Cyprus has always been a popular choice with British holidaymakers and British buyers, and a new development on the west coast is upping the ante and creating a private haven for property owners to unwind in the sun in one of the longest seasons in Europe.
Cap St Georges is a development to be built on absolutely prime land on the west coast near Paphos. The situation is unrivalled: uninterrupted views out to an island where legend has it Cleopatra once stayed the night and beyond are guaranteed in all but a few of the luxury villas which have been architect-designed to make the most of the space and natural charms which the area has to offer.
Each villa sits in its own large plot, and all are to be constructed on a gentle slope which ensures stunning views of the sea and the legendary sunsets. Properties are designed with outdoor living in mind: integration between inside and outside space has been maximised wherever possible – indeed most of life is lived outside when minimum temperatures throughout the winter fall just above around 15°. Architect Georges Andraos, who designed the villas says he wanted modern, open spaces with clean lines which fit with the landscape: ‘The spirit of Cap St Georges is pure, seductive and sexy. It’s not cold minimalism, it’s clean lines but with soul. It’s rich in detail and warm in texture. I’ve designed each villa to be a haven with intriguing corners and discreet hideaways; each is designed differently, each has a different view of the mountains and ocean, but all are entrancing. It’s very transparent; very Zen’
The area is steeped in history, and the natural harbour which Cap St Georges is based around was originally used by the Romans, which means residents will be living on a real life historical site. But for those who are bored by archaeology there are plenty of other distractions, from watersports to horse riding, or just relaxing by your pool with a book.
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All properties have state-of-the-art interiors, with panels in every room controlling everything from the lighting mood to the temperature of the bath – all systems can be completely controlled from anywhere in the world. Rainforest showers, huge spacious bedrooms, bathrooms, guest rooms, gigantic windows which maximise the amount of natural light which filters in throughout the day and charming simple design all categorise what will soon be the most prestigious development to grace the shores of this Mediterranean haven. And what will be most appealing to many is that owners are invited to treat the place as their own private club. The Clubhouse will provide all the services of a five-star hotel, from in-house chefs to babysitters, and personal concierges will ensure that all your needs are met.
There will also be a top-of-the-range spa offering tranquillity, seclusion and personal service for those who want the ultimate way to unwind as you look out to sea. Spa treatments can take place either in your villa or in the main spa itself: Cap St Georges are keen for you to get involved with what it has to offer, but similarly, if you’d rather just eat, drink and be pampered in your own villa this can be easily arranged.
Prices at Cap St Georges start at just over €4m and go up to just over €8m for a stunning waterside plot.
The situation is fantastic – Cap St Georges is around half an hour drive from Paphos Airport, and is surrounded by many wonderful restaurants and boutiques, as well as the fascinating, and varying, landscapes of Cyprus itself. There is also a marina due to be completed in 2011 nearby at Coral Bay, to cater for those looking for a berth for their boat.
For further information please contact Savills International on 0207 016 3740 or visit www.capstgeorges.com.