Restaurants: 5 minute drive
Supermarket: 10 minute drive
Beach 5 minute drive
Car essential: Yes
A beautifully restored traditional country house set behind electric gates and reached along the sweeping drive through the beautiful and exotic gardens bordering the large pool. What’s interesting is that whilst the house now has air conditioning and beautiful modern bathrooms, it retains so much of the character and distinctive layout of a traditional, grand Corfiot house that you’re always aware of its history.
Located on the edge of the delightful and picturesque village of Gastouri, the rear of the villa faces neighbouring houses however the stunning gardens are mostly secluded and a haven of tranquility. Within easy reach of the Achillion Palace and just a short drive to pretty beaches, tavernas and several bars as well as the one-time fishing village of Benitses, now well known for its picturesque centre, good restaurants and the colourful marina.
The main entrance is into the ground floor living room with TV and comfortable sofas arranged by the fireplace. The main bedroom is on this level and has twin beds and an extra single ideal for a child, en suite shower room, TV and doors to the walled garden.
On the upper floor is a double bedroom with TV and doors to the verandah, a twin bedroom with views over the garden, a single bedroom (no air conditioning) a family bathroom with over-bath shower and a jest toilet. The kitchen, although well equipped is compact and there’s an indoor dining area on the landing but you will want to make the most of the huge verandah overlooking the gardens and the pool, tastefully furnished for relaxing and dining in the open air, and enjoying the views towards Corfu Town, it’s particularly impressive after dark when the gardens are floodlit and you can see the lights of town in the distance.
The outdoor facilities are also impressive, by the entrance is a walled garden with manicured lawn whilst to the front it’s a blaze of colour with exotic borders providing lots of seclusion and mature trees give dappled shade around the lawns, terraces and the swimming pool. Well furnished with wooden loungers and comfortable dining area with shade from parasols so you can enjoy the gardens all day long.
Well located within walking distance of the Achilleion Palace, easy access by car to shops and facilities in Corfu Town, the water slide park at Ag Ioannis and the dramatic west coast beaches.
Private swimming pool, 9m x 5m, 1m-1.7m deep with steps in the shallow end
Add £6 per person, damage waiver insurance