Venetian Villa, Corfu

PROPERTY:Set on the edge of a picturesque traditional village which has preserved the atmosphere of old Corfu, the property overlooks a peaceful green valley and seems removed from the modern world. It has plentiful water and features a classic Venetian fountain which provides spring water famed for its purity. The grounds of 23.500 sq.m. contains an abundance of olive, cypress, and fruit trees.<br><br>RESIDENCE:This gracious and historic stone villa was built in the 18th century as the country retreat of a Venetian count. Completely renovated, it has an interior of about 480 sq.m. featuring spacious rooms with high ceilings and lovely views. Included are a large salon with fireplace, an impressive library, a dining room, a fully-equipped kitchen with country oven, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and additional storage rooms suitable for conversion to extra living space if desired. Broad terraces surrounding the house are beautifully lit for entertaining on summer evenings, and lead to a wide lawn and flower-filled gardens.<br><br>LOCATION:Corfu is a beautiful Mediterranean island set in the Ionian Sea between Greece and Italy. Its rich history includes periods of Venetian, French, and British administration and the local architecture reflects these varied influences. This property is secluded and tranquil yet only ten minutes drive from Corfu Town, with its lively restaurants, shopping, and cultural life. Also nearby are numerous beaches, a golf course, horse riding stables, and the quiet interior hills of the island.



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