Double bedroom with super king size, en suite wet room and three French windows out to a terrace
(The room is on a lower terrace level with a separate outside entrance)
Outside seating areas in several different shady spots
We regret that this house is not suitable for children due to all the drops.
Swimming pool (9.1 x 2.7m)
Wood burning stove for winter months
Air conditioning in bedroom
TV (for DVDs only)
Extensive DVD library
Mosquito screens on all windows (except arched window in bedroom)
Complimentary food hamper
Egyptian cotton sheets
Heated towel rail
Fully equipped kitchen with juicer, blender and all you would expect from a luxury house
EOT Number 0829K91000402201
Maid service 6 days (linen change twice weekly)
House manager is English speaking and has lived on the island for many years
In the north east of Corfu, this house is in a small hamlet in the hills above the coast very near the Rou Estate.
Agni beach is 15 minutes drive and is the closest beach to the house
Avlaki beach is a 20 minute drive away, where you will find wind surfing, sailing and horse riding
Kassiopi is a 20 minute drive, and there are bars and restaurants as well as boat hire
Kouloura beach is a 20 minute drive away, and there are also tavernas here
San Stefano is just over 20 minutes away, with supermarkets, a cocktail bar, tavernas and gift shops
Corfu Town is 27km
Fly to Corfu from the UK, Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton as well as lots of regional airports – Easyjet, BA, Jet 2 and Ryanair all fly regularly through the summer months
The house is an hour’s drive from the airport
Car hire is essential (request an engine powerful enough for hills)
Up in the cool hills above the coast above Sinies, this house is in a tiny hamlet, peaceful and ancient. This area surrounds Mount Pantokratour, which is just over the hill if you are on foot. In spring and autumn the hills are dotted with glorious smelling, stunning flora including a great variety of wild orchids.
There are three roads down the hill from the house to Kassiopi, St Stephano, Kouloura and Agni which have their fair share of “best of” – Agni boasts the 3 best tavernas on the island, Kouloura is an idyllic horseshoe shaped harbour with another wonderful taverna, St Stephano is a popular fishing village with wonderful restaurants, bars and beautiful beach, while Kassiopi offers great nightlife for the young.
The fabulous long white pebbly beach of Avlaki (flanked by protected forest) is not far at all, and there is sailing available. There are reliable onshore winds in the afternoon making it great for every standard of yachtsman. It is home to yet another wonderful Taverna filled with local Corfiots on Sundays who regularly make their way from Corfu Town for its exceptional cooking and cooling breeze under the trees. Explore inland to visit the highest point on the island, that of the famous Mount Pantokrator. Drive up and up through the stunning and remote hilltop villages with breathtaking views in all directions. Visit the monastery of Ipsilos and eat lunch in the small taverna. You will have a spectacular view of Albania from there.
There are some great walks from the house, walk to Katavalos (approx 1km) or up to the deserted heritage village of Megoulas.
It’s such a relief to have such a beautiful house for two in Corfu. This is just the most romantic spot in the hills with beautiful views down to the coast.
The designer-owner has put so much thought into this fabulous conversion which she discovered as an ancient and roofless farmhouse with thick stone walls and original features. The interiors, filled with beautiful pieces of furniture from her travels and stunning textiles as well as a generous offering of books, stunning wooden objets and glorious ceramics.
The kitchen is very cool – it has high ceilings and a lovely mixture of ancient and modern, from the sleek wooden bowls and hundreds of wooden spoons to the canvas chairs and country-style cupboards, we would have stayed in this room all day. That is, until we saw the rest of the house. The sitting room is bright and welcoming with a glorious view, a wood burner for winter months is central to the room with comfy sofas and chairs dotted around.
The big bedroom downstairs is certainly a luxury, an Indian settle against the wall and wonderful cushions scattered hither and thither, this is much more a home than a rental house. It is wonderfully light and incredibly stylish, sympathetically decorated to create a relaxed and spacious home.
This is such a wonderful retreat for two who want to write, paint, sunbathe or watch the many eagles, kites and buzzards who visit the valley below the house.