Perhaps the gods regretted their violent mythical creation of Corfu and made amends by granting it not only that essential Greek element of sunshine, but also an abundant water supply that giving the island its lush vegetation and wonderful woodland. A Corfiot tree, whether olive or oak is allowed to grow untouched by the saw, and the result is not only natural air conditioning at the height of summer, but a sense of calm and seclusion in many of the small villages and hamlets set back from the main highways.
This superb architect designed villa in the tiny hamlet of Kokkini is a perfect example. Set in a peaceful glade 500 metres above the main road that runs along Corfus magnificent northeast coast, the villa is perched between mountain and sea, with far reaching views across to the Greek and Albanian mainland.
Secluded, certainly, but far from isolated, for the charming, unspoilt fishing village of Aghios Stefanos is a mere 4kms away, along with a choice of superb coves and beaches. For the young at heart and the more active the lively centre of Kassiopi is also within easy reach.
The interior complements the setting, having been carefully designed to incorporate the best of modern and traditional fittings and furniture. The main living area is located on the first floor in order to maximize the superb view and consists of a large and comfortable living and dining area with fireplace, a fully fitted kitchen and a useful cloakroom. Outside steps lead down to the large swimming pool and barbecue area. Downstairs are three exceptionally comfortable bedrooms, a double master suite and a twin bedded room both with en suite shower plus a third twin bedded room with adjacent shower.
But this is the Ionian, and therefore the same attention to detail has also been applied to that essential extra room, the swimming pool and barbecue area with its cool, shaded seating area, surrounded by flowering shrubs framing that all important view.
Corfu Town, only 35kms away, has the cultural, entertainment and shopping advantages of a regional capital, all contained within an architecturally fascinating and historic port. Living history of a more rural kind can be discovered right on the doorstep by exploring the network of country lanes and quiet roads leading through mountain villages and farms where little has changed for many centuries.
For a family holiday that caters for all ages and requirements, this lovely villa is the perfect choice.
3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
1x double and 2x twin bedrooms
1x double and 1x twin with en suite
1x separate shower room
Private swimming pool: 12m x 6m, depth: 0.75m - 2.2m
Air conditioning in all bedrooms
Kitchen with full cooker, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and safety deposit box
Large living/dining room with TV (limited channels), DVD and CD player
Separate equipped laundry, iron and ironing board
Maid service and linen changes on arrivals day and midwee
Restaurants: 2km (Agios Stefanos or Avlaki)
Beach: 2km (Agios Stefanos or Avlaki)
Mini Market: 600m
This villa is a Monday changeover
This villa accommodation can only be offered with flights and transfers.