Villa 1870 Corfu is a 3 floor mansion originally built in the late 19th century for a wealthy merchant and his family. Designed by an English architect in the contemporary European style and surrounded by rich vegetation, the villa is a faithful exhibition of Corfu’s rich history. In 2018 the villa was refurbished, with the introduction of modern technology balanced with respect for the original mansion’s historic design and architecture. The result is a heaven on earth where guests can enjoy all of today’s 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 combine with the villa’s classic furniture and decoration to transport guests through time and shine a light on Corfu’s golden past. The view of the blue Ionian Sea from every room adds a touch of Greek serenity to the villa’s timeless luxury.
The gardens of the villa constitute two acres of verdent green with trees, flowers and rare plants creating a lush and tranquil environment that protects the privacy of the villa and its pool without blocking the view of the sea. The gardens offer the villa’s guests opportunities for both activity and relaxation. The swimming pool is heated, allowing guests to swim throughout the year, and it features a water-flow system that makes it ideal for exercise. The luxurious sunbeds and and chairs that surround the pool provide a comfortable setting to relax while children play in the pool’s safe shallow end. Close to the pool the barbecue awaits, ideal for for sunny days and warm, gentle evenings. The outdoor dining facilities include a table that comfortably sits 10 people, and long two marble buffet benches, perfect for enjoying a traditional breakfast of local products while sheltering from the sun, enjoying the beautiful sea-view.
The villa’s ground floor houses its living room and fully equipped kitchen. The living room’s unique atmosphere is created by its antique furniture, including a 10-person dining table sitting under an imposing mirror, a replica of the grand mirror of Althorp Castle. A working fireplace completes the effect, while also providing warmth and comfort at cooler times of year. A 50-inch TV supplies the modern touch that brings guests back into the 21st century. The interior staircase leads to the bedrooms and bathrooms on the two upper floors. On the first floor there are two interconnected bedrooms, whose connecting door can be closed or left open for immediate access, ideal for a family with young children. One of the bedrooms contains a double bed and the other two twin beds. On this floor are also found two bathrooms, one with a shower and the other with a shower, bathtub and a double washbasin. On the second floor there is one bedroom with a double bed and another with two twin beds, sharing a bathroom with a shower. There is also a master bedroom with its own bathroom, equipped with a shower and a double washbasin. Each room exudes its own personality by its furnishings and decoration, and is brightened by wonderful light from the windows through which guests can enjoy amazing views over the Ionian Sea. The villa’s rooms have been equipped with all the features that make them suitable for accommodating guests all year round with no detail left unattended, whether it be a central cooling & heating system or mosquito nets on the windows.
YOUNG VISITORS-FAMILY FACILITIES
The villa is a paradise for young guests, who can explore the garden, play safely in the playground and the open grassy areas, swim in the pool’s warm shallow end, watch their favourite films on NETFLIX or DVD and play their favourite games on the Playstation 4 or XBOX ΟΝΕ.
Next to the main house there is a second building, where the villa’s on-site Executive Chef is at the guests’ disposal to prepare any meal throughout the day.
The villa is uniquely located in the historic district of Kefalomantouko. - 5 minute drive to Corfu Town and its many dining, shopping and entertainment options - 10 minute drive to the atmospheric sea swimming spot aside the Fortress of Corfu Town - 200 metre walk to Tennis courts, or 10 minute drive to the Corfu Tennis Club - 20 minute drive to Corfu Golf Club
The villa welcomes guests of all ages, for social events or stays of three nights or more. Up to 10 guests can stay comfortably in the villa’s five bedrooms, but to protect the antique furtiture regrettably pets are not permitted. The villa is strictly non-smoking.