At a Glance
Situated above the village of Skripero, this beautiful family home is in a great location for anyone wishing to have privacy, peace and quiet yet be close to all amenities and facilities. It is situated no more than a 20 to 25 minute drive from Corfu Town and the airport, the Golf course and Aqualand water-park – and Gouvia Marina is just a 10 minute drive away. The village itself has a variety of cafés, a grill room and mini market for your convenience, with other local village tavernas to be found just a short drive away. The property also has easy access the wide variety of wonderful beaches on the west, east and northern coasts that can all be reached within a 10 to 20 minute drive.
Its elevated position in the village means that it offers the most stunning views over the pretty village roof tops – it boasts views of the beautiful Corfiot countryside as well as the dramatic mountains and valleys towards Corfu Town and the west coast.
With easy and direct access to the property via an asphalted road, there is private off-road parking for several cars as well as a garage that also houses all the heating systems and offers a good sized secure storage area. South facing and enjoying the sun from dawn till dusk, the property is set within ¼ of an acre (1011 sqm) of landscaped gardens that are well maintained. There are areas laid to lawn, a secure lower garden area and a new paved area to the rear that is perfect for young children to play in. There is also space to construct a private pool if desired. The whole exterior space - gardens and verandas are just perfect for relaxing or dining alfresco whilst enjoying the breath-taking views.
The property comprises 180 sqm of buildings with a total of 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms within both the main house and the separate guest cottage. The main house is spread over 2 levels - on the lower level there is a spacious open plan living room and dining area featuring beautiful high wooden beamed ceilings and patio doors leading out to the garden and a large covered veranda that is perfect for exterior living/dining. From the main living area a large archway leads into the beautiful modern fully fitted and equipped kitchen. The kitchen has a central island that not only offers additional work space but also room for informal dining. This lower level also features a bedroom with access to the veranda and an adjacent shower and laundry room.
A well-lit internal staircase leads to the upper level where there is a family bathroom and a further 2 large bedrooms that both feature built-in wardrobes as well as French doors that lead out to a large covered balcony boasting the stunning views. One of the bedrooms has a bespoke built-in solid wooden bunk bed with wide steps to make it safer for small children.
The self-contained separate cottage with its large veranda is perfect for guests or perhaps staff or teenagers wanting their own independence. The cottage is situated across the garden from the main house and offers a double bedroom area, kitchenette and a shower room. Downstairs there is further living space, currently used as a private study with under-stairs storage, but this area could also be used to create a gym or further storage.
Other property features include a remote-controlled automatic extending sun shades on one of the verandas, a remote controlled fan with integral light for outdoor dining on the lower covered veranda, air-conditioning throughout, solar heating, automated garden watering and a gas BBQ. There is also plenty of storage space including a loft area above the family bathroom.
Location : North East
With its stunning backdrop of mountains full of olive groves and cypress trees, picturesque bays and inlets, views of the majestic mountains and mainland across the clear emerald waters of the Ionian Sea the North East coast of Corfu is an area that something to offer everyone.