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Manor House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

This restored Venetian manor house, built well before the invasion of concrete and cement, has the advantage of position and very thick stone walls maintaining a constant temperature, managed by shutters. Although air- conditioning has been fitted in the bedrooms, due to popular request. The historic atmosphere of Villa Alexina has been maintained and modernised sympathetically and consists of an enormous kitchen, a cool lounge with, sound system and comfortable seating. If you are an avid reader, we can organise for a selection from over 3,000 books from the Durrell School Library to await your arrival. We also have wi-fi at the villa, for those who need to keep contact with the real world; which is easy to forget once you arrive.

There are three bedrooms, one pretty en-suite with original wooden floor boards, a double bed and a large private veranda with breath-taking views - often taken by honeymooners. There are a further two bedrooms on the top floor with a shared bathroom. This is popular with families with young children as it has a bath, stair gate and room without balcony for very small children. Meanwhile the parents can enjoy the views from the Juliet balcony from their beds in the large original bedroom on this floor (which can take four beds easily for two families sharing).

The swimming pool has been carefully designed to incorporate a children's pool, giving a safe contained space for young children to gain confidence. It is lit at night with underwater lights with atmospheric Moroccan wall lights peeping between the trees. Most importantly, the swimming pool can be locked with strong gates and then the steps leading to this lower level can also be locked - giving a double locking system for maximum safely. This attention to safety is not common in Greece.

The grounds are extensive, with established plants and fruit trees there is a space for everyone; after all life in Corfu is outside, the huge patio shaded by a two hundred year old grapevine is the main living area with seating areas for eating as well as relaxing with a book or dream.

The owners are ex farmers and grow all their own vegtables, you are often offered tomatoes or courgettes freshly picked. There are also many cooperative vans in the village selling vegtables, fish and local wine - some people never leave the premises!

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach St Spiridon
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Corfu, Nearest railway: Brindisi
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property