. Debbie spoke very highly of you and the service you provide and I concurred from a letters viewpoint too. Thank you on behalf of my wife and myself for your usual customer service and attention to detail. It is much appreciated and nice to have such a personal and relaxed feel to the process of booking which can be lost with some other companies. We would love to say we intend to book a villa at some point in the future with you ''.

David Harris May 2015

Review submitted by David and Mandy from Brighton (Submitted: 21/05/2015) ''Yes we had a lovely time. We found the property as described, clean and very tidy all the equipment was of a high quality and all worked. The location was just what we had been looking for, very isolated and private, but not to far away from civilisation. Just walking outside the door, with so many lovely walks you do need to go far. I would recommend the Hotel in Lusos the food was lovely and good value . I would say let rent online is the best service we have ever had, we in the past have used many agency's and Lets Rent are by far the best. Very happy with the communication that we had with the owner. We will to return to Cyprus soon and will more then likely rebook with you for next year''.

Grant Smith Apr 2015

Review submitted by Grant from Watford, Herts (Submitted: 20/04/2015) ''Magnificent villa, panoramic views are stunning and had all the mod cons you need. The fireplace was wonderful as well as the free logs. The location is peaceful and idyllic. I recommend Mikes coffee shop Lysos and Milos in Latchi, very friendly staff. Fabulous agent service, spot on! Very satisfied with owner locally also. Thanks and keep in touch''.

Bernard Hanaway Oct 2014

Review submitted by Bernard from Oxford (Submitted: 07/11/2014) ''Much of what 'The Lost Castle' was about was the views. It is situated just a ten minute drive from Polis near the top of one side of a valley which runs down to the coast. Therefore, you have wonderful views across and up and down the valley all the way to the sea. The only other habitation you can see at the moment are whole villages sprinkled on the hills several miles away. It is possible to take in the views from just about every room in the house but also from the extensive lawned and paved area around the pool or the enormous 1st floor terrace that wraps itself round two sides of the house and is completed with an external staircase. If the weather does take an unlikely dodgy turn there is a thoughtfully provided large covered patio area with a ping pong table. And just to leave you in no doubt that this is a house built for family entertaining - we are provided with 3 outside barbecues. The interior is extremely roomy - huge living room, fine family kitchen/diner with oak tables and chairs - 3 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, one containing that all important bath. It would be possible to spend a week driving around the immediate area. There is a lovely little Byzantine church on your drive up from Polis to the property, well worth a tiny diversion. The next village, Peristerona, contains a beautiful little icon museum while Steni with its war memorial and Lysos are worth dropping in on. The views of the Evretou dam on the the way up to Fyti are spectacular. In Fyti itself you will find a very charming square with a great Taverna, a lovely church and a weaving shop/museum where you will be charming collared into buying some of work created there. Polis itself is small and laidback with a great choice of eateries in the Old Town. Our favourite was 'The Art Cafe', a short walk from the main square towards the lovely park. A further 5-10 minute drive takes you to Latchi harbour where you can saunter along the cafe-filled promenade listening to the singing of the wind through the boats' rigging. Yet another short and very nice drive, this time along the coast takes you to the baths of Aphrodite. Further afield, the mosaics at Kato Paphos and the Tombs of the Kings, both consisting of extensive ruins between town and sea, are an absolute must, a couple of the most spectacular ancient sites sites we've ever visited. Agents were great. They answered any query promptly. Everything was clear. The owner, Debbie, made a point of dropping in on us the night after we arrived. We never needed to contact her again, but we had her no. and would have been confident doing so. We might well visit Cyprus again soon - it seems a perfect place for a mid-October holiday. We have been lucky enough to have managed to afford a week's villa holiday in a Mediterranean country every year for the last 20 years''.

Gareth Dean Sep 2014

Review submitted by Gareth from Warwickshire - (Submitted: 02/10/2014) ''The property was exactly as we had hoped for as a described.2. What about the location? The property was easy to find from the excellent directions provided but its remoteness was what attracted us to it and therefore not an issue. The views were spectacular and whilst located next to a road, such little traffic used this road that you did not notice it as an issue. The villa was so nice that we only left the villa to get provisions for our stay! We did however visit the coast for one day and would recommend the beach at Latchi. All communications and correspondence was excellent and in a timely manner. The owner Debbie, visited us personally on the first day and both my wife and I felt this was a very nice personal touch''.

Review submitted by Shaun from Abu-Dhabi - (Submitted: 30/08/2014) We had a great time in Cyprus and the Lost Castle was outstanding. We spent a total of three weeks in Cyprus a week in Kyrenia, 5 days in the Troodos and then 9 days in Polis. So we got to see a lot of the island and we all agreed that we would only return to Polis and the Lost Castle in particular. It really was perfect for us. Great location, wonderful villa, just the right size - everything we could want. Id be more than happy to write a review on TripAdvisor if the villa is listed. Thank you also for your help in securing the extra few days. We would definately consider returning in the next couple of years.

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This villa is:

10km from the nearest beach 3km from the nearest bar 3km from the nearest restaurant 200m from the nearest supermarket 44.5km from Paphos Airport 144km from Larnaca Airport 5km from Polis 40km from Paphos 9km from Latchi (Beach) 48km from Paphos Airport

Sights and attractions

Local food market 5km

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Outside this villa in Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus
This villa is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 9 January 2020

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 3 August - 22 December 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Late booking discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made within 28 days of the arrival date.

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  • Receive 15% off if the booking is for 28 days or more.

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3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 cot


4 bathrooms including 1 en suite

Swimming pool

Private pool with electric heating, Size 10m x 5m, Depth 1m to 1.8m


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 8, Air conditioning, Open fire, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire essential


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Sea view


Sauna, Table tennis

Suitable for

Children, Infants

Extra information

Views of Surrounding Mountains and to Sea at Latchi. Pool Shower. Many Extras. Pool/Beach Towels, 2 x Hairdryers. gas and stone built bbq's, Private Pool. childrens splash pool, Wi-Fi Internet connection, Open Fire, Hammocks, swing seats, flyscreens, heated pool option.


Average rating from 218 reviews

Agency From Paphos, Cyprus Member since Dec 2006

Past bookings: 1,474 bookings

Response rate: 75%

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Last seen: a day ago

Number of properties: 48

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