Please note: full interior and exterior photos are expected in early spring, once the renovation and styling is complete.
Mezzanine floor with super king size bed
Open plan kitchen and living area with wood burning stove
2 internal dining areas
Terrace with sea view
Swimming pool (12x6m)
Thyme lawn and orchard
Extensive landscaped gardens
Wood burning stove
Dyson fan in bedroom
Smeg Range (induction hob)
Washing machine and dryer
Range of board games
Pressurised water system with stored water
Chef/cook available on request, payable locally
Little Agnos is in North East Corfu near to the tiny hamlet of Porta, a 5 minute walk from the house
Agni Beach is a 10 minute drive
Avlaki beach is 15 minutes by car
Kassiopi and San Stefano are 15 minutes from the house
Corfu Town is a 40 minute drive
Fly to Corfu from most regional airports and all London airports. It is a 50 minute drive to the house.
A hire car is essential.
The house is in a great place from which to explore the island. It is a short drive to the sea, this part of Corfu has a great choice of different beaches with many different amenities. There is also a golf course in the Ropa Valley (50 minute drive) and tennis courts at Nissaki (12 minutes by car).
It is possible to walk into the nearest tiny village, Porta, where there is a good taverna. Additionally there is a very charming taverna in the School House situated in the grounds of the beautiful Church of Porta itself. Here, very simple traditional Greek dishes are served. It is also the site of one of the oldest Festivals on the island which is held every year in late August.
A 10 minute drive will take you to Agni Beach which boasts some of the best tavernas on the coast. Arrive by boat to one of their jetties and a boat boy will help moor the boat. Enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh fish and ask them for a sun bed if you want to spend the day on the beach.
15 minutes from the house is the fabulous long white pebbly beach of Avlaki (flanked by protected forest) where there is sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding available. There are reliable onshore winds in the afternoon making it great for every standard of yachtsman. There are other good tavernas filled with local Corfiots on Sundays who enjoy its exceptional cooking and cooling breeze under the trees.
The beautiful bay of Kouloura can be seen from the road as you drive down from the house, it is a 10 minute drive. Kouloura is an idyllic horseshoe-shaped harbour (the most photographed bay on the island) with a good taverna. Enjoy lunch or supper and watch the little boats bobbing right by your table.
The popular fishing village of San Stefano is 15 minutes from the house. There are several great tavernas as well as good cocktail bars, eat right on the sea in any one of the restaurants. There is boat hire in the village as well as some small supermarkets and gift shops.
Kassiopi is 15 minutes from the house, this lovely, lively fishing port is full of local life; it has some good suppliers from boat firms, a car hire company, larger supermarkets as well as a whole host of bars and tavernas. There is good nightlife for teenagers and some great gift shops and internet cafes.
It is a longer 40 minute drive down to Corfu Town which has bars, restaurants and cafes galore.
A beautiful stone olive press in an idyllic setting within the grounds of Agnos House, in 5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and olive groves with stunning views down to the sea and across to the mountain range in Albania. The main farmhouse will not be in use during your stay, so you will be able to enjoy its stunning pool, which is bigger than any you will find for a house like Little Agnos.
Very careful thought has gone into the renovation, using only the original materials from the area. The colours throughout the house will be bright, the finish will be to a very high standard and quality, with a focus on comfort. Internally, there is a mezzanine floor bedroom area, looking down over the lower floor. On the ground floor there will be a well equipped kitchen with polished concrete work surfaces and reclaimed timber doors and a central island for food preparation, a large dining area, comfortable sofas and a large shower room. There will be a 3m wide Crittall steel window looking out over the Olive Grove, with a terrace and seating under the trees and a hammock strung in the trees.
Looking out from the front of the house there is a second terrace with dining area, shaded cushion covered stone bench, large wooden table, lounge chairs and umbrella, garden with raised vegetable beds and a wonderful sea view.
The grounds have been landscaped by Jennie Gay who is well known on the island and has done an amazing job. They are brimming full of fruit trees including mulberry, peach, lemon, fig and orange.
In cooler weeks, the house is very well heated by both underfloor heating and a wood burning stove, so would be an excellent choice for those who enjoy walking – from the top of the house, via Porta, there is a wonderful pathway that takes you all the way to the monastery (1hr 30 mins, or the longer route 2hrs 20 mins, approximately each way).
This is such a wonderful retreat for two, who want to walk, write, paint, sunbathe or watch the many eagles, kites and buzzards who visit the valley below.