Tucked away above Katelios Valley, this attractive house boasts a marvellous location with eye catching views of the tiny harbour and the stretch of sandy beach that hugs the coastline. The blueness of the Ionian Sea dazzles and in the distance Mounda Beach can also be seen. Katelios is one of the most delightful villages in Kefalonia. The fresh seafood dishes served in the beachside tavernas are renowned as being amongst the best on the island and it is all too easy for a leisurely lunch to last long into the afternoon.
The gently sloping sandy beach is unspoilt and lapped by clear shallow water that is great for snorkelling and especially popular with young families while the easy layout of the harbour front is perfect for an evening promenade.
This Villa is the essence of Greece; its stone clad exterior blending in with the surrounding countryside, and the infinity pool enjoying a fresh blue tint that looks totally natural within its environment.Inside, the charm of this country cottage is immediately apparent. High, wood beamed ceilings and exposed stone and brickwork combine with a splash of neutral colouring to exude a style that is traditional and at the same time light and fresh.
The main living area merges with the kitchen and dining area to create a relaxed, calming ambience and the interior as a whole is kept pleasantly cool by the thick stone walls. Upstairs the double bedroom is elegant and comfortable with an en suite bathroom while the twin bedroom enjoys equally pretty touches, an en suite shower room and a balcony.
When you have such an idyllic setting in which to linger, outdoor living is a real highlight. Whether swimming, relaxing or dining on the poolside terrace memorable holiday moments (and photographs) are guaranteed.
Buzzing with activity and a contrasting alternative to sleepy Katelios, Skala (7km) is home to a large sandy beach, many traditional and international restaurants plus a large selection of amenities. With vines dating back to the early 18th Century nearby Mavrata is the site of the Metaxas winery where the seventh generation of the family produces a crisp white Robola that is fêted nationwide.
Walkers and historians will enjoy the various trails that criss-cross the hills leading past Mycenaean tombs, Roman mosaics and a series of eighteen ancient water mills close to the picturesque village of Ano Katelios in the upper part of the valley.
Ground floor: Living/dining area (TV, DVD, CD, free internet access, A/C) with doors to poolside terrace.
Kitchen (microwave, dishwasher, washing machine)
First floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with ensuite bathroom. Twin bedroom (A/C) with ensuite shower room and balcony.
In built barbecue. Open and covered terraces. Private parking.
Private pool (9m x 5m) with Roman steps.