Living Space

7 bedrooms:

Main house
Master bedroom with super king size bed, 2 balconies and en-suite bathroom with separate walk in shower
Double bedroom with super king size bed, 1 balcony and en-suite bathroom with separate walk in shower
Double bedroom with super king size bed, (can be made into twin beds) mezzanine and with en-suite shower room
Double bedroom with super king size bed, (can be made into twin beds) mezzanine and with en-suite shower room

Large open plan living room with open fireplace, kitchen and dining area for 10 opening onto terrace
Double height contemporary glazed entrance hall
Study, sitting room with open fireplace and doors onto terrace
Guest loo
Pantry with walk-in fridge
Laundry room – staff access only

Cottage
2 double bedrooms with super king size beds (can be made into twin beds), with mezzanine and en-suite shower rooms, opening onto cottage terrace
nb. it is possible for 2 additional guests to be accommodated on the mezzanine levels (for an additional cost)

Guest studio
Double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room

Amenities

Swimming pool (18 x 7m including shallow bathing platform)
Bamboo covered terrace with BBQ and shaded dining for up to 20
Outside sitting room for evening drinks
Pizza oven courtyard
Pool bar with fridge and shaded sitting area
Bose speakers in pool bar and outside dining/seating area
Indian tented area with seating for 6
Shaded seating areas throughout the olive groves
Air conditioning in all bedrooms, study and sitting room
WiFi
TV
Ice makers
Safe
Table tennis
Table football
Badminton
Books, board games, cards, chess and backgammon
Cot and high chair

Note: you will also have access to the owner’s Windy Tornado Sports Cruiser with a skipper, for an additional charge (with advance notice, payable locally)

EOT: In progress

Domestic Services

2 housekeepers (daily maid service)
Chef and assistant (peak summer weeks only)

Laundry service available (payable locally)

Location

The villa is located just outside Santa, a hilltop hamlet near Porta in north east Corfu.

Agni is 15 minutes drive, for boat hire and good restaurants
Kouloura is 15 minutes drive, a picturesque fishing village with a wonderful tavernas
San Stefano is 20 minutes drive, for several tavernas and bars
Kassiopi is 20 minutes drive, for boat hire, tavernas, bars and great night-life for teenagers
Corfu Town is 50 minutes drive

Transport

Fly to Corfu airport from most regional airports and all London airports. It is a 50 minute drive to the house.

A hire car is recommended.

Local Information

The house is in a great place from which to explore the island. There is unbelievable walking in the hills on tracks behind the house, with spectacular panoramic views of Albania, Corfu Town and Mount Pantokrator, yet it is just a short drive to the sea. This part of Corfu has a great choice of beaches with many different amenities. There is also a golf course in the Ropa Valley (60 minute drive) and tennis courts at Nissaki (20 minutes by car) or Kassiopi (20 minutes).

The nearby hamlet of Porta is the site of one of the oldest Festivals on the island which is held every year in late August, a traditional Greek festival which is definitely worth a visit if you are there when it is on. There is also a charming taverna in the School House, serving very simple traditional Greek dishes, situated in the grounds of the beautiful church of Porta.

A 15 minute drive will take you to Agni beach which boasts some of the best tavernas on the coast. Hire a boat from here, or arrive by boat to one of the taverna 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.

20 minutes from the house is the fabulous long white pebbly beach of Avlaki (flanked by protected forest) where there is windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing 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 is a 15 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 20 minutes from the house. There are several great tavernas as well as a good cocktail bars, eat right on the sea in any one of the restaurants. There is boat hire as well as some small supermarkets and gift shops.

Kassiopi is 20 minutes from the house, this 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 gift shops.

It is a longer 50 minute drive down to Corfu Town which has bars and cafes galore.

Our View

Nothing could have prepared us for what a wonderful impact this house would have on our first visit. A really luxurious house with glorious gardens and spectacular views of the mountains of Albania, this large family house ticks all the boxes.

The seven bedrooms are light and spacious and spread across three separate buildings, all are en suite and have super king size beds, bar one. Bathrooms are contemporary and smart with the latest mod cons. Fluffy towels and crisp, white sheets come as standard. The interiors are warm in colour and sit beautifully against the stone finish.

The outside space is generous, with an outside sitting room with open fireplace and serene view, lots of places to sit in sun or shade, and quiet spots for those that want to get away for some time with a book. The stunning swimming pool has a bathing platform, perfect for little people to splash in, but also a great length for a morning swim.

The best thing about this location is that you can hideaway and relax, escape for a walk in the hills above the house, or head down to the coast in under 15 minutes where you can hop on the owners boat (for an extra cost) and a skipper will take you to all the best coves, beaches and tavernas, a wonderful and fun way to explore the rest of island.

This map guide is only an approximation

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