The Rou Estate was originally built over 200 years ago and then abandoned. Consisting of 16 houses plus outbuildings it was then brought back to life in 2005 by Dominic Skinner, a Norman Foster trained architect, and his wife Claire Skinner. With great sensitivity and creativity, the estate has been beautifully restored using local stone set amongst gorgeous landscaped gardens with hand-crafted dry-stone walls. The gardens are extraordinary – winding paths, tiny courtyards and short flights of stone steps that connect the different levels are all surrounded by mature oak trees, olives, cypresses and wonderfully fragrant beds.
Apart from the private pool that this property for sale has, there is a beautifully designed shared swimming pool within the Estate that follows the contours of the landscape and which also boasts uninterrupted sea views. The Estate also has its own Garden Terrace eatery, a spa and small gym. With all this, as well as the knowledgeable staff on hand, it is no wonder that The Telegraph quotes “The views, service and seclusion make The Rou Estate Corfu’s top retreat”
The property for sale offers approx. 138.8 sqm of living space. The main villa has approx. 122.9 sqm spread over two levels. With its elegant, light bright and airy interior, the ground floor offers a wonderful open plan living room and dining area with open fireplace. French doors lead out to the gardens and a large covered dining terrace - the perfect spot to dine alfresco whilst enjoying the stunning views. There is a fully fitted kitchen, equipped with a large hob/oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine. This level also has a Study/TV room which could be used as a third bedroom as well as a shower room.
Wooden stairs lead to the upper level where there are two spacious bedrooms – the master with an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower. The second bedroom has its own ensuite shower room.
The guest cottage of approx. 15.6 sqm is located across the courtyard. This features a spacious bedroom with ensuite (part-open) shower room.
Delightful terraces around both the house and cottage give plenty of opportunities to admire the wonderful views. The stunning private half-moon shaped infinity pool (10m x 2.7m at the centre) is located in the lower garden terrace. With its paved sun terrace surround, it is the perfect spot to soak up the sun, swim and relax whilst enjoying the views.