Located in a secluded spot in the hills above the town of Batroun, Beit al Batroun is the passion project of Colette Kahil, who built this house from the ground up with an architect friend. The property takes inspiration from the traditional stone houses you can see across Lebanon, and Colette recovered a lot of materials such as doors and railings from abandoned buildings in Beirut, so it is a totally unique place to stay. Colette also lives on the property herself – this is her family home – giving Beit al Batroun that intimate, homestay feel.
There are only five double bedrooms here, two garden view and three sea view, each tastefully decorated (Colette is a mosaicist so you will find a lot of her own handiwork) and with en suite bathrooms. The guest house is in a secluded location so it wouldn’t be right for you if you wanted to be able to walk to restaurants or bars in the evening, but dinner is available here on request and Colette keeps the fridge fully stocked! Beit al Batroun is a little haven of calm in the hills perfect if you want to feel like you’re far removed from the hectic modern world.