Our family includes children of different ages and keeping them entertained on holiday can be a challenge when we try to match it with our need for serenity! It was this challenge that led us to buy the mansion in 2018 and create Villa 1870 Corfu, a holiday destination that could meet all needs, combining the comforts of a 5-star hotel with the privacy of a beautiful and luxurious old villa.
With these requirements in mind, the location of the mansion made it an attractive choice. It is very close to the Old City of Corfu (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the town-centre, making it ideal for long walks, shopping, and evening entertainment while at the same time perfectly situated to explore the whole island.
What if we could live as a real aristocrat of the 19th century?
The architecture of the building was another feature that drew us to it. Villa 1870 Corfu is a 3-floor mansion, originally built in the late 19th century. Designed by an English architect in the contemporary European style and surrounded by rich tropical vegetation, the villa is a faithful exhibition of Corfu’s rich history. After purchasing it in 2018, it was fully refurbished and improved with the introduction of modern technology, but always balanced with respect for the original mansion’s historic design and architecture. The result is a heaven on earth where guests can enjoy all up-to-date comforts in a unique setting of Corfiot architectural elements; the arches, the Venetian blinds, the wooden staircase and the heavy 19th century wooden door. These traditional fittings shine a light on Corfu’s golden past and make guests feel part of a fairy-tale!
The view of the blue Ionian Sea from every room adds a touch of Greek serenity to the villa’s timeless luxury and the luscious garden is available for endless play or relaxation.
We made sure to equip the house with all modern-day amenities, as well as building a playground and installing a pool – heated during the cooler months so that swimming is not only a summer privilege!
But to us the best amenity of all is the separate professional-level food preparation area where a talented chef waits ready to meet any dietary preferences and prepare your desired meals according to your holiday schedule!!
Last but not least, a mini van driver is on call to take you around the island, eliminating all stresses and worries about traffic, parking, the roads or the route!
Our aim is to provide a high level, 24-hour-a-day, tailored service for our guests!!
Doesn’t it sound like the ideal luxury holiday destination?
Enjoy your holidays!
Dimitris and Nancy
Greek National Tourism Organization Licence: 1065150