Perhaps this villa should have been called The Best Views, because from this elevated location above Barbati beach, they really are that good, looking over the sea to the left and the mountains to the right, to the south over the resorts of Ipsos and the east coast down to and beyond Corfu Town. At the end of an unmade but decent road, you can walk into the hill top village of Spartillas within 20 minutes or so, for a choice of tavernas serving real Greek food, coffee bars and even a mini-market for essentials.
The beach at Barbati is about 10 minutes drive down a winding road that snakes through the hillside and between the innumerable olive trees; it’s a blue-flag winner and one if the most striking on this renowned coastline. There are plenty of tavernas, waterside restaurants and chill-out bars, cute boutiques for your beach wear and mini-markets for the essentials.
It’s a beautiful villa too, set over several levels and with a stunning infinity pool that has an unguarded edge to make the most of the views and the illusion of the pool water blending with the sky and the sea, depending on your viewpoint, so perhaps not ideal for the elderly or very young.
Upper floor: Double bedroom with built-in robes, en suite bathroom and French windows to the balcony with more stunning views. The living room is on the upper floor, to take advantage of the views, comfortably furnished and with TV, there are French windows to the large balcony and a table and chairs for entertaining.
Ground floor: Double bedroom and two twin bedrooms, all have built-in robes, en suite bath or shower room and patio doors to the pool and terrace. There’s a modern fitted kitchen complete with a dishwasher and useful island, utility room with washing machine and an open-plan living and dining room with a large table for up to eight guests.
Externally there are terraces set over several levels with staircases between and stair gates strategically placed to contain young children and keep them away from the pool when not supervised. Furnished with outdoor lounge furniture, quality wooden loungers and pool-side dining close to the built-in barbecue. The stunning infinity swimming pool has an unguarded edge, please don’t allow guests to climb or sit on the edge for their safety.
Private swimming pool, 9m x 4m, steps in the shallow end
Take care with young and elderly, set over several levels so lots of steps. Pool has an unguarded infinity edge, not for sitting or climbing on.
Add £6 per person, damage waiver insurance