at Agios Mattheos 49084, Corfu, Greece.
The three - storey house is a 17th. century
Venetian Villa, part of once what was a large mansion belonging to one of the
three noble families that were resident in the village.
Agios Mattheos is a traditional farming
village in south central Corfu, some 25 km. from Corfu Town and unlike most of
the villages and towns on the island that close up after the tourist season,
Agios Mattheos is alive all year with permanent residents.
The house is situated at the “top” of the
village with fantastic views over the forested and rural valley with sea and
The house is 3 storeys, rising up the
hillside with the bedrooms on the bottom floors whilst the top floor is the living
area and veranda, taking advantage of the spectacular views and cool breezes.
The house has 4 bedroom and 3 bathrooms, 2
of which are en-suite.
The Lounge, Kitchen and Dining Room occupy
the top floor together with the veranda. The dining room has floor to ceiling
sliding doors which can be opened to make the veranda/dining room larger.
The house has 3 slow combustion wood stoves
for heating and one of these stoves also feeds the radiators on the middle
Wall mounted oscillating fans are installed
throughout the house as air conditioning is not required due to the thickness
of the walls which keeps the house cool in summer (and retains the heat in
winter too) and it’s position high up the hillside, which ensures there is
always a breeze.
One unique feature is that there is a solar
heated (with electric heater backup) indoor plunge pool on the lower pool with
adjacent entertainment room.
Finally, we have a garage, big enough for 2
small cars or 1 large car and a store room.
garage is likewise, a major advantage as parking in these old villages is almost