Situated in an elevated hillside position in the sought after and prestigious North East of Corfu, this immaculate and luxurious 3-bedroom villa is just 900 metres from Kassiopi centre, a 4-minute drive from Avlaki Bay and 15 to 20-minute walk from the sea. The villa is an outstanding example of a passive house. Designed and contracted by the husband and wife team behind a well-known and prestigious Corfiot based design company, its construction has been officially awarded recognition by being certified to the International Passivhouse Association and was has also been featured on the cover for the 2018 Passivhouse Expo in Athens.
Private, peaceful and tranquil, the grounds and gardens are a piece of art in themselves and are featured in the book ‘The Gardens of Corfu’ as well as in articles published in the Times and the Evening Standard. The flat plot of 4,598 sqm, which is immaculately landscaped, overlooks the beautiful bay and peninsular of Avlaki, the Corfu Channel across to Albania and its majestic mountains. The whole external area is a delight with wonderful areas to relax or dine alfresco whilst enjoying the stunning views and all surrounded by the stunning flora.
The private infinity pool, positioned to take advantage of the views, is 20 x 4 in size with an inbuilt children’s shallow platform and swimming lane. There are sunbathing terraces, a shaded seating area and external dining area that all enjoy the outdoor Sonos speaker system.
A Victorian spiral cast iron staircase gives access to a wonderful tree house that has been built within a clump of mature cypress trees. This features a small balcony boasting great sea views. The tree house itself is well insulated and features double glazed windows, air conditioning and heating. Fitted with bunk beds, it is a great and fun place for 4 children to sleep.
The property comprises a main villa offering 220 sqm of living space over 2 levels plus a small stone cottage of 20 sqm that needs renovation, and which can be extended by approximately 40 sqm.
The main villa entrance is found on the upper level and this leads into a spacious, light and bright and airy sitting room that features a wood burner, air-conditioning and ceiling fan. This area has floor to ceiling shelving, drawers and cupboards that offer a large amount of storage. Floor to ceiling air-tight French doors with built in Venetian blinds offer access out to the external shaded seating and dining areas that feature low and high level warm external lighting. This large terrace area is to the front of the house boasts stunning protected views across the Ionian Sea.
The modern, fully fitted and equipped kitchen also offers inside dining with a table seating up to 8. It is equipped with two fridges, a freezer, dishwasher, double oven, microwave and a Smeg gas range. There are two large pull out food storage cupboards, a stainless-steel work top, wine storage and Internet radio. The area is air-conditioned and again, features a ceiling fan.
The Master bedroom is also situated on this upper level – a spacious area with two walk-in wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom with a large shower. There is access out from here to a shaded private balcony with sea views.
The lower level features two more ensuite bedrooms that are both air-conditioned and feature natural ventilation systems. Each of the bedrooms features two walk-in wardrobes and built in drawers and they both have their own ensuite bathrooms. One ensuite has a bath tub and shower, the other a walk-in shower. There is access out to individual terraces from both the bedrooms – one has a private covered terrace with seating area looking towards the pool and the other private covered garden terrace with seating area.
This lower level also offers a guest WC and a laundry and storage corridor with a hidden laundry area within a cupboard corridor that houses a built-in washing machine/ dryer/ sink and washing drawers. There is a lot of storage here as well as under the stairs and a large upright built-in freezer and ice machine. The final feature of this lower level is the TV Snug/ games room, an air-conditioned room with natural ventilation system.
The additional property features are extensive and include:
External: Parking for 7 cars, a WC by the pool area, a pool mechanical room and a boiler room as well as a covered entrance structure for storage of wood, tools and furniture.
General: Triple glazed doors and windows, a large water tank collecting rainwater from all roofs and the front terrace, solar panels for hot water, breathable paint, local stone-faced building, Marble floors, an alarm system, CCTV and Key pad entry system on upper and lower level so keys are not required, a Mechanical Ventilation system and ceiling fans in all bedrooms & the TV/Snug room, heated towel radiators in the 3 x ensuite bathrooms and Wi-Fi in all rooms and outside seating areas.
All appliances are A+/A++ energy rated, and the furniture can be included in the sale at a small additional cost
The villa has been a family home and a successful summer rental villa business for three years with many repeat bookers and happy guests. With an EOT Licence already in place, this is a prime investment opportunity in a popular area with excellent rental potential.