Located at the edge of a traditional village in the sought after north east of Corfu, this property is an absolute gem and a wonderful example of Corfiot History. Originally constructed circa 1600, the main living spaces (House and servant’s quarters) have been totally renovated to combine all modern living requirements with a touch of history, character and charm. It is positioned close to the beautiful olive groves of the area and offers wonderful views of the stunning countryside as well as across the Ionian Sea to Albania and its mountains beyond. Its location gives easy access to the local village amenities and it is within easy reach of the nearby beaches and just a 10 minute drive from Kassiopi.
The property, which has a large private parking area, can be accessed via 2 main gates – one to the front and another at the rear. You will adore the original cobbled entrance path which has remained unchanged since its construction, and the whole exterior living space is truly wonderful with something for everyone – stone arches, ancient steps and stone walls that all blend in with the more modern paved areas. With plenty of trees, flowers, and shrubs all around as well as its own kitchen garden, there are both shaded and sunny areas to relax and soak up the atmosphere. A huge patio, shaded by a pergola and grapevine is the perfect spot for alfresco dining – the place to also just sit and relax whilst enjoying the views. There is a large sun terrace, a small seating patio, a paved courtyard as well as the swimming pool with integral children’s pool.
The main house is set over 3 levels. The ground floor level boasts a wonderful country style kitchen that has convenient access out to the large shaded patio / external dining area as well as an internal dining area. This level also has a WC and laundry room. The middle level of the property houses the main living room with fireplace that has access out to a balcony. The spacious master bedroom with its ensuite bathroom is on this first floor level and this bedroom opens onto to the large paved sun terrace. The 3rd floor offers two further bedrooms and a bathroom – one double and one twin – with a Juliet balcony offering the stunning views of the sea and countryside off the double bedroom. With wooden floors, ceilings and traditional doors, the main house has been sympathetically renovated keeping many of the original details adding to the whole charm and character.
The old servant’s quarters are located next to the main house and offers further bedrooms and living spaces. On the ground floor there is a sitting room, a bedroom and a bathroom. This level offers access out to the wonderful vine shaded patio at the front as well as the pretty paved courtyard / seating area to the rear. This paved courtyard is just above the pool area and the pool can be accessed via an original doorway. The lower level of the servants quarters are accessed via an internal stairway as well as having a second independent doorway by the pool area and shaded seating/dining area. This lower level also has an independent bedroom with ensuite bathroom that is next to the pool.
The olive press which is next to the main house is in need of renovation. All on one level, it is a large space with mezzanine and this building also has access to the shaded patio / exterior dining. Other property features include air conditioning in all rooms, a large reserve water tank
With the buildings offering a total of 550 sqm of living space as well as all the wonderful exterior areas, this whole property oozes charm and character as well as offering spacious modern living, fantastic views and easy access to all amenities and the sea. It is the perfect property for private use, but if you are also looking for an investment property then look no further – the current owners successful rent the house during the summer months and with some changes, this could also easily become a small character boutique hotel.