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B&B | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The Merchant's House Boutique B&B in Old Perithia, Corfu's oldest village, has 5 individual luxury suites, each sleeping 2 adults. All of the suites have their own separate entrance and consist of 4 with a sitting room (with 1-2 sofabeds), double bedroom and bathroom with shower. The twin is a large single room + bathroom. This privately owned and managed accommodation is considered to be one of the finest restorations on the island and awarded a category 'A' four star rating, The Merchant's House brings together the homeliness of a B&B and the luxury and service of a four star hotel, and is the only accommodation in this Heritage Protected Village (where there are 5 tavernas).
The B&B once consisted of three traditional houses, which have been faithfully restored as individual suites,rebuilt entirely by hand by local craftsmen. The suites, each with their own private entrance, sit side by side with a small path at the rear, a garden in front, and stone steps leading to a cobbled road winding down to the village square. There are beguiling views across the countryside up to the highest mountains on the island and down to the Ionian Sea below. Historic documents show that the village of Old Perithia (Paleá Períthia) and its ancient churches date back to the 14th century, it is a Protected Heritage Site, in a designated Area of Natural Beauty.
In the past, the upstairs rooms of The Merchant's House were used as living quarters, with a stable or local trades in the rooms below. The old stone houses were handed down through generations of local families until the 1960s, when they were gradually abandoned. Nowadays, there's a convivial buzz about the place during the day, which continues in the evening with a gentle hum of the nearby tavernas, until beneath the soft glow of the stars the village drifts gently to sleep.
Reflecting the Venetian, French and British influences on the island, the suites blend centuries of tradition with a contemporary standard of comfort and decoration. Each one is designed with hand-made furniture, lavish furnishings, antiques and paintings, comfy beds, power showers, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, Nespresso machines and all the techy stuff that's required. Breakfast is included on the terrace of the nearby taverna.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Agios Spyridon 8 km|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Corfu town 50 km, Nearest railway: N/A|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|