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A truly spectacular house.
Corfu Estate 8183 is the neighbouring estate to Mon Repos, the summer house of the King of Greece, and the birthplace of Prince Philip of Great Britain.
On account of its beautiful location and splendid views, it was used in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only and The Executioner starring George Peppard.
The villa is perched eighty feet above the sea. It has beautiful panoramic views looking south and west over the Ionian sea and the famous Pondikonissi, or Mouse Island.
Large terraces overhang the sea offering different places to enjoy every time of day.
The pine forest, cloaking the cliff down to the sea, scents the surrounding air and the eight acres of beautifully tended gardens, woodland and sea-front are filled with shrubs and flowers and are shaded by bougainvillea, wisteria, plumbago and jasmine.
Groves of twisted, silver olive trees, punctuated by huge cypresses, and some very rare and ancient specimens, ensure privacy while framing classic vistas of hills, bays and open sea.
The large pool (20m x 11m) is filled with clear seawater and is surrounded by lawn with lemon trees in terracotta pots.
There is a huge pool house with bar, kitchen area, shower and changing rooms and barbecue. Plenty of pool toys and deckchairs entice one to while away the day here.
A path winds down to the small, pebble beach which has been extended with decking to enhance the bathing there.
Other paths take you on romantic walks through the estate.
The Property has recently been totally refurbished and renovated to the highest standard.
Large, airy bedrooms lead to their own marble bathrooms and dressing areas, and enjoy beautiful views through huge sliding windows with shutters and insect screens that slide back to open onto spacious terraces leading into the garden.
Most of the bedrooms have air-conditioning and all have ceiling fans. Bathrooms are all solid marble with chrome fittings. Showers are of the highest quality.
Lighting is excellent throughout and controlled by dimmer switches.
The distribution of the bedrooms means that each guest enjoys privacy and space; children and separate families can be grouped together and staff can be separately accommodated.
The furnishings are in cool, pale colors, made of natural materials: stone, rattan, marble, driftwood and wood.
The huge open-plan drawing room, study and dining room opening onto a spectacular terrace with sea views, allow spacious and flexible use, whether glamorous candlelit dining under the stars, or relaxed family groupings indoors.
The Housekeeper presides over a linen-cupboard abundantly stocked with finest supplies, and the kitchens – into which a guest need never enter – are equipped with absolutely everything that one could possibly want.
Tennis, riding, bowling, bicycling, golf and waterskiing are all available by special arrangement with a nearby hotel.
The Owners can arrange boat trips by local kayak, fast motor-yacht, or wooden schooner for a one-off picnic, daily beach trips or overnight trips further afield. The Villa’s boathouse can also provide mooring for a boat.
It is truly rare to find a property that can accommodate so many people in such comfort and luxury and in such a heavenly location.
Here, the cosmopolitan delights of Corfu Town, the museums and archaeological digs in progress on the site of ancient Kerkyra, the convenience of an airport five minutes away, the beauty of a Greek, country estate and a wonderful beach-and-boat holiday, are uniquely combined.
The Main House offers a Master bedroom with double-bed, dressing room, large terrace, en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower and A/C.
Bedroom 1 with twin-beds, en suite bathroom with shower and bathtub, large dressing room, terrace and A/C.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds and en suite bathroom with bathtub.
Bedroom 3 with twin beds and en suite bathroom with bathtub.
Bedroom 4 with twin bed and en suite shower room.
Bedroom 5 with double bed and shower room.
The First Guest House has Bedroom #1 with double bed, shower room and A/C. Bedroom #2 with twin bed, bathroom and A/C.
The Second Guest House has Bedroom #1 with double bed. Kitchenette and shower room.
Huge, open plan living room with dining area and bar open onto main terrace.
Study, pantry, two kitchens, laundry room and 3 Staff bedrooms.
The Staff consists of two cooks who will also do the shopping. Three maids to serve, clean and launder. Two gardeners and one manager/caretaker/driver. House staff: full-time from 830 AM to 930 PM, with two hours off after lunch.
Note: The gardens, house and terraces are on different levels and involve short flights of steps.
The Villa’s dramatic views from the terraces mean steep drops, so small children must be supervised to avoid accidents.