Rancho Appaloosa was created by Christos Maximos modeled after
the famous horse farms of Middleburg Virginia (USA). It is an environmental
sanctuary within the bucolic atmosphere of which to house several
of the activities of the family's group of companies including
the breeding of Appaloosa horses – the horses of American
The property is now available to be let on a prolonged
lease as a ranch or for horse breeding.
The Ranch is located at a driving distance from the centre of
Limassol, of about 25 minutes and it is located on the mountain
range of “Kamenos Stavros” in the area of Souni – Zanatzia,
amidst the famous wine – producing villages of Pachna, Omodos,
Koilani and Ayios Ambrosios (see general map on next page)
The drive to the Estate, through the old road connecting Limassol
to the famous resorts of Platres, Pera Pedi and Troodos, passes
through areas of exceptional scenic beauty covered with indigenous
Cyprian bushes, carob trees and fruit – trees.
The Ranch was completed only to the extent of horse-breeding installations.
The higher grounds where a large mansion was to be built in the
style of American log-houses is still untouched.
of the general area
The estate covers an area of 274, 669 square meters = 27.46 hectares
(a hectare measures 100 m X 100 m = 10,000 sq. m.) = 2,956,470
sq. feet = 67,87 acres.
The site is accessed, from the old Limassol – Platres road
through a private road, 1200 meters long. This road is protected
through a double system of portals electronically controlled through
the reading of fingertips.
The entrance road is lighted for night security and has side-fences
for added protection.
he views of the height of the upper grounds are awesome, offering
a panoramic vista of the beautiful Kouris dam and further beyond,
the city of Limassol and the sea.
The Ranch is served with electricity from an electrical sub-station
located near by. Water is provided through a tank with a 300 – ton
The water is drawn from a private well at Alassa, about 5 kilometers
distance from the site. Further distribution of water to the ranch
is made through a pump. The pump, the central electrical panel
and an emergency power generator are all located at a central location.
The emergency generator is activated automatically immediately
upon an electrical failure of the public system.
The estate is fenced – off from all around, all the internal
roads are illuminated and security is provided through a system
of five cameras. Also, there are along the perimetric fence five
The site is covered with beautiful variety of Cyprian bushes,
carob and pine trees. Also there are 1500 olive trees and about
80 fruit trees (apple, pomegranate, fig, carob, pistachio and other).
Housing for the staff
Housing for the Estate's staff is offered in a two-storied building
of 563 sq. meters, built of reinforced concrete and plastered brick-walls.
The lower level offers five bedrooms, fours bathrooms, security
control room, garage, storage rooms and two large refrigerators
/ freezers, with a capacity of 22 cubic meter. On the upper level
this building houses two large kitchens each with a living room,
3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
The horse ranch
The house installations have been developed over the western section
of the estate within a spectacularly developed and landscaped territory.
the Arena with a width of 6 meters, a length of 170 meters
and a perimeter of 420 meters. The runway of the Arena is enclosed
on both sides with specially designed fences.
the Paddocks occupy the central area of the Arena. They are
divided in three sections, each covering 850 sq. meters.
on the south side of the Arena there are two small stables
for one horse each, with access to a small paddock. These stables
are made of wood and are internally veneered with metal-sheets.
The roof is also made of metal-sheets shaped and colored as bricks.
on the north side of the Arena there are two stables each covering
430 sq. meters and accommodating each 12 horses. Both these stables
are metallic structures, veneered internally with wood and covered
with brick roofs.
Internally and up to a height of 2 meters the stables are
covered with cement blocks. The partition walls are made of
concrete. The upper part of the stables is shaped as a mezzanine
used as a hey – storage and fire protected with sprinklers.
between the above two stables there is an electronic measure
for horses .
behind the stables there is an auxiliary office with private
toilet, measuring 24 sq. meters. The structure is metallic, veneered
externally with wood and covered with brick.
east of the stables there is a shelter serving as storage and
covering an area of 216 sq. meters. The shelter is built of metal
and is surrounded by a two-meter tall wall constructed of cement
blocks, veneered externally with wood. This building is covered
with brick, it has a mezzanine for hey and is fire protected
south of the shelter there is the Foaling stable covering an
area of 104 sq. meters. This stable is built of reinforced concrete
skeleton and is divided by concrete masonry walls rendered in
plaster. The roof is built of wood and covered with brick.
east of the shelter there is a training space for horses (Lungeing
machine) as well as a pool for horses, built of concrete. The
lungeing room is partially built of concrete and partially of