Once the home of the official gardener to the Achilleon Palace no less, more recently no more than a ruined shell, it’s been given a new lease of life by the talented owners. Whilst it has been modernised, the process has remained faithful to the villa’s heritage which is apparent in the touches of character and the furnishings contrasting with contemporary bathrooms and the kitchen.
Located on the edge of the delightful and picturesque village of Gastouri, the stunning gardens are mostly secluded and a haven of tranquility. Within strolling distance of three tavernas, don’t miss out on Hectorus Bakery for your best bread ever. Also within easy reach of the Achillion Palace and just a short drive to pretty beaches, tavernas and several bars in the one-time fishing village of Benitses, now well known for its picturesque centre, good restaurants and the colourful marina.
Upper floor: Master bedroom with large double bed, built-in robes and en suite contemporary shower room. Twin bedroom and family bathroom with over-bath shower, French windows off the landing to a sun-trap deck that’s a relaxing hideaway.
Ground floor: With the traditional layout of a central hallway leading to the cottage garden at the rear, there’s the kitchen and dining area and a separate lounge with comfy sofas and satellite TV with a good selection of UK channels.
Set in the most beautiful gardens with several sitting areas hidden away in the lush planting on secluded terraces with a choice of sunshine or dappled shade, it’s just a sheer delight. The pool is substantial semi-permanent design that can be removed at the end of each season, set in a wooden deck and surrounded by pots of flowers and plants, there’s also a secluded spot for outdoor dining and a built-in barbecue.
Private pool, 6m x 4m with ladder for access
Add £6 per person, damage waiver insurance