Description of Villa Karpos
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Villa Karpos OverviewFor a slice of the real Corfu and a truly romantic escape, Villa Karpos will touch your hearts like few other villas. Nestled up in the hills on the edge of the once abandoned hamlet of Rou and under the protective embrace of Corfu’s highest peak, Mount Pantaktratur, Villa Karpos boasts the most incredible views across the Ionian Sea to Albania and the Greek mainland. You will feel so far away from everyday life, it is such a totally brilliant location to refresh your mind, body and soul. With just one bedroom Villa Karpos is a secluded paradise where you can listen to the songs of the cicadas and watch the eagles. If you do feel like sharing your romantic break with another couple or older children then you could also book the cottage attached to Villa Karpos. Again it offers one bedroom as well as a cosy living space, a kitchen and a bathroom. Perhaps your parents might like to join you, enjoying a little of their own private time but coming together around your fabulous infinity swimming pool and for delicious alfresco meals.
The tranquil hamlet of Rou is just a few minutes from the traditional mountain village of Porta with its authentic little kafeneione. You will discover fabulous hiking paths from the front door of Villa Karpos to heritage villages such as Mengoulas and Old Perithia, criss-crossing the famous, panoramic Corfu Trail. If you fancy a beach day, you can hop in the car and be on some sensational wonders in 20 minutes. The Venetian ramparts of the UNESCO heritage site of Corfu Town are just 45 minutes away. You definitely enjoy the best of both worlds when staying at the enchanting Villa Karpos.
Villa Karpos is a delightful, atmospheric, fully renovated stone house which sits proudly within its own extensive grounds. The designers have ensured that this villa offers magical, luxurious accommodation where you can bask in romance and the villa’s glorious location. You can walk, paint, explore the quaint nearby villages, chill out on the very special terraces with your holiday books or just relax, watching the ever changing light reflected from the mountains of Albania and the Greek mainland.
This charming villa boasts a very spacious lounge with sumptuous furnishings, a very high, fantastic beamed, vaulted ceiling and a wonderful wooden floor. Wi-Fi, satellite television, a BluRay DVD player and a Ruark R2 radio and music streaming system are all provided for your enjoyment. French doors open on one side to a gorgeous terrace where you can enjoy alfresco dining and the views and to another beautiful, semi-covered dining space on the other side. The blue tiles of the kitchen look wonderful against the dazzling white, modern cabinetry. You can cook delicious meals in this fabulous kitchen and eat in so many wonderful spots, including the kitchen’s breakfast table. There is a handy additional laundry room. The villa’s dreamy bedroom offers a superbly comfortable super kingsize bed, adorned with gorgeous voile drapes and luxury linens and a fabulous ensuite bathroom. The bedroom enjoys its own direct access to a stone terrace too. At one with nature in this enchanting spot, you may be serenaded to sleep by the scops owl sonata with the cool breeze blowing through the doors and windows. You will awake to glorious sunrises over the Albanian mountains and enjoy a delicious breakfast with these astounding vistas.
The extensive terraces and garden of Villa Karpos boasts a fabulous infinity swimming pool, perfectly placed so that you can enjoy the surroundings. The numerous terraces offer beautiful spots to enjoy the sunshine, alfresco dining, chilled glasses of wine and your books.
If you do decided to invite friends or come with older children, the newly renovated cottage attached to Villa Karpos also offers an enchanting ambience and boasts an atmospheric bedroom with a double bed, a contemporary kitchen, a gorgeous shower room and a cosy sitting room with a wood-burning stove. The sitting room and bedroom both face the Corfu channel and enjoy fabulous, extensive views of the lush olive groves and mountains.
Villa Karpos Property FeaturesThe Villa
Villa Karpos is a characterful home sleeping up to 4 guests with a private pool and breathtaking views across the Corfu channel to Albania beyond. The accommodation is spread between the main house and an additional guest cottage, therefore ideal for two couples holidaying together.
Main House Ground Floor
- Bedroom with king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and terrace access
- Living room with balcony access
- Fully-equipped kitchen with halogen hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and dining facilities
Cottage Annexe (adjoining the main house)
- Sitting room with woodburning stove
- Kitchenette with hob, oven and fridge
- Bedroom with double bed
- Family shower room
- Private infinity swimming pool (8m x 4m)
- Dining facilities
- Sun loungers
- Sea views
- Air conditioning in the bedrooms
- TV & DVD
- Washing machine
- Iron & board
* Please note that in order to have access to both the main house and the additional guest cottage, you will need to select "4 guests" at the time of booking. Those selecting "2 guests" will only have access to the accommodation in the main house, however, the outside space will still be completely private.
Villa Karpos LocationYou will reach the fabulous Villa Karpos in one hour from the airport. Located on the hills on the edge of the hamlet of Rou, cradled by Corfu’s mountains, the villa enjoys a delightful, very scenic location with sensational panorama. There are some amazing walking paths from the front door of Villa Karpos, crossing the wonderful Corfu Trail and passing ancient, picture postcard villages. You will enjoy the friendly tavernas of Porta which you can walk to in 15 minutes or drive in 5. The nearest supermarket is in Sinies, 10 minutes away. The nearest beaches are Agni, Avlaki, Kalami, San Stefanos and Nissaki which you can reach in roughly 20 minutes.
Not far from the village, you will find Acharavi on the northern coast of Corfu. Acharavi enjoys a wonderful variety of shops, bars and restaurants which are sprinkled along the central street and along the beach promenade. Its golden beach stretches the whole length of the town, a lengthy 3km. Visitors will find plenty of loungers and umbrellas for hire and a wonderful selection of beach bars.
Closer still, in the lively north eastern corner of Corfu is the beautiful resort of Kassiopi. With the dramatic Mount Pantokrator overlooking the resort and with a stunning harbour, this once quiet fishing village is a very popular holiday resort. It boasts traditional narrow streets overlooked by the ruins of an ancient Byzantine castle. Kassiopi offers breathtaking views out to sea towards the Albanian coast as well as excellent restaurants. You will enjoy a delightful, tranquil walk around the headland.
Corfu Town or Kerkyra as it is otherwise known, is 45 minutes away in the car. It is one of the most beautiful and elegant towns in Greece. Though 7th in size, it is one of the most populated in the whole of the Ionian Islands. The town’s stunning architecture has many strong influences including Sicilian, Venetian, French and English and the town is brimming with elegant mansions, magnificent palaces, beautiful squares and majestic fortresses. The entire old city is declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Corfu Town’s unique charm, sophistication, character, atmosphere and faultless cuisine should not be missed!
The island of Corfu has over 120 beaches in total, a few hundred villages, nearly a thousand churches, a significant mountain range, valleys, waterfalls and forests as well as more than 3 million olive trees, three lagoons and numerous caves. The fauna and flora is world famous due to the Durrell family and especially since the TV series. You might need to book a two week holiday at Villa Karpos to see everything you want to
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